Exploring living organisms as the driver of a responsive shading system concept in the spatial solar design workshop as part of the solar biennale at the blue city in Rotterdam. With my workshop partner Sinéad Nicholson, we researched how the gas produced by activated yeast can be captured and used to inflate different geometries and material containers. Since yeast only begins to ferment above certain temperatures it is naturally temperature responsive requiring only sugar and water to continuing its gas producing process. We can imagine a breathing textile, applied as a living curtain that slowly inflates as the day warms up providing shading during the hottest periods, then deflating overnight due to the inherent porosity of the textile. Through specific materials and yeast strains we could program the response, creating a ‘slow’ rhythm responding to local conditions.
Spatial Solar Lab led by Marian van Aubel and Theresa van Dongen
Solar Biennale, Blue City Rotterdam, 2022
Crafting Digital Fabrics — Part I
explores the possibility of combining digital tools and physical production on textile material. The artistic research interest focuses on the question: Which digital manufacturing processes can be applied to textiles? In contrast to or in combination with traditional manufacturing processes? And what does this mean for the perception of these materials?
Supported by the MWK Baden-Württemberg
Photo credits Elia Luca Dylan Schmid
Conception and design of multisensory, interactive clothing, for the Research project Paradigms of Ubiquitous Computing at Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures (IXDM) Basel, CH.
The garment has been used to track the test persons behavior in the specific research set-up and to intensify the bodily experience. To do so and to dissolve the borders between body and environment, the garment includes LED lights on the sleeve, glass fibers on the chest and vibrators along the spine, that communicate with the surroundings in particular situations. It also includes basic tracking features to enable interaction and to record user behavior: ultra-wideband tracking tag, a compass and an accelerometer. To measure psychophysiological biofeedback signals, a GSR fingering is attached to the sleeve.
Jonas Kellermeyer (2022): Künstlerische Forschung als gemeinsame Wissensproduktion. w/k - Zwischen Wissenschaft & Kunst. https://doi.org/10.55597/d16832
DELTA T — PLACEMENT OF MATTER
Installation with UV-spots and phosphoroscent canvas
At varying time intervals, two wooden frames covered with phosphorescent fabric are exposed by two opposed UV-spots. The moment a spot is shut off the actual spatial situation in the exhibition space appears on the canvases. It lingers on them for just a few seconds before it disappears again forever – the preservation of the captured moment is substituted by its continuous disappearance. ‚Delta-t‘ – astronomical term for the difference between Terrestrial Time and Universal Time – can thus also be read as a metaphor for the status of the image in its function as a supposedly secure image of ‚reality‘.
Phosphorescent canvas, wood, autopoles, UV-spots.
Together with Raphael Krome
Centercourt Gallery Munich 2015
AN ESSAY ON PLANTS TROUGH RESEARCH AND FICTION
Series of projects dealing with the loss of biodiversity
Research project with the attempt to make the threat to biodiversity by man-made climate change tangible and understandable using the methodology of fictional and critical design.
Essay, video, installations.
Together with Franziska Hartmann, Marie Läuger, Carola Scherzinger.
In collaboration with: Botanical Garden Basel, OBI Basel, Botanical Garden Munich.
More coming soon…