[spectre] DATABASE OF VIRTUAL ART - 100 new videos
oliver.grau at culture.hu-berlin.de
Thu Feb 12 09:57:44 CET 2004
DATABASE OF VIRTUAL ART - 100 new videos
With over 100 videos, The Database of Virtual Art offers for the first time
overview of the interactive, immersive, telematic and genetic art. The
partly represents a project directed by Robert Lößl in cooperation with the
station ARTE and is available in a variety of sizes. Video documentation
been given a core role, due to its ability to show the processual nature of
The various videos from the database project add up to almost 2 hours and
are placed on
a special streaming server. Each video is found in 4 different image
sizes so that viewers
can choose the stream quality based on their accessible bandwidth.
The videos require Quicktime 5 or higher.
For the first time, the DATABASE OF VIRTUAL ART has been developed to
specifically document digital installation art. This type of art has rapidly
evolved over the last decades and is emerging into our most contemporary
art. The Database of Virtual Art is both an evolving research instrument and a
work in progress, changing according to the ongoing development of the
field. Its documentation system will also serve as a predesessor for the
systematic preservation of this art. Due to the fact that virtual art is
totally dependent upon storage media, it is no exaggeration to say that an
entire decade of art threatens to be lost for all time.
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Considering the fundamental differences of virtual art, the documentation
system reaches beyond traditional data by especially focusing on information
about technical requirements, installation settings, blueprints,
software-hardware configurations, interface and displays. Video
documentation has strategically been given a core role, due to its ability
to show the processual nature of these works - with more than 100 videos
created by the artists. Institutions displaying media art and media theory
researchers also hold a prominent place in the database. For further
information on the concept of database: http://www2.hu-berlin.de/grau/ click
The web interface allows the artists, researchers and institutions to post
the information themselves, so that gradually an elaborate information
network and communication platform grows. Since the database is in the
first phase of being available to the public, you are encouraged to check
the site frequently over the coming months and watch the growth of this new
web-based research instrument.
Complementary research: Oliver Grau: Virtual Art: From Illusion to
Immersion, Cambridge/Mass. MIT-Press 2003.
Database of Virtual Art
DIRECTION, SCIENTIFIC CONCEPT AND ARTISTS NETWORK
Dr. Oliver Grau
TECHNICAL CONCEPT AND DATABASE
Christian Berndt, M.A.
VIDEO DOCUMENTATION, PRODUCTION AND EDITING
EDITING AND ARTISTS NETWORK COMMUNICATION
Anne Peterok, M.A.
COORDINATION WITH MUSEUMS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
Wendy Jo Coones, M.Ed.
FOUNDING ARTIST MEMBERS u.a.: Christa Sommerer/Laurent Mignonneau, Paul
Sermon, Charlotte Davies, Ken Goldberg, Daniela Alina Plewe, Agnes Hegedüs.
Maurice Benayoun, Suzanne Anker, Zoe Beloff, Eduardo Kac, Michael Naimark,
George Legrady, Jeffrey Shaw, Jill Scott, Bernd Lintermann, Monika
Fleischmann/Wolfgang Strauss, Reiner Strasser, Lev Manovich, Jaron Lanier,
Seiko Mikami, Louis Bec, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Knowbotic Research, Myron
Krueger, Luc Courchesne, Thomas Ray, Nell Tenhaaf, Karl Sims, Joel Slayton,
Bill Seaman, Margaret Dolinsky, Jack Ox, Jane Prophet, Ulrike Gabriel, Lynn
Hershman, Jean Michel Bruyer, Chris Hales, Roy Ascott, Seiko Mikami, Jean
Baptist Barriere, Dan Sandin, Kaeko Murata, Marikki Hakola, Simon Penny,
Fabricators, Yanis Melanitis, Toni Dove, Jon McCormack, Steven Schkolne,
Victoria Vesna, Paul Yuxweluptun, Pam Skelton, Kenneth Rinaldo, Matt
Mullican, Rebecca Allen, Simon Biggs, Andrea Zapp . . .
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