genre: Media Studies
time: Since 2016
tags: General Domain, Knowledgeable Audience, Media Critics, Media Politics, Media Education
Video projected on the wall, captures the projection of the text on the wall in the same room: “A thought turns into a digital code. The code transforms into the light, then reflects from the object’s surface. Refracted light, being recoded again. Then, after a while, it is released into a wall of the room.”
The Seam was installed on two devices with sound and image separately. Between the ball we hear, and the ball we see an obvious gap is revealed, the jump over is provided by the special trick that we do behind the back. Superposition of two perceptions into one object requires overcoming this abyss, which is ensured by our faith and as well by applied blindness that allows to ignore insurmountable obstacle.
At the core is message projected into a gallery space filled with objects found on the streets of Karlsruhe: abandoned household appliances, furniture, dishes, unnecessary things that were pushed out the door by the householders.
A video installation capturing the private life of artists in an atelier in Summer 2017 by the light of text projection.
This loudspeaker was installed as an intervention in the corridor of the ZKM museum and worked for two weeks. Every five minutes it reproduced the phrase: “We use your ears and your eyes now!” Five minutes is the time for a visitor to pass this corridor from one segment of the museum to the other.
A scheme of administrative structure of Karlsruhe is embroidered on a towel as an explanation, how the artistic projects are financed by the government of the city.
Media Ecology, the essence of which can be reduced to the separation between medium and content, requires the establishment of particular autonomy and brings in a political dimension to the media studies.
Media Ecology as a term was coined by media theorist Marshall McLuhan in a general and rather metaphorical sense. We redefine it more specifically as a phenomenological procedure for distinguishing media nesting. The point is that each layer of medium's content should be reflected as a pure medium in line with the Medium is a Message paradigm proposed by McLuhan.
Contemporary art as the art of contemporary creates the image of Contemporary. Due to its synthetic nature, this phantom image is possible only under the conditions of “post-medium” and therefore does not withstand a phenomenological consideration; that could be called media ecology. Media Ecology may be included in Contemporary Art as the ultimate principle of the cessation of Contemporary, actualizing the phenomenological subjectivity and through it the autonomy. Instead of becoming another platform for ideology and propaganda, art may provide examples of media discernment, a discipline whose development is not wanted by those who are interested in ideology and propaganda.
To stop Contemporary as an illusion means to get out of the infinity of production and consumption, opposing it with attention to things as they are, thereby turning to the depth of time and World.
Marika Krasina & Anton Kryvulia
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