BERLIN · “ReFunct Media” is a multimedia installation that (re)uses numerous “obsolete” electronic devices (digital and analogue media players and receivers). these devices are hacked, misused and combined into a large and complex chain of elements. to use an ecological analogy they “interact” in different symbiotic relationships such as mutualism, parasitism and commensalism.

voluntarily complex and unstable, “ReFunct Media” isn’t proposing answers to the questions raised by e-waste, planned obsolescence and sustainable design strategies. rather, as an installation it experiments and explores unchallenged possibilities of ‘obsolete’ electronic and digital media technologies and our relationship with technologies and consumption.

following ReFunct Media #1 to #3, hosted in Ireland (Imoca, RuaRed) and in France (Gaité Lyrique), LEAP presents ReFunct Media #4, a collaborative project by Benjamin Gaulon (IE/FR), Niklas Roy (DE), Karl Klomp (NL), Tom Verbruggen (NL) and Gijs Gieskes (NL).
the opening will take place on friday, 13th of april at 20:00 with performances by TokTek (NL) and Gijs Gieskes (NL). the entry is free, still you can donate if you like.
the exhibition will be open from 14th of april - 5th of may.form monday to saturday betweem 12:00 and 18:00.

download the catalogue.