meshwork, a workshop

Research February 1, 2020

meshwork_workshop_january2020_invitation-design-johanneshoffmannMeshwork, a workshop related to the research project Material archive – Materiathek.

On January 17th, 2020 we invited guests and colleagues for a workshop titled Meshwork: Materials as processes, material processes, materials in process within artistic practices to discuss and investigate material processes and their artistic applications as part of and the end of phase one of the ongoing research project Material perception in artistic processes. Materiathek and Material archive in the fringes of the arts.

Participants were Adele Orcajada and Purva Chawla, Material Driven (London, New York), Dipl.-Ing. Arch. Markus Joachim, ETH Zurich (Zurich), as colleagues of the KHM out of different departments came Alexandra Grein, Jacqueline Hen, Hans Bernhard, Verena Friedrich, Christian Sievers, Axel Autschbach, Zahra Ganji, Anna Comiotto, Dawid Liftinger, Friedrich Boell and Johannes Hoffmann, Agustina Andreoletti, Anke Eckardt, Lilian Haberer, Karin Lingnau.

A publication of the proceedings and discussions is planned for later in 2020.

About the research project: Material perception in artistic processes. Materiathek and Material archive in the fringes of the arts.

The research project is dedicated to the observation and investigation of material as the basis of artistic production and practice. A central focus lies in a collaborative and transdisciplinary approach that draws together the knowledge on new materials –so-called immaterials–, speculative materials, as well as ephemeral materials and their potentials of transformation. In addition to including existing discourses, the topic will be articulated with the perspectives and modes of action in art and their processuality. Within the project, our “Materiathek. Material archive” is being established. It is conceived as a collection of research material and results in analogue, digital, and networked ways. With various artistic-scientific experimental perspectives, it aims to create intersections in the understanding of materials in multiple disciplines such as the visual arts, architecture, design, natural sciences and technological material research.

The research project was initiated by Prof. Dr. Lilian Haberer, Prof. Anke Eckardt and Karin Lingnau, working together with Johannes Hoffmann, Agustina Andreoletti at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) in 2019. Continued since mid-2020 by Prof. Dr. Lilian Haberer and Karin Lingnau.