"...Watching this process you may
consider this as a decay, as vanishing life, the cutting
off of self, in this case Wolf Kahlen's self, or as a ritual
death. A global weathering out on one side and a rebirth
on the other side. As we all rub off our shoulders off at
matters and at beings we live with, or come into existence
by the same instances. The artist philosophically, and this
is actually, what he has been aiming for ever since I know
him, demonstrates here the kicking-out of the ego, and the
ego out of art. The given title SELBST-LOS carries this
ambiguity: off with your ego, as an urge and: beeing without
egocentrism already as a state of beeing. The final impossibility
of total self-lessness is part of the game too...." (Peter
Wolf Kahlen is an intermedia artist,
professor at Dept. of Architecture, Technische Universität
Berlin. Born 1940, he works in photography (since 1956),
painting, drawing and printing (since 1960), video (since
1969), sound (since 1970), performance (since 1968), architecture
(since 1972), ethnological documentary video (since 1985),
as well as with all phenomena and materials including animals
and plants, all the elements. Founder of the Videoforum
Berlin (1970/71), ADA (Aktionen der Avantgarde). Architect
and Director of Ruine der Kuenste Berlin. His art works
have been shown world-wide from China to South Africa.
A IS FOR APPLE is a flash website
project that uses the hypertext linking of interactive work
to investigate a cryptography or hemeneutics of the apple.
Using an ever expanding series of associative links, the
work looks for hidden meanings, coincidences and insights
that all stem from the apple. The image of the apple leads
to references and ideas borrowing from Western Metaphysics,
popular culture, the history of cryptograhy, ideas of language
David Clark is a media artist and
filmmaker who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is the writer
and director of the feature film Maxwell's Demon (1998)
and the shorts Albert's Diner (1997), Broken Crowns (1992),
and The ILL ID and the ODD SEA (1991): His previous new
media works include the installations Chemical Vision (2000),
The Chance Encounter (1999), the CD-ROMÕs The Bones of Napier
(1997) and GaGe (1997).
"I have spent the last seven
years making making artworks for the web. This time is spent
addressing the issues around net art and the protocols of
the net as a medium. I am interested net specific works,
designed for the internet, that will use elements of html,
and java." SOUNDSCRAPER is a part of his AMORPHOSCAPES
which presents several other works that are "interactive,
generative, audio visual, digital paintings and drawings
created specifically for the internet. This interactive
art incorporates generative sounds and 3D imaging. AMORPHOSCAPES
provides a seductive, multisensory non linear and interactive
experience for the audience to immerse into."
Stanza is a Uk based artist who deals
with net art, multimedia, electronic music and painting.
Most of his work can be viewed from www.stanza.co.uk.
The Central City and Inner City are investigations into
urban structures. Other projects include Subvergence, which
subverts fragments and images from the imternet. He is a
receipient of various international prizes, including Fluxus
online first prize 2002, SeNef Online Grand Prix Korea 2002,
File Second prize Brasil 2002, Links first prize Porto 2001,
Videobrasil Sao Paulo 2001 first prize, Cynet art 2000 first
prize Dresden and Wolfsen 25 Painting first prize.
under control, hypnotic feeling"
jimpunk has participated in various international
new media festivals, including Whitney Artport:
IDEA LINE 2001, European Media Art Festival
2002, break21_6th International Festival of
Young Emerging Artists, FILE-2002 electronic
language international festival, FLUXUS -international
festival on the internet, Impakt Festival 2002,
etc. His works can been seen at www.jimpunk.com.