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Kurt, Hofstetter

EIKON publications

EIKON Zeitschrift
#64 (November 2008)

Languages | german / english
Format | 210 x 280 mm
ISBN | 978-3-902250-42-1
96 pages


Biography

born on July 16th, 1959 in Linz, media artist, living and working in Vienna.

artistic domains:
concepts, sound-compositions, mathematical reflections, media installations in public space, sound- ,light-, computer-, video-, internet- and time sculptures,

MEDIA INSTALLATIONS (selection)
2009, single field @ La Biennale di Venezia 2009, Venezia
2009, CIRCUM C @ User II, ZKM, Karlsruhe
2008, CIRCUM C @ International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville (Biacs3), CAAC, Seville
2008, Time De Lux @ ZeitRaumZeit Ausstellung, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
2008, Dreikugelskulptur N.I.C. für Dreieinigkeitsbauwerk Kurt @ Am Puls der Stadt - Ausstellung, Wien Museum, Vienna
2008, ZART - cantata moebius @ first release, Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation, Vienna
2007, SPACING TIME | solstice 2007 @ paraflows 07, MAK-CAT Flakturm Arenbergpark, Vienna
2007, single field - installation @ Landpartie 2, Unter-Oberndorf, NÖ - Austria
2007, RAUMKUSS - light/sound installation , Forum Experimenteller Architektur / MQ, Vienna
2007, TWILIGHT PENDULUM - space installation, TENT Witte de With / IFFR exhibition, Rotterdam
2006, TIME DE LUX, Medienkunstlabor - Kunsthaus Graz, Graz
2006, TWILIGHT PENDULUM - sculpture, ZKM - Museum for Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe
2005, X-tense images - FTE-, CLP - sculptures, KIT - Future Design Institute, Tokyo
2005, the 'Complementary Light Pendulum' sculpture, XI. Triennale India, New Delhi
2004, ‘c light pendula’ www-client, http://www.sunpendulum.at/clp
2003, ‘pupillen sind keine schwarzen löcher’, Gasometer - G-town Vienna, Vienna
2002, ‘facing time eyes’ www-client, http://www.sunpendulum.at/fte
2001, ‘facing time eyes’ halftime installation, look around, Medienwerkstatt Wien, Vienna
2000, ‘as time goes b-eye’, sunpendulum reflection, Egyptian Embassy, Vienna
1999, ‘lips pendulum’, ‘complementary light pendulum’ personale II=0, Echoraum, Vienna
1998, ’moments in communication’, Sarajevska Zima / internat. art festival, Sarajevo
1997, ‘die Zeit pendelt durch den Raum’, Arbeit Buch Wissenschaft, Arbeiterkammer, Vienna
1997, ‘the smile that you send out returns to you’, TopCall, stock market, Vienna
1996, ‘moments underway’, art cards in Euro-City trains, Europe
1996, ‘moving moments @ pendel’, "Schrägspuren" - international video festival, Klagenfurt
1996, ‘moving moments @ pendel’, 100 Years Cinema, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
1996, ‘moving moments @ pendel’, internat. Festival - Media Scape 4, Zagreb
1992, 'time-eye’, Im Augenblick, Haus Wittgenstein/Thurn&Taxis, Vienna/Bregenz
1991, ‘Explosion – Inplusion’, light installation, Skala, Vienna
1990, ‘Samples & Pictures’ in HPC, Industry 90, fair area - Hannover, Hannover
1989, ‘Hofstetter Pendulum Clockwork’ (HPC), World Tech Vienna, Austria Center Vienna, Vienna

PERMANENT MEDIA INSTALLATIONS IN PUBLIC SPACE
2006, sunpendulum time-eye of the Marshall Islands, College of the Marshall Islands - RMI, Majuro
2005, sunpendulum time-eye of Tokyo, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Tokyo
2004, sunpendulum time-eye of Kolkata, Jadavpur University Kolkata, Kolkata
2003, sunpendulum time-eye of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
2002, sunpendulum time-eye of Dubai, Zayed University Dubai - United Arab Emirates, Dubai
2001, sunpendulum time-eye of the Azores, Universidade dos Acores - Portugal, Angra do Heroismo
2000, sunpendulum time-eye of Ensenada, Universidad de Baja California - Mexico, Ensenada
2000, sunpendulum time-eye of New Orleans, University of New Orleans, New Orleans
2000, sunpendulum time-eye of Cairo, Ain Shams University Cairo, Cairo
1999, sunpendulum time-eye of Granada, Universidad de Granada - Spain, Granada
1999, sunpendulum time-eye of Bermuda, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, Bermuda
1999, sunpendulum time-eye of Hawaii, Maui High Performance Computing Center, Maui / Hawaii
1994, one moment of time, railway station "Vienna South", Vienna
1993, planet of the commuters with the 3 time-moons, rail & sub station "Landstraße - Vienna Middle", Vienna

