summaery2016: Projects

Performing Ecology + Modding Reality

Project information

submitted by

Martin Schneider


Asha Nariyambut Murali, Marcel Gohsen, Meike Halle,


Martin Schneider, Daniel Braun, Thomas Hawranke

Faculty / Section:

Degree programme:
Media Art and Design (Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)),
Media Art and Design -Study programme Media Art und Design (MAD) (english) (Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.))

Type of project presentation



Summer semester 2016

Exhibition Location / Event Location
  • Bauhausstraße 9a - Digital Bauhaus Lab

attractive to children

Participation in the Bauhaus Essentials and the GRAFE Kreativpreis 2024

Participation in »ENERGIE.EXPERIMENT.ERLEBNIS. Eine Nacht die Wissen schafft.«


Project description online

Ecosystems getting out of control in the blink of an eye!

As soon as you enter the performance platform, you will be observed by HTS, the human tracking system. By your performance on the platform you can interact with an ecological system. Grass, sheep, and wolves form a dynamic balance. Can you figure out which of your movements yield a reaction in the ecosystem? Can you maintain the equilibrium?

The hybrid bio-tracking-system does not only analyze human motion, but also facial expressions, gestures and speech, rendering it far suprior to other state-of-the-art tracking systems. The students of the course "Minecraft Ecologies" have not only reprogrammed (modded) the game of Minecraft, but the tracking system as well.

The performance playfully touches on topics of appropriation and modification of the natural and technological environment. Visitors are invited to explore the limits and rules of this game.

Email: martin.schneider[at]

Exhibition Location / Event Location