Art & Technolgy
Lecture with slides, video and sound examples

Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.
Room: HT 118
Lecturer: Mathias Fuchs

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Starting from a set of selected audio-visual works the history of crossover artistic concepts will be presented. Starting from the 1910s to 1960ies approaches of Russian Futurists, Fluxus and Dada, and Pop examples of goundbreaking work will be shown and discussed (George Brecht, Macunias, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik). A survey of more recent attempts (Chris Marclay, Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno, Douglas Kahn, Peter Weibel) will be compared to the pioneer works. Contemporary works of art as shown at ars electronica, ISEA, the Viennese "Crossings"exhibition and work from different parts of the world will demonstrate the range of aesthetics, technical setups and ideologies connected to the works of art. Telecommunication as a tool and paradigm for audio-visual artistic production will be discussed in detail (Roy Ascott, Valie Export, Stelarc, Knowbotik Research).

Fig.: George Brecht setting up his installation.

Theoretical concepts of "mixed means", "transmedia", "hypermedia", "synthetic multimedia"will be discussed and compared to each other.