Allusions or: Histo/Reconstruction
Works by | C J Yeh, carlos katastrofsky, Codemanipulator, Denis Santelli, Eva Schindling (evsc), Greg J. Smith, Luca Leggero, Reynald Drouhin, Valery Grancher, Vuk Cosic | Curated by | _____fratha__ | Opening | 6 December 2007
Where is the exact date of birth of Internet-based Art: In 1994, when the Netscape Navigator and the Internet Explorer opened the first windows to the World Wide Web? In the mid-1980ies, when the first commercial computer networks where published? In the 1950/60ies, when the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) became first interested in networks supporting a number of scientists?
The history of art in the context of New Technologies and Media is, of course, and has to be, related to a history of the technological development of our society. All those key dates are, beyond doubt, single steps in the process of what nowadays is widely understood as (New) Media Art. But, this way of writing history must be mutually related to the history of art, too: Repetitions, re-enactments, re-productions as well as the re-questioning of aspects of form and content are the main strategies of producing art in the 20th century and those strategies do not differ so much from the strategies of technologists and scientists…
—tags: ephemeral, history, netculture, real-space, video