BERLIN · it's time for experiments, research and inspiration. Tokyo Data Collective just moved into PLATOON ARTIST LAB where ideas take form. a group of six guys based in Lausanne, Zürich and Berlin put their minds and hands together to give shape to an interactive installation which deepens the concept of data visualization.

below you can read a report written by Tokyo Data Collective:

" dear reader,

dive into the world of Tokyo Data Collective, a contemporary artists based in Switzerland, Germany and the UK. how do you combine ecological concerns, volt and amperes, art ,fondue, sound design, and styrofoam? furthermore, what do you do with twelve meters of aluminium, about two and a half kilometers of cables, pacifist opinions on a post-economical crisis world whose answer is sex and war, an old heating system and a cat?

those are the ingredients Tokyo Data Collective is using to built its next interactive mixed-media installation. some answers will be found, some new questions will arise, and everything takes it roots in the artist lab of PLATOON KUNSTHALLE. in any case, the installation – whose name SILLA comes from what you can read on the internet about an Inuit divinity – will be presented the 30th of november 2013.

what is interactivity, what does the Alps, Greenland and Berlin have in common, why is the sky blue, how many tons of trash were thrown away before the end of the world in 2012? moreover, what is the difference between digital and analog, what is the purpose of life, why does the italian coffee taste so good, why is photocopy so expensive and how many hours is spent in one lifetime sweping the floor?

drop by if you have answers or if you want to share a cup of tea, have some issues with bad lighting system or love jazz, make some strange noises with your fingers or if you are colorblind and want to tell us what color is your world!

whatfor can CD still be used, why sushi is good for your health, how irritating but essential can be rain, how many cigarets can be smoked it one minute, why write in english? Additionally, what are dreams made of, how long can you not pee if there is no toilet around, what influence has good mood on your life and finally, what is happiness??

this is Tokyo Data Collective from the artist lab in PLATOON KUSNTHALLE, Berlin."

Alexandre Gaeng is art director and designer, Alexandre Maurer is sound designer, jazz musician, music producer and drummer. Yannick Tinguely is bass player, sound designer, music producer, project manager. together with the developer Christian Raemy, the DIY artist Sam Andreae and the visual artist Louis Gasser, they aim at bringing the audience inside the actual process of creation. they invite all of us to interact with the art-piece and modify its structure on the go, gaining unexpected results and sound-aesthetic effects.

a large array of LED lights, at the center of the contemplative installation, will move via dynamic sensors. it will float and change its shape following instructions coming from the examination of different data statistics - like environmental or demographics analysis. Tokyo Data brings the general public into the art flow, allowing a shift of understanding of the overall meaning and concept of data visualization from abstract to more concrete.

the exposition's capacity will be limited to a certain amount of people in order to retain reactions and offer a full immersive experience. the sculpture modifies and reacts to data while internal associations comes along together with combined sounds and musical textures translating mathematical results into visual shapes and sound messages; each time a new combinations comes to life.

WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER AT 7:00 PM follow Tokyo Data Collective's LIVE interview at Kluuu. Grab the rare chance to participate to the conversation: ask questions and discuss with the Collective. tune in!

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