[ISEA2011] Paper: Martin Koplin, Livia Rozsas, Helmut Eirund, Hermann Josef Stenkamp, Ann Van Nieuwenhuyse, Svetozora Kararadeva, Iwona Bigos, Irena Ruzin & Hans-Hermann Precht – artMUSE goes MaX: how virtual exhibition technologies arises media art in Europe


Our project creates a new dimension between permanent new media art festival and visitor participation and exchange in museums and between other museums and their visitors and between media artist. It is an open source, permanently increasable collection of documentation of artistic events, exhibitions and performances.

The tool to be used is an interactive stele, consists of six multi-touch screens, called European Corner, which creates a new dimension of visitors participation and artists exchange in the museums. Regional aspects of European culture gives the historical background that will be explored. It will link to facts and ideas about history and future and with the question, how to take part in the design of our cultural or art processes. The project generates the missing link between the common aspects of old industry culture and new media culture and art, with interests and necessities of today.

One aim of the project to joint contemporary art and industry, as the leading and most progressive artistic practices nowadays are strongly dependent on digital, to be exact already post-digital revolution. In the European Corner new media artworks will be presented with digital tool, what the artists themselves use as well. This revolutionary kind of presentation approach is adequate for its content.

The stakeholders form an interdisciplinary group of European institutions and artist with the Industriemuseum Textilmuseum in Bocholt, DE, the Museum Industriële Archeologie en Textiel, Genth, BE, the National Polytechnic Museum, Sofia, the National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, DK, the Nordwolle – Nordwestdeutsches Museum für Industielle Kultur, the Hochschule Bremen, Institut fuer Informatik und Automation, the M2C Institut fuer angewandte Medienforschung at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen, DE, the Municipality of Bitola, FYROM, the Museums of Bitola, FYROM, the City Galery Gdansk and new media artist from all these regions.

Our project is funded by the participating institutions, the EU Culture2007-2013 Programme and several private foundations.

  • Martin Koplin, M2C Institute for Applied Media Technology and Culture at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen, Germany. m2c-bremen.de
  • Livia Rozsas, Scholarschip holder of the Robert Bosch Stiftung Stuttgart, research fellow at Institute for Applied Media Technology and Culture at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen, Germany
  • Prof. dr. Helmut Eirund works at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen /Germany. He is a professor for media informatics and does research mainly in mobile systems, electronic entertainment and user participation. He is co-founder of the M2C institute of applied media research (Bremen) and supervises several national and international projects in the field of digital culture.
  • Hermann Josef StenkampAnn Van Nieuwenhuyse, Svetozora Kararadeva, Iwona Bigos, Irena Ruzin Hans-Hermann Precht  [ISEA2011 provided no biographical information]