LIFE IN A DIGITIZED WORLDWhat is life like in an increasingly digitized world? What does it mean to look through and behind the Digital? Our work is a combinination of philosophical reflection with artistic practice. In our artistic research we design experience for the participant and
create Mixed Reality situations and produce
narrative voids (Leerstellen) for reflection, that offer space for own thoughts and consequently a feeling of
real and virtual presence.
As [Digital Media] Artists, Architects and Researchers we invent and produce interactive installations, participatory environments and public performances. Participants become Data Performers. The dispositif of the Data Performer refers to visualisation and reification of immaterial data, and to the performance of the viewer, that becomes the driving force for knowledge discovery. What is knowledge? How is access to knowledge organized? We create new knowledge by new questions and problem-solving artistic ideas. As Einstein once said, a whole new way of thinking is required for solving the problems we have created through our old way of thinking: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will get you everywhere.”
THEORY & METHODS: Artistic Research - Design Research - MOOC - Urban Intervention
TOPICS & PROJECTS: "Survey of Media Art worldwide"; "Getting Older With The Flow"; "Designing The Flow - Orchestration Of Fluid Archives" ...
AREAS: Art & Society, Art & Technology, Digital Media - Interaction Design - Interactive Processes - Media Aesthetics - Media Arts - Media Art History - Mixed Reality - Multi-Sensory-Media - Networked Environments - Physical Computing - Tangible and Contact-Free Interfaces.
Without reflexive mirroring no memory, without memory no flow of ideas. The world as metaphor visualized by performing data and poetic interactive art. Finding new connections as a reflection of [digital] life! MFWS 2013
MONIKA FLEISCHMANN & WOLFGANG STRAUSSResearch Artists Monika Fleischmann & Wolfgang Strauss work in the field of Knowledge Arts [Wissenskunst]. Their artistic research is based on two areas: to study bodily perception in interactive environments (Liquid Views); and to experiment how knowledge can be unfolded with digital media (Energie-Passagen).
In the mid-1980s Fleischmann & Strauss became co-founders of the first German Research Laboratory for Art and Technology, ART+COM in Berlin. In 1997, they established a transdisciplinary research group (MARS) at GMD - the German National Research Center for Information Technology and Fraunhofer Research Society. Most of their artistic based research is documented on netzspannung.org (video) and was supported by EU, German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and partners such as Burda Akademie (Iconic Turn, pdf), DAAD, Goethe Institute, IFA.
Fleischmann & Strauss hold a US patent (2007) for a novel interface using electrical signals of the human body for gesture based interaction (inspired by the theremin). Their artistic installations [permanent at ZKM] are intersections of architecture and performance art that create participatory environments: YOU become a data performer.
INTER-FACING THE ARCHIVE | WISSENSKÜNSTE | PERFORMING DATA
» Arsenale Venice - Premio Arte Laguna: Artists Exhibition March 2013
» Inter-Facing the Archive. The Media Art Portal netzspannung.org, (Images on Facebook),
» Netzspannung.org - the Media Art Portal online 2001-2013 (Video en)
» Performing Data - Monika Fleischmann & Wolfgang Strauss, 2011. Catalogue (en/pl) with texts by Ryszard Kluszczyński (Living between reality and virtuality), Derrick de Kerckhove (Externalizing Cosnciousness), Luca Farulli (Voices, Gestures, Contact / Voci, Gesti, Contatto), Fleischmann + Strauss (Performing Data), Opening Video | Interview Video |Laznia CCA, Gdansk, supp. by IFA .
» Wissensarchive - Online Plattformen. Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg 2008
» Wissenskünste, Museum Weserburg Bremen, 2006. Introduction by Söke Dinkla: Von der Medienkunst zur Wissenskunst.
» 2013 Arte Laguna Prize - Venice, Italy, Finalist
» 2010 Landmark Winner of Germany - Land of Ideas - Netzspannung.org, PR, nsp at ZKM
» 2009 German Design Award - Medienfluss Browser / Media Flow Installation (nominated)
» 2007 Three projects awarded as "100 groundbreaking products of the future" by Theodor W. Hänsch, Nobel Prize winning physicist - Semantic Map, PointScreen, Interactive Poster
» 2007 IF Communication Design Award, Germany - Media Flow Installation (PR)
» 2007 Landmark Winner of Germany, Land of Ideas - eCulture Factory.de (PR)
» 2005 Audience Award - Medida-Prix of Germany, Austria, Switzerland - Medienkunst lernen |netzspannung.org/learning
» 2005 IF Communication Design Award, Germany - Energie-Passagen (PR)
» 2005 Internationaler Medienkunstpreis (Denkbilder / Art&Science), des SWR Baden Baden & ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany - netzspannung.org with Semantic Map)
» 1992 Golden Nica of Prix Ars Electronica, Austria - Home of the Brain (Video)
CONTEXT* Raumlabor of ART + COM, Berlin
* MARS - Interactive Experience Lab at GMD Institute Media Communication, Sankt Augustin
* Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Information Systems, Sankt Augustin
* Digital Media and Media Theory at University Bremen & University of Applied Sciences
* Media Aesthetic and HCI at University Siegen
* Interactive Art at Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar/University of art and design
* Media Art at Kunsthochschule Kassel
* eCulture Factory - Impetus & Transfer Lab for eCulture, Bremen
* Netzspannung.org - media art platform and web-based archive to learn, find, explore & participate with knowledge discovery tools.
* Aufsichtsratsmitglied, Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin (KBB)
* Programmbeirat, Haus der Kulturen der Welt
* ERC Panel - Culture and Cultural Production SH5
* MIMA ART Board | MIMA University
* Medienwerk NRW (pdf) & other international art & academic networks
CONTEXT ART & DESIGN
CONTEXT MEDIA & SOCIAL MEDIAAbout MF + WS on Wikipedia | about MARS Exploratory Lab |MARS Showroom Video |Performing Data Video + Catalog |Documented Projects (1987-2009) |Media Flow-Browser of netzspannung.org |Youtube Videos |Images of works |Reviews |Evaluation |Facebook MF+WS | FACEBOOK | |Linkedin MF+WS |Google Plus |Scoop.it - Curation Magazine |Pinterest
ACADEMIAAcademia.edu MF+WS | Google Scholar MF+WS |Slideshare |ResearchGate.net MF+WS | Worldcat MF+WS | Prof. for Media Art Theory | Member of MIMA ART Board | MIMA University »more
REFERENCES* References, Works, Artistic Based Research, Publications, Innovative Formats
* Workshops: Interactive Media Art, Inventor and Multi-Sensory Interface
* Conferences: International e.g. CAST01 - Living in Mixed Realities or eCulture Trends
* Tools for the Art of Tomorrow, Art and Entertainment, Public Performance.
* Videos on Youtube: eCulture Factory - Fleischmann + Strauss
* Papers on Academia.edu: Monika Fleischmann + Wolfgang Strauss
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