Media Facades

SPOTS – Media Facade


SPOTS media facade is a temporary projects by Realities:United. Here’s some more information provided by Generator X. (Photo by Bernd Hiepe)

“SPOTS will be a gallery for a series of curated art projects for public space. Commissioned by ad agency Café Palermo Pubblicità for HVB Immobilien AG, the installation was designed by Realities:United, a Berlin-based architecture studio with previous experience in creating large-scale light installations. Their BIX facade for Kunsthaus Graz garnered much international attention, and won them more than a few awards.

SPOTS will last for 18 months, with four commissioned works by Jim Campbell, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Carsten Nicolai and Realities:United in collaboration with John Dekron. The selection was curated by Andreas Broeckmann, director of the Transmediale festival. Visitors to Transmediale 2006 will have a chance to see all four works, as they are shown one per day in a special showing for the festival.” (via Generator X)

Blinken Lights

Blinken Lights seems to be a perfect start, though it’s not a typical mediafacade – but what is the typical mediafacade by the way. I like it that much because it’s devoted to the public and invites to interaction. Unfortunately the technical principle of Blinken Lights – which is bright halogen flood light behind a diffusion layer – seems only to make sense in buildings that are empty. Check out more at Blinken Lights website. This Animation was created by Djenia Beliaikin with Blinkenpaint 2.4, a open source software by CCC.

This project has been shown at the Media Facades Exhbition Berlin 2008 and was published in the Exhibition Companion (download the Catalogue Pdf – 7 Mb).