- 27 March:
BALTAN goes NATLAB – Experiments in architecture
|12/11/2009 16:30 to 18:30|
On Thursday, 12 November BALTAN Laboratories hosts the sixth in its series of BALTAN GOES NATLAB presentations at the former Philips NatLab at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. This session is dedicated to new experiments in architecture, specifically focused on the use of light and technology. Speakers include Jerome Decock from Brussels-based LAb[au], who will present some of their recent projects, including the interactive kinetic light sculpture framework f5×5×5; and Marc Maurer (Maurer United Architects [MUA]), who will discuss the Indemann, a 36-metre-high watchtower near Aachen, Germany, with a programmable facade consisting of 40.000 LED lights, designed by MUA.
This session takes place during the 4th edition of Glow – International Forum of Light in Art and Architecture in Eindhoven (November 6-15, 2009).
Date: Thursday, 12 November 2009
Time: 16.30 to 18.30 (doors open at 16:00)
Location: Auditorium of the former Philips NatLab, entrance on the Kastanjelaan, Strijp-S in Eindhoven
Public Transport: Bus 401, 402 of 18 from Station Eindhoven CS, stop Kastanjelaan. See map.
Founded in 1997 and based in Brussels, LAb[au] mainly creates interactive artworks, audiovisual performances and scenographies, for which it develops its own software and interfaces. Its four members (Manuel Abendroth, Jerome Decock, Alexandre Plennevaux and Els Vermang) also run since 2003 a digital design gallery, ‘MediaRuimte’, in the centre of Brussels.
ABOUT POEME NUMERIQUE
Research projects undertaken in 2009 and 2010 by Telcosystems, Geert Mul and Maurer United Architects are elaborated under the umbrella of Poème Numérique, a contemporary investigation of interdisciplinary collaboration and integration of media. It is a research trajectory that represents a common ground for the work, ideas and collaboration of Telcosystems, Mul and MUA that investigates the power of these different media and perspectives coming together in physical space. It will culminate in a presentation of a larger utopian vision at the end of the pilot phase of BALTAN in 2010. This innovative research is inspired by the renowned Poème Electronique, the Philips pavilion from the world exhibition in Brussels in 1958.