EXPERIMENTAL ART VIDEOS with Barbara Doser - PARALLEL MEDIA
- videography (selection)
2008, 'zart_A', mini DV, b&w, 9 min, experimental
2007, 'dream'sdreams', mini DV, b&w, 13 min, experimental
2006, 'ORDER-RE-ORDER', mini DV, b&w, 7 min, experimental
2006, 'XXLux', mini DV, b&w, 37 min, experimental
2005, 'you breathe life into my bosom, Oleander', mini DV, b&w, 10 min, experimental
2003, 'SUNPENDULUM by Hofstetter Kurt', mini DV, colour, 16 min, project video
2002, 'facing time. parallel in an orbit', mini DV, b&w, 12:12 min, experimental
2001, 'runtime one', mini DV, b&w, 4:40 min, experimental
1998, 'SUNPENDULUM by Hofstetter Kurt', mini DV, colour, 16 min, project video
1995, 'crossover', HI8, colour 7:15 min, experimental | music
- videography with Barbara Doser & Norbert Math:
1995, 'Mreza/Netz - a memory of the live event in Vienna', HI8, 20 min, colour and b&w, pal, stereo, documentary | music

MUSIC COMPOSITIONS (selection):
------- based on parallelism and circulation --------
1976, 'Allee' - composition for two guitars / 'ALLEE - base cut'
version - 00 recorded in Ottensheim with Gary Danner / Slumberland Palace Band (1974-1978)
version - 01 recorded 1987 in Vienna, since 1987 samples used in sound designs
1987, 'yumacowimi', 1', media: synthesizer, recorded in Vienna
1989, 'Konzert für Kleiderhaken', 6' 08", media: sampling keyboard, recorded in Vienna
1991, 'planet of time', 55", media: sampling keyboard / guitars / computer, recorded in Vienna
music for artvideo "planet of the commuters with the 3 time-moons" by Hofstetter Kurt
1994, 'message to belgrade', 2' 16", media: sampling keyboard / e-violine, recorded in Vienna with Mia Zabelka
on air: OE1 kunstradio / Radio B92 Belgrade
1995, 'cmpc', 41' 42", media: sampling / computer / electronics, by Hofstetter Kurt & Norbert Math
artradio live event: "changing messages parallel crossover" by Hofstetter Kurt & Norbert Math / on air : ORF Ö1 Kunstradio / Radio Sarajevo
1995, 'crossover', 7' 15", media: sampling keyboard / computer / electronics, recorded in Vienna
music for experimental artvideo "crossover" by Barbara Doser & Hofstetter Kurt
1997, 'luminers call', 27' 15", media: sampling / computer / electronics, recorded in Vienna
music media performance: "luminers call - date 1" by Barbara Doser & Hofstetter Kurt, European Cultural Month - Ljubljana, SK
------- based on "Möbius-sounds" --------
"Möbius-sounds" created by Hofstetter Kurt are sound units generated by two parallel sound tracks so that being played forwards and backwards sound identical - a simply temporal version of the spatial principle of the Möbius strip
2001, 'runtime one', 4' 40", media: sampling / computer / electronics
music for experimental artvideo : "runtime one" by Barbara Doser & Hofstetter Kurt / PARALLEL MEDIA
2001, 'for barbara', 43", media: computer / electronics
2002, 'sarajevo-moebius-loops', 1', media: computer / electronics, piece for radiotopia @ Ars Electronica 2002
2002, 'belgrade-cafke-moebius-memory-1', 1', media: computer / electronics, piece for radiotopia @ Ars Electronica 2002
2002, 'moebius-yaomi-1', 1', media: computer / electronics
2004, 'even odd even', 7' 30", media: sampling / computer / electronics, arranged by Barbara Doser
music for experimental artvideo "even odd even" by Barbara Doser
2005, 'you breathe life into my bosom, Oleander', 10', media: sampling / computer / electronics
music for experimental artvideo "you breathe life into my bosom, Oleander" by PARALLEL MEDIA
2006, 'ORDER-RE-ORDER', 7', media: sampling / computer / electronics
music for experimental artvideo "ORDER-RE-ORDER" by PARALLEL MEDIA
2007, 'dream'sdreams', 13', media: sampling / computer / electronics
music for experimental artvideo "dream'sdreams" by PARALLEL MEDIA
2008, 'zart - a moebiuscantate', 33', media: sampling / computer / electronics
premiere @ Kiesler Stiftung Vienna , April 29th, 2008
2008, ZART - a cantata moebius @ first release, Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation, Vienna
2008, ZART - a cantata moebius @ die lange Nacht der Tonspur, MuseumsQuarter / Arena 21, Vienna
2008, ZART - a cantata moebius @ ZeitRaumZeit Ausstellung - event, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
2008, ZART - a cantata moebius @ Kunstradio, OE1 - ORF , Vienna

