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<nettime-ann> Exhibition "The Aqua Anthology" {AT} c-base, Berlin
johannes p osterhoff on Fri, 16 Feb 2007 21:11:56 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> Exhibition "The Aqua Anthology" {AT} c-base, Berlin


c-base berlin proudly presents
by johannes p osterhoff

Next-generation operation systems fascinate their users with new graphic
effects, liquid animations, unclouded transparencies, striking drop shadows
and with truly-colored buttons.

These interfaces especially in the last years have not only become very
colorful ? also the semantic layer has widened: depiction of promises and
utopias, of progress and lifestyle have joined the metaphors (indeed
necessary) to machine-interact.

johannes p osterhoff questions this enriched visual interface of
state-of-the-art operating systems and shows that by now it has become
possible to paint entire pictures with this additional visual information.
He thus rises the question of the significance and values of such systems.

For the digital paintings of this project johannes p osterhoff only used
elements from «Aqua» the graphical user interface from OS X by Apple
Computer ? among them scrollbars, menu-elements, buttons to close or
minimize windows ? to paint with these small digital fragments over-sized
images for real space.

«Aqua» was initiated in 2005. Pictures of the «Aqua» series have been
exhibited at the «European Media Art Festival 2006» in Osnabrück, Germany.
«ABC Gallery» in Moscow presented new works and one classic in the last
year. c-base in Berlin now presents a selection of the last years of doing
GUI art.

Rungestraße 20
10147 Berlin

Vernissage: Saturday 17th, 2007 - 6 p.m.
Open until Thursday 23rd.

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