White book cover with pictures in different sizes and contents

Farewell Photography. Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie

Verlag Der Buchhandlung Walther König
Book softcover, 256 pages, colour illustrations, 29.5 x 22.5cm
Florian Ebner, Fabian Knierim, Boaz Levin
ISBN-13: 9783960982050, ISBN-10: 3960982054

The first Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie bids farewell to photography as we know it. Farewell Photography illuminates the radical changes in our dealings with images in the digital era and presents an alternative vision of the history of photography.

Since its invention, photography has been a medium of social exchange, a means by which people can relate to one another. With digitization not only has the number of photographic images exploded but their capacity to be reproduced and distributed—which was already one of photography’s characteristic features in the analogue age—has multiplied.

Bubbling bubbles in an simplified universe

Bubbling Universes – FILE SÃO PAULO 2017

SESI-SP cultura
Book, color, 240 pages, 21 x 28 cm
Português, English
Ricardo Barreto and Paula Perissinotto
ISBN 9788589730235

The 18th edition of FILE – Electronic Language International Festival in São Paulo takes place from 18 July to 3 September 2017 at the Fiesp Cultural Center.

Bubbling universes
The emergence of social networks has led to a multiplicity of events on a scale never seen before. The unchecked proliferation of information has now reached an astonishing level and is stored in an unprecedented amount of storage, accessed by thousands of networked data devices.

On red sand with hand are growing in from hands - Virtual Reality

Virtuelle Realität als künstlerisches Medium/ Virtual Reality as Artistic Medium

Merian, Christoph Verlag, HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel)
Book softcover, 96 pages, 63 colour illustrations, 17.5 x 24.5 cm
Sabine Himmelsbach
ISBN 978-3-85616-850-6

Artistic positions using virtual reality technologies
New perspectives on the depiction of digital pictorial worlds
Essays from Bettina Back, Julia Kaganskiy, Patrick Lichty and Tina Sauerländer

The essays present the works from different research perspectives, thus enabling a broad overview of current trends in a media art based on virtual reality technologies.

The latest virtual-reality technologies are asserting themselves currently in the domain of the fine arts and facilitating an immersion in artificial worlds. Virtual reality is used not only to explore aes-thetic potential, but also as a critical medium for reflecting on the existential state of today’s life-world. The works presented in this publication deal with multifaceted themes, such as physical per-ception and physical laws, societal structures as well as architecture and poetry.

Reflective surface in rainbow colors, title New Gameplay

New Gameplay – Nam June Paik Art Center

Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul
Book softcover, 335 pages
English, 한국 (Korean)
Jinsuk Suh
ISBN: 978-89-971283-3-4 (93600), CIP: 2017002824

Table of Contents
Foreword – Jinsuk Suh
Development Needs Subversion: Strategie s in Art and Gameplay – Bernhard Serexhe
The Politicizati on of Videogames? From creati ve subversion of technology to explicit political signifiers – Stephan Schwingeler
Interview: Conversations with Artists – Hyejin Park

Homage a Nam June Paik, Media Art in the Context of Games, Hacking/Modifying Technology, Urban Play, Society and Games, Games and Apps

Gelber Umschlag mir schwarzer Schrift: Mut zur Lüge

300. Stuttgarter Filmwinter – Festival for Expanded Media

Wand 5 e.V., Stuttgarter Filmwinter
Film and exhibition brochure, 274 pages
Deutsch, English
Claudia Preker, Renate Schreck, Petra Rühle, Marcus Kohlbach

filmwinter.deCataloge (PDF)

Exhibition Expanded Media, Kunstbezirk Stuttgart
Artistic works from the competitions Media in Space and Network Culture are on display, which includes cross-border formats such as performance, installation, Expanded Cinema and Net Art like interactive web or social web projects or interventions at public and virtual spaces.

White cloud on black sky, text: TESTING GROUNDS

TESTING GROUNDS – Art and Digital Cultures in South Asia and Europe

Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka, British Council, Alliance Française de Kotte
Exhibition brochure, 60 pages
Susanne Jaschko

www.cinnamoncolomboscope.comCataloge (PDF)

Cinnamon Colomboscope is a contemporary and multidisciplinary arts festival that takes place in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Originally started in 2013, as a joint initiative between Alliance Française de Kotte, the British Council and the Goethe-Institut, the festival has continued to attract support and participation from Sri Lankan artists as well as those from Europe. Over the past two years, the festival’s reputation has spread beyond these two locales, and more artists from the South Asia region and other parts of the world have wanted to be part of the event.

Red book cover, black letters: Update 6 – New Technological Art Award. International Exhibition

Update 6 – New Technological Art Award. International Exhibition

[BE] MER. Paper Kunsthalle
Book paperback, 88 pages, 27.9 x 21.6 cm
Dutch, English
Jean-Marie Dallet & Isolde De Buck
ISBN: 9789492321473 ISBN-13: 9789492321473

UPDATE_6 gives an overview of how new technological art has developed since the 1950’s. At the site ‘Zebrastraat Ghent’ various renowned and upcoming artists gave their take on the idea of new technological art. Update_6 reflects of this international exhibition and takes the reader on an insightful journey through the evolution of how the new technological arts have unfolded through history.

Person in VR (Virtual Reality), wearing a data google in front of a virtual skyline

Marc Lee:信息,吾栖之肤 (Information, the skin we live in)
阿毛 lingguorg



Black book cover white lines pointing out from middle

Festival Images, Vevey

Book soft cover, 336 pages
Stefano Stoll, Raphaël Biollay


Men in front of huge screen

Interview by Moguer (CN)
Moguer 捕流星的人



Server farm

GLOBALE: Infosphere

ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Exhibition brochure, 65 pages
Deutsch, English
Peter Weibel, Daria Mille, Giulia Bini

The »Infosphere« exhibition presents an overview of art in the era of the digital revolution and its social consequences. In addition, it provides insights into the new data world – whose existence has been finally brought home to the general public, through the NSA affair.

