InterLAB - a collaborative project between Medrar for Contemporary Arts (Cairo) and Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau e.V. (Dresden) is going to be presented within d-CAF festival (Link) in Cairo from 6th to 28th of April. interLAB Cairo-Dresden 2013
InterLAB offers a creative playground based on new technologies for emerging media artists and computer scientists from Cairo and Dresden. Together they build interactive devices and installations. These interactive tools aim to explore alternative possibilities to connect lplaces and people on long distance and to enable a different communication than the daily practice. InterLAB visitors will be given the unique chance to explore and test futuristic communication devices that are at the same time digital, multi-sensual and tangible. The exhibition takes place between the Medrar ( and Viennoise spaces, audience from both spaces are encouraged to interact together.

InterLAB is a project within TANDEM/Shaml programm – Cultural Managers Exchange Europe – Arab Region – an initiative by the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam), MitOst (Berlin), Al Mawred Al Thaqafy (Cairo) and Anadolu Kültür (Istanbul), supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Stuttgart), DOEN Foundation (Amsterdam) and Mimeta (Norway).
"InterLAB is also supported by Goethe Institut Cairo, Technische Universität Dresden, Chair of Media Design" and "Andreas Ullrich from C.Rockefeller - Center for contemporary Arts"

Participating groups:

About Open Lab Egypt, Cairo
Digitronic art is by nature engaging and invites audiences to be part of the process. Open Lab Egypt facilitates the creation of such artworks by local artists through educational workshops and cooperative projects to explore new tools and produce artworks. By using and expanding on the existing networks locally and regionally, Open Lab Egypt is a hive for these artists and technologists to use their community for collective production and buzzing solutions.

Dresden: KAZOOSH!
KAZOOSH! is a dynamic group of like-minded people coming from different backgrounds such as fine arts, computer science, media design, and electronics. One of the main goals of KAZOOSH! is to enable everybody to understand new technologies and to show their diversity in an artful way. The permeable team structure and corresponding ways of collaboration are driven by the idea of exchange. Using and creating open hard- and software allows it to provide technological output to a broader community and empowers it to re-use it creatively. In this sense collaboration is an inherent part of the KAZOOSH!-concept.