WishLab Maker’s Kit
“Wish Lab Kit” is one of the outcomes from the Wish Lab project, which enables other people to become a members of wish lab makers. The kit consists of Wish Lab Booklet, which explains the spirit of Wish Lab makers and materials and tools often used in the wish making process, and Wish Lab Maker’s […]
Perfect Human Performance Berlin
We will be performing The Perfect Human at the WCOMTC event at SHIFT Berlin on Wednesday October 30th around 19:00.
Proposal: Exquisite Electronics II
TRIBE Residency Proposal for 2014… Project Summary Exquisite Electronics is a series of projects that are set within a fictional future scenario, where the rich commission extravagant Haute Couture electronics from skilled craftsmen. Each project realized in the series starts with a fictional commission based on the local situation of the residency location. As the […]
Shifting Paradigms: Fashion + Technology
Eight Steps will be on show from September 26 2013 until August 31 2014 as part of the Shifting Paradigms: Fashion + Technology exhibition at the Kent State University Museum in Kent, Ohio.
KOBAKANT Studio joins FabLab Berlin
As of July 2013 KOBAKANT Studio will move in with the FabLab Berlin! Come join us for our monthly E-Textile Knitting Circle!
Crying Dress at Techtextil
INNtex displays The Crying Dress at the 2013 Techtextile trade-fair in Frankfurt/Germany.
2013 Factory for Handmade Technologies When mass-production fails us, when we desire something more personal and unique, who can we to go with our wishes? For a custom suit or gown we can look up a local tailor. Carpenters will furnish doors and tables to our liking. But where de we go when the objects […]
Making-of: Wish Lab
June 2013 As part of the Making Lab at APAP in Anyang/South Korea, Wish Lab is a 3-day laboratory for building custom handmade electronics based on wishes collected from the Anyang community. Together with local artists, designers and engineers KOBAKANT will work to make these electronic wishes come true. We would also like to thank […]
Making-of: Wearable DIY Cellphone
Based on Dave Mellis’s DIY Cellphone.
Making-of: Trapper 0.1
Trapper is a costume&&instrument for sound performances. It is made for the performance of “Trapped in a Loop“, the Swedish duo band by Magdalena Ågren and Richard Widerberg. This post is the on-going process of making and experimenting the “Trapper 0.1″. Hopefully in the future, this becomes a fully functioning Trapper 1.0 that can be […]
KOBAKANT in Berlin
Since December 2012 KOBAKANT is based in Berlin, Germany!
2012 Involving the Machines (ITM) was a research project that resulted in a collection of woven conductive fabrics. Besides their aesthetic pattern designs, these conductive fabrics possess various electrical properties such as continuous and separated areas of conductivity or resistance, pressure sensitive properties and tilt sensing capabilities.
Making-of: Involving the Machines
This project received a Swedish-American-Exchange Fund Grant and will be realized in September 2012.
The Crying Dress
2012 The first in a series of Exquisite Electronics commissions. This work was completed as part of a one-month quartier21 artist-in-residency during the Technosensual exhibition at the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, Austria.
Making-of: The Crying Dress
This work will be completed as part of a quartier21 artist-in-residency during the Technosensual exhibition at the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, Austria.
MQ Residency & Technosensual Exhibition
In June 2012 KOBAKANT are invited to do a residency at the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna in order to create a new work for the Technosensual Exhibition. >> The Crying Dress
DEAF: Crafting the Future
Date: MAY 17-20 Location: Post, Rotterdam The Netherlands, Mika has been to DEAF festival in Rotterdam, giving a workshop and participating in the panel discussion. The workshop theme was to combine two different “crafting” techniques, 3D printing and Textile techniques, to come up with new materials and techniques that can be incorporated with e-textile practices. […]
ISEA: OPEN CULTURE + WEARABLES
KOBAKANT will be presenting at the OPEN CULTURE + WEARABLES panel at the ISEA conference, Istanbul. Unfortunately only Mika will be there (it is not sure if Hannah can make it) but she will be presenting our thoughts about “The Future Master Craftsperson: How To Get What You Want”. The panel will be held on […]
Soft Technology Exhibition
We will be exhibiting Eight Steps at the Soft Technology Exhibition at stiftelsen 3,14 Bergen Norway from 19th August to 25th September 2011. The exhibition is curated by Hillevi Munthe and co-curated by Hilde Hauan, featuring e-textile projects. If you happen to be around, please visit! exhibition website>>
Closed Circuit Crochet
2011 Closed Circuit Crochet is a technique developed by grandmothers over the past years due to the availability of conductive yarns. These materials offer a wide range of possibilities to be incorporated in traditional knitwear as sensors. Grandmothers seized this opportunity to combine their excellence in needlework with their curiosity for their grandchildren’s lives. Grandsons […]
Solar T-shirt workshop in Switzerland
Mika will be doing a Solar T-shirt workshop in Switzerland. This one day workshop takes place on 20th and 21st of November in two locations, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich and [plug.in], Basel
2010 Eight Steps depicts the making-of a wearable instrument. Based on a series of workshops that focus on unveiling the black box of technology in order to demonstrate how everyday electronic objects can be opened up and modified to better suit our personal needs and desires. In the workshops we make use of cheap electronic […]
Designing Machines Exhibition
Eight Steps will be exhibited at the new Design Museum in Holon, Israel as Part of Designing Machines Exhibition. It opens on 14th October, 2010 and shown until 1st January, 2011
How To Get What You Want
2009 This KOBAKANT DIY wearable technology documentation aims to be a comprehensible, accessible and maintainable reference resource, as well as a basis for further exploration and contribution. go to website>> www.kobakant.at/DIY
Massage my feet
2009 Massage me for your feet!
The Secret Life of Cows
2009 A project series inspired by cows and technology. This collection of projects featuring cows inside the black box reflects some of our humorous attitude towards technology.
2008 Inspired by Joergen Leth’s 1967 short film “The Perfect Human” and Lars von Trier’s “The Five Obstructions” (2003). This performance intends to create a sixth obstruction of The Perfect Human, by introducing rules in order to complete the performance as a game.
2008 A series of performances that use customized editions of the Puppeteer motion-capture suit to communicate concepts concerning the use of motion, gesture and the spoken word as forms of communication.