Cross- & Countermedia

Cross- & Countermedia

The internet and digital tools make new, interactive forms of storytelling possible. The objective is to obtain an oversight of the diversity of crossmedia and interactive projects and also to examine the political potential of digital technologies. The political potential of digital technologies is also described and scrutinised in seminars conducted by Nicole Wolf and Susan Schuppli at Goldsmiths University in London and others. Under the slogan Tools for the Next Revolution, the artist duo Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud are developing IT strategies, for instance to circumvent online censorship and to network suppressed minorities. The two projects Lazarus-Mirages by Patric Jean and Points of View by Zohar Kfir illustrate new crossmedial application formats, and refer to the theme of counter media.

16:45 – 17:15
Padagogics of critical film and media art at Goldsmiths University of London
The seminars presented here in exemplary form work with media/theory while similarly valuing creative practice as well as ethnography as essential research methods. Furthermore, the ambition set towards the production of knowledge, that takes place within theory and practice, is for it to be intervening and transforming. An ambition which is particularly needed, and challenged, within the current neoliberal conditions of higher education. 

Susan Schuppli (GB)
is a media artist and writer. She is Deputy Director of the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London. She works on the evidential materiality of violence.

Nicole Wolf (DE/GB)
has a background in anthropology and film. She is interested in the many varied forms documentary practice and political cinema can take.

17:15 – 17:45
Tools for the next Revolution
The artist duo will give an insight into the work they have been doing in recent years and examine the question of ownership and control conditions of modern technologies. 

Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud* (CH/DE) EMARE
Since the year 2000, they have been involved in participative community projects that subversively use modern technologies to make it possible to gain access to and render visible sensitive data.

*Their work developed in Australia under an EMARE grant is presented in the exhibition .move ON.

18:00 – 18:30
Lazarus-Mirages
The highly political transmedial project Lazarus-Mirages (2012) deals with paranormal phenomena, pseudo-sciences and media manipulation. It comprises a web documentation, a blog and a theatrical performance.

Patric Jean (FR)
makes documentary films, works on art projects and presents a regular Hackathon in Dakar for francophone countries. In his projects, he advocates social and gender-specific equality.

18:30 – 19:00
Points of View
Points of View is an ongoing interactive web documentary based on video footage shot by Palestinians working with B’Tselem’s Camera Distribution Project. It offers an intimate and situated look at life under the Israeli occupation. Points of View aims to increase exposure to B’tslem’s important and unique project through the creation of a map based interactive documentary that both situates the footage in its location of origin and creates new narrative threads of meaning from the stories that emerge.

Zohar Kfir (IL/CA)
is a media artist working with experimental video, interactive art and installation. Zohar has shown her work internationally in prominent galleries and video festivals.

Saturday 10. 10. 16:45
Riebeckplatz 9, Halle (Saale)