Book cover, futuristic police surveillance stations

Global Control and Censorship

ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Exhibition brochure, 68 pages
Deutsch, English
Bernhard Serexhe,  Lívia Rózsá

Global Control and Censorship Deutsch English

Knowledge is power. And power is possessed especially by whoever controls the flow of information. This applies particularly in digital culture, where all the information in the World Wide Web can be manipulated, uncontrolled. For a long time, a hope for new forms of democratic participation arose from the use of these digital instruments, but recently they have been misused as the ideal door opener for the surveillance of billions of people. Democratic states have long reserved the right to spy even on their »friends«, in all military, economic, and social aspects, and on all levels: governments, organizations, NGOs, and individual citizens are all under surveillance.

Besides mass analysis of communications metadata and massive access to personal data, there is increasingly open or clandestine censorship through manipulation or shutting down. Where the fear of this threat has no effect, the secrecy of important information is enforced, with methods ranging from hindering publication to kidnapping and assassinating journalists. Being at the mercy of overwhelmingly powerful authorities of control and censorship has become the conditio humana of our time. Today a large part of the public has already resigned in the face of a ubiquitous state and commercial surveillance.

Robert Rauschenberg and Billy Klüver

New media art in history by Jack-Lew 历史上有哪些“新”媒体艺术 (CN)
师刘卓群(Jack Lew)教授



Head of young boy with shaped hear but visible apple logo and text: Poetics and Politics of Data

Poetics and Politics of Data

Merian, Christoph Verlag, HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel)
Book softcover, 272 pages, 83 mainly colour illustrations, 17 x 24 cm
Deutsch, English
Sabine Himmelsbach, Claudia Mareis (ed.)
ISBN 978-3-85616-681-6

Poetics and Politics of Data reflects life in a world increasingly controlled by data and presents artistic positions that aim to make continuous streams of data visible – whether using Internet-based installations or graphic data visualizations. The participating artists question the relevance and place of the individual in a technologically connected society in which every day, each of us generates a nearly incomprehensible amount of data: Our every move on the Internet leaves behind a digital trace. In critical essays, Orit Halpern, Sabine Himmelsbach, Lev Manovich, Claudia Mareis, Ramón Reichert and Roberto Simanowski explore the phenomena of ‹Big Data› and ‹Data Mining› and pose critical questions about the ambivalence of life in a «datified» world.

I can’t think of any other book that pinpoints in such a wide-ranging and critical way the topic of politics and data. This is a solid publication that goes beyond its simple role of being an art catalogue. (Régine Debatty,, 25.8.2015)

Red circle, like a target with black line

18th Japan Media Arts Festival

日本の (Japanese)
Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan


The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival is on in Tokyo 4-15 February. The festival includes the Exhibition of Award-winning Works, a reflection of the “here and now” of Media Arts, and a concurrent program of 150 events.

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media – from animation and comics to media art and games. The festival gives awards in each of its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. It also provides a platform for appreciation of the award-winning and other notable works.

The exhibition presents the Award-winning Works from the four divisions of Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga, chosen by the jury from among a record number of 3,853 entries from 71 countries and regions. The winners of Special Achievement Awards will also be shown. The Award-winning Works, selected after a rigorous judging process, reflect the most recent trends in their respective fields.

Cover der Zeitschrift »Kunstforum«: Zwei Personen stehen vor einer Projektion, die Sonnenerruptionen zeigt.


Kunstforum, ZKM | Karlsruhe: GLOBALE
Zeitschrift / Serie, 408 pages
Giulia Bini, Annika Etter, Stine Hollmann, Michael Hübl, Christina Irrgang, Heinz-Norbert Jocks, Sabiha Keyif, Bruno Latour, Marjoleine Leever, Carmela Thiele, Wolfgang Walk, Peter Weibel, Philipp Ziegler

»KUNSTFORUM« nimmt das 300 Tage dauernde Großereignis des ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie KArlsruhe, die »GLOBALE« zum Anlass, die großen Themen und entscheidenden Tendenzen des 21. Jahrhunderts zu dokumentieren: Globalisierung und Digitalisierung an der Schnittstelle zur Naturwissenschaft, werden anhand der ausgestellten aktuellsten Kunstproduktionen in kommentierten Ausstellungsrundgängen, Essays und Interviews diskutiert.

Sie werden dort künstlich geschaffene Mikroben sehen, die verschmutztes Wasser reinigen. Sie sehen, wie in nanotechnologischen Fabriken aus dem Feind CO2 der Freund gemacht wird, indem das Oxygen vom Kohlenstoff abgespalten und zur Erzeugung synthetischer Brennstoffe verwendet wird. Sie sehen Materiezustände, die sich den Erfordernissen des Menschen anpassen. Sie sehen, wie winzige Bewegungen eines Ohrs riesige Flügelapparate in Bewegung versetzen. Sie sehen Lösungen für die Probleme des 20. Jahrhunderts – erschaffen von einer neuen Allianz zwischen Kunst und Wissenschaft, der Renaissance 2.0.

In den beiden zentralen Ausstellungen der Infosphäre und der Exo-Evolution treffen die Leitgedanken brennpunktartig zusammen: Was ZKM-Direktor Peter Weibel als „Confluence of Cultures“ bezeichnet, soll letztlich auf eine neue Definition des Menschen hinwirken, der sich nicht mehr als Mangelwesen, sondern dank seiner avancierten Technologien als Möglichkeitswesen begreift.

