Unleashing Screensaver: April 6th

Posted on: April 6th, 2018 by Mary Meixner No Comments

Jana Horáková is an associate professor and a head of  Theory of Interactive Media, Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts, Brno, Czech Republic. The project Computer Graphic Re-visited was created in cooperation with Jiří Mucha as a part of his master’s thesis on Computer Graphic exhibition curated by Jiří Valoch in 1968 at Brno House of Arts. The results of his research were presented both as a scholar text, and as a simulation of the exhibition in fully immersive virtual reality. This innovative Master thesis project starts new era of the TIM studies, in which new methodologies from the field of digital humanities with focus on experimental methods will be tested within the new media art research and studies.

 

Jiří Mucha, Jana Horáková: Computer Graphic Re-visited

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High-tech reconstruction of the Computer Graphic exhibition organised at the Brno House of Arts in February 1968 by the artist, curator and theorist Jiří Valoch (b. 1946). Valoch’s exhibition was one of the first gallery presentations of computer art and the very first exhibition of this art in the so-called Eastern Bloc. It is one of the important milestones in the world history of new media art and a so-far little appreciated golden moment in local art history.

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While the exhibition project called Computer Graphic Re-visited draws on archive materials, it is not a reconstruction of the original event, rather a remake balancing between an art-history experiment and the genre of “remembering exhibitions” (Reesa Greenberg). The installation is not meant to invoke nostalgia for old machines and ´original´ artefacts. Using the technology of fully-immersive virtual reality, spread particularly in the digital games industry, it re-materialises Valoch’s futuristic creative gesture. You can visit the exhibition at the Brno House of Arts in Brno, Czech Republic between March 21st and April 22nd, 2018.

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Part of Unleashing Screensaver & Unleashing exhibitions
Apr 1 – May 31, 2018
concept & coordination: (c) merry
supported by PAF & Teachers College, Columbia University

 

 

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