Expanded & Hybrid – Frank Geßner: EXPANDED ANIMATION WOR(L)DS: GLOBE PLAYHOUSE SPACELAB

Sergej Eisenstein’s fragments on the “spherical book” have served as one of the most important experimental examples of hypertextual worlds of thinking, ordering and writing of the 20th century. Inspired by these ideas, the spherical publication EXPANDED ANIMATION WOR(L)DS sees itself as a “kickoff“ for the interdisciplinary creative artistic and scientific actors network TESTELAB & GUESTS. Based on the symposium of the artistic research masterclass GLOBE PLAYHOUSE SPACELAB, the English-language desktop publishing project will be developed as a spherical, interdisciplinary “net within a net”, with linked scientific and artistic text-based contributions by international authors. The ongoing work began in 2021 and endeavors to integrate 96 texts by 2024. Similarly inspired by the concept of the “spherical form of time“ by the composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann, the overall aim of the project is to make “curated“ knowledge accessible online using the current possibilities of polymedia.