HBK – ASP
audiovisueller Dialog – dialog audiowizualny
HBK – ASP is an printed chronicle about the twenty-year-old partnership of Braunschweig University of Art in Germany and Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland. The professors of both universities organized symposiums, exhibitions and workshops which were often about video art, installations and performances that is why there was a lot of video material. Three fellow students designed the book while it was my task to add this video material somehow to the book.
One of the first ideas was to develop an augmented reality app but then I focused on combining the analogue and digital elements in a way in which allowed both mediums to work with their advantages. The ideal solution would be a book with a display to keep the printed text readable so we came up with what is already there: the user’s smartphone.
The final project is a mobile website (working on almost any device) which allows the user to scan graphical stills printed as placeholders for videos. Afterwards the website automatically plays the video matching to the content of the page and enables the user to put his own screen directly into the book watching the video and reading the text side by side.
Additionally we used more digital advantages like choosing the language (while the book has German and Polish texts in parallel) or adding comments to keep the interaction and the exchange between students and countries ongoing.
Book design: Katharina Sellier, Melis Sivaslı, Viktoria Dietz
Interactive video archive: Farina Hamann, Hamed Bahrami
Braunschweig University of Art, October 2017