7 Dec 2018


Fusion magazine workshop

Fusion is an experimental art magazine that is developed at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. The issues have individual subjects and are finalized on an irregular schedule.

The 4th issue will be co-produced in the workshop organised in Helsinki by artists Marcia Vaitsman and Pascal Glissmann. The workshop will take place at HIAP artists´ residency in November 2006.

The workshop will take place simultaneously in Cologne, organised by Martina Höfflin.

If you are Interested in participating in this workshop, you should send an email to: pascal@khm.de with: name, occupation and a short proposal.

German-Finnish Pattern-Culture

A pattern is a constant structure that is based on repetitive processes / algorithms. This does not only refer to design but can also describe behavior and traditions. Issue 4 of the *fusion magazine investigates the pattern in its pure functionality to give character to a surface with a focus on German and Finnish ´pattern-culture´. Patterns, structures and ornaments are important components of visual identity. Starting from early textile patterns – sometimes because of technical issues but often to express affiliation – to contemporary corporate identities we see everywhere these days. What about cultural identities in days of computational design and globalization? Can patterns still be used in the same way?