Monthly Archives: May 2006

SPOTS – Media Facade


SPOTS media facade is a temporary projects by Realities:United. Here’s some more information provided by Generator X. (Photo by Bernd Hiepe)

“SPOTS will be a gallery for a series of curated art projects for public space. Commissioned by ad agency Café Palermo Pubblicità for HVB Immobilien AG, the installation was designed by Realities:United, a Berlin-based architecture studio with previous experience in creating large-scale light installations. Their BIX facade for Kunsthaus Graz garnered much international attention, and won them more than a few awards.

SPOTS will last for 18 months, with four commissioned works by Jim Campbell, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Carsten Nicolai and Realities:United in collaboration with John Dekron. The selection was curated by Andreas Broeckmann, director of the Transmediale festival. Visitors to Transmediale 2006 will have a chance to see all four works, as they are shown one per day in a special showing for the festival.” (via Generator X)


Light+Building (L+B) is an international fair that took place in Frankfurt (April 23 – 26). Seems to be interesting also in respect to mediafacades. I took a closer look at the catalogue: The  following companies have shown interesting products or proejcts that could be usefull for mediafacades g-lec | you will see | grid type LED curtain, Leurocom – Electronic Displays, Tryka L.E.D. Ltd – Home,  Lumileds LED Lighting – Luxeon LEDs,  ARKANZ – Home,  ECKELT GLAS GmbH.

In parallel to L+B there is a light art festival called Luminale with interesting projects. Here are some Pictures from Luminale. L+B is biannual event. Next fair is April 2008.