technology helps to fill, to bridge ...
... to overcome the insufficiency emerging from absence
the media are not only masks mappings models depicting or simulating reality but alsomeasuring chains constructing reality
a mad acces to the world
raising and complicating the symbolic presence
in an interactive media, the work is realized/produced under the influence of the observer
the interactive work has no stable material form
it changes continually
the relation between the components -crafting image,words and sound- is continously shifting
what began with perspective _the relativization of the world by the location of the observer_
the electronic world tends to become a mere interface between inner observer and objects
and as intersection between observer and objectsthe technical world increasingly becomes the subject of artificial manipulations
by all forms of absence, leave, separation, dissapearance, interruption, withdrawal or loss
fragmentation of modern life
they have never been a place of security and intimacy
the house of antiquity was not a place of rustic comfort, but on the contrary
a place for alienation and the stake of tragedy
intimacy is something we project on "home"
we do not dwell and never did
therefore our nostalgia is a side-effect of our constant nomadizing in the big city
of our transit ports, our transfer traffic, our constant leaving and travelling on
we are doomed to an exile in the cosmos
an exile which reduces earth to a mere spaceship and matter to the carrier of inmaterial information
straddle3 plus some cut_up's from peter weibel 'new space in the electronic age' and the V2 manifesto for unstable media '