Adam Rafinski from Game Lab Karlsruhe and ZKM will be giving a talk and showing work from Germany
TOMORROW – Tuesday September 27, 2011 at 5:00pm
@ UCLA Game Lab on the 3rd floor
The GameLab Karlsruhe is a label for media art dealing with the medium of digital games and contemporary play culture. Based at the Institut for Postdigital Narration in the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) in Germany, it focuses on artistic strategies dealing with computer games as material (Game Art) and promotes subversive game-playing strategies for contemporary art projects (Pervasive Games). The label gained attention through the provocative Serious Game “1378(km)” and their recent works on the extended definition of game-play. On Tuesday, the 27th of September at 5:00 pm Adam Rafinski, co-founder and head of the label, is going to discuss the methods and artistic research efforts, as well as present projects of GameLab Karlsruhe.
Adam Rafinski (* 1983 Chorzów, Poland) is a researcher, media philosopher, performance artist and curator. His work focuses on the aesthetics of digital culture, the role and embodiment of the subject, playfulness in culture and art, the extended definition of game-playing and the issue of presence in performance art. Since 2010 he has been a lecturer at the Media Art Department and Institute for Postdigital Narratives of the HfG and co-founder of their GameLab. He conducts classes on digital games and the culture of play. Furthermore he is working as a curator and research assistent for the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) Karlsruhe.