This is a hands-on lab dealing with all sorts of physical structures, operating in the interstitial spaces between artistic and scientific, grown and built, physical and digital worlds. The labs aims to stimulate the participants to navigate these worlds in their own way and offers a place for synesthetic and playful exploration.
During the year we will focus on various topics such as edibles, wearables, lightweight-, and bio-grown structures. In all these matters, the lab will encourage you to think in whole systems and cycles. You are asked to formulate your own research question and to translate it into a work. Trial and error play an important part in both the technological and the artistic creation. You will be challenged to share and apply your skills in new social and public contexts.
The labcoach of the Tactile Research Lab is Cocky Eek.