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 Genève17 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:

Etienne Mineur (en collaboration avec Bertrand Duplat) - Les éditions volumiques

Etienne Mineur (with Bertrand Duplat) Les éditions volumiques

Auger-Loizeau - Carnivorous Domestic Entertainment Robots

Auger-Loizeau – Carnivorous Domestic Entertainment Robots

Matthieu Cherubini - The Pursuit of Happiness

Matthieu Cherubini – The Pursuit of Happiness

Leïla Jacquet - Scolu

Leïla Jacquet – Scolu

Clovis Duran / Nicolas Rivet - Still Life

Clovis Duran / Nicolas Rivet – Still Life

Nicolas Field - Think Thrice v.3

Nicolas Field – Think Thrice v.3

Juliette Sallin - Touch_Me

Juliette Sallin – Touch_Me

Dominique Cunin / Mayumi Okura / Arthur Violy / Cédric Brunel / Matthieu Cherubini / Clovis Duran / Max Mollon - Mobilizing

Dominique Cunin / Mayumi Okura / Arthur Violy / Cédric Brunel / Matthieu Cherubini / Clovis Duran / Max Mollon – Mobilizing

Kenichi Okada / Chris Woebken - Animal Superpowers

Kenichi Okada / Chris Woebken – Animal Superpowers

Aaron Koblin / Daniel Massey - Bicycle Built For Two Thousand

Aaron Koblin / Daniel Massey – Bicycle Built For Two Thousand

Antonin Fourneau - RR

Antonin Fourneau – RR

Sascha Pohflepp / Karsten Schmidt - Social Collider

Sascha Pohflepp / Karsten Schmidt – Social Collider

Ishac Bertran / Natalia Echevarria / Benoit Espinola / Shruti Ramiah - Linyl

Ishac Bertran / Natalia Echevarria / Benoit Espinola / Shruti Ramiah – Linyl

Ka Fai Choy - Eternal Summer Storm

Ka Fai Choy – Eternal Summer Storm

Gerard Rallo - Devices for Mindless Communication

Gerard Rallo – Devices for Mindless Communication

David-Olivier Lartigaud / Dominique Cunin - Multiuser Arena

David-Olivier Lartigaud / Dominique Cunin – Multiuser Arena