Deep Time of the Media - Towards an Archaeology of Technical Hearing and Seeing

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Category:
EVENT
Type:
presentation
Keywords:
art history / interface / media archaeology / science
Creation Date:
2001-06-11
Language:
English
Description:
I will address the interrelationships between the natural sciences and media concepts with respect to art with and through media, according to three modes:
- Methodologically: the concept of deep time, or palaeontology, of the media as a specific approach to media history. This includes a critical discussion of the relation between Genesis (where the concept comes from) and the development of technology/culture.
- Exemplary: discussing Giovanni Battista della Porta's and/or Athanasius Kircher's work, I attempt to clarify how modern scientific thinking and magic (poetic) thinking are interwoven.
- Artistically: in conclusion, I will present a new work of art ("Zgodlocator" by Herwig Weiser), which works like a reversed archaeology. Computer hardware is materially shattered and dissolved and becomes the playground for an intervening media praxis. (S.Z.)

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Original Title (English):
Deep Time of the Media - Towards an Archaeology of Technical Hearing and Seeing
Location:
Budapest, Francia Int├ęzet / French Institute