May-July 2012 → “Here comes the sun” at Children’s Museum Münster
Jun-Sep 2011 → Here comes the sun at the Biosphäre Potsdam
Jan 2011 → colmena: catalog presentation
Sep 2010 → Oslo, Norway: Mounting of “epp”
June 2010 → Palma de Mallorca, Spain: Installation and opening of ‘colmena’
Jul-Sep 2010 → Here comes the sun in Berlin and Dortmund
Jul 2009 → Darwin Festival, Shrewsbury, Great Britain
May-Jun 2009 → Bouillants#1, Rennes & Saint-Brieuc, France
Jan-Apr 2008 → Urban Living exhibition at Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, USA
Nov-Dez 2007 → FASTFORWARD ON NEW MEDIA ART, Palazzo Arti Napoli, Italy
Oct-Nov 2007 → International Digital Art Festival, Seoul, Korea
Dez 2006 → Heartwork in the K21, Düsseldorf, Germany
Oct 2006 → Matchmaking Festival, Trondheim, Norway
Mar 2006 → STRP Festival in Eindhoven, Netherlands
Dec 2005 → Skuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Oct-Nov 2005 → Digital Playground o5, Uijeongbu, Korea
Sep 2005 → Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
Jul-Aug 2005 → Siggraph 2005, Los Angeles, USA
Apr 2005 → Pixelache Festival in the Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
Feb-Mar 2005 → Japan Media Art Festival in Tokyo
Jan 2005 → Controlled – a microcontroller workshop
Jan 2005 → Filmwinter Stuttgart: FESTIVAL FOR EXPANDED MEDIA
Nov 2004 → Electronic life forms exhibition at Glas Moog (Museum’s night, Cologne)
Oct 2004 → New Forms Festival, Vancouver Sep 2004 → Artbots, New York City, USA
Aug 2004 → treets – workshop, presentation and installation

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→ June 2014
Electronic life forms at the “All Makers Now” Conference in Falmouth

All Makers Now? is a two-day conference exploring craft values in 21st century production at Falmouth University’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall on 10-11th July 2014.

The digital crafters in the Autonomatic Research Group at Falmouth University invite you to join them in critical debate about a radically transformed vision of 21st century production. In this brave new world of Makerspaces and Fablabs anyone can be a digital craftpreneur, harnessing the power of digital technologies to create, co-create, collaborate, make and sell.

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→ May 2012
“Here comes the sun” at Children’s Museum Münster

10 elfs are participating the exhibition for “Here comes the Sun” again this year.
Visit them in Münster at the Kindermuseum
from 12. Mai – 8. July 2012
Am Mittelhafen
48155 Münster

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→ June 2011
“Here comes the sun” at the Biosphäre Potsdam

A collective of elfs will be exhibited at the exhibition “Here comes the sun”
11. Juni bis 18. September 2011
Biosphäre Potsam
Georg-Hermann-Allee 99
14469 Potsdam

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→ January 2011
colmena: catalog presentation

The documentation of our project “colmena” arrived in beautiful 18,5 x 24 cm with 72 pages and a Pantone metallic color this week.
Drinks, and freshly imported snacks from Lebanon will be served. Some snapshots of the beautiful catalog below. See more information on the catalog site and the colmena project site

Book launch will be February 11, 2011 at 7pm at Brauchbarkeit:

Büro für Brauchbarkeit
Trimbornstr. 7
51105 Cologne

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→ Sep 2010
Oslo, Norway: Installing the “electronic pattern parasite”

From the 14.-17. of September 2010 we installed the 15 parasitic organisms on wall #4 at the IFI2 building of the University of Oslo.

We saw the building the first time, after we planned and produced the project with sketches of the building for 3 years. The architects of IFI2 combined cool and warm materials (metal, glas, oak and bricks) and merged architecture and nature. The building is integrated in a very small gap between older buildings of the campus.
We also saw the pattern in the wall structure the first time, since it was produced with our instructions by a special company in March 2010. Some leveling and cleaning of the vylene was necessary. Finally the mounting of the circuit boards was done with the help of specialists and a mobile stage. We had to wear helmets, working shoes and some plastic slippers to enter the building, which is still under construction.

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→ June 2010
Miró Museum, Spain: Installation and opening of ‘colmena’

The opening of the installation colmena is on June 2, 2010 at the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca

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→ July 2010
Here comes the sun in Berlin and Dortmund

A collective of elfs conquer museums in Berlin and Dortmund.

A collective of elfs – trapped in jars – is displayed in the context of the exhibition “Here Comes The Sun” this summer in Berlin and Dortmund. The exhibition explains the nature of the sun with various interactive installations suitable for visitors from 7 years on. This group of elfs was found and collected in a rough and rocky environment. For scientific reasons they are displayed in traditional jars to allow kids to understand their autonomic and light dependent nature. Visitors can activate them with flashlights and observe their movements for 3 months during the summer 2010. After that the group will be released – hopefully without being harmed by the young ‘thirsty-for-knowledge’ researcher group.
The exhibition “Here Comes The Sun” invites children to explore the power of the sun. Interactive installations, movies, animations and experiments demonstrate the importance of the sun and shows how we already use it in every day life. The exhibition is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and is a cooperation project of the Humboldt University Berlin and Neues Universum Berlin e.V.

mondo mio! – Kindermuseum im Westfalenpark,
Dortmund, 15. Juli bis 29. August 2010

Uferhallen Berlin
Uferstraße 8, 13357 Berlin, 6. September bis 31. Oktober 2010

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→ July 2009
Darwin Festival, Shrewsbury, Great Britain

Venue : Shrewsbury Room, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Rowley’s House
Date : Friday 3 – Sunday 12 July
Opening Times : Mon-Sat 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm

“What is life? Scientists argue all the time over this big question. Nevertheless, there’s general agreement that to qualify there should be signs of growth, reproduction, adaption, responsiveness, metabolism, and movement. Sometimes autonomy, development and evolution get pitched into the equation too.

Pascal & Martina’s ELFs (electronic-lifeforms) are small analog electronic creatures that react to light. And with all their twittering and tweeting, pulsating and throbbing it’s really hard to not believe that they are living some kind of life.”


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→ May 2009
Bouillants#1, Rennes & Saint-Brieuc, France

Arts numeriques & multimedia
Bouillants #1, the first edition of a multimedia arts event based in Brittany, France, is meant to be the starting point of a larger project : the creation of a center for society and multimedia arts meeting. This center would be located at ‘Les Bouillants’, a former dairy of the nineteenth century in Vern sur Seiche near Rennes. This #1 event, that will take place from March to June 2009, thinks on the relation between new media artists and living and natural forms.
Following artwork will be presented:
Les Pissenlits by Michel Bret and Edmond Couchot, Electronic Life Forms by Pascal Glissmann and Martina Höfflin, Tempo by Marie-Julie Bourgeois and Luiza Jacobsen, Mµ Herbier by Catherine Nyeki and Marc Denjean, Life Support by Shane Cooper

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