Book cover white color, red text: Inauguration of MMCA Seoul

Inauguration of MMCA Seoul

MMCA | Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul
Book hardcover, 561 pages
English, 한국 (Korean)
CHUNG Hyungmin
ISBN: 978-89-6303-069-2
10.000 moving cities – same but different, Page 60 – 71 (PDF)Website MMCA

Birth of a Museum: Documenting the Construction of MMCA, Seoul
MMCA presents five special exhibitions on the occasion of her inauguration that anticipate the vision and direction of the new museum, introducing artworks by approximately 120 artists in seven disciplines. Connecting_Unfolding aims to advance into the heart of Korean art and into the hub of the international art scene; The Aleph Project symbolizes the future of MMCA Seoul as a platform for communication and a fusion of diverse genres of contemporary art; Zeitgeist Korea depicts the potential of Korean contemporary art within a historical context; Site-specific Art Project presents customized, large-scale site-specific installation works that fully utilize the museum’s spaces; and Birth of a Museum shows a diverse and holistic photographic documentation of MMCA Seoul’s construction process.

Connecting_Unfolding, the premiere exhibition of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul, is designed to accentuate art’s ever-changing interpretation of and union with life, particularly in this era of disintegrating boundaries and emerging dimensions of convergence and synthesis between disciplines. The exhibition represents a fresh inquiry into the ways in which our individual values and ideas may erupt into the world, igniting communication and forcing us to reassess the value of art in any given era or society. In this context, a team of curators from six countries Eunju Choi, Richard Flood, Ann Gallagher, Yuko Hasegawa, Sook-Kyung Lee, Bernhard Serexhe, and Pooja Sood have gathered to select the seven participating artists: Tacita Dean, Kim Jones, Amar Kanwar, Marc Lee, Lee Mingwei, Kishio Suga, and Minha Yang. In the marvelous new venue of MMCA Seoul, built to represent the intersection of various concepts the traditional and contemporary, history and the present, society and art, the museum’s inaugural exhibition focuses on the primary themes of “connecting” and “unfolding,” incessant processes through which phenomena perpetually encounter and contact one another to enact new dimensions and possibilities.

Ions of convergence and synthesis between disciplines. The exhibition represents a fresh inquiry into the ways in which our individual values and ideas may erupt into the world, igniting communication and forcing us to reassess the value of art in any given era or society. In this context, a team of curators from six countries Eunju Choi, Richard Flood, Ann Gallagher, Yuko Hasegawa, Sook-Kyung Lee, Bernhard Serexhe, and Pooja Sood have gathered to select the seven participating artists: Tacita Dean, Kim Jones, Amar Kanwar, Marc Lee, Lee Mingwei, Kishio Suga, and Minha Yang. In the marvelous new venue


Timeline, not readable

Farewell New Media Art

China Academy of Art Hangzhou, China
Artistic Director: Gao Shiming, Concept & Curate: Li Zhenhua, Project Manager: Song Zhenxi
Understand New Media Art within the change of time and technology





skewed letters

Chinese magazine Art Times

Email interview Marc Lee

Chinese/ English

Interview Marc Lee (PDF)




trees coverd with snow

November 2014 Special Issue

LandEscape Art Review, United Kingdom

LandEscape Art Review, Marc Lee, Page 56 – 71 (PDF)



People walking around cubes

Schweizer Medienkünstler Marc Lee stellt in Seoul aus




Videowand mit 10000 Bildern, orange Schrift: Generation i.2

Journal Generation i.2 – Ästhetik des Digitalen im 21. Jahrhundert

Claudia Giannetti
Journal with colour ill
Claudia Giannetti
ISBN: 978-3-00-043807-3
EDITH-RUSS-HAUS für Medienkunst

Exhibiton: Generation i.2 – Aesthetics of the Digital in the 21st Century
15.11.2013 – 16.02.2014
EDITH-RUSS-HAUS für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany

Worldwide networking creates new, global aesthetic tendencies: that is the tenor of this exhibition. It presents a selection of outstanding key works by international artists of the five continents. The exhibition’s main objective is to take interim stock of the most prominent tendencies in contemporary art in the first decade of the 21st century whose works are directly or indirectly influenced by the new languages of digital media, social network cultures, and networking processes—both in a formal and conceptual as well as in an aesthetic sense.

Blue book cover with white letters: Publication INTERINVENÇÃO

Inter[in]venção / Inter[in]vention

Fundaçâo Eugénio de Almeida, Coleção / Collection ZKM | Karlsruhe
Exhibition brochure, 125 pages
Englisch / Português
Peter Weibel, Claudia Giannetti, Bernhard Serexhe
ISBN: 978-972-8854-63-8
Organisation / Institution

29.11.2013 – 09.03.2014, Fórum Eugénio de Almeida

Fórum Eugénio de Almeida presents, for the first time in Iberian Peninsula, a wide selection of works from the Collection ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany – the world’s most important center for art and technology.

The exhibition brings to Fórum Eugénio de Almeida some of the most relevant works by Nam June Paik, one of the pioneers of media art, and comprises 33 pieces by 39 internationally renowned artists such as Bruce Nauman, Marina Abramovic, Bill Viola, Christa Sommerer & Mignonneau Laurent, Paul Sermon, Tony Oursler, Peter Weibel, Masaki Fujihata, Valie Export, Pipilotti Rist, Paul Garrin, Robert Wilson, among others.

