Joachim Sauter
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Joachim Sauter
Joachim Sauter

Joachim Sauter (born 1959) is a German media artist and designer. He was appointed Professor for New Media Art and Design at the Universität der Künste Berlin, UdK (Berlin University of the Arts) in 1991.[1]


Sauter studied design at the UdK Berlin, and studied direction and camera at the German Academy for Film and Television, Berlin. He has been using computers both as a tool and as a medium since the early stages of his work.[2] A pioneer of new media, he has developed and shaped this field with his works from the early 1980s on.

In 1988 he founded the new media design studio ART+COM, together with other designers, architects, technologists, and their ilk - more generally, artists and scientists. Their goal was to practically research this new upcoming medium in the realm of art and design.[3] They have come to emphasize the translation of information (easily transmissible via new media) into physical spaces, offering a more communal, reality-grounded experience than computer monitors alone allow for.[4]

Joachim Sauter lives and works in Berlin.

Projects with ART+COM (partial)


  • 2013 "Symphonie Cinétique - The Poetry of Motion" - exhibition and performance in collaboration with Ólafur Arnalds
  • 2013 "Ink Drops to the Origin" -- interactive installation
  • 2012 "Kinetic Rain" - kinetic installation
  • 2008 "Kinetic Sculpture" - kinetic sculpture
  • 2007 "Duality" - interactive environmental installation, Tokyo
  • 2002 "Behind the Lines" - interactive installation
  • 1999-2002 "The Jew of Malta" - medial stage
  • 1995-now "The Invisible Shapes of Things Past" - architectural sculptures made of films
  • 1992 "De-Viewer" - interactive installation


  • 2008 "Spheres" - mediatecture
  • 2005 "documenta mobil" - mobile exhibition
  • 2004 "floating.numbers" - interactive table installation
  • 2004 "Austrian Flag" - interactive flag
  • 1996 "Terravision" - interactive installation
  • 1995-now "timescope" - low-tech augmented reality device

Exhibitions (partial)

  • 2013 "LeBains", Paris, France
  • 2011 "Matter Light II", Borusan Center for Culture and Arts, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2010 "moving spaces", Alva Aalto Museum, Aalborg, Denmark
  • 2008 "on cities", National Architecture Museum Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2007 "From Sparc to Pixel", Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
  • 2006 "Venice Biennale of Architecture", German Pavilion, Italy
  • 2006 "Shanghai Biennale", China
  • 2006 "Digital Transit", ARCO, Madrid, Spain
  • 2005 "São Paulo Biennale of Architecture", Brasil
  • 2004 "Navigator", National Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2003 "Future Cinema", ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany/Lille, France
  • 2001 "Invisible", Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal
  • 1998 "Portable Sacred Grounds", ICC, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1996 "Wunschmaschine, Welterfindung", Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
  • 1996 "Under the Capricorn", Steijdilik Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1995 "Anew Europe", Venice Biennale, Italy
  • 1993 "Artec", Museum of Modern Art, Nagoya, Japan
  • 1992 "Manifeste", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

See also


  1. ^ "Gestalten mit digitalen Medien". Universität der Künste Berlin. Archived from the original on 16 October 2009. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ "Colloquium: Joachim Sauter, "The Renaissance of Space"". MIT Media Lab. April 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ "Staff". ART+COM -. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ "The Creators Project | Joachim Sauter". The Creators Project -. Retrieved 2012.

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