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EIKON # 90


EIKON # 90

Artists | Bianca Baldi | Otto Hainzl | Barbara Kapusta | Hermes Payrhuber | Christopher Williams |

Contributors | Carl Aigner | Robert Ayers | Thomas Ballhausen | Rainer Bellenbaum | Wolfgang Brückle | Katinka Fischer | Tania Hölzl | Ruth Horak  | Manisha Jothady | Peter Kunitzky | Lina Launhardt | Thomas Edlinger | Astrid Mahler | Margarida Mendes | Andreas Müller | Florian Rainer | Maria Rennhofer | Barbara Rüdiger | Susanne Schuda | Ulrich Tragatschnig

Languages | German / English
Dimensions | 280 x 210 mm
ISBN | 978-3-902250-80-3
84 page

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Content

PORTFOLIO

BIANCA BALDI | Margarida Mendes
OTTO HAINZL | Thomas Edlinger
HERMES PAYRHUBER | Andreas Müller
BARBARA KAPUSTA | Barbara Rüdiger
CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS | Robert Ayers

ARTS & STUDIES

ALL IN

IN FOCUS: WHAT YOU SHOW IS WHAT YOU GIF

ON GIF ART AS PHENOMENON | Susanne Schuda
TO GIF YOU INSPIRATION  | Susanne Schuda
FOUR BUILDING BLOCKS FOR A PSYCHOLOGY OF THE GIF  | Lina Launhardt

FORUM

PHOTOGRAPHIC ART IN THE GREEN MUSEUM. KUNST HAUS WIEN Director Bettina Leidl interviewed by Maria Rennhofer | Maria Rennhofer

EXHIBITIONS

FEMINIST AVANT-GARDE. Art of the 1970s from the VERBUND ART COLLECTION | Ruth Horak
ORI GERSHT. Forces of Nature. Video and Photographic Works | Katinka Fischer
MY BODY IS THE EVENT. Vienna Actionism and International Performance | Manisha Jothady
PIPILOTTI RIST. Come on darling, let's reorganize the media and start all over again | Tania Hölzl
DIDING. An Inside that Stays Outside? | Ulrich Tragatschnig
61st INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OBERHAUSEN | Rainer Bellenbaum

Editorial

As an internet user you’ve often seen it as a nervously blinking something that accompanies you through every virtual day: unasked, it moves on the edge of windows called up on your browser and its rapidly alternating images remind you to change your electricity provider, prevent hair loss or book your next summer holiday in Turkey. More aggressive examples seem to jump in front of your cursor and advertise in staccato style the same trendy sneakers again and again (the ones you clicked on by accident when they suddenly turned up in the middle of your monitor); and sometimes they shout with a brightly colored signal: “Congratulations! You’re a winner!” While we associate the animated GIF these days mainly with pesky advertising inserts, we tend to forget that due to its low data rate it has been used as an elementary building block of the internet since it was first invented.
Now, after a history of almost thirty years, the Graphics Interchange Format is enjoying a kind of comeback, partly favored by Web 2.0 and its associated ability to share graphic contents quicker and with fewer complications. And so, now there are special online festivals and exhibition formats that are devoted to the presentation of GIF art. That’s why for the special focus of this edition, “What You Show Is What You GIF”, Susanne Schuda and Lina Launhardt have been tracing the return of the sometimes trashy 256-color loop. There are three articles: a history of the GIF is sketched, selected art works presented and the psychology of this unconventional format explored. In addition, together with documented illustrations, there are some links to websites, where the sequences can be called up. In this sense, we wish you an entertaining visual déjà-vu,


Nela Eggenberger
and the EIKON-Team

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