VIDEO-, SOUND- & PROJECT PRESENTATIONS in more than 30 countries

WORKSHOPS / SYMPOSIA / LECTURES (selection)
2007, lecture ‘media art installations in public space’, Webster University Vienna / Art Department, Vienna
2006, lecture ‘Moebius Sounds’, Vienna University of Music / Institute of Music Theory, Vienna
2005, lecture ‘Sunpendulum - artistic intentions’, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Kanazawa
2003, lecture ‘time ? experience’, Conference - The Unifying Aspects of Cultures, Vienna
2002, lecture ‘violence and video moments’, University of Vienna / Puplizistik, Vienna
2002, ’the Sunpendulum pavilion #2 & solar cells’, European Symposium on Solar Architecture, Vienna
2002, lecture ‘Sunpendulum - artistic details’, Zayed University Dubai, Dubai
2001, presentation ‘moebius in terms of time & sound’, Medienwerkstatt Wien, Vienna
2001, ‘artistic communication – former yugoslavia’, Museum of Modern Art – East&East split reality, Vienna
2001, workshop ‘moments in communication’, Summer Academy Ricsovary / Hungary, Ricsovary
2000, lecture ‘Sunpendulum - artistic details’, University of New Orleans, New Orleans
1999, lecture ‘the sunpendulum project’, University of Vienna / Institute for Cybernetics, Vienna
1999, workshop ‘moving moments’, Summer Academy Topolcianky / Slovakia, Topolcianky

COOPERATIONS (selection)
since 1997 'SUNPENDULUM' - architecture, research and parallel media, with the sunpendulum kernel team
2001, 'sunpendulum halftime', presentation, documentation, reflexion, with Barbara Doser / Joseph Hartmann, Museum of Applied Arts - MAK-NITE
1997, 'Luminers Call - Date 1', media performance, with Barbara Doser, European Cultural Month 1997, Ljubljana
1996, 'pendel - datapool of moments', with Ars Electronica Center, since 1996 a www-residence project / Linz
1996, 'moving moments 96', video moments exchange via InterNet, with Barbara Doser & Norbert Math, Sarajevo - Vienna
1995, 'frame 04199401.0-4', video-infrared-sound-installation, with Barbara Doser & Norbert Math, Museum of Applied Arts - MAK, Vienna
1995, 'Changing Messages Parallel Crossover', telematisches Radio-Live-Event, with Barbara Doser & Norbert Math, TRANSIT ORF-Art Radio/ Radio Sarajevo Innsbruck
1994, 'Mreza/Netz', telephone concert, with the project group Mreza/Netz in Ljubljana, Belgrade, Pula, Sarajevo, Skopje and Vienna: Remise-Vienna
1993, 'Against Violance', dance, video- and sound performance, with Zabelka, Doser, Uveric, Carneiro, Kotterer, subway station Vienna-Middle Vienna

AMONG OTHER THINGS
2002, founding member of the “II=0 / Two Congruent Zero” society.
2004, bookproject "Einen Augenblick Zeit - Parallaxe" - Verlag edition selene - ISBN 3-85266-262-1

- scientific papers @ Forum Geometricorum ISSN 1534-1178:
2008, A simple compass-only construction of the regular pentagon
2008, A simple ruler and rusty compass construction of the regular pentagon
2006, A 4-step construction of the golden ratio
2005, Division of a Segment in the Golden Section with Ruler and Rusty Compass
2004, Another 5-step Division of a Segment in the Golden Section
2003, A 5-step Division of a Segment in the Golden Section
2002, A simple construction of the Golden Section
- scientific paper @ Crux Mathematicorum ISSN: 1496-4309 (print 1706-8142):
2006, An Efficient Construction Of The Golden Section

1993, patent of the Republic of Austria for the "Hofstetter Pendulum Clockwork" - permanent installation in the Historical Museum of Vienna
1996, Brunel Award Commendation - Copenhagn - international award for the permanent media installation at the railway station "Landstraße - Vienna Middle" „planet of the commuters with the three time-moons