- Exhibition: Mode:Demo
- Artists: Matthieu Cherubini, Etienne Mineur, Dominique Cunin, Mayumi Okura, Arthur Violy, Cédric Brunel, Clovis Duran, Max Mollon, Antonin Fourneau, Kenichi Okada, Chris Woebken, David-Olivier Lartigaud, Ka Fai Choy, Nicolas Rivet, Juliette Sallin, Ishac Bertran, Natalia Echevarria, Benoît Espinola, Shruti Ramiah, Leïla Jacquet, Gerard Rallo, Nicolas Field, Sascha Pohflepp, Karsten Schmidt, Aaron Koblin, Daniel Massey, Auger-Loizeau
- Conference: Lift 2010 « Connected People »
- Curator: Jean-Louis Boissier
- Selection committee / production team: Jérome Baratelli, Victor Durschei, Étienne Mineur, Carlo Parmigiani, Daniel Pinkas, Annelore Schneider, Daniel Sciboz, Douglas Edric Stanley
- Lift Conference: Laurent Bolli, Laurent Haug, Nicolas Nova, Sylvie Reinhard
- Dates: 5-7 May 2010
- Vernissage: Thursday, 6 mai 2010 – 18h30
- Open access (for non-Lift participants): Friday, 7 May 2010, 13h00–16h30
- Location: Centre International de Conférences Genève – 17 rue de Varembé, 1211 Genève, Suisse
- Production: Geneva University of Art and Design — HEAD Genève
- Departments: Espaces et communication + Media Design
- Press release: HEAD – Geneva at Lift10
The Mode:Demo exhibit went live today as a part of the Lift Conference Geneva 2010. The exhibit was curated by Jean-Louis Boissier as something more or less like a parallel presentation to that of the official Lift conference who’s theme is « Connected People ». All works in the exhibit are here presented as « demonstrable works », i.e. works that can be demonstrated (in the literal sense) by their creators and yet more importantly works that contain within their internal logic a principle of demonstrability.
The exhibition was curated as a part of the first year of the Media Design Master at HEAD — Genève and the scenography of the exhibit was designed by the students of the Space and Communication Master. Some works come from projects and workshops created directly within Media Design, but others come from partner institutions (such as ENSAD Lab or Design Interactions RCA) — works from their students, their professors or both. And finally, some work was simply work we found interesting.
The scenography of the exhibit is quite interesting, and I’ll try to blog some photos later if/when I can find the time to take some pictures or steal some from someone else. Also, the demonstrations themselves are being recorded via recording stations that accompany each work. Those as well will eventually go on-line as part of the archival work that Media Design students are recording in real-time of the exhibit as it reveals itself.
Final note: while Lift is a conference for paying customers, there will be a public exhibition of Mode:Demo on Friday, 7 May 2010 from 13h00–16h30 at the Centre International de Conférences Genève – 17 rue de Varembé, 1211 Genève, Suisse.
Here are some images of the presented works along with links to each project. Please note that all of these images are from (and therefore owned by) the artists/designers themselves: