Matthias Lehnhardt


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  • Telematik Workgroup

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  • ISEA1997

    Hochschule für Bildende Künste,  Hamburg. Telematik Workgroup 97 consists of: Steven Adler, Catherine deCourten, Frank Fietzek, Jan Heise, Regan King, Karsten Korn, Matthias Lehnhardt, Matthias Mayer, Uli Winters. The Telematik Workgroup has been in existence since 1991 at the School of Fine Arts Hamburg. It is a group of students and professors coming from the areas fine art, art history, documentary and experimental film and video, typography and graphics in public media, photography and reporting media, and dialogue/computer arts. Art Projects include: Universcity TV at Ars Elektronica, Linz and the European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck, 1991. The idea of Universcity TV comes from Salvatore Vanasco. Universcity TV / Das Projekt, a three hour local network connection/television broadcast during the international symposium “Interface 1” in Hamburg 1991. Querfaelltein, Exhibition at the Kunsthaus, Hamburg 1991.  Analog and digital “Stacks dialogues” dealing with the interpretive quality of digital and photographic images. Picture Noise (Das Rauschen der Apparate): Experimental television broadcast with Northern German Broadcasting (NOR), Hamburg 1993. Artists and art critics step into the “blue” of telematics—aphasia or artistic innervation? Connect Medial: “Chat” connection between the School of Fine Arts, Hamburg and the Mediale media congress and exhibition Hamburg 1993. LivingRooms: Computer installation at “HyperCult 3”. University of Lueneburg 1991. An installation inviting guests to explore an ever changing interrelation­ship between a seemingly autistic network-play of information and their own sensory input into this system. RealFiktion nx: Presentation of the state of the “Virtual European Arts University” at the 13th World Computer con­gress (Computer and the Arts) as a series of online net­work-developed projects and as a ”hetero-medial” demonstration. Interface 3/ delicate constructions: We organized the electronic based conference “Interface 3 network” (1994-1996) for the international symposium “Interface 3”.


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  • Hamburg, DE

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