Samurai Museum Berlin and Cooperative Aesthetics

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(Linz, 29.6.2021) Razor-sharp blades, impressive armour and fearless warriors who loyally followed their leaders to the death: many legends and myths surround the mysterious Japanese Samurai, to whom a new museum in Berlin will be dedicated starting in spring 2022. On Thursday evening, July 1, 2021, visitors to Deep Space LIVE will get a first glimpse of the Samurai Museum conceived by Ars Electronica Solutions, both on site at the Ars Electronica Center and via Ars Electronica Home Delivery. In addition, viewers of Ars Electronica Home Delivery this week will experience how movements in Deep Space influence sounds and visualizations and learn about the repairs and challenges that Ars Electronica Center technicians face in their daily work. Note: 3G rule applies when visiting Deep Space LIVE.

Deep Space LIVE: The Return of the Samurai – a behind-the-scenes look at the Samurai Museum Berlin
THU 1.7.2021 / 7:00 P.M.

The Samurai Museum Berlin combines a series of spectacular exhibits from the Peter Janssen Collection with legendary lore from the world of the samurai on 1,500 square metres. From spring 2022, visitors will be able to experience a breathtaking journey through time from the origins of the samurai to modern-day Japan, interactively and in a pioneering way using innovative technologies. Peter Janssen (collector and founder of the Samurai Museum Berlin), Martyna Lesniewska (scientific curator of the Samurai Museum Berlin), Alexander Jöglich (designated director of the Samurai Museum Berlin), Michael Mondria (Managing Director, Ars Electronica Solutions) and Ina Badics (overall project manager, Ars Electronica Solutions) will lift the curtain for the first time at Deep Space LIVE at 7:00 p.m. and take a look behind the scenes of the museum.

Environment & Resources: Behind the Scenes – Repair at the Museum
FRI 2.7.2021 / 2:30 P.M.

Hands-on, testing and experimenting are expressly encouraged at the Ars Electronica Center. On the one hand, this guarantees visitors a highly varied time in the exhibitions, but it also means that here and there installations have to be adapted and repaired again and again – and in the most resource-conserving way possible. In a conversation between Philipp Gartlehner, Global Shift theme manager, and museum technician Fabian Schwarz, viewers learn what happens to electronic waste at the Ars Electronica Center, to what extent used cables are being reused and what problems the technicians are confronted with when repairing tablets.

Cooperative Aesthetics: Sound Mapping / Clemens Niel
SAT 3.7.2021 / 3:30 P.M

Clemens Niel’s work “Sound Mapping” explores the connections between sounds, visualisations, movements and positions in space. As soon as visitors step onto the floor projection surface in Deep Space, a geometric shape forms under their feet. When visitors get too close to each other, these shapes overlap and create a humming sound. Given geometric shapes can be changed by jumping into the air or new ones can be created with the help of hands and feet.

About Ars Electronica Home Delivery
“Ars Electronica Home Delivery” is a weekly program that includes Guided Tours of Ars Electronica exhibitions, excursions to Ars Electronica Labs, visits to the Machine Learning Studio, concerts with real-time visualizations, Deep Space LIVE sessions, workshops with engineers and talks with artists and scientists from around the world, as well as offerings for schools, universities and companies. “Ars Electronica Home Delivery” aims to make the artistic and scientific exploration of the future accessible to the widest possible audience.

Deep Space LIVE: Samurai Museum Berlin / Fotocredit: Manfred-M. Sackmann, Samurai Museum Berlin; Ars Electronica, Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion

Deep Space LIVE: Samurai Museum Berlin / Fotocredit: Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl, Michael Mondria / Printversion