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EIKON #107

EIKON #107

Artists | Sophie Calle | Ivana Ivkovic | Tillman Kaiser | Marielis Seyler | Valter Ventura |

Carl Aigner | Thomas Ballhausen | Pia Draskovits | Nela Eggenberger | Carla Susanne Erdmann | Elisabeth Falkensteiner | Andrea Gnam | Nikolaus Kratzer | Peter Kunitzky | Bettina Landl | Katharina Manojlović | Ulrike Matzer | Günther Oberhollenzer | Natalija Paunić | Gerald Piffl | Veronica Rudorfer | Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir | Erik Vroons | Vitus Weh

Languages | German / English
Dimensions | 
280 x 210 mm
ISBN | 978-3-904083-00-3
100 pages

Price: € 15,00 (incl. 10% VAT)

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Tillman Kaiser | Vitus Weh
Valter Ventura | Pia Draskovits
Ivana Ivković | Natalija Paunić
Sophie Calle | Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir
Marielis Seyler | Carl Aigner


Kai Trausenegger. Homunculus—Elisabeth Falkensteiner


Dance of Death: Photographs from the SpallArt Collection—Nikolaus Kratzer

IN FOCUS: 40 Years of Ars Electronica

From Vision to Institution—Nela Eggenberger
Artificial Intelligence Glossary


30 Years of FLUSS—alien productions


Fashion Moments. Women Photographers in Focus | Ulrike Matzer
Moving/Image. An Exploration of Film and Photography | Carla Susanne Erdmann
Dominic Hawgood. Casting Out the Self | Erik Vroons
Foto.Buch.Kunst | Gerald Piffl
Renate Bertlmann. Hier ruht meine Zärtlichkeit—Heinz Cibulka. bin ich schon ein bild? | Veronika Rudorfer
Clemes Fürtler. Image Machine | Günther Oberhollenzer


with Marina Paulenka


August Eriksson—Circling the Mountain


Claudia Larcher: Rooms | Bettina Landl
Franziska Kunze: Opake Fotografien | Peter Kunitzky
André Gunthert: Das geteilte Bild | Nela Eggenberger
Salvatore Vitale: How to secure a country | Katharina Manojlović
Katharina Gruzei: Bodies of work | Andrea Gnam
Hannah Darabi: Enghelab street. A revolution through books | Thomas Ballhausen


Due to the historic events of 1969, that year is currently receiving a great deal of attention from the media: in July the first manned moon landing is achieved with Apollo 11, in August the Woodstock Music and Art Festival sets a historic counterpart to the war being conducted by the US in Vietnam, while a few days earlier California and the entire world are shocked by the murders conducted by the Manson family. With all this, it is perhaps not really surprising that another event, at first sight unspectacular, goes totally unnoticed by the public: in October 1969 four computers in different localities are interconnected, for the first time enabling a decentralized network and creating the Arpanet, the predecessor of today’s Internet.
For a very few people in Linz, however, this networking experiment in the US was not unknown, and that is how it comes about that in the very first year of successful data exchange, in Linz the Ars Electronica is born in the form of a festival; and, mark you, this is at a time when all the subsequent developments, the growth of the World Wide Web, the interconnection of the entire globe and, as a result, the utterly different everyday lives of people, can not yet even be predicted! On the occasion of the 40th birthday of Ars Electronica, EIKON met up with Gerfried Stocker, the artistic director of the institution, for a detailed conversation, in which he shares the origins of a great vision, emphasizes the incredible relevance of media art and shows what can be learned from it for today’s society – to be read in “In Focus.”

Nela Eggenberger
for EIKON, September 2019

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