From the Archive: Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Germany, 1989
Architecturally, ZKM is a manifesto for a new kind of deep/large building where the splintered elements of recent architectures can be reassembles in an organization, which is not dependent on compositional or aesthetic criteria - a technologically sophisticated domain where complexity and freedom can be pursued at the same time. Its program amalgamates a museum of media art; a museum of contemporary art; research and production facilities for music, video, and virtual reality; a theater for media; lecture hall; media library (a future Hochschule für Media); etc. It represents a laboratory open to the public - a huge apparatus to investigate, once and for all, the elusive connection between art and technology.
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