25.04.2003 - 27.04.2003
Annja Krautgasser's work (A,*1971) cannot be reduced to a certain
medium.Her intermedia field of work comprises digital video, CD-Rom,
installations, audiovisual live acts and the internet. Krautgasser
masterfully makes use of the manifold potentials of digital technology
to artistically devote herself to the issues of space and time under
the conditions of the digital.
In addition to video and print works, the central installation 'IP-III'
will be shown, which was created in cooperation with Rainer Mandl,
Sepp Deinhofer and Michael Aschauer. The basic idea of the net installation
is to create a space that is 'typical' for the Internet, but which
does not refer in the conventional way to geographical information
about the the online user, but is instead derived directly from
the Internet-specific code of IP numbers.
By translating the binary code of IP addresses into spatial coordinates,
a space-forming structure is generated that corresponds to a spatial
language inherent to the Internet. Through the use of online users
as spatial coordinates, the generated space is modified in real
time through the behavior of its users.
"A high degree of the power of innovation must be attributed
to the work 'IP-III', as it realizes -on the basis of a well-founded
theoretical inquiry into the spatial qualities of the Internet -a
concise visualization of user-presence on the net as a 'geo-aesthetic'
trace. Her remapping of the internet enables a deeper insight into
the positioning dynamics of the net." (Marc Ries)