|The History of Crossover Art|
|- NIC2001, Nordic Interactive Conference in Copenhagn|
Laura Beloff, Lindinger Christopher, and Praxmarer Robert. 2001
Fig.: Singing doll
nu-K-ke is a networked installation, first presented at NIC2001 in Copenhagn.
The interface for
the piece is a doll, which can be pierced with a needle.
In the voodoo-doll tradition, one punching a needle is projecting many wishes to the doll and remotely hurting someone through it, although unable to observe it physically.
In this installation
the doll is connected to the net, pushing a needle through it will cause
"a death" on a randomly chosen computer. This will take place, although
the one making the act - pushing the needle - will not see the event taking
place online, but has to believe in it and make the nu-K-ke sing.
Nu-K-ke is the first collaborative piece between one finish and two austrian brains. Beloff is a finish artist working with concepts and computers. Lindinger and Praxmarer are artistically oriented programmers and computer specialists from Austria. The sounds and music for the piece (also a complete nu-K-ke song is available on a cd) is done by David Hebenstreit, who is a young musician from Vienna. All of them continue enjoying art, life and good food.