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Ars electronica 2011 – origin

As a summary, just to get a short overview, I elected together with an eight-year-old boy his ten favourites, also to focus on  what´s most interesting for the younger generation and how they interact with media art.

 

“Otamatone”- Novmichi Tosa, Maylsa Denki: musical-note-shaped electric instrument

“Gear Box”- Ulrich Brandstätter & Oliver Buchtala: kind of musical loop-sequencer

“Paro”- Aist : Therapeutic Robot with 5 kinds of sensors: tactile, light, audition, temperature and posture sensors. It can learn to behave in a way that the user prefers and simulates interaction between patients and caregivers.

“TalkTorque-2″- Hideaki Kuzuoka, Hiroshi Kasai, Ikkaku Kawaguchi, Toshimasa Yamanaka: guide robot that utilizes human skills

“Is there a horizon in the deep water?” -HEHE: Helen Evans, Heiko Hansen: Installation, Performance which works through the ecological tragedy, the explosion of the oil platform Deep Horizon in 2010, by reconstructing the event minutely.

“Six-Fourty by Fourty-Eghty”- Jamie Ziegelbaum, Marcelo Coelo: Installation, handy magnetic pixels as an interpretation of the touchscreen principle, by touching they change the color or copy it onto another

“Shadows”- Jyun-ya Kataoka: Installation, device, consisting of a turntable, found at a garage dump, and  strobes from  instant cameras attached to a circle, by rotating the turntable you manipulate the shadows

“Paricles”- Daito Manabe, Motoi Ishibashi: On a construction that resembles a rollercoaster, lightballs can be orchestrated via control-screen to whiz about in all directions and grouped into moving patterns.

“Running through the fog” at the roof of the O.K.-house: just a part of the “Hoehenrausch”

“CCD-me-not-Umbrella”- Mark Shepard: of sentient city survival kit: An umbrella studded with infrared Leds visible only to CCD surveillance cameras, designed to frustrate object-detection-algorithms used in computer vision surveillance systems

 

take a look at the bright sight…
…with the ARTVERTISER !

Glänzend schöne Versprechen von einer heilen Welt… zumindest für die, die auf die richtigen Produkte setzen, so das Credo der Werbung.  Hinsehen, verstehen, kaufen!
Die Mantras der Werbung begegen uns überall, sind Teil des öffentlichen Raumes – denn sie wollen nicht nur gesehen werden, sie müssen gesehen werden.

Streetart ist eine Art sich diesem kommerziellen Zwang zu widersetzen, öffentlich zu hinterfragen. Eine digitale Streetart-Version entwickelten Julian Oliver und Damian Stewart. Der Artvertiser, ein Gerät und eine Software, womit sich Plakate neu definieren lassen. Das Credo hier: Kunst statt Kommerz!

Damian Stewart präsentierte den Artvertiser am Coded Cultures Festival 2011:

und hier noch das eigene Video, das im Rahmen der Transmediale 2010 entstand:

Augmented Billboards 2: The Artvertiser @ Transmediale 2010 from Julian Oliver on Vimeo.

 

 

 

Christian Falsnaes about art

Coded Cultures 2011

This week the Coded Cultures Festival 2011 starts in Vienna.

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Coded Cultures 2011 presents itself on many different locations in Vienna, with the main focus on the Donaukanal (Danube Channel) and the surrounding Viennese city districts.

From 21st to 25th of September focus days will be held, which mainly will take place at the Viennese Danube Channel, the 2nd district of Vienna, Museums Quarter Vienna, the Badeschiff and the Odeon Theatre. From the 26th of September to the 2nd of Octo- ber workshops, presentations and artist-talks are taking place. Partners are Transmediale Berlin, Media Lab Prado Madrid, Enter Festival Prag and Amber Festival Istanbul (among many others). On the 1st of October the Festival is ending with a big event at the Badeschiff in cooperation with the viennese Waves Festival.

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The opening event is this Wed 21st – expect first postings 2b online during the weekend!

FILE Festival Sao Paulo 2011

FILE Festival, Sao Paulo. Huge city, huge exhibition. Like every year, the File Festival manages to show a wide variety of international contemporary new media art. Installations, Performances, Machinima, Animations, Webart,… But they also host Workshops dealing with newest technics and tools and a Symposium which addresses current topics and therefor is a good discursive platform for new media art.

A big difference to most of the new media art festivals is the wide-ranging audience visiting the exhibition. With about 1000 visitors per day and a period of one month it does not only adress the typical new media art nerds.

Because i participated with my installation “skia” in the exhibition and the symposium i had a very limited time frame to document the artworks.

But i even managed to get Christobal Mendoza for an interview, whos collaborative work “nervous structure” was one of my favourites.


Another very poetic and beautiful piece was ADA, an analog interactive installation by Karina Smigla-Bobinski.

The next work i have to explain a bit…. If you stand in front of this screen, your face is tracked and alternately displayed with some movie scenes, where the head of the actors are on the same position in the framing as yours… It is called “movie mirrors” and was made by Ali Miharbi from turkey.

French Pavillon- Biennale Venice 2011

Christian Boltanski has built a huge scaffold supporting a long conveyor-belt, printed with babies, displayed birth- and starving-rate, made a game out of it and called it “Chance”.”The unfolding of life and the incessant rhythm of birth raise the question of the universal and the unique in a way, to ponder what distinguishes one from the other…” (Jean-Hubert Martin)

Having a seat after this interview, relaxing from running around for hours, on one of three very old chairs placed beside this pavillon, a strange whispering voice stated to ask “is it the last time?” repeatedly, so that I needed some time until I recognized that it was comming from my chair.-spooky!

For those who don´t have the ability to visit venice until end of november and also for those who just like killing time, they´ve installed a homepage where you can play this game “Chance” too.
Christian Boltanski promises to send you a surprise in the case you win.
www.boltanski-chance.com
Enjoy!

The Stateless Pavilion – Pirate Camp

The new project devised by the Italian art group CONIGLIOVIOLA – is the first itinerant artists’ camping program created to give free hospitality to a selection of young international artists during the most important contemporary art events worldwide.

In true corsair style, the PIRATE CAMP will – for the very first time – break the well-entrenched rule that outlaws camping in the lagoon!

The Stateless Pavilion, as the first PIRATE CAMP has been dubbed, aims to focus attention on the topic “extra-territoriality” as a condition typical of artists that comes to expression in the project’s two key figures: the pirate and the camper.The status of not-belonging-to-places, inhabiting places while remaining outside the concept of territorial ownership, becomes a status of statelessness, of not-belonging-to-any-state, in the context of the Venice Biennale, whose mainstay is the fact that its every edition is built on an offering – and a reiteration – of the representation of national identities, by “national” pavilions.

www.pirate-camp.org

www.coniglioviola.com

Video by Philipp Köster and Wasserbloom, Interview and edit by Wasserbloom

Gelitin Pavilion – Some like it hot!

Gelitin presented a wood fired glass melting furnance at the Venice Biennale 2011 in the Giardino della Vergini at the Arsenale. The text inserts are taken from an Interview with Tobias and Ali by Christian Egger. Video by Wasserbloom and Susanna Gartner, Cut by Wasserbloom. More information at www.gelitin.net/venezia2011

Enter Festival 2011, Prague

A walk through the exhibition of this years exhibition of the enter festival in Prague.

interview & editing: emanuel andel
camera: andreas muk haider

Daito Manabe: Body Hack

After flying to Berlin, a night without sleep and a full day workshop Daito showed us how his Body Hack works and how it developed.

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