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Future Fluxus / Urania / 29.09.2011, 19:00 - 23:00
Future Fluxus / Urania / 29.09.2011, 19:00 - 23:00
Future Fluxus - The Alternate Net We Need, And How We Can Build It Ourselves
Fokustag in der Urania

Date: THU 29.9.2011
Location: Urania, Vienna
Starting: from 7 pm, Open End, afterwards @ LABfactory –
Vienna Experimental Lounge

Title: Future Fluxus - The Alternate Net We Need, And How We Can Build It Ourselves

Subtitle: An evening about the Crisis of Media Art, The 50th Birthday of Fluxus in 2012 and The New Fight for Anonymity (Freedom Box)

Without anonymity, the human race will not be human any more.
(Eben Moglen, Personal Democracy Forum, US of America, June 2011)

Fluxus means change among other things. The Fluxus of 1992 is not the Fluxus of 1962 and if it pretends to be - then it is a fake. The real Fluxus moves out from its old center into many directions, and the paths are not easy to recognize without lining up new pieces, middle pieces and old pieces together. Dick Higgins, Fluxus artist and co-founder

Keynote Speakers – Christophe Bruno (media artist, curator, Paris); Birgitta Jonsdottier (artist, activist, Member of Icelandic Parliament, tbc), a.o.

Moderation / Concept: Leo Findeisen & Markus Zimmermann (Vienna, Austria)

The project Future Fluxus is an experiment on many layers of cultural memory. Like it should be, one should add, if it is true that, in many European countries, and since at least 1995, we have been fed back by diverse forms of online cultures that, so it is said and believed, actually, are developing 4-8 times faster than analogue cultures. Are we to be scared now?

So what, you/one might think to oneself now: We have made the machines and that is why we will know how to cherish their feedback on us.

On the conceptual layer, Markus Zimmermann and I are working on the continuous interlacing of three traditions and communities:

* preparing to make the 50th birthday of the Fluxus movement in 2012 a whole
year of seriously funny, activist and artistic online reawakening, of growing hope,
of researching the idea of "unity of art and life" for our contemporary digital environments.
Our first poster collage is positioning Yoko Ono´s glass hammer with the Google Custom
Placemark, Joseph Beuys with the TOR Logo or the Mail-Art-Emblem (downright corner) under an XKCD.com-Cartoon; please find it attached; also, Markus has made a
trailer for the kids generation on the "12 values of Fluxus",  http://bit.ly/gyvzYW
(futurefluxus.org -> the fine arts)

* preparing to raise awareness and localise discussions and implementations of the IMMI in
concrete European legislation in member countries, hopefully by infecting communications with "the arts" on a DYI tango; highlighting obstructions against it, ACTA  etc. (the European legislation -> politics)

* preparing to get designers, artists, cartoonists etc. informed so that some of them and to collaborate with programmers in the creation of new devices like the Freedom Box, s.b. Eben Moglen for a 15´minute talk you might already know (the world-wide FLOSS movement -> programming, online campaigning, device marketing)

Credits: Future Fluxus in 2011 was co-produced with Transforming Freedom.org and Nevv.org

Talk location:
Urania Eingang Turmstiege, Uraniastrasse 1, 1010 Wien

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Christophe Bruno
Christophe Bruno (born 1964) is a French artist. He began his artistic activity in 2001, influenced by the net.art movement. His thesis is that through the web, and especially through the ability to search and monitor it thoroughly by means of Google, we are heading towards a global text that among other things enables a new form of textual, semantic capitalism, which he explores in his work. His artworks include Iterature,Logo.Hallucination, The Google Adwords Happening, Human Browser, Global Artists,...
Birgitta Jonsdottier
Birgitta Jonsdottier worked as a writer, artist, activist, web developer, and designer, before becoming a member of the Icelandic Parliament in April 2009. Her website is an artistic work-in-progress starting in 1995: It is not a website of a traditional politician since Birgitta is everything but a traditional politician. Her political views are not expressed on this website since she does not think of politics as something beyond her everyday life.
Andreas Leo Findeisen
Andreas Leo Findeisen frequently calls himself a media theorist, others call him a philosopher, musician or project founder. He has been living in Vienna for 20 years, studied composition and taught aesthetics and media philosophy at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna for more than a decade. Assistant to the German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk until 2008, co-founder of interdisciplinary research projects in the arts & cultural sciences, researcher, mentor and part time co-coordinator of theviennaexperiment.org
Markus Zimmermann
Markus Zimmermann studied computer science at the Freie Universität Berlin with a particular interest in graphics and interactive media prior to moving on to study architecture in Vienna. Both areas of competence come together when parametric design is used to describe architectural as well as urbanistic propositions, the use of high definition cameras is considered a tool to dissect and reinterpret the environment or intermedia installations are displayed at museums or festivals.
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