Since 1999 Zeitgenossen have been focusing on
creating individual components to identify the
contours of a topic that has long characterized
human thought in the field of philosophy: What is
a human being? These projects are summarized
into a web trilogy. The external framework of the
trilogy is a time axis leading from the present of
the Binary Art Site to the future of the Outer Space
IP and into the past of Phantasma. The Binary Art
Site juggles with the synchronous linking of visual
images, texts, and sounds. All together it is about
the form of inner tranquility that evolves when
one’s own sensitivities are no longer shocking.
Outer Space IP shows preliminary efforts at
integrating voices into linked visual spaces. It
focuses on human disorientation in a hermetic
environment supported by technological
feasibility. Phantasma is based on a homogeneous
surface that leads into contiguous voice rooms.
(Insufficient) obedience is treated as a central
motif of human action.
a web trilogy (1999 – 2005)
Ursula Hentschlägercommunications scholar and author, has been involved in interdisciplinary works since 1990 in the fields of media theory and literature (e.g., Lost & Found, 2001). Since 1982 ZELKO WIENER has been involved in media art projects in the fields of telecommunication (“Biennale di Venezia,” 1986), audiovisual composition (“Ars Electronica,” 1990), and digital image worlds (“(A)WAY,” 1998).
Zelko Wienerhas been involved in media art projects in the fields of telecommunication (“Biennale di Venezia,“ 1986), audiovisual composition (“Ars Electronica,” 1990), and digital image worlds (“(A)WAY,” 1998).
Both artists founded Zeitgenossen in 1999 as an independent artist duo concentrating on the development of web projects. www.zeitgenossen.com won two prizes and has been shown in the United States, South America, and Europe.