Communication art at the interface between art, technology and society
The symposium was organized by the Institute of Art History of Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU), Munich, Germany, and took place from 3 to 4 April 2004 at Cuxhaven Art Association. Sponsored by the VolkswagenStiftung.
Mobile phones, wireless Internet connections, navigation systems in cars and ships - our everyday life is inconceivable without communication technology. Real space is increasingly being overlaid in our perception by private and public information and communication space, while the media are finally becoming extensions of our body, just as the media theorist Marshall McLuhan predicted back in the 1970s.
At the symposium media theoreticians, art historians, media scholars and media artists spoke on and discussed the topic of the impact of mobile communication on our society, on our perception of space, and on our awareness of our bodies, as well as the topic of communication art and media art and their history. With the exception of the lectures of Mrs Kunst, Mr Adrian X and Mr Wilson, all the contributions were conducted in German.
|The symposium was organized as part of the exhibition "Ohne Schnur - Art and Wireless Communication", which was held in Cuxhaven Art Association from 03.04 to 02.05.2004. For more information about the exhibition click › here.|
1. Historical roots of communication art
|Following discussion with Marko Peljhan, makrolab, Ljubljana, Slowenia|
2. Current trends in mobile communication and their reflection in media art
|N. Gügel (about Stefan Schemat), K. Kempter (about Klaus vom Bruch), M. Hopp (about Teri Rueb), J. Westner (about Igor Stromajer), N. Faulstich (about cntrpcy [TM]), E. Neufeld (about Christian Terstegge), S. Karvanska (about Thomas Weyres and Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby)|
Students, LMU Munich, Germany, with short descriptions about the Artists of the exhibition "Ohne Schnur"
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3. Technology, aesthetics, ideology
"Ohne Schnur - Art and Wireless Communication"
|Cuxhaven Art Association, 03.04. - 02.05.2004|
The German/English exhibition catalogue will be published in November 2004 at Revolver Verlag. Advance orders under: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hitherto largely unnoticed by the public, numerous artists have been studying the impact of mobile communication on our society, on our perception of space, and on our awareness of our bodies. The Institute of Art History at the LMU, Munich, and Cuxhaven Art Association, Germany, conceived an exhibition which presented exemplary works in this area, at the same time placing them in the broader context of art and media history.