Artists Lab


If you want to take part please apply with the normal application procedure of our faculty and let me know that you want to join our class: ursula.damm [at]
For prospective students we are avaliable for consultations on Tuesday 04.04. from 9.00 to 12.00 at the Marienstrasse 5, room 304 (3rd floor)
Location: Room 204, Marienstrasse 7b
First Meeting: Thursday 06.04.2017, 09:15 (please note that on Thursday April 13th we are not avaliable, but you are welcome to meet with us on Thursday 6.4.) The module is very open ;-)
Regular meetings: Thursday 09:15 to 12:30
Participation at the Presentation on Media Art Tuesday 17.30 Uhr at room 204, Marienstrasse 7b is mandatory


The artists lab is a project module for students who wish to have an intensive exchange on contemporary artistic approaches to art, media, interactivity and matter. GMUGestaltung medialer Umgebungen offers our labs (Performance Platform and DIY Biolab) to develop your ideas in suitable environments.
The modul expects you to be self-motivated and self-organized. It offers a culture of discussion. You should consider to participate if you wish to work with the Performance Platform or our DIY Biolab. Part of the module is a lecture on media art thuesday evening at 5.30 pm. Pleople from other study programs are also very welcome, just be aware that we do not offer a strong guidance as it might be necessary if you are getting familiar with media art for a first time. If you are interested to work in our laboratories, please choose the relevant fachmodules from my co-workers.

Das Projekt bietet eine Klammer für studentische Vorhaben, in welchen Experimente Grundlagen werden für künstlerische Ausdrucksformen. Der Besuch der Fachmodule der Professur wird empfohlen.


GMUGestaltung medialer Umgebungen is invited to three shows late 2017:
We will participate with biological inspired games and game settings at the Next Level Festival in Duesseldorf

We are developing artworks and interventions two major locations in Kaohsiung in cooperation with Mali Wu:

We were asked to contribute/work in closed cooperation with the Phyletische Museum Jena, please contact your teacher for further information.

  • Dem Geruch auf der Spur

Lecture on Media Art on Tuesdays, 5.30 pm, room 204

  • 11.4.2017: Interactive Art 1 (Robots, Breitenberg)
  • 18.4.2017: EAT
  • 25.4.2017: Interactive Art 2 (Artists…)
  • 2.5.2017: Algorithms
  • 9.5.2017: Media Performance 1 
  • 16.5.2017: Media Performance 2
  • 23.5.2017: Artificial Life 
  • 30.5.2017: Joe Davis + early Bioart
  • 6.5.2017: Bioart 1
  • 13.5.2017: Bioart 2
  • 20.6.2017: Image to Sound 1
  • 27.6.2017: Image to Sound 2
  • 4.7.2017: Agents and Networks


  • please insert a date for your presentation
  • June 1:
  • no class on June 8! Christian (Quadrature) please check for another day
  • June 15: David (Artistic Games with RGP Maker), Chen Mu (Visionary Architecture); Esra (soundscape);
  • June 22 Yasemin, Rachel (neural networks), Grit (Bacterial Radio), Tobias ();
  • no class on 28.8.!
  • July 6: Ulas (); Cagdas (Trevor Paglen); Sarah (performers Kira O'Reilly + Maria Bamford);


  • Valentino Braitenberg, Vehicles: Experiments in Synthetic Psychology ISBN 978-0262521123
  • Tilman Baumgärtel, Games: Computerspiele von KünstlerInnen, hardware medien kunstverein ISBN 978-3936919776