KulturSYDhavn 2012


Once again - partnering with Kulturhavn we bring you KulturSYDhavn!

KulturSYDhavn (August 3 – 5)

KulturSYDhavn is our annual festival, in collaboration with Kulturhavn and other partners including the Børnekulturstedet Karens Minde, Kbh Projekthus, AFUK, Kongens Enghave Lokalhistorisk, and others. Experience many installations, join in a treasure hunt for the entire family, and explore the ship illutron!

Find the full brochure here

We have many activities throughout the summer including:

Sinking Ship Kraka: An old wooden boat. Sunken on the bottom of the harbour. Open the valves, let in the air, and bring it back to the surface – For a little while. Until it slowly sinks again.
Underwater ROV: A little robot (Remote Operated Vehicle) with incredible underwater vision is released into the harbour, to explore the depths below.
Create your city – new harbour life: In collaboration with Københavns Kommune, we experiment with making the water of the Copenhagen Harbour more accessible and usable to the public.
Ønskekanal – The wish canal: a community event held in Sluseholmen. An all day BBQand family gathering will lead up to a beautiful evening – where you assemble small electronics which will glow, casting your wish for the harbour into the canals of Sluseholmen.
Giant CNC: illutron is building a huge machine which can cut and mill wood and metal.
Visit it onboard illutron!

Electrolumen: The lamp post on our upper deck is for you to play with – explore electricity and interactivity in this intriguing installation.

Hydrophonic Soundscapes: A beautiful project exploring sounds and lights in the harbour.
Kunstkopf: A giant underwater head which can hear underwater and share the sounds with you.
Self-Guided Tours: illutron offers you the chance to take a self-guided tour of our ship. * You can read about each project and the history of the ship with the signs we’ve provided.
Enjoy our free wifi and help yourself to a coffee in our cafe!

KulturSYDhavn 2012

KulturSYDhavn is illutron’s annual festival, in collaboration with Kulturhavn and other partners including the Børnekulturstedet Karens Minde, Smutti: The Mobile Fab Lab from IdemoLab, Delta, Kbh Projekthus, AFUK, Kongens Enghave Lokalhistorisk, and others. Experience many installations, join in activities for the entire family, and explore the ship illutron!

It takes place this weekend – August 3 – 5 2012. We hope you can join us!




Hydrophonic Soundscapes


Hydrophonic Soundscapes was built for Helsinki Festival on August 2011. The installation transformed a pool in the middle of Helsinki centre into an interactive sound and light installation.

Several hydrophones captured all the sounds the audience made; for example splashing hands or throwing stones into the water. Some found it interesting to use a hose to blow air into the water, some to use the hose as a whip spanking the water. All the sounds the hydrophones captured were send to a delay effect and further to the speakers which were placed on the sides of the pool.

The installation, renewed and re-imagined will be running for KulturSYDhavn 2012 – Created by: Simo Ekholm, Halfdan Hauch Jensen, Harald M. Viuff, Jiazi Liu, Sally Ingvorsen and Johan Bichel Lindegaard.

Photo by: Darren Webb

The Underwater ROV


Dzl’s underwater remote operated vehicle will patrol the waters of the harbor – and show via a TV, all the wonders of the underwater world. You can guide the ROV and see the world below using a joystick. To read all about the project, visit his blog here: http://dzlsevilgeniuslair.blogspot.dk/search/label/ROV

The Sinking Ship


Christian Liljedahl works on his summer project – the Sinking Ship “An old wooden boat. Sunken on the bottom of the harbour. Open the valves, let in the air, and bring it back to the surface – For a little while. Until it slowly sinks again…” ask him about his project and visit the ship that will soon be sunk…

Photo by Mathias Vejerslev

Self Guided Tours



Thanks to the brilliant work of our newest illutron member, Giacomo, we now have the ability to offer self-guided tours. Giacomo, working with Christian and Dzl, has crafted signs for every installation onboard illutron and even for the rooms we use on the ship. Now you can explore the barge and learn about the history of each place onboard.

Playing with lights, underwater


Schack Lindemann and Dzl will play with lightbulbs underwater, exploring how to technically achieve light under water and exploring the effects the light has and how it appears underwater.

Photo by: Jonas Halfdan Jongejan

Guests from Iceland and Sweden
Our friends Nils Wiberg and Anders Mellbratt hailing from Iceland and Sweden have decided to join us once again in a weekend of creative madness. They will be doing several installations throughout the weekend exploring interaction and relationships with the world and people’s perception of it. One such installation is called Longitudinal Objects where they explore what it is that computers cannot see – but that we can. Look around illutron to see the intriguing installations they have set up and check them out online:
anders.mellbratt.se
and
http://gagarin.is/

Nils explains the project further:
In an era when computers can see everything what will interest them?

What intrigues us and what our art and philosophy indulges in, are concepts we cannot quite fathom, like time, space and infinity; Conversely, what would intrigue machines would be what they cannot perceive. In lieu of this, these longitudinal objects are created, with a language familiar to machines but still nor perceivable to them. By using the machines’ ways of seeing, and the machines’ ways of communicating in physical space, we want to create a theatre of confused logic, as the bits jump over the physical divide.

Smutti: The Mobile Fab Lab


In collaboration with GeekPhysical and illutron, IdemoLab, a part of Delta’s Incubation Unit, presents “Smutti: The Mobile Fab Lab”. Smutti is a small, charming camper wagon full of equipment to help your ideas meet the real world.

A Fab Lab is a place that you can brainstorm, conceptualize, design, sketch and prototype your ideas quickly and then test them in the real world. Fab Labs are popping up all over the world as a response to the need for a personal fabrication factory where people can take their ideas and develop them into products, test, and redesign quickly and with no previous experience in product design.

Learn more here: idemolab.dk

So…please join us! This weekend Aug. 3-5. Also, fire workshops, for kids of course.



We’ll be doing all of this and much more so please come and join us this weekend. Installations will be running from 1200 – 2000 each day and you’re welcome to ask us questions and play with everything!

We’ll also be doing some fire workshops for children where we explore how to put out a fire, how to start a fire, how to make fire from electricity and of course, constructing a fire sculpture out of sparklers.

Times of Fire Workshop:
Friday 1630 – 1730
Saturday 1300 – 1400
Saturday 1630 – 1730
Sunday 1300 – 1400
Sunday 1630 – 1730

Looking forward to see you this weekend!