The selection includes works in formats such as video sculpture, video art, video performance, video installation, audiovisual installation, interactive installation, and interactive sound installation.
The exhibition’s central thematic focus falls on the two concepts present in its title: intervention and invention. We highlight the relation between the etymologies of both terms and the artistic genres shown: the prefix “inter” expresses an intermediate position, while “in” denotes an inward movement, an action with-in the work. Invention is the capacity to create and discover, but also the action of imagining “virtualities”, a characteristic common to many media art pieces. A widely used concept in the field of contemporary art, intervention usually stands for interference, manipulation and interaction between oeuvre and audience. With the show’s emphasis on interactive art and through its inventions and interventions, the audience stops being a passive observer and becomes the main protagonist of the exhibition.

Grey book cover, black letters: Digital Art Conversation

Digital Art Conservation, Preservation of Digital Art: Theory and Practice.

Ambra V Wien and ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Anthology / Sammelband, 665 pages, 174 images in color, 30 images b/w
Deutsch, English, Français
Bernhard Serexhe (Hg.)
ISBN: 978-3-7091-1469-8; ISBN: 978-3-7091-1469-8; ISBN: 978-3-9904-3533-Digital Art Conservation DeutschEnglishFrançaisFallstudie Gassert: TV Bot, Marc Lee

English edition
Theory and Practice in the Conservation of Digital Art. The Project digital art conservation

Are you born-digital? This could be the ultimate, decisive question in the future when it comes to preserving and making the art of our time accessible for future generations. The book presents the results of the digital art conservation project that was conceived at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe in 2010. It includes text contributions by major theorists, restorers, programmers, and artists as well as case studies. It is designed to foster the international debate on the conservation of digital art. With contributions by Edmond Couchot, Alain Depocas, Johannes Gfeller, Sabine Himmelsbach, Anne Laforet, Aymeric Mansoux, Antoni Muntadas, Jussi Parikka, Bernhard Serexhe, Peter Weibel, Siegfried Zielinski, and many others.

Blue block cover with videostills

Meisterwerke der Kunst – Medienkunst, 18 beispielhafte Medienkunstwerke

Sammelmappe 24,5 x 32,5 cm, inkl. DVD
ISBN-10 3-7883-9215-0 / 3788392150, ISBN-13 978-3-7883-9215-4 / 9783788392154

Breaking The News – Be a News-Jockey, Marc Lee (PDF)

In Zusammenarbeit mit dem ZKM entstand diese Sammelmappe.
Sie dokumentiert 18 beispielhafte Medienkunstwerke aus der Sammlung des ZKM und beleuchtet die Entwicklung der Medienkunst von ihren Anfängen bis heute.

Das beiliegende Begleitheft mit einer Vita der Künstler/-innen und Beschreibung der Kunstwerke ermöglicht zusammen mit der Dokumentation der Werke auf DVD eine fundierte Beschäftigung mit den Kunstwerken im Unterricht und bereitet hervorragend auf einen Besuch des ZKM vor.

Meisterwerke der Medienkunst
Marc Lee (geb. 1969): „Breaking The News – Be a News-Jockey“, 2007
Interaktive Medieninstallation

Text: Katrin Heitlinger
Vom virtuellen Jonglieren mit Nachrichten
Marc Lee (geb. 1969) | Breaking The News – Be a News-Jockey, 2007
Interaktive Medieninstallation, 1 PC mit 4 DVI- oder VGA-Ausgängen, 4 Projektoren, 2
Lautsprecher, 1 Breitband-Internetverbindung | Maße variabel | Zürich, im Besitz des Künstlers

Faces of famous people

Big News

Art World Magazine Shanghai
Art magazine
中国 (Chinese)
Interview with Marc Lee
ISSN 1005-7722

Art world 2012年1、2月合刊 260 Issue
在这期合刊中,中外艺术家们不仅对灾难、战争发言,对金融、时局表态,也对八卦、娱乐、寻人启事好奇。如果说“去人民性”是第三世界当代艺术曲线救国的策略,那么我们不如把艺术家鉴定为外星来客,或者是那些悬浮在空中让人类焦虑的 PM2.5 颗粒。“介入”社会并非他们的诉求和职业病,因为他们确实生活在其中,只是以漂移的方式罢了。换言之,当他们漂移时,便成为了艺术家(进入了艺术的状态)。


Boock cover showing trees half real, half artificial

gateways. Art and Networked Culture

Hatje Cantz Verlag in connection with Tallinn, European Capital of Culture 2011
Exhibition catalogue, 240 pages, approximately 80 color illustrations, 50×24 cm
Deutsch, English, Estonian
Sabine Himmelsbach; KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn; Ralf Eppeneder, Goethe-Institut, Estonia. Texts by Sirje Helme, Sabine Himmelsbach, Raivo Kelomees, Karin Ohlenschläger and others
ISBN 978-3-7757-2796-9

The gateways catalogue introduces artists whose works deal with the changed conditions of an interconnected world that increasingly is influenced by media.
The exhibition gateways. Art and Networked Culture introduces a young generation of artists whose work deals with the changing conditions of a networked world – a world increasingly transmitted through media. The artistic works presented here use various means to tackle the theme of gateways that lead to realms of action and experience in our digitally interconnected culture.

Through their use of electronic networks and mobile technologies, the artists encourage the public to participate actively and transport new experiences in perception.

Old apple computer

Digital Art Works, The Challenges of Conservation

ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Exhibition brochure, 54 pages
Deutsch, English, Français
Bernhard Serexhe, Arnaud Obermann, Chiara Marchini Camia DeutschEnglishFrançais

ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe in cooperation with Espace Multimédia Gantner ; CEAAC (Centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines)

Was passiert mit Medienkunst, wenn sich das Internet–Environment, für das sie konzipiert wurde, verändert? Dürfen Arbeiten, die einst für den PC entwickelt wurden, heute auf dem iPad gezeigt werden? Die Ausstellung »Digital Art Works. The Challenges of Conservation« geht Fragen nach dem Sammeln, Ausstellen und Erhalten computerbasierter Kunstwerke auf den Grund und lässt die Vorgänge rund um die digitale Konservierung sichtbar werden.

