Year: 2012 Categories: Performance / Exhibition / Stage , lecture, Video Art, video performance
Project type: Seminarprojekt
As a cold virtual solid abstract structure is endlessly generating on the screen behind, I peacefully read out with a microphone a text that is also algorithmicly generated. The text supposedly addresses me as an art student and lists what has influenced me with a stack of completely randomized references to the history of art. The text goes on with its rigorous structure to reach a certain insanity. The over-usage of the names of artists, thinkers and singers in an automated way in combination with the uncertainty of form in the video tries to generate an absurd statement on digital arts. Randomness serves as a defence against demands of achievement in art. The object in the video image is separated from the frame, demonstrating an individual but ever changing autonomy, a performing body. As Gregory Bateson puts it, 'a self-correcting system which has lost its governor, spirals into never-ending, but always systematic, distortion'. Both the text and image are hard-written, opposing the interactive trend and real-time digital media.
Vera Drebusch, Patrick Buhr
Prof. Zilvinas Lilas
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.