In times of »Social Distancing«, digital technologies became more important than ever for interpersonal communication.
They introduce technical translation processes that influence our everyday life in many different ways.
With the multi-layered artistic research project »CYTTER« I am investigating a technologically modified view of the world.
An essential part of the »CYTTER« project is the »CYTTER.datalab«: a data laboratory, in which self-made machines such as scanners, milling machines, pen plotters and light printers work on digital translations of physical objects. The machines form a circuit in which objects and their representations can circulate and thus undergo unpredictable transformations - a kind of »digital Chinese whispers«. In the context of an »Open Lab« in Darmstadt, Leipzig and Cologne, visitors were invited to bring objects to the datalab to have them transformed into their digitally modified version.
The »CYTTER« project is based on a systematic framework. It can always be extended by new aspects and thus allows a sustainable and open-ended development. Upcoming parts consist of additional machines and modules, digital platforms, publications and different possibilities of participation.
supported by: »Kultur einer Digitalstadt e.V.«, Stiftung Kulturwerk der VG Bild-Kunst,
Matjö – Raum für Kunst, Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen,
Digitalstadt Darmstadt, Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt,
HEAG Kulturfreunde GmbH, Hessische Kulturstiftung