Noam Elcott, an associate professor of art history and archaeology at Columbia University, recently released this new book for MIT press: Artificial Darkness which is an original and pioneering study about artificial darkness, meaning technology controlled darkness, in other words an investigation about the role of “black screens” in shaping arts and media practices from the 19th century onwards.
In the context of Leipzig’s Spinnerei Winter Gallery Tour, Art Mûr is pleased to open its 2017 programming with the first solo exhibition of Laurent Lamarche in Europe. For the past ten years, the Montreal-based artist has been investigating ideas and images that question our relationship to nature and current technologies. His practice includes photography, sculpture and installation and explores the porous boundaries between nature and artifice.
To design one’s world, whether in the physical or digital domain, is to to increase one’s sense of agency. For Minecraft, this is an opportunity for architects to address the crises in urban housing. A similar open-source, DIY, and collaborative ethos plays out in architecture projects fabrication systems for non-architects to design and build their own homes, by Teddy Cruz, Alejandro Aravena, and the WikiHouse Project.
Ruben Pater is a designer and researcher. He finished the master programme of the Sandberg institute in 2012, and as Untold Stories he works on self-initiated and collaborative projects between journalism and graphic design. His work has received several international awards and is featured in exhibitions around the world.