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MiDiHy on Wed, 27 Mar 2002 10:14:01 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-bold] media/politics/entertainment: THIS TIME FOR REAL

a MiDiHy project at the Forum Stadtpark, Graz

Every social act would seem to begin with a dialogue with technology - more 
and more we are staking out the horizons of our everyday experiences with 
the aid of media applications. In THIS TIME FOR REAL MiDiHy once again sets 
out to explore how media, art and everyday cultures intersect and influence 
each other. At the points of interface between these discourses there 
emerges a topography of a wide variety of cultural milieus and subcultures 
with their own conventions and rules, who also take recourse to media in 
their own specific ways, being present in them or being represented by 
them. Contemporary artistic practices are involved in the emergence of such 
milieus and subcultures and thus in the processes of constant re-formation 
of cultural interconnections.

THIS TIME FOR REAL presents artists, producers, activists, groups and 
initiatives who access media channels from different angles, using them as 
a space for production and distribution and thus helping to define that 
hybrid environment that would seem to play an increasingly important role 
in determining our everyday culture and within whose framework ideas of 
art, media and politics are constantly changing.

THU, APRIL 4, 2002, 10:15 pm
 >> VinylVideo(tm) In The Mix
at the turntables, mixing a live composition of 2 record players, 2 
VinylVideoTMs, home kits and 23 VinylVideoT picture discs.

THU, APRIL 11, 2002, 10:15 pm
 >> void.02
VOID.snd (Stefan Nemeth, John Norman)
Void.pct (Annja Krautgasser, Maia Gusberti, Nick Thönen, Dariusz Krzeczek, 
Norbert Pfaffenbichler) (A)


VinylVideo(tm) is a new, wonderous and fascinating development in the 
history of audio-visual media. For the first time in in the history of 
technological invention, VinylVideo(tm)  makes possible the storage of 
visual footage on analog long-play records. Playback from the 
VinylVideo(tm) Picture Disk is made possible with the VinylVideo(tm) Unit 
which consists of a turntable, a special conversion box (the VinylVideo(tm) 
Home Kit) and a television set. In it's combination of analog and digital 
elements VinylVideo(tm) is a relic of fake media archeology. At the same 
time, VinylVideo(tm) is a vision of new live video mixing possibilities. By 
simply placing the tone arm at different points on the record, 
VinylVideo(tm) makes possible a random access manipulation of the time 
axis. With the extremely reduced picture and sound quality, a new mode of 
audio-visual perception evolves. In this way, VinylVideoTM reconstructs a 
homemovie medium as a missing link in the hstory of recorded moving images 
while simultaneously encompassing contemporary forms of DJ-inf and VJ-ing.

VinylVideoTM is an ongoing collaborative project. Itnernational artists are 
invited to produce works for the VinylVideoTM record edition, engaging and 
reflecting on the specific qualities of the new medium. So far 23 
VinylVideo records have been produced by, among others, Elke Krystufek, 
Heimo Zobernig, Annika Eriksson, Vuk Cosic/Alexej Shulgin, JODI, Olia 
Lialina, Kristin Lucas und Cecile Babiole.

VinylVideoTM - an invention by Gebhard Sengmüller, in cooperation with 
Martin Diamant, Günter Erhart and Best Before.

In a series of experimental real-time settings, members of the design 
collectives "vidok" and "re-p.org" project abstract, reduced graphical 
animations into minimalist sound compositions by John Norman (bass) and 
Stefan Németh (computer, synth). Within a given overall structure, the 
actors interact and improvise with each other and with their computers. The 
main priority is not only the precision of technical implementation but 
rather to develop and establish an autonomous, unmistakable language of 
forms. Pinpoint interventions into the respective venues additionally lend 
the live acts the look and feel of installations.

THIS TIME FOR REAL is to be continued in Mai and June.

Next venues:
Wed, May 22, 2002, 10:15 pm: ./logicaland by re-p/m.ash (A)
Thu, May 30, 2002, 10:15 pm: wissen was einem blueht by sabotage 
communications (A)

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