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Exhibitions 2013

June 21ľAugust 11, 2013
Molecules that changed the World

Interactiv 3D installation at the ZKM_Subspace

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From molecular chemistry to molecular biology we stand on the treshold of a material revolution. In the 1920s, new industrial materials, such as metals, aluminium and acrylic glass were used as raw materials. Today, the developments in nanotechnology and computer-based technology enable insight into matter far beyond existing conceptions, namely into the world of molecules, atoms and subatomic particles. The "molecular revolution" (Félix Guattari, 1977) has already begun.

The installation "Molecules that changed the World" makes elementary chemical molecules such as water and carbon dioxide as well as synthetic complex molecular structures, which have an essential influence on our lives visible in stereoscopic 3D and provides background information on the origin and significance of selected molecules.

Conception: Ljiljana Fruk, Bernd Lintermann
cooperation (KIT): Ishtiaq Ahmed, Dennis Bauer, Sinem Engin, Bianca Geiseler, Dania Kendziora, Marko Miljevic, Andre Petershans, Lukas Stolzer
Project coordination ZKM: Sophie-Charlotte Thieroff
Graphics: Christina Zartmann
Software: Bernd Lintermann
Technique: Manfred Hauffen
Production: ZKM | Institute for Visual Media

The projection "Molecules that changed the world" was part of the symposium "Molecular Aesthetics" (July 15−17,2011), which was concipated as part of the project "Käpsele Connection. Creativity and Innovation in Baden-Württemberg" in cooperation with DFG-Center for Functional Nanostructures (CFN) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
On the occassion of the Karlsruhe Science Festival EFFEKTE [EFFECTS] and the publication (in German) of the symposium which will be released in mid-July, the ZKM opens the installation for the public again.


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