At transmediale 2012 The Joshua Light Show presents its light projections for the first time in Europe since the 1960s. Tonight JLS are joined by the band Supersilent and the guitarist Stian Westerhus from Norway.
With Manuel Göttsching, Oneohtrix Point Never and Supersilent with Stian Westerhus.
At the centre of the performance programme is the legendary Joshua Light Show, who in the 1960s appeared at the New York Fillmore East club alongside Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. Originally working with an entire arsenal of film-, overhead-, and slide-projectors, colour wheels and various light-producing and reflecting objects, founder Joshua White will, after a long break, perform again in a setting which combines analogue with modern digital projection techniques. As part of transmediale, and in cooperation with CTM.12 – Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Arts, a series of collaborations with musicians will be initiated, bringing together analogue and digital sound-production, and featuring exponents of so-called “hauntology pop”.
Satellite, As Long As It Is Aiming At The Sky enters the Los Angeles-based Iranian satellite television stations during their live phone-in programmes. The video follows telephone conversations between hosts and audiences (mostly living inside Iran), where personal, social and political issues are being discussed.
Television in two senses, both as technical instrument of image transmission, and as metaphor for communication over great distances... more With works by Raphael Montañez Ortiz, eteam, Babak Afrassiabi & Nasrin Tabatabai, Walid Mattar, Basma Al Sharif and Stefan Zeyen.
From the look of it the black external hard drive placed on the plinth is recognisable as an object ofdesire sold at media stores all over the world. Its cool minimalist aesthetic invokes the authority of technology. It is a black box that efficiently and securely protects what is inside.
If net art is cashing in on the utopian promise of video art, what dream does net art have left for itself? Has it come full circle? Is net.art now at its end? And is it true what the net art veteran Mark Amerika proclaims via Twitter, that "video is the new net art"?