Participation Artist's

September 25(Sat.) - October 6 (Wed.),1999 [Finished] 5F lobby


"net_condition" is a four-country networked event organized under the "steirischer herbst" art festival hosted by the city of Graz, the provincial capital of Steiermark, Austria. Media centers in Austria, Germany, Spain and Japan will be participating in this event. The event will be under the overall direction of Peter WEIBEL, a distinguished theoretician in the field of art and media technology and organizer of numerous projects.

The following four institutions will be organizing a number of installations and Net.art exhibitions: steirischer herbst (Graz, Austria: Peter WEIBEL); ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe, Germany: Jeffrey SHAW; MECAD (Barcelona, Spain: Claudia GIANNETTI); and NTT InterCommunication Center (Tokyo, Japan: ITO Toshiharu ).

The emergence of photo media ("The Photographic Condition") changed the art of painting, video has changed film, and digital technology has changed film and video. Now the question is: "How will the emergence of networks (the net condition) affect and change conventional media ?"

This event will link art and media centers in four cities of the world in a cross-matrix of real space and virtual space while focusing on the animation of human consciousness in the net.

The ICC event features four artists in an experiment in interactive communication and the merging of real and virtual space to create a networked heterotopia (interactive dislocation).

"However, reality consists of the co-resonance and merging of actual images and virtual images."