Tuesday, July 1, 2008

leben im strafraum

exhibition at the Lentos Museum of Contemporary Art, Linz

"Eight surveillance cameras with wide-angle lenses are mounted above the pitch, documenting the development of the footballgame moves. This results in videos consisting solely of the rolling and flying lines of the ball marked by the chalk cart. These videos are documented in the Lentos exhibition as visualizations".

produced in 2008

my contribution: initial idea (together w/ Magnus Hofmüller)

collaborators: Doris Prlic, Thomas Philip, André Zogoly, Magnus Hofmüller

Sunday, June 1, 2008

prehysteries of new media

prehysteries of new media is nina wenhart's collection of resources on the various histories of new media art. it is the base for a forthcoming book and consists mainly of non or very little edited material i found flaneuring on the net, sometimes with my own annotations and comments, sometimes it's also textparts i retyped from books that are out of print.

it is also meant to be an additional resource of information and recommended reading for my students of the prehystories of new media class that i teach at the school of the art institute of chicago (SAIC) in fall 2008 and 2009.

additionally, on prehystories.blogspot.com the syllabus for the class is available online as well as a summary for each class.

“Our fine arts were developed, their types and uses were established, in times very different from the present, by men whose power of action upon things was insignificant in comparison with ours. But the amazing growth of our techniques, the adaptability and precision they have attained, the ideas and habits they are creating, make it a certainty that profound changes are impending in the ancient craft of the Beautiful. In all the arts there is a physical component which can no longer be considered or treated as it used to be, which cannot remain unaffected by our modern knowledge and power. For the last twenty years neither matter nor space nor time has been what it was from time immemorial. We must expect great innovations to transform the entire technique of the arts, thereby affecting artistic invention itself and perhaps even bringing about an amazing change in our very notion of art.”
Paul Valéry, Pièces sur L’Art, 1931
Le Conquete de l’ubiquite

started in 2008, ongoing project


a digitally punked archive for collecting, deconstructing + reconfiguring media art in theory and practice, pirating, harvesting data and information, undusting it, spreading it, making them seeds of love, remixing and remastering, experimenting, researching and analyzing. seriously, play.
started in 2008 

// phase 01 [2008 - 2010] collection of materials
// phase 02 [2008 - 2012] research && writing
// phase 03 [starting 2012] putting the A/V materials online - this unfortunately will be delayed a bit :(

Friday, January 18, 2008

zielinski - a font

the zielinski font was created out of photos i took during Siegfried Zielinski's keynote speech at the re:place media art histories conference in berlin (november 2007). in a font creator, i used the bitcrushed images to replace the letters of the alphabet.With this new font i re-enacted the manifesto Zielinski presented at re:place.

the original photos can be seen on my flickr account.
my re-enactment of Zielinski's talk is on p/art//icles.

produced in 2008

Thursday, January 17, 2008

IX - documentation

Review of project processes and backgrounds, collaboratively written by Nina Wenhart and Jon Cates.

written in 2008

Nina Wenhart

hacked raven input

Hacked Raven Input (nina wenhart, jon cates + jake elliot) remixes and transcodes raw data from various Media Art Archives, converting files into realtime audio video noise, building a nest for digital punk computer witches and crashing systems across a network connecting Linz/Chicago.

For an in-detail documentation of the project and the process of developing it: www.hackedraveninput.blogspot.com


Hacked Raven Input - reinterpretations by nina wenhart

produced in 2008

my contribution: idea, concept development, creation, performance

Jon Cates, Nina Wenhart, Jake Elliott

January 2008, at quitch, Linz