[rohrpost] Teletext Art Festival, Berlin
broeckmann at leuphana.de
Don Aug 15 10:34:21 CEST 2013
INTERNATIONAL TELETEXT ART FESTIVAL ITAF
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.
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,
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