Seit wenigen Jahrzehnten erlaubt die Digitalisierung eine leichtere Bearbeitung und Weitergabe von Daten; im Internet sollen sie jedem Nutzer jederzeit an jedem Ort zur Verfügung stehen. Grundsätzlich aber ist die Bewahrung von digitalen Inhalten einer immer kurzfristigeren Anpassung an neue technische Systeme unterworfen. Damit scheint das Fortbestehen des kulturellen Gedächtnisses grundsätzlich unsicher.

blurred humans like ants, text: was tun

Was tun, Figuren des Protests. Taktiken des Widerstands

Hildegard Fraueneder, Gianni Stiletto
Book  softcover, 208 pages, 16 x 23 cm
Hildegard Fraueneder, Gianni Stiletto
ISBN 978-3-99014-014-7

Reader zum Festival “basics. Medien / Kunst / Gesellschaft”, veranstaltet von ARGEkultur, Fachhochschule Salzburg – MultiMediaArt, subnet und der Galerie 5020

Soll und kann Kunst die Welt verändern? Soll sie zu Revolutionen anstiften und Menschen dazu bewegen, sich zur Wehr zu setzen? Kann sie Unterdrückung und Abhängigkeit bekämpfen?

Der Band erforscht Protest und Widerstandsformen im Kontext künstlerischer, medialer und kultureller Praxis und fragt, wie sich diese in unterschiedlichen Wissensdisziplinen wie der Sozial-, Medien- und Kunstwissenschaft ausbilden.
„Was tun” ist Motto im doppelten Sinn: einerseits als verzweifelte Frage nach Handlungsmöglichkeiten, andererseits als entschlossener Aufruf zum Handeln.

Hildegard Fraueneder, geboren 1961, Kunstwissenschaftlerin und Ausstellungskuratorin. Forschung und Lehre an den Salzburger Universitäten und an der FH Salzburg in Genderstudies, Kunst und Gesellschaft, Kunsttheorie und Gegenwartskunst. Publikationen und Vorträge. Leiterin der Galerie 5020 in Salzburg.

Gianni Stiletto, geboren 1953, freier Komponist und Keyboarder. Kompositionsstudium an der Musikhochschule Wien, Gründungsmitglied des K&K Experimentalstudios, Medienperformances und -installationen. Seit 1996 department head audio des Studiengangs Multi-MediaArt der FH Salzburg.


Printscrins of 100 websites

Owning Online Art – Selling and Collecting Netbased Artworks

FHNW, Basel
Deutsch, English
Markus Schwander, Reinhard Storz

Translations: Aileen Derieg, Jean-Marie Clarke, Tolingo Hamburg
Editing: Isabel Zürcher
Design: Nicole Boillat (Edit – gestaltet)
Publication Owning Online Art – Selling and Collecting Netbased Artworks
The research project Owning Online Art – Study for a Netart Gallery of the UAS Northwestern Switzerland, Academy of Art and Design was funded by the Kommission für Technologie und Innovation (KTI).
This publication was supported by the UAS Northwestern Switzerland, Academy of Art and Design, the Christoph Merian Foundation und the Migros Kulturprozent.
In the publication Owning Online Art – Selling and Collecting Netbased Artworks, art historians discuss the critical positioning of selected works of net art (Rachel Mader) and approach questions on the relationship between internet art and the art market from the standpoint of the history of media (Peter Schneemann). Using the example of specific works, artists discuss aspects of the materiality of net-based art (Markus Schwander) and reflect on their experience with curators and collectors, as well as with the issues of the commercialisation and conservation of net art (Olia Lialina, Carlo Zanni).
Our research partner, the AktiveArchive project contributed its expertise in the areas of documentation, conservation and restoration of electronic art and discussed solutions for the restoration of net-based works (Tabea Lurk). A number of different economies can be applied to the issue of the relationship between net-based art and the art market: the economies of the market, of novelty and of recognition (Simon Grand), as well as aspects of the economy of free, immaterial products (Felix Stalder).

green flyer

You_ser 2.0, Celebration of the Consumer

ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Exhibition brochure, 68 pages
Peter Weibel, Bernhard Serexhe
You_ser 2.0 – Celebration of the Consumer
Edition ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe

In its exhibition YOU_ser 2.0: Celebration of the Consumer the ZKM engages with the effects on art and society of net-based, global creation and demonstrates for the first time in technologically advanced installations the link between “user generated content” and contemporary art. The new installations presented in the exhibition transfer the potential for users’ creative collaboration developed in the internet into an artistic context and enables the visitors to emancipate themselves. They can act as artists, curators and producers. Visitors to the exhibition are central as users, as emancipated consumers. YOU are the content in this exhibition! YOU are a part of the universe: YOUniverse. YOU are the user of the world and part of the world, and with that a participant in the world. Whoever is a part of the world also bears some responsibility for the world, of which they are a part. Through their participation, the YOU, the user, has the chance to change the world.In the most technologically advanced environments and installations, the most recent state of the art of participation, pARTicipation, is being shown. That reinforces that tendency, which becomes established in the spirit of the enlightenment for democracy, for untrammelled access to education for all and for the creativity of all.

