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Sparwasser Hq

Offensive für zeitgenössische Kunst und Kommunikation
Torstrasse 161
10115 Berlin Mitte
Telefon 0174-2577729
Öffnungszeiten: Mi -Fr 16-19 Uhr, Sa 14-18 Uhr
aktuelle Ausstellung / current exhibition
vorausgegangene Ausstellung / previous exhibition

Mi-Fr 16.-19., Sa 14-18
Erweitete Eröffnungszeiten wärend art forum berlin 2007:
Samstag, 29. Sept. 18 - 22 Uhr + Dienstag, 2 Oct 2007 18-22 Uhr

13.10. - 10.11. 2007

I know the World 2

Tamar Guimaraes, Tanja N. Paulsen/ Grete Aagaard (Künstler-in-Residence Oktober-November) Tommy Stöeckel


Eröffnung Freitag 12. Oktober um 19 Uhr


Tuesday, October 9th at 8 PM

Russell Martin: on the new project Artelier

Visual artist Russell Martin will be talking about his work with Artquest, the advice and information service for London-based visual artists and craftspeople. Of particular interest is Artquest's forthcoming Artelier project, a website for artists to arrange peer-to-peer temporary international studio swaps, to launch in winter 2007/2008. Access to Artelier is available through email invitation by Artquest's partners - including Sparwasser HQ and around 30 other international artist run galleries, studio groups and organisations, in Berlin, Madrid, Copenhagen, Australia, London, Budapest, Ljubljana, Warsaw, Bucharest, Turin, Istanbul, Rome and around the rest of the world. Once a member, any visual artist can invite their friends and colleagues to take part, mirroring established social networking sites but following up these links with real-life visits to art scenes around the world.




Today Heute,
Tuesday, October 30., at 20:00

in Sparwasser HQ, Torstrasse 161, (U8-Rosenthaler Platz) Berlin

presentation and video screening  - in English

Artistic Archive as the Paradigm of New Media Art 

Talk by Narvika Bovcon and Ales Vaupotic

The talk will present some views of how to construct an artstic new media archive nowadays. The argument will be based on two examples of interactive artistic archives produced by Narvika Bovcon and Ales Vaupotiã.



CD-ROM installation, 2003

   The artistic project VideoSpace establishes a new media entering into the synchronous presentation of the author's history of creativity in artistic media. It is a virtual three-dimensional space in which particular artistic projects are set in spatial and conceptual relations. It represents a type of archive that declines the accumulation of artefacts in chronological developing series; instead it offers the spectator to enter or better to submerge into a new reality, constructed exclusively from the codification of relations between the concepts of particular projects. Since these relations are codified and anchored in the spatial relations of the virtual reality, the spectator's trajectory through VideoSpace is not drawn in time of experiencing but rather in the dramaturgy of space, which thereby enacts the first level of the internal spectator - it modifies the spectator's view and perception of the art work.

Mouseion Serapeion ­ smart video archive

Internet installation, 2004-

Contains more than 100 video works by students of Academy of Fine Art and Design, University of Ljubljana, it is being updated constantly with new works.

 Our archive Mouseion Serapeion adapts to each user in turn through manipulation of a simple algorithm, some kind of artificial intelligence. (Actually, these are generic groups of users since we are not interested in the individuality of a subject in the hermeneutical circle but instead we are interested in the regular construction of the socio-historically specific identities). Thus two things happen: on one hand the archive is constructed in the way most suitable for each particular user - the meaning evolves by the movements through the archive, in the constellations of elements specific to each user -, on the other hand it is important that although the access to any element of the archive is not blocked, the effect of the individually created constellations of the archive suggests the atmosphere of closing up or restriction. The archive appears to be closing despite the fact that there are no actual restrictions at browsing; this however can be explained through Foucalt's concept of Power-Knowledge, so often being misinterpreted by the theoricians as simply restrictive.


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