Sensing Materials Lab

During the special exhibition 'The Eroticism of Things'
Sensing Materials Lab, Detail, Foto: Julia Wolf

Sensing Materials Lab, Detail, Photo: Julia Wolf

‚sensing materials lab’, Forschungsprojekt Weißensee Kunsthochschule und Bauhaus Dessau. Foto: Olivia Kwok

‚sensing materials lab’, research project of Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin and Bauhaus Dessau. Photo: Olivia Kwok

With Julia Wolf (weißensee kunsthochschule berlin) and Lilo Viehweg (Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau)

What does eroticism mean in times of technologization? What role do the sensual properties of new materials play in their development? Does the sensual level become less and less important when it comes to materials, which are developed for the implementation of technical high performance? Or, to put it differently: do materials that stem from technical codes and respond to interaction and stimulation as we do experience sensual moments? These and other questions are being studied in a laboratory set-up that will be expanded over the course of the exhibition.

Sensing Materials Lab, Detail, Foto: Julia Wolf

Sensing Materials Lab, Detail, Photo: Julia Wolf

“sensing materials lab” is a joint project by Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, Department of Material Research, and the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. The lab is part of the interdisciplinary research project “smart materials satellites.”

Lilo Viehweg is a designer and scientific project manager of the smart materials satellites research project at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. The focus of her work is on researching the relationship between human beings and objects by using interdisciplinary methods.

Julia Wolf works as a design researcher at the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin in the field of experimental materials research and as a freelance designer. Her work and her teaching focus on practical and explorative research with new materials and the close interrelation of science and design.


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Cooperating partners:

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within the framework of:

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funded by:

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