Robert Adrian X

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Robert Adrian X (1935, Toronto - 2015, Vienna) was an artist producing installations, radio art and sound art works from 1957, and one of the recognized pioneer of telecommunication art. He started to work and experiment in this field already in 1979.

Adrian X organised a number of projects involving fax, slow-scan tv, amateur radio, Bulletin Board Systems etc. during the 1980s-90s. He was with different media, including installation, model-making, photography, painting, sculpture, radio and computer. His work has been included in many international exhibitions, for example at the Venice Biennale (1980, 1984), the Sydney Biennale (1986) and several times at the Ars Electronica in Linz/Austria.

In April 1995, he initiated Kunstradio On Line, the web-site of the ORF radio art programme Kunstradio and continued as webmaster of KR online until April 2000.

He moved to Vienna in 1972.


Danube Connection[edit]

Danube Connection - Electronic Communication Happening for fax, two telephone lines and a picture-phone, 1993. Download (WEBM)

Live interactive event of telecommunication between the Viennese Freihaus-Kunstlabor and Artpool Art Research Center, Budapest (organized by ZERONET / Robert Adrian X. and ARTPOOL), 8 September 1993, 6-8 p.m.
Performing: Endre Szkárosi, Paul Dutton, János Szirtes, Mia Zabelka and others.
Music: Tibor Szemző.
Speakers: Júlia Klaniczay (Artpool) and Robert Adrian X. (Freihaus Kunstlabor).
Video-sketch: György Galántai.
via Artpool

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