Youniverse, Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla

Youniverse – Bienal de Arte Contemporaneo de Sevilla BIACS3

Edition fundacion biacs
Exhibition catalogue, 386 pages
Peter Weibel, RHEE Wonil(이원일), Marie Ange Brayer
ISBN 978-84-6127-285-3

3rd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville – YOUniverse, the exhibition
More than 150 artists from all over the world will participate in the third edition of the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville (Biacs3), which will be held from 2 October 2008 to 9 January 2009.

In the global context of the information and communication society, the Biacs3 will make a new map of Global Art, World Art, addressing the specific aspect of media, environment and technology. Under the title youniverse, the Biennial of Seville will show how contemporary art worldwide has changed through the influence of media, technology, science and architecture by fostering one main goal: the participation of the public and a new equation between man and his environment.


Book cover white color, black letters

Arts Zurich: 13 Positions from the Department of New Media

Scheidegger Und Spiess Ag Verlag, Germany
Hardcover, 204 pages, 400 color plates, with PAL-format DVD, 7-1/2 x 9-1/2
Deutsch, English
With Essays by Inke Arns, Andreas Broeckmann, and Giaco Schiesser and Photographs by Schaub Stierli
ISBN-10: 3-85881-210-2 / 3858812102, ISBN-13: 978-3-85881-210-0 / 9783858812100

Mediale Kunst Zürich: 13 Positionen aus dem Studienbereich Neue Medien / Media Arts Zurich: 13 Positions from the Department of New Media (English and German Edition)

Media art is one of the most exciting experimental fields to emerge in contemporary art in recent years—and yet its innovations have been sparsely documented. Media Arts Zurich, the third yearbook published by the Department New Media at the newly founded Zurich University of the Arts, seeks to fill this gap, offering an illuminating overview of the Swiss media art scene of the past decade. This book examines the varying approaches, techniques, and strategies of acclaimed media artists as well as the public reception of their work.
Accompanied by a companion DVD in PAL format and 400 lavish illustrations, this volume presents thirteen individual artists and groups in the context of their backgrounds, exhibitions, and the state of European media art. Two essays by art and media historians here position these Swiss media artists in the international art world and document the first ten years and visions for the future of the media art program at the Zurich University of the Arts and its predecessor, the School of Art and Design Zurich. Richly illustrated and deeply informed, Media Arts Zurich points the way to a new European avant-garde.

Book cover, yellow in red letters: Hack the City, Digital Playground

Digital Playground – Hack the City!

Total Museum of Contemporary Art
Hardcover book, 113 Pages, 24 cm
한국 (Korean)
Nathalie Boseul Shin
Media art city intervention workshop
ISBN 978-89-961789-0-3 93600

Nathalie Boseul SHIN curator at Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea invited me to run the WoW workshop/performance for this exhibition. “Digital Playground” is an annual media art exhibition started in 2005 at Eujeongbu International Media Art Festival. I am quite exited to run WoW in korean hangul letter system.

Digital Playground 2008 “Hack the City!”

Recently, the outlook of Seoul is rapidly changing. It means we are surrounded by ‘under construction’ sign boards. Seoul is under-construction. One day, we have the artificial river, Cheonggae-cheon” at the down town, huge buildings, parks. What is changing is not only outlook, but our daily life is also changed. It is no longer surprise thing or imagination to watch TV or talk with friends face to face.
Last year, Seoul city government announced big plan ‘Seoul city gallery project’ which is for making Seoul as the art city. Many art works are installed on the street, overpasses. People can enjoy art in the park. However, take the different perspective, and ask to ourselves. for what we need art installations in public spaces? Furthermore, what is purpose of art in that sense? There are many kinds of arts, but if we can say about contemporary ‘media’ art, it should be more clear about that question. As I quoted above, “artists alone can’t change the world”, but I believe “artists can make people see or think the other side of what is actually happening with artworks or projects”

Silver human shape, pointing to the future

You_ser, The Century of the Consumer

ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Exhibition brochure, 64 pages
Deutsch, English
Peter Weibel DeutschEnglish
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe
Das Jahrhundert des Konsumenten
21.10.2007 – 30.04.2009, ZKM | Medienmuseum, EG

Im 19. Jahrhundert ist das 20. Jahrhundert imaginiert worden als Technologie der Mobilisierung und Personalisierung. Mit PC und Handy etc. sind diese Phantasien eingetreten. Diese Technologien haben aber auch die Kunst verändert. Die Geschichte der Betrachter von Kunst und der Besucher von Museen hat im 20. Jahrhundert neue Akzente erhalten. Nach 1945 hat in der Neuen Musik und in der bildenden Kunst die Partizipation des Publikums als Teil des Kunstwerkes eingesetzt. Die Medienkunst hat die Teilnahme des Betrachters am Entstehen des Kunstwerkes als Interaktivität zwischen Betrachter und Kunstwerk, im Sinne einer wechselseitigen Beeinflussung, etabliert (im 1. Stock des ZKM | Medienmuseums kann man diese Entwicklung nachvollziehen). Im 21. Jahrhundert erzeugt nun der Betrachter durch die Möglichkeiten des Internets auch die Inhalte der Kunstwerke, die untereinander ausgetauscht und im Netz frei verteilt werden können. Der Betrachter wird zum Nutzer/User. Die Ausstellung »YOU_ser: Das Jahrhundert des Konsumenten« zeigt in den nächsten ein bis zwei Jahren mit wechselnden Kunstwerken und Positionen erstmals Konturen dieser neuen Nutzerkunst.

