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BALLETTIKKA INTERNETTIKKA
Igor Stromajer & MC Brane 2002
(originally with website link)

In ballet’s early years, the letters of the alphabet were sometimes used as the basis for positions. Igor Stromajerbased his choreography Ballettikka Internettikka on html-codes, the language of the new era. By breaking into the Bolshoi theater in Moscow and giving a clandestine performance of his ballet Stromajer completed the clash between old and new media.

 

ACTIONIST RESPOKE
Michael Janoschek / Rüdiger Schlömer
Christian Kahl / Ralf Bresser
GERMANY 2001
(originally with website link)

‘Actionist Respoke’ is an interactive translation of the piece of the same name by ‘Mouse on Mars’. This sound software, a cross between a sequencer and a ‘Tamagotchi’ sound, puts the listener to work on the basis of a humoristic interface. But beware: this ‘audio biotope’ also leads a life of its own.

 

DAVID STILL
www.davidstill.org
GREAT-BRITAIN / THE NETHERLANDS 2001

An introduction to a candid 32-year old, British ICT specialist who has recently taken up residence in Almere, The Netherlands. Look at his photo album. Become a witness of his childhood memories. Follow his domestic life. Read his personal e-mails. Get into the skin of this ‘real life screen hero’.

 

I KNOW WHERE BRUCE LEE LIVES
www.skop.com/brucelee
Peter Mühlfriedel / Tim Büsing / Gundula Markeffsky
GERMANY 2002

This interactive online ‘Kung-Fu mixer’ makes everybody into a real VJ. On the basis of archetypical fragments from Bruce Lee films, the user is given the chance to remix images and sound elements with a mouse and keyboard. Choose from the genres ‘suspense’, ‘mystery’, ‘fight’ or ‘victory’ and create your own Martial Arts video clip!

 

[./LOGICALAND]
www.logicaland.net
Michael Aschauer / Maia Gusberti 

Sepp Deinhofer / Nik Thoenen
AUSTRIA 2002

[./logicaland], a ‘participative global simulation’ game, calls the public to manage the world. The central ‘tool’ is a menu with which factors such as industry, agriculture and technology can be manipulated. On the basis of this, the players give forecasts about the economic situation of a country resulting in the visual transformation of the world map. An idealistic game at macroeconomic level.

 

JIM PUNK
www.jimpunk.com/www.nowar.nogame.org
FRANCE 2001

Countless ‘windows’ containing all sorts of images succeed each other at a staggering pace. The force of the images creates a hypnotic, trance-like feeling. ‘Window terrorism’ as a remedy against channel-surfing neurosis and link addiction?

 

JUVENATE
cd-rom
Michelle Glaser/ Andrew Hutchison
Marie-Louise Xavier
AUSTRALIA 2001

An interactive narration about the omnipresent dualism of decay and restoration, of death and life. Baroque images of day-to-day life – reflections of a careless childhood – quietly fade into touching and gripping images of sickness and decay. A CD-rom without mouse clicks.

 

IXI-SOFTWARE
www.ixi-software.net/content/software.html
Thor Magnussen & Enrike Hurtado e.a.
DENMARK / UNITED KINGDOM 2002

Ixi-software develops applications for image and sound. This time, no literal, virtual translations of physical instruments, but visual, game-like, 3-D or graphic interfaces that can be used to design sound structures. Comes in eight variations.

 

ICH HAUS
cd-rom
Sacha Graf
SWITZERLAND 2001

A ‘panoptic radio play’ situated in a three centuries old Swiss farmstead owned by the maker’s grandparents. During the virtual tour of the house, fragments of conversations familiarize the visitor with the daily life of the residents. An intimate portrait of a house on the list for renovation.

 

Photographer: Pieter Kers; Pieter_kers@hotmail.com


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