[ISEA97] Paper: George Legrady – Where does Intellectual Discourse Reside in New Media Art?


This lecture will focus on the artist’s use of cultural narratives in non-linear media and the positioning and monitoring of the viewer as an active component/extension of the artwork. Artworks to be shown will consist of two recent interactive installations that integrate complex programming to keep track of the viewer’s choice history and moves as a decisive element in the narrative process.

Recent projects include an interactive installation about Stalinist newsreels in conjunction with the Hungarian Film Institute, Budapest, Hungary; and Tracing, an interactive installation that keeps track of the audience’s movements to determine audio and visual content in the exhibition space.

  • George Legrady, U.S.A., is Professor of Electronic Media at the Merz Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany and in Conceptual Design at San Francisco State University. Recent upcoming exhibi¬≠tions include a two-museum media exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, and also in the digital media salon at the Kunsthalle in Bonn, Germany. Recent publica¬≠tions include the Artintact 3 CD-ROM published by ZKM, and the Centre Pompidou’s Realities of the Virtue! CD-ROM. During the past few years he received the New Voices, New Visions award from Voyager, a Computer Integrated Media Award from the Canada Council, and a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Fellowship.