Tilman Baumgärtel, Julian Weinert: Van Gogh TV’s Piazza Virtuale: The Invention of Social Media at documenta IX in 1992 (2021)

11 December 2021, dusan

Piazza virtuale by the group of artists known as Van Gogh TV was not only the biggest art project ever to appear on television, but from a contemporary point of view the project was also a forerunner of today’s social media. The ground-breaking event that took place during the 100 days of documenta IX in 1992 was an early experiment with entirely user-created content. This is the first book-length study of this largely forgotten experiment: it documents the radicality of Piazza virtuale‘s approach, the novel programme ideas and the technical innovations. It also allows, via QR codes, direct access to videos from the show, which until now have been inaccessible.”

Publisher transcript, Bielefeld, December 2021
Media Studies series, 96
Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
ISBN 3837660664, 9783837660661
231 pages

Research project website
Publisher
WorldCat

PDF, PDF

Monika Načeva: Technický já (2018)

28 February 2019, dusan

“Technical Me”

Music by Monika Načeva, Tentato, Five and Amak Golden.
From Načeva’s album Průvan v hlavě (Aljavmjuzik, 2017).

Video directed by Petr Marek, Prague, November 2018
Written by Petr Marek and Ondřej Bauer

via MIDI LIDI

Album publisher

MP4 (31 MB, no subs)

Nam June Paik: Exposition Of Music. Electronic Television: Revisited (2009)

8 September 2016, dusan

“In 1963, Nam June Paik created a new genre of exhibition with his first solo show, The Exposition of Electronic Music-Electronic Television at Galerie Parnass in Wuppertal, West Germany. Fresh from his studies with John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen, and already a Fluxus veteran, Paik created a disorienting environment that foreshadowed much of what was to come in the 1960s: visitors, greeted at the entrance by a freshly slaughtered ox head, were not only confronted with the newness of the electronic image in Paik’s TV monitors, but also found themselves integrated into a Dadaistic installation that included prepared pianos, mechanical sound objects, record players and audio tape installations. Exposition reconstructs this landmark show.”

Texts by Nam June Paik, Susanne Neuburger, Manuela Ammer, Tomas Schmit, and interviews by Justin Hoffmann/Nam June Paik, Susanne Neuburger/Manfred Montwé (artistic collaborator during the Exposition of Music), and Susanne Rennert/Tomas Schmit (artistic collaborator during the Exposition of Music).

Edited by Susanne Neuburger
Foreword by Edelbert Koeb
Publisher Walther König, Cologne
ISBN 9783865606198, 3865606199
244 pages

Exhibition
Publisher
WorldCat

PDF (English section only, 20 MB)