// 03–05/02 › HAU 3 › 11–17:00
// Public presentation: 06/02 › HAU 3
// Max participants 15
// Age: 8–13
// Language: German / English
// Admission: 10 €
// Registration › email
Workshop for kids by Christian Faubel
[DE], Ralf Schreiber
[DE] and Cordula Körber
What are robots? How do they work, and how do they perceive their environment? This is what we want to find out in this workshop. You can build your own robot, design it yourself and explore how it moves and orients in space. Together we will design, tailor and tinker robotic costumes and use them to sneak into the inner world of a robot. With the help of sensor sets, robotic goggles or robotic ears we will explore the world of robots.
The workshop Roboter bauen – Roboter sein (
Build A Robot – Be A Robot) offers a playful exploration of robots, designed to foster kids' own experimentation. Following a general introduction to the world of robots and electronics, each participant can build and customize her/his own robot. Then, in order to grasp the cybernetic principles underpinning the interaction of the body, machines and the environment, the focus will shift to building 'intelligent' robots. With the aid of robot costumes – which can be made on the spot from very simple materials – robots’ specific movements and behaviours will be explored by the group. Kids’ own experience and ideas will be developed in the form of role-play throughout the workshop, and a group 'robot performance' will be presented as a grand finale.
Ralf Schreiber works with electronics, with solar panels, with motors and smallest loudspeakers. His playful and experimental works produce small sounds, smallest movements and deal with weak energy transformation processes such as transforming light into movement or sound.
Exhibitions, concerts, workshops (selection): Interferenze Naples, EMAF Osnabrück, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Laboral Spain, Edith Russ Haus Oldenburg, Rauma Bienale Balticum Finland, Artbots NYC, Mudam Luxemburg, Fridericianum Kassel, Centre Pompidou, Taipei Fine Arts Museum Taiwan, Museum Moyland, Skuc Gallery Ljubljana, Rachel Haverkamp Cologne, Kunsthallen Brandts Denmark, Galerie Walden Berlin, 104 Paris.
Cordula Körber is a scenographer, she transforms spaces, designs costumes and with derstrudel she teaches workshops to explore electronics, design and tinkering. In her works she is interested in how the design of space can guide and entertain people. Her works have been shown at festivals, in theaters and recently she has transformed a train.
Installations, theater plays, workshops (selection): Schauspiel Essen, Zeche Zollverein Ruhr2010, Melez Festival, Schauspiel Bochum, Duisburger Philharmoniker, Theater Aachen, Stadttheater Gießen, Semperoper Dresden, Theater Dortmund, Mediamatic Amsterdam, SK-Stiftung Kultur Cologne, Next-level Conference Cologne, The Art of the Overhead Malmoe, Centre Pompidou Paris, 104 Paris.
Christian Faubel is a researcher and artist interested in autonomous behavior and how it may emerge out of the interaction of very simple systems. In his artistic work he experiments with minimal low-level electronics and simple robots that generate patterns.
Exhibitions, concerts, workshops (selection): garage festival, The Art of the Overhead Malmoe, transmediale Berlin, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Palazzo di Arte Naples, Mediamatic Amsterdam, Dokfest Kassel, Interfiction Kassel, Piksel festival Bergen, 104 Paris, Sonokids Belgium.
Photo credits: Copyright Janet Sinica
SK Stiftung Kultur der Sparkasse KölnBonn