transmediale 2012 and CSM

  • Paidia Laboratory: feedback

  • January 29th - February 5th, 2012
  • transmediale and CSM, Berlin

The project Paidia Laboratory: feedback is part of transmediale 2012. It is featured in the official exhibition as well as in a special show at Berlin’s Computerspielemuseum (Computer Game Museum, CSM).

The project examines computer games as closed feedback systems. In an ongoing series of artistic experiments the feedback behaviour of games is studied, by coupling their in- and output through modifications of hard- and software. The focus lies not on the usability of games, but rather on an archeology of interaction – determining the limits and boundaries of games in order to understand the media specific characteristics of computer games.

This analysis of interaction focuses on the process of inquiry and becomes manifest in an open and evolving structure of artefacts and schematics. The rhythm generated by mutual opening and closing of two PS2-sleds can be seen at the transmediale 2012 exhibition Dark Drives. Uneasy Energies in technological Times. At the same time further works of the feedback-cycle are presented in a special exhibition at the Computerspielemuseum Berlin.

Paidia Institute is a young institute in Cologne, consisting of media artists and scientists, focusing on the aesthetic and social interrelations between art and technology, constructing and re-constructing these in new contexts and spaces.

With Paidia Laboratory: feedback Lab3 friends, alumni and staff Jonas Hansen, Thomas Hawranke, Karin Lingnau and › Lasse Scherffig are representing Paidia Institute.

In addition, › Lasse Scherffig is part of transmediale’s reSource program within the one-day programme on in/compatible research practices on February 1st, giving a presentation on Feedback Machines that is both related to the feedback laboratory and his dissertation project.

29.01. – 05.02.2012, 29.01. 17:00 Vernissage
Special exhibition CSM_Berlin
Computerspielemuseum, Karl-Marx-Allee 93a, 10243 Berlin

31.01. – 05.02.2012
Transmediale exhibition: Dark Drives. Uneasy Energies in technological Times
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin