HTML Code Choreography
01. May 2008 17.30h, FreeDom, SK_Bahon
Ursula Endlicher (AT/US),
Viera Levitt (SK/US) (moderator)
New media art in the USA + presentation of the project html_butoh - bringing human body back to data world. || Independent curator Viera Levitt and Ursula Endlicher will discuss new media art in the USA and introduce Ursula's project html_butoh, that brings the human body back to the technical world of the Internet. In this piece, Endlicher replaces the html code with movement sequences from an online video clip archive, the html-movement-library, which is available for anyone wanted to participate. Visitors to the talk and exhibit held at the new space FreeDom in Bahon, between Bratislava and Trnava, near the train station, will be guided through the process of how to submit their ideas to the database and to be part of this "global performance" piece.
Ursula Endlicher's work resides on the intersection of Internet, performance and multi-media installation, bridging the Web and physical reality. Online since 1994, her focus lies in analyzing the social, political and structural components of the WWW. Special interest goes into revealing the hidden architectures and languages of the Web, such as "html" (hypertext mark-up language), which is translated in her work into different media, visualization formats, and into choreography. She has received online commissions from New Radio and Performing Arts (Turbulence.org), and from the Whitney Museum's Artport. Her work is included in Rhizome's Artbase, and featured on Furtherfield.org. Endlicher has shown her work most recently at BM-Suma Contemporary Art Center in Istanbul, Turkey, at Quartier21/Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria, and at Upgrade! Berlin in Germany. Upcoming is a Theater/Internet Project at Theater am Neumarkt in Zürich, Switzerland. Together with Ela Kagel she runs a blog discussing net art and the questions of its curation online and in physical space. Ursula was born and raised in Vienna, and is living and working in New York since 1993.
Viera Levitt (formerly Viera Jancekova) worked as a curator in one of Slovakia's leading Contemporary Arts Museum, the Jan Koniarek Gallery located in the historic town of Trnava from. She became director of this space in 2002, as the youngest director ever in a public art museum in the Slovak Republic.
Since 1996, she has curated or co-curated more than thirty exhibitions in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, and the USA. She gave lectures or presentations about contemporary art in Bratislava, Berlin, Rotterdam, Hiroshima, New Delhi, Caracas or Providence, RI.
From January 2006, she has lived in Rhode Island, USA as an independent curator.