Public Art Lab organised the Media Facades Festival Berlin 2008 to explore the cultural potential of Berlin based urban screens and mediafacades in a special developed urban screening programme. The exhibition and conference was organised in cooperation of the Media Architecture Institute Vienna – supported by Haupt stadtkulturfonds and Senate for Economy, Women and Technology / Project Future Berlin.
Public Art Lab is organiser of Upgrade! Berlin, a monthly gathering on art, technology and culture. Public Art Lab was also co-producer of the Upgrade! Chain Reaction festival. Chain Reaction explored issues of cultural development and growth in the local region as well as within digital networks. With exhibitions, workshops and presentations from over 20 cities across the world, this event proofed to be a catalyst for dialog, future collaborations and new cultural understanding.
Public Art Lab / Upgrade! Berlin participated with the MOBICASES project. These mobile documentary units functioned as user interface for the city of Skopje throughout the festival and enabled a live sampling of the city and the festival events.
From September 11th to 14th we documented the festival and its events, happenings and debates. Please have a look at our documentation website:http://www.chainreaction-community.net http://www.publicartlab-berlin.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/mobilestudios2.jpg
The Mobicase project was supported by the German Embassy in Skopje and theGoethe-Institut Skopje .
The Mobile Studios project was presented at many conferences throughout the last years, among them the Europe Asia Satellite Meeting in China, the mobile.homeConference in Helsinki or the Kultur MACHT Europa- Conference in Berlin. During the ‘European Year of Workers’ Mobility’ the project was featured as one of the best mobile projects by the Fondazione Fitzcarraldo.
Public Art Lab (PAL) realises international nomadic art projects which create artistic processes and public awareness in temporary urban settings.
Thus nomadic communities like Mobile Studios (2006) and Mobile Museums (2004)provide the opportunity for local audiences to participate and experience their daily environment from a different perspective.