[ISEA2006] Artist Talk: Thom Kubli – Strategies of Behaviour in a Hybrid Space

Artist Statement

The artist presentation focuses on a selected range of my works that relate to the implications of the interweavement of flows of digital data in the urban environment. The interplay of virtuality and materiality, the strategies of urban interfaces and physical anchors in space that interrupt and transform the flows of data to let experience ‘both sides’ of an urban reality are initial elements of the selected installation works. Different aspects of spatial perception related to the use of new media like peer-to-peer systems, cell phone- and surveillance technologies as well as the experimental use of the ?old and loved? radio transmission are highlighted. While confronted with this mediating instruments the human being with its elementary needs, its rituals and ability to subversion of sovereign power always stands in the centre of attention.

  • Thom Kubli, Berlin, Germany.┬áComposer, media artist, graduated from the Academy of Media Art, Cologne; recipient of a Research Stipend at EMPAC, New York; Member of Junge Akademie, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin; and has held workshops and lectured at Goldsmiths College, London, the University of Sao Paolo, Sao Paolo, the Garage Festival, Straalsund, and the Transmediale 03, Berlin.