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January 2006
Gerfried Stocker in a conversation with Helga Schager
ZEITGENOSSEN: The Self-Evidence of Transgressing Boundaries.
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The visual world of the TITANS also harks back to the history of civilisation and mythology, again describing precisely the point where things merge and give rise to something new. The two created busts for the façade of the Ars Electronica Center, gave them textures and thus clearly indicated, by way of a symbol, that this was about a link between us humans and a digital world which – in spite of or precisely because of the subject matter – is constructed and not an act of providence. Many people passing by might not even know they are looking at Titans. However, what they perceive very quickly is the confrontation between humanity and technology.

Ursula Hentschlaeger and Zelko Wiener thematise the changes caused by the new media in our relationships as they pertain to communication and perception, using them as tools at the same time. They act as mediators between the digital and real worlds, so they deserve to be considered media artists in the best sense of the word. The broad scope and variety of skills they embrace ranges from art to media work and to engagement with media theory. The most interesting aspect of their work is the almost insolent self-evidence of transgressing boundaries.










Gerfried Stocker is Artistic Director of Ars Electronica and Helga Schager is editor of the Austrian Radio Journal SpaceFem FM.
Their conversation took place in December 2005.
Further extracts may be found in the CD series ”Listen to the Female Artist”, # 15, ISBN: 3-901815-35-X
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