[spectre] ZKM/symposium/ART MEDIA - MEDIA ART

Irina Koutoudis koutoudis at zkm.de
Mon Jun 7 17:53:46 CEST 2004

ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe
ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe
Infomail No 14

Curated by Gerhard Johann Lischka and Peter Weibel

Saturday, 19 June 2004, ZKM Lecture Hall, 14:00 to 18.30
Admission €8 / €4
Curated by Gerhard Johann Lischka and Peter Weibel
Media and art are terms that are used separately to denote very many 
different phenomena, but they have also found acceptance in their 
compound forms of media art and art media. Their applicability is very 
wide-ranging and subject to very few rules. While that is so, this 
virtual lack of any restrictions harbours an opportunity. It helps to 
do away with a rigid assignment to categories and can thus pave the way 
to a broad understanding of what media and art have represented up to 
the present and what they can develop into in the future. For it would 
seem that we cannot dispense with these two terms even if they are now 
frequently employed as opposites.
Thanks to their widespread use and steadily increasing success the 
media now not only reach out to every corner of the globe. The 
significance they have acquired has also enabled them to stand the 
world on its head in that reality as portrayed in the mass media has 
achieved the status of primary reality as a supplier of information. If 
the media constitute everyday reality, art interpreted along 
traditional lines is the enhancing or transcending of what is 
customary. Art embodies information that goes beyond time and 
circumstances. It is moulded into a form that breaks with the 
directness of reality and opens up avenues that are capable of linking 
the past with the present to constitute the future, thereby enabling 
them to coexist.
Sylvie Blocher, Christiane Paul, Maurizio Lazzarato, Judith Berry
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