Robert Adrian X
Born 1935 in Toronto. Artist. Lives in Vienna since 1972. Produces installations, radio art and sound art works from 1957, and he's one of the recognized pioneer of telecomunication art. He started to work and experiment in this field already in 1979.
Organised a number of projects involving fax, slow-scan tv, amateur radio, Bulletin Board Systems etc. during the 80s and 90s. He has been working 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 Biennale in Venice (1980 und 1984), the Biennale in Sydney (1986) and 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 untill April 2000.
- Tilman Baumgärtel. Interview with Robert Adrian. May 1997. http://www.nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-l-9707/msg00023.html
- Towards the Origins of Radio. Robert Adrian in Conversation with Sabine Breitsameter. January 2004. http://www.swr.de/swr2/audiohyperspace/engl_version/interview/adrian.html
- Robert Adrian. Art and Telecommunication, 1979-1986: The Pioneer Years. http://telematic.walkerart.org/overview/overview_adrian.html
- more: http://web.archive.org/web/20030901131215/www.t0.or.at/~radrian/TEXTS/index.html