[rohrpost] BANKSTATEMENTGENERATOR - preview
play at ubermorgen.com
Mit Aug 31 23:14:18 CEST 2005
UBERMORGEN.COM: "just pixels on a screen - just ink on paper"
The BANKSTATEMENTGENERATOR is an online engine that generates abstract
and very individual bank statements.
The core theme of the project is described in the slogan "just pixels on
a screen - just ink on paper" and consolidated in the term "authenticity
as consensual hallucination" (Inke Arns). The focus shifts from the
authenticity in the time of analogue / technical reproduction
(signature) towards authenticity in the time of informational
reprogramability (automatically generated bank-statements).
In the UBERMORGEN.COM universe, this project can be seen in the
tradition of "Legal Art" and specifically the "[F]originals - forged
original documents - series. A Foriginal is always original and unique.
Foriginals are pixels on screens or substance on material [i.e. ink on
paper]. [F]originals are non pragmatic - they are absurd. They do not
tell you whether they are real or forged - there is no original but also
no fully forged document. Foriginals can be human or machine generated;
Foriginals are digital or analog:
Foriginals are singular multiples.
White cube ATM Installation 150x150x200cm, net.art, 2005
Ars Electronica Linz / Austria
Exhibition "Hybrid - living in paradox"
September 1st to 6th, 2005
[plug.in] Basel / Switzerland
Exhibition "[F]original - Authenticity as consensual hallucination"
[F]original, BANKSTATEMENTGENERATORR & UBERMORGEN.COM are supported by
the City of Vienna [MA7], .KUNST, Pro Helvetia, Austrian Embassy in
Tokyo, Austrian Embassy in Serbia-Montenegro, [plug.in], hartware Medien
Kunst Verein, Artnode, Overgaden, BAK - Bundesamt fuer Kultur
Switzerland & Pure Lustre Inc. (verylustre.com)