Beitrag zur Ausstellung “Potenziale 3”

REX|LAB, 2021

This group is concerned both with the integration of robotics and augmented reality software into design and fabrication processes as with the cultural relevance of these very technologies. Two works will be exhibited: “Phygital Space”, an interactive installation by Alexandra Moisi and Nicolas Stephan, and “Seamless Digital Materiality”, an on-site 3D-printed installation by Georg Grasser in collaboration with PDNB – the FWF-PEEK funded project “Postdigital Neobaroque”- and REX|Lab. 

phygital space. an interface enabled augmentation

Phygital Space explores the connection between physical and digital space through an interactive installation. The work questions how architecture, as an integral part of our physical environment, can contribute to our digital future and either host or be hosted by digital content. Visitors* to the exhibition experience different spatial qualities and can interact with and influence the environment both physically and digitally.


The installation consists of a 2.5 m x 1.25 m relief wall and a virtual space that can be experienced through augmented reality. The relief is composed of 72 modular elements that are continuously reconfigured by a robotic arm. It communicates with the virtual space and influences its appearance or is itself influenced by changes in it. Visitors to the exhibition can intervene in this ongoing process on both the digital and physical levels of the installation.

This project is a collaboration between Alexandra Moisi and Nicolas Stephan and combines their respective research topics.

seamless digital materiality

Seamless Digital Materiality continues the series of robotic experiments started in 2012 focusing on additive processes and the exploration of digital materiality at the REX|Lab of the University of Innsbruck. The fragment produced on a scale of 1 : 1 during the exhibition period is part of the contribution “Triopic Spectacle” presented at Ars Electronica 2021. Here, an attempt is made to flatten the hierarchies between the real and the potential and to question the outdated, myopic, binary thinking of local/global, individual/collective, real/virtual, analog/digital, natural/artificial.  


Over the course of the exhibition, an on-site 3D-printed large-scale installation, a robotic experiment focusing on additive processes, will be created. The robot will be put into operation every Wednesday between 11:00 and 18:00.


robotic lab

alexandra moisi born 1991

in Oradea (RO); PhD: “Hosting Spaces

nicolas stephan born 1992

in Karlsruhe (DE); PhD: “Architectural Interfaces”.

georg grasser born 1976 in

Hall in Tirol (AT); PhD: “Robotic Additive Fabrication”.