With Manuel Göttsching, Oneohtrix Point Never and Supersilent with Stian Westerhus.
At the centre of the performance programme is the legendary Joshua Light Show, who in the 1960s appeared at the New York Fillmore East club alongside Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. Originally working with an entire arsenal of film-, overhead-, and slide-projectors, colour wheels and various light-producing and reflecting objects, founder Joshua White will, after a long break, perform again in a setting which combines analogue with modern digital projection techniques. As part of transmediale, and in cooperation with CTM.12 – Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Arts, a series of collaborations with musicians will be initiated, bringing together analogue and digital sound-production, and featuring exponents of so-called “hauntology pop”.
Satellite, As Long As It Is Aiming At The Sky enters the Los Angeles-based Iranian satellite television stations during their live phone-in programmes. The video follows telephone conversations between hosts and audiences (mostly living inside Iran), where personal, social and political issues are being discussed.
Television in two senses, both as technical instrument of image transmission, and as metaphor for communication over great distances... more With works by Raphael Montañez Ortiz, eteam, Babak Afrassiabi & Nasrin Tabatabai, Walid Mattar, Basma Al Sharif and Stefan Zeyen.
From the look of it the black external hard drive placed on the plinth is recognisable as an object ofdesire sold at media stores all over the world. Its cool minimalist aesthetic invokes the authority of technology. It is a black box that efficiently and securely protects what is inside.
If net art is cashing in on the utopian promise of video art, what dream does net art have left for itself? Has it come full circle? Is net.art now at its end? And is it true what the net art veteran Mark Amerika proclaims via Twitter, that "video is the new net art"?
All attempts to make contact with the afterlife, whether through religion or magic, are doomed to failure. We cannot communicate with the dead, only with their effigies... more With works by RASKIN (Rotraut Pape & Andreas Coerper), Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Sophie Kahn and Laura Horelli.
Me, you, he, she, it watches television. The TV screen is the camera lens - TV is watching you. A journey through the TV rooms in Germany. The remote control takes us into living rooms all over Germany...
Two real events are the reason of the work: The Birth of Ammann's daughter and the young family's journey to Brazil. In contrast he presents pictures of the brutality of the world as they are mediated by the media. The confrontation between these worlds...
Video Theory II recycles an essay by Dieter Daniels which discusses the problem of adequate presentation of video-art. Every word is matched with a TV-fragment. The editing speed generates a swift visual experience, letting the recognition of the message, the narrative figurative morsels and sound collide.