[rohrpost] Teletext Art Festival, Berlin

Andreas Broeckmann broeckmann at leuphana.de
Don Aug 15 10:34:21 CEST 2013



An exhibition in ARD Hauptstadtstudio exhibition space in Berlin

All works and artists presented on this site from 14 August.

The festival opens on August 15th in Berlin at the ARD Hauptstadtstudio 
exhibition space were the ITAF works will be displayed untill the 15th 
September and continues in Filmkunstbar Fitzcarraldo with some program. 
The following day ITAF continues with a Teletext Cocktailparty in 
Musterzimmer Showroom for Contemporary Art. > info on opening program, 
schedule and locations

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

Arthur C. Clarke

Teletext, first invented some 30 years ago, utilizes the “vertical 
blanking interval” lines that together form the dark band dividing 
pictures horizontally on the television screen. Technically it has 
remained almost unchanged until recently when TV became digital. 
Teletext being an amazing success story still attracts millions of 
visitors daily for the latest news headlines, weather reports or sports 

The potential of Teletext as an tool for artistic expression has not yet 
been fully discovered though the aesthetics of Teletext have slowly 
creeped in to the most fashionable street ware, graffiti and fine art. 
Is the next big word in intellectual small talk of the hip, rich and 
famous going to be teletextualism? Time will show, but since it happens 
The International Teletext Art Festival gives the possibility to the 
Teletext users to decide for themselves.

Participating artists:
LIA, Manuel Knapp, UBERMORGEN, Daniel Egg, Marc Lee, Raquel Meyers, 
Kathrin Günter, Max Capacity, Dragan Espenschied, Jarkko Räsänen, Seppo 
Renvall , Juha van Ingen, Cordula Ditz, John Lawrence and Goto80

A group of experts (Paul B. Davis, Voin de Voin and Rosa Menkman) will 
select one of the participating artists to receive the Teletext Art 
Prize.You too can vote for your favourite artwork.

ITAF2013 will also be in the program of Ars Electronica Festival , Linz, 
Austria, 5.9.-9.9.2013

The International Teletext Art Festival is a FixC cooperative project 
www.fixc.fi made in collaboration with ARD Text www.ard-text.de, ORF 
TELETEXT teletext.orf.at and Swiss TXT www.teletext.ch.

For more info and PR images contact: Juha van Ingen ITAF / FixC
itaf2013 (at) teletextart (dot) com / phone: (+) 358 40 5932694
FixC cooperative Alppikatu 17 LH2 FI-00530 Helsinki www.fixc.fi