Flayer, in the middle of the space a PC interface terminal. Screen shows the letters: Breaking the News

Netzspiele von Marc Lee, netzwerkorientiert und interaktiv seit 1999

Mario Purkathofer

Marc Lee steht auf der kleinen schwarzen Bühne und bewegt eine leicht modifizierte Maus. Rund um ihn herum bewegt sich das akute Weltgeschehen in Bildern, Tönen und Momenten von Menschen produziert, in Szene gesetzt oder abgelegt. Marc Lee garantiert eine Welt in Echtzeit! Seine robotischen Suchmechanismen werden jetzt auf die Reise geschickt. Sie arbeiten schnell. Die Bar ist geöffnet und bald kann jeder das was Lee soeben noch demonstriert hat, selbst ausführen, während Alkohol in Strömen fliesst und die Stimmung steigt.

Situationsbeschreibung zur Eröffnung der Ausstellung Marc Lee: Breaking the News im Dock18 Zürich, 2007
weiter lesen…

White book cover with blue number 404 and grey letters Object Not Found

404 Object Not Found

Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Center Nabi, Alternative Space LOOP
Exhibition brochure
English, 한국 (Korean)
Nathalie Boseul Shin

O-N-N, Marc Lee (PDF)

‘404 Object Not Found_Seoul 2006’ was a research project launched by the Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, to address issues related to the production, presentation, and preservation of media art, with a particular focus on net-based art and data archiving. It encompasses an exhibition, research project and symposium. It is a follow-up to ‘404 Object Not Found’, which took place in 2003 in Dortmund, Germany.

Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
Art Center Nabi, Seoul, South Korea
Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul, South Korea

This publication presents the exhibited works, research findings and other documentation of the project.

Artists and works
Warning – Antonio Muntadas, Babel – Simon Biggs, Reverse Engineering the Library_Simon Biggs Babel – Steve DIETZ, O-N-N – Marc Lee, Technology to the People – Daniel Garcia Andujar


Book coverd with linen

Mapping New Territories – Schweizer Medienkusnst International /Art Multimédia International /Swiss Media Art International

Christoph Merian Verlag, BUNDESAMT FUR KULTUR
Book paperback, 2005. 265 pages, 24 x  19 cm, 1 CD-ROM
Deutsch, English, Français
ISBN10 3856162380, ISBN13 9783856162382

Publikation zur Ausstellung vom 30.1.-27.3.2005, St. Gallen.
[]; Neue Kunsthalle St.Gallen

Medienkunst – nach den Videos nun auch und interaktive Installationen – halten in jüngster Zeit Einzug in den traditionellen Kunstbetrieb und gewinnen ein breites Publikum. Etliche auch international erfolgreiche Werke entstehen dabei in der Schweiz. ‹Mapping New Territories› nimmt eine Standortbestimmung der Schweizer Medienkunst vor. Essays von Yvonne Volkart, Villoe Huszai, Maria …

GLOBALE: Infosphere
ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Exhibition brochure, 65 pages
Deutsch, English
Jean-Marie Dallet & Isolde De Buck
ISBN: 9789492321473 ISBN-13: 9789492321473

Book cover, grey color

Digitale Transformationen. Medienkunst als Schnittstelle von Kunst, Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft

WHOIS, Heidelberg
Book hardcover
Monika Fleischmann, Ulrike Reinhard
ISBN: 3-934013-38-4, Signatur: KT-AUS-4140.3
GOLDSTRASZ-Thomas Suchmaschinen Digitale Transformationen (PDF)

Die Publikation “Digitale Transformationen” beschäftigt sich mit den grundlegenden Transformationen, welche die Kunst und das moderne Leben durch digitale Technologien erfahren. Theoretiker, Künstler und Wissenschaftler kommen neben Produzenten, Förderern und Vermittlern zu Wort, um die digitalen Transformationen in ihren vielfältigen Rollen und an konkreten Beispielen als neue Ästhetik und als Innovationsforschung vorzustellen. In der Kunst mit Informationstechnologien geht es um Bild(er-)findungen auf der Grundlage kommunikativer Prozesse, um begriffliche Strategien und kognitive Methoden.
Damit möchten die Herausgeberinnen Ulrike Reinhard und » Monika Fleischmann nicht nur den klassischen Kulturbereich ansprechen, sondern die Medienkunst als künstlerische Position an der Schnittstelle von Technologie, Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Kultur denen nahe bringen, die bereit sind, diese Kunstform als einen wichtigen Schlüsselfaktor für neues Denken und Innovation anzuerkennen und zu fördern. Medienkunst zeigt neue Weltbilder. Sie zeigt, wie wir verstehen, was wir sehen und hören. Die Texte geben einen Einblick in Diskurs und Praxis im deutschsprachigen Raum und sind hier nachzulesen.

Book read_me – Software Art & Cultures

read_me, Software Art and Cultures

Book, 396 pages, 21 cm
Olga Goriunova and Alexei Shulgin
ISBN 87-98844-404-0

Software Art and Cultures Conference (2004 : Århus, Denmark)
Software art is a practice that regards software as a cultural phenomenon that defines one of the principal domains of our existence today. Thus, software is not regarded as an invisible layer, but rather as a decisive level and a language working at reproduction of certain orders, whether aesthetic, cultural, social or political. Software art creatively questions and redefines software and its ways of functioning.


