Archive for 2006

prime numbers

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006




Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

the nabla symbol was first used by Hamilton. (more…)

birthhaus bauday

Monday, December 4th, 2006

Today the bauhaus Dessau celebrates its 80th birthday. It opened on Dec 4th 1926 as “Hochschule für Gestaltung” (before that the bauhaus resided from 1919 to 1925 in Weimar and afterwards 1932-1933 in Berlin and 1937-1938 in Chicago). The building was reconstructed over the last 10 years. The renovation is now almost finished, where an emphasis was placed on a changed color appearance of the Bauhaus.

In 2005 there was an exhibition about the wall-painting workshop of the Bauhaus at the Bauhaus Archiv in Berlin with a catalog. The catalog gives a quite good overview about Bauhaus colors and color compositions, respectively.

->images from the Bauhaus building in Dessau
->for a quick impression about the exhibition these two links-> 1,2

How sweet to be an Idiot

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

Some Monthy Python for the rest of the weekend:

-> youtube link.

Indra’s pearls

Friday, December 1st, 2006


In my last posts I was metaphoring about iterations/recursions and fractals.


go chess

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

While the chess human-computer show duell between the world champion Kramnik (human) and Deep Fritz (software) has reached its half time (more…)


Thursday, November 30th, 2006


Also if my recent obsession about nested polygons, nested documenting and nested exhibitions gets may be a bit boring and nerving (this is why iterations are nowadays done by a computer) – this post here is a short report about a foto report about an exhibition about which I was reporting in this randform exposition which was about online exhibitions in real exhibition spaces.


Mysteries in reality, In and Out of context.

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006


Ira Schneider talking about his and others works at Treffpunkt NBK/meeting point NBK (Neuer Berliner Kunstverein) on Nov. 15, 2006


At the Treffpunkt “In and out of context” Ira Schneider was showing excerpts of old and new video works, including a videowork, which is a video documentation about a current exhibition in Madrid called “First Generation: Art and the Moving Image 1963-1986” (see also here). This video documentation was finished 3 hours before his presentation at the Treffpunkt.

Hence I am reporting now about a recent real life documentation about a brand new video documentation which is about a current museum documentation about video culture in the seventies/eighties (which videos are probably documenting also all sorts of things)…. – so no wonder that this made me think about iterations/recursions and convergence/fixpoints and hence fractals which are usually sets of fixpoints…:)

Ira Schneiders documentation treasured every moment and interaction, he named almost every person in his video. His mixture of documenting the things/works and the “life around” them displayed his true wish to understand the humans involved with the objects and situations they have to deal with.

And yes – I was reminded of Prousts famous citation from La Prisonnière (1923), and I will cite it again (also if I hear already the berlinAntikitschPolice coming). Can one say that (at least) this citation is a kind of literature fixpoint (??:-O):

Le seul véritable voyage, le seul bain de Jouvence, ce ne serait pas d’aller vers de nouveaux paysages, mais d’avoir d’autres yeux, de voir l’univers avec les yeux d’un autre, de cent autres, de voir les cent univers que chacun d’eux voit, que chacun d’eux est.

The NBK – a collective for supporting Berlin artists – is hosting next to their exhibitions, lectures etc. an Artothek i.e. a “public library” to loan out artworks. You can support NBK by e.g. bying one of the Jahresgaben and – being a recurrent theme – I couldn’t resist to link to Guenther Ueckers Jahresgabe..:)

Below are some excerpts from Ira Schneiders exhibition:”Mysteries in Reality”: his installations echo (1975) and timezones (1980) (where echo was in a seperate room, as are his video works) and his contributions to the famous magazine radical software (where I recommend to read also the intro by David Ross at that link). The big hall at NBK contains also stills – or almost stills…:) : – like snow and water.






Monday, November 27th, 2006


Exhibiting net art /certain digital art etc. in a real (gallery) space is a difficult thing.


electronica and lineart

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

This is a really nice video by ljubliden for minilogue (on spreeblick today)
and the image above has nothing todo with it.