urban screens - LAb[au]

Urban screens Conference
Cornerhouse Manchester 2007

Conference: 11.10.2007

Invited speakers besides other's:
Lucy Bullivant, architectural curator, critic and author
Mathias Fuchs, media artist and course leader, Salford University
Mike Gibbons, Director, BBC Live Events
Erkki Huhtamo, media archaeologist, UCLA
David Lakin, chartered engineer and principal consultant, Arup
Joachim Sauter, media artist/designer and artistic director, ART+COM
Mike Stubbs, director, FACT
Alexander Stublic, artist, Mader Stublic Wiermann
Els Vermang, artist, LAb[au]

The conference is accompanied by a dynamic programme of public events that show creative content in action in city centre Manchester. The city centre will come alive to an exciting range of international art works on public screens ranging from mobile projection, VJ sets, live streaming, video and animation programmers and audiovisual performances.

LAb[au] invited at the Urban Screens Conference, Manchester [ uk ] to talk about its recent creations for the Dexia Tower:
Touch, interactive urban installation
chrono.tower, generative illumination project
spectr[a]um, audio-luminous performance


Urban Screens Manchester 07 explores the conditions for urban screens from a multitude of perspectives, making it relevant to media specialists, designers, artists, architects, urban planners, broadcasters and theorists. The omnipresence of public displays such as LED, LCD, plasma screens, large scale projections and media facades demands a critical reflection of their impact on cities and on our perceptions of them. At the same time, they offer new and exciting possibilities for artistic and non-commercial use as well as for community development and play. Urban Screens Manchester looks specifically at the creation of content, commissioning / funding issues, curatorship and the architectural possibilities of urban screens in the 21st century.

The conference will take place at Cornerhouse, Manchester's international centre for contemporary visual arts and film.

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