Media arts goes public

02. June 2022 — 30. June 2022

Betty Rieckmann, Light Signs, 2020 © Betty Rieckmann

As part of the activities as a UNESCO City of Media Arts, various works by local artists in the field of media and light art will be on display in the Reallabor Passagehof for four weeks from June 2, 2022. The works reflect the diverse possibilities and significance of media art in our city and constitute the starting point for a dialogue between artists and citizens.

Get to know our local artists and their works
Media artworks in public space make it a new experience and transform it into a place of urban culture and urban art. Works on display in the Passagehof include: Light Signs by Betty Rieckmann, Seriosität by Benjamin Breitkopf & Kilian Kretschmer/ato, and Posteden by Gerardo Nolasco-Rózsás.

A unique opportunity to exchange views on current media art and the visions of a sustainable and creative city is offered by two events organized by the City of Karlsruhe’s Department of Cultural Affairs:

  • Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 7 pm: Artist talk with Betty Rieckmann, Benjamin Breitkopf & Kilian Kretschmer/ato and Jonas Denzel in the Passagehof, followed by a live projection of the work beambike by Jonas Denzel.
  • Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 8:00 pm: Artist talk with Gerardo Nolasco-Rózsás, Holger Förterer, Didi Müller and Michael Saup at the Kinemathek Karlsruhe. Afterwards, the works Lichtfragment (2020) by Holger Förterer, REFLECTION OF THE PROJECTION – Ein Kontemplationsraum (2021) by Didi Müller and Trinity Twins (2022) by Michael Saup, conceived for the PhonoLuxMaschine, will be shown in the foyer of the Kinemathek

The sessions provide exciting insights into the creative process and the artistic works of the artists. Questions from the audience are welcome. No registration required. Admission is free. Come by and get to know the media artists of your city!

Two Living Labs offer space for art and culture and new ideas
With its resolution of April 26, 2022, the Karlsruhe City Council has cleared the way for the unique opportunity to design mobility and public space differently in an experimental setting. With the help of two Living Labs – Reallabor Passagehof and Reallabor Karlstraße – new mobility practices, usage scenarios and the redistribution of street space are to be tested. Under the motto “Room for more,” the city invites people to participate. The two Living Labs will be scientifically accompanied and evaluated by Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. Successful measures are to be made permanent in the medium term.


beambike, 2018-ongoing
7. January 2022

Light Signs, 2020
7. January 2022

7. January 2022

Posteden or how to explain from hominization to posthumanism to a virtual hare, 2021
5. January 2022

REFLECTION OF THE PROJECTION – A Space for Contemplation, 2021
5. January 2022

Seriosität, 2021
14. January 2022

Trinity Twins, 2022
15. March 2022