White book cover with light green fields

Approaches to Interactivity: MetaWorx : Young Swiss Interactive

Birkhäuser, Basel
Book paperback, 175 pages, color illustrations, CD-ROM
English, Deutsch
Vera Bühlmann, Association MetaWorx
ISBN 3764300892, 9783764300890

by Association MetaWorx (Editor), Christoph Tholen (Preface)

New media and interactivity: what do the latest generation of young Swiss designers have to offer? This book provides an overview. MetaWorx is a foundation supported by the leading design schools and art academies of Switzerland. In this publication, MetaWorx presents the next generation of “Swiss Graphics, ” providing a challenging contribution to the research into the theory and expression of interactivity which must surely be one of the most stimulating and fascinating fields of art and design in our time. The transdisciplinary perspective opens a wide field where moments of interactivity are expressed in surprising and visionary installations. In this publication, the artists and designers present their projects themselves, and their contributions are accompanied by theoretical texts which reflect on interactivity in general and set the projects within the broader context of modern day culture. The accompanying DVD provides a video documentation including texts, pictures, sounds and applications. MetaWorx will first go public in October 2003 when an exhibition will take place at Viper Basel, an international festival for film, video and new media.


Black and white letters: 56kTV – Bastard Channel

56kTV – Bastard Channel

Pro Helvetia and Xcult project
Deutsch, English, Français, 日本の
Reinhard Storz

56kTV – bastard channel has its own programme magazine. International authors from the worlds of the film, art and the media sciences comment on the TV project and the individual programmes, thus enriching the audio-visual online offer by a print & read version. We are investing in a good visual concept and leaving the print-on-demand to our public, since the TV magazines can be printed on every home printer.
bastard channel is a cross between a television and a web project, a platform in the Internet that tells the story of itself as a television channel. The channel works with the lowtech and financial means of network art and has collaborators on three continents. Its programme can be received all over the world.

On 18 November 2004, bastard channel has been celebrating its start with six programmes within the framework of the Viper Media Festival in the Basel Kunsthalle. By the winter of 2005, seven new programmes will have been added. The participants are artists from Bangalore, Basel, Berlin, Geneva, Los Angeles, Mexico, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo and Zurich, as well as collaborating text writers, translators, programmers and graphic artists.

It will not be possible to receive all the bastard channel programmes at all times, for our online project operates according to the television programme structure. Trailers will provide information about the times of day and night when you will be able to receive the next programmes in your part of the world. Whereas the terrestrial television stations are working on making it possible for programmes to be broadcast online independently of times and dates, bastard channel is set on limiting consumption: we do not want our programme to be available all the time, and we take the opportunity of wagging a cautionary medial forefinger at the “zap & surf attitude”.

Green book cover playfully written "tainment" - Spielformen der Bewusstseinsindustrie

tainment: Spielformen der Bewusstseinsindustrie

RealismusStudio, NGBK Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst
Book, soft cover, 64 pages
Harald Fricke, Knut Hickethier, Marlene Streeruwitz, Renée Zucker, Hildtrud Ebert
ISBN-10: 3926796944 ISBN-13: 9783926796943

Hildtrud Ebert (Vorwort)
Harald Fricke (Autor)
Knut Hickethier (Autor)
RealismusStudio NGBK (Herausgeber/-in)
Marlene Streeruwitz (Autorin)
Renee Zucker (Autorin)

9 Teststrecke der Musikindustrie: »Deutschland sucht den Superstar« Harald Fricke
13 Nichts gegen Infotainment, Renee Zucker
28 Influtainment, Marlene Streeruwitz
iß Entertainisierung, Knut Hickethier

Black book cover with organically water-like structures

Die algorithmische Revolution, Zur Geschichte der interaktiven Kunst, La Rivoluzione Algoritmica

ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Exhibition brochure, 32 pages
Dominika Szope, Peter Weibel, Margit Rosen, Sabine Himmelsbach

Normalerweise liegt eine Revolution vor uns und kündigt sich mit »Getöse« an. Die Algorithmische Revolution dagegen liegt bereits hinter uns und nur wenige haben sie bemerkt – umso wirkungsvoller ist sie gewesen. Die Algorithmische Revolution begann um 1930 in der Wissenschaft, um 1960 in der Kunst. Inzwischen gibt es kaum noch einen Bereich unseres gesellschaftlichen und kulturellen Lebens, der nicht von Algorithmen durchdrungen ist: Technik, Transport, Haushalt, Banken, Wirtschaft, Kommunikation, Architektur, Literatur, Kunst, Musik.

Unter einem Algorithmus versteht man eine Entscheidungsprozedur, eine Handlungsanweisung, die aus einer endlichen Menge von Regeln besteht, eine endliche Folge von eindeutig bestimmten Elementaranweisungen, die den Lösungsweg eines spezifischen Problems exakt und vollständig beschreiben. Der wohl bekannteste Einsatz von Algorithmen ist deren Umsetzung in der Computerprogrammierung. Ein Programm ist ein Algorithmus, der in einer Sprache formuliert ist, welche die Abarbeitung durch einen Computer ermöglicht. Jedes Computerprogramm (eine höhere Maschinensprache) ist also ein Algorithmus. Der Mensch hat die Abarbeitung von Erzeugungs- und Entscheidungsverfahren, z.B. tage- und stundenlanges Rechnen, in eine Maschine, die Rechenmaschine, ausgelagert. Parallel zur Entwicklung der Rechenmaschinen wurden daher auch immer präzisere Programmierungen notwendig. In den letzten Jahrzehnten sind Algorithmen vor allem in der Informatik, der Komplexitäts- und der Berechenbarkeitstheorie zu einem zentralen Thema geworden. In Form von Computerprogrammen und elektronischen Schaltkreisen steuern Algorithmen Computer. Der erste für eine mechanische Rechenmaschine konzipierte Algorithmus (für die Berechnung von Bernoulli-Zahlen) wurde 1842-1843 von Ada Lovelace in ihren Notizen zu Charles Babbages Analytical Engine (1833) niedergeschrieben. Weil jedoch Babbage jene Analytical Engine nicht vollenden konnte, wurde Lovelaces Algorithmus nie darauf implementiert.