Design and Conception of interactive electronics for art, media and performance Projects
Workshop: Georg Werner (in German); Assistenz: Nadja Weber

Samstag, 21. Januar 2017
10:00 – 19:00 Uhr
Sonntag, 22. Januar 2017
10:00 – 18:00 Uhr

The subject of this 2-day practical workshop with Georg Werner is the design and conception of interactive electronics for applications in art, media and performance projects. In the workshop, Werner will pass on his expertise regarding the basics of electronics and programming (Arduino) in relation to stage mechanics (DMX) as well as Teensy Audio shield.

The workshop “Theatre Machine” explores how lighting atmosphere, sound events or movements (of for example props, spotlights or cameras) can be controlled respectively automatized on stage by performers through sensors. The participants will be introduced to various possibilities to do that, they will also test experimental set-ups and implement first ideas of their own. According to the key aspect of impact on light and sound through interactive sensors, three sectors will be examined: a) space as a sensor b) people as sensors and c) an object as sensor.

The workshop is a cooperation with Staatlichen Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Hochschule der Medien and Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (Studiengang Figuren­theater). The students of these different academies are teamed up with artists from the fields of Media and Performing Arts to exchange and enhance their knowledge, set up new networks and develop ideas and – best case scenario – to set up and develop these ideas in the near future in the shape of interdisciplinary artistic projects.

An open lecture on the conception and design of interactive electronics for applications in art, media and performance projects enables the audience to get information on the subject and interesting practical examples; it is the kick-off event for the practical workshop.

Attendance is free
Registrations for the workshop must be sent in until 8 January 2017 at the latest
Registration per email to
Maximum number of participants: 12

(Artists and students at ABK, HdM, HMDK should attach their artistic career and a link to their own website and/or their own project to the email with an approximate length of 400 characters)


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70180 Stuttgart