÷ Upcoming ZKM_Events ::
C.M.von Hausswolff: Friedrich Jürgenson. A Presentation :: Carl Michael von Hausswolff talks about the Swedish artist and academic, Friedrich Jürgenson, who in 1959 became the first experimenter to produce »radio contact with the dead« using a tape recorder. Friedrich Jürgenson [1903–1987] and Carl Michael von Hausswolff have one thing in common: they don't fit into any of the customary pigeon-holes. Hausswolff - an installation artist, composer, producer, publisher and curator - will introduce the phenomenon known as Raudive voices, in which Jürgenson invested several decades of painstaking research. The conversations with the dead, which have already been issued on CD, have been used in experimental music productions and Hausswolff's installations, which can also be heard at the Phonorama exhibition in the ZKM. The lecture will be held in english language.
[Thurs, 10/28/2004, 7 pm | ZKM_Lecture hall | Two for the price of one: a ticket for the Phonorama exhibition in the
ZKM_Museum for Contemporary Art gives you free admission to the lecture/ lecture alone: €2.50 / €1.50]
IMKP 2004. Award Ceremony :: The following prizes will be awarded:
2004\\international\media\art\prize \\ Video \ € 12.000
2004\\international\media\art\prize \\ Interactive \ € 12.000
Special prize: Production at the ZKM and TV documentation SWR plus € 5.000 from the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg; audience prize: non-cash prize.
Video presentation: The entries for the 2004 \\international\media\art\prize can be seen in full length on the balcony outside the ZKM_Media Museum [from 30 October].
The \\international\media\art\prize is organised by Südwestrundfunk SWR, Baden-Baden, and the ZKM in cooperation with Swiss Television SF DRS and Arte. The Landesbank Baden-Württemberg is also the sponsor of the 2004\\international\media\art\prize.
[IMKP 2004 Award Ceremony | Fri, 10/29/2004, 8 pm | E-Werk, Baden-Baden]
Exhibition opening: Algorithmic Revolution :: A revolution normally lies ahead of us and is heralded with sound and fury. The algorithmic revolution lies behind us and nobody noticed it. That has made it all the more effective – there is no longer any area of social life that has not been touched by algorithms.
Over the past 50 years, algorithmic decision-making processes have come very much to the fore as a result of the universal use of computers in all fields of cultural literacy - from architecture to music, from literature to the fine arts and from transport to management. The algorithmic revolution continues the sequencing technology that began with the development of the alphabet and has reached its temporary conclusion with the human genome project. No matter how imperceptible they may be, the changes this revolution has wrought are immense. The revolution might almost be equated with an anthropological turning point, because – a further narcissistic insult [Copernicus, Darwin, Freud] - it wrests the initiative from nature and mankind and replaces it with an automatable inherent law of action. The illusion of sovereign action on the part of the individual and the romantic notion of anthropomorphic decidability are tempered as a result. The Exhibition »Algorithmic Revolution. On the History of Interactive Art« draws on the ZKM Collection and selected loans in presenting an historical outline of this radical change in the fine arts, music, design and architecture.
[Exhibition opening |Sat, 10/30/2004, 7 pm | ZKM_Foyer]