Visual Arts and Mechatronics Joint Seminar:Felix Hardmood Beck (ART+COM)

Sabancı University
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences



Visual Arts and Mechatronics Joint Seminar







Tuesday, July 31st, 2012





*About Felix Hardmood Beck*

Felix Hardmood Beck is an art director at ART+COM and will present in his lecture "The Disappereance of the Screen," a series of new and old works of ART+COM. These include among others the "Kinetic Sculpture" for BMW, "mobility" - a mechatronic installation consisting of 100 white prosthetic hands and mirrors for the World Expo Shanghai 2010, or the "Kinetic logo" for the German bank.You can find a list of the presentations of Mr. Beck under this link:


*About ART + COM*

Since 1988 ART+COM works on the future of New Media. We design and develop innovative media installations, environments and architectures.

By the mid-1980s an interdisciplinary group of designers, architects and artists coming from various departments of the Berlin University of the Arts and hackers from the ChaosComputerClub foresaw that the upcoming digital technology was not only a tool, but potentially a (mass) medium. Therefore ART+COM was founded as an non-profit organisation to explore the new mediums applied possibilities in the fields of art, design, science and technology.

In 1994 when ART+COM received commissions of commercial projects the organisation became officially a company with limited liability. Since 1998 the design studio is owned mainly by its     employees, board members as well as the former organisation members.

From the very beginning ART+COM has pioneered the development of this medium, and has conceived and realized communication formats, design principles and technologies that have become pervasive concepts in today's world. Ranging from artistic installations and design-focused projects to technological innovations and inventions, ART+COM's work includes different kinds of formats: Autoactive, reactive and interactive objects and installations, media-based environments and architectures.

Although often very complex, the projects are always driven by the content and not by the technology. Despite having grown and professionalised its operations, ART+COM remains dedicated to its original cause from nearly 25 years ago: to design innovative and original projects to pave the way for the future of media-based communications.


P.S.: The seminar will be in English.