ARTISTIC BOKEH: Surveillance Documentation
Addie Wagenknecht (USA) & Stefan Hechenberger
ARTISTIC BOKEH: Surveillance Documentation
Date: Jul 04 to Nov 24, daily 10-22:00
Venues: ARTISTIC BOKEH, Electric Avenue and MuseumsQuartier Wien
THE CULTURE OF SURVEILLANCE AND THE POETICS OF OBSERVATION TECHNOLOGIES
part of the exhibition "faceless"
Surveillance work can be challenging - according to the U.S. Department of Labor it includes stress, danger, confrontations with angry or upset individuals, physical discomfort, lethal hazards, fieldwork in high crime areas, monotony, constant alertness to threatening situations, irregular hours, and a heavy toll on private life, among other risks. The surveillance worker has to possess "great self-discipline to control unproductive ethical impulses to look away" since the "humanity of the surveillance worker has always been a weakness of surveillance systems" (Maxwell, 2005). Who are those people and employees observing us in all possible situations of our lives? Surveillance workers are "in reality, reflexive and knowledgeable social actors, involved in a variety of sense and decision making activities" (Ball, 2005), though they are people with diverse backgrounds and individual biographies that are rarely recorded and often disregarded in history.
(1) Artistic Bokeh Showroom: Documenting Surveillance
Date: Wed, Jul 3 (opening with the Faceless exhibition)
Venue: ARTISTIC BOKEH, Electric Avenue
The exhibition-booth of the initiative "artistic bokeh" features an abandoned surveillance room showing displaying leftovers of an active operation - even the technology is still in working condition. The work environment, the tools and individual (personal) items of the surveyor produce different narratives of what might have happened, while at the same time showing small but significant flaws in the story. The technology and the devices used might not fit together from their times - what might look as flaws in the staging at first sight unfolds as an act of distortion of history, which represents a meta-narration forcing a critical observation of facts and fiction.
(2) >Asymmetric Love Nr. 2<
viewable from July 2013
The installation >Asymmetric Love Nr. 2< by Addie Wagenknecht and Stefan Hechenberger was created to mimic a familiar and comfortable iconic baroque chandelier composed out of surveillance cameras.
(3) Performance "Anonymity" by Wagenknecht and Hechenberger
Date: Wed, Jul 3, 19h
Venue: MuseumsQuartier Wien
By censoring the eyes, we censor a essential part of our expression, becoming 'faceless' and anonymous in nature. Six hundred black glasses will be distributed to the visitors opening night and documented by ARISTIC BOKEH. Addie Wagenknecht and Stefan Hechenberger developed “Anonymity” in New York in 2007, and adapted it for the opening of the exhibition FACELESS part I and part II.
Artistic Bokeh is an initiative to qualitatively explore, map and extend the electrosphere with parameters of artistic research and development. The initiative is part of the project Artistic Technology Research at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.
www.twitter.com/atechresThu, Jul 04 2013 to Sun, Nov 24 2013
frei_raum Q21 exhibition space less
Vienna Nerd Institute: Visual Beats: Creating visual stories for beginners and pros
Workshop at Raum D / Q21
Venue: Raum D / Q21
Fee: EUR 30,-
Visual Beats: Create compelling visual narratives for films, comics, and more! For beginners and pros!
With Artist-in-Residence Bonni Rambatan.
Whether you're creating an immersive ad campaign, a gag comic strip, or a horror music video, an understanding of story beats is essential to creating compelling visual narratives. In this 4-hour workshop, Bonni Rambatan, writer-artist and founder of NaoBun Project comic book agency, will take you through the process from premise to storyboard that you can then take away for your own projects.
What to expect: Understanding story structures, form, and composition in a sequential visual medium.
What to bring: Your tools of choice (pen and paper or graphics tablet and laptop), and, optionally, a story idea.
Workshop output: A shot-by-shot detailed storyboard of one scene that you can use for a filming guide or finalize into comics.
*If you are trying to get into comics, a portfolio review session will also be available after the workshop session. Bring your works!Mon, Dec 18, 2017, 18-22:00
Curated Media for #Q21vienna
Opening: Thu, May 11, 18:00
Venue: Electric Avenue, Q21
A cultural institution thrives on lively exchange. As a result, visitors and employees share social media content every day. A cooperation with Downtown Vienna presents a selection of these impressions on screen, making them easily accessible. Q21 creates a new, distinctive image consisting of many individual perspectives. The project invites people to participate in the creative process in an uncomplicated way.
Tag your content with #q21vienna!
Image: Say Say Say, Inc.ongoing, daily 10-22:00
Sep 01, 2017 to Jan 04, 2018, Tue-Sat 12-19:00
PBOWERBIRD – Animal Art
Installation der Gruppe Or-Om im Raum D
Ort: Raum D / Q21
Die Installation thematisiert die Evolution der Kunst in Inhalt und Ästhetik. Auf dem Planeten bilden sich nacheinander 3 Evolutionsstufen:
1. Stufe: Animal Art
2. Stufe: Menschliche Kunst von der Frühgeschichte bis heute in allen inhaltlichen und ästhetischen Differenzierungen
3. Stufe: Universale Allkunst (Or-Om-Kunst)* Synthese aller bisherigen Kunstformen in einem neuen universalen Zusammenhang* Manifest der Or-Om-Kunst* http://or-om.org/_wp/arttheory/manifestderor-om-kunst/ *Vollendete Kunst https://goo.gl/G4RNgD
Folder unter : http://or-om.org/animalart.pdf
PBOWERBIRD auf Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/pbowerbird/
Grundtheorie: https://goo.gl/G4RNgD01.09. bis 31.01., täglich 10-18h