Meridian 17th - the Exhibition

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Meridian 17th - the Exhibition
20th November - 10th December 2000

The title of this exhibition is related to the geographical location of the Mathematical Tower. The 17th meridian crossing is marked with a stone line on the floor.

During three consecutive weeks of the exhibition dedicated to distinct domains of media, international artists will present their works. Invited artists represent various forms of media art, and use various aspects, features and strengths of technology - from digital video to virtual reality.

Ideas such as virtual reality, cyberspace, interactive art, net art, digital technologies and hypermedia will be exemplified by experimental artistic creations from around the world.

Our aim is to emphasize the various ways of extending our senses, to examine certain aspects of perceiving and interpreting information, and to explore the evolving relationship between the eyes, the mind and the technology. One of the exhibition's main objectives is to appeal to the audiences with different level of exposure and interest in the contemporary art.

With this objective in mind, some of the exhibition's installations will have an educational character, making and interactive exchange or a casual dialogue in the cyberspace possible simply by playing with the technological devices.

The original interactive media installations will make up the main part of exhibition. A core of exhibited works will have a character of attractive and absorbing visual-sound installations, making it possible for viewers to participate in the creative process by using sophisticated interfaces and new processing devices.

The exhibition will also include live performances, seminars, open discussions, meetings with artists, as well as screenings of video programs by invited curators. This program will be supplemented with works from the WRO video archives including videos awarded and non-awarded during 10 years of international WRO competition.


Herbert W. Franke (Austria/Germany)
40 Jahre Computerkunst, computer graphics

Perry Hoberman (USA)
Workaholic, installation 2000

THE MUSEUM OF WROCLAW UNIVERSITY (Mathematical Tower, lofts, Banach Hall)

Yoshiyuki Abe (Japan) & Igor Czerniawski (Poland)
Crossmodulation, installation 2000

Laurie Anderson (USA)
Handphone Table - Remembering Sound, installation 2000

Studio Azzurro (Italy)
Dove va tutta 'sta gente, glass-diptych installation 2000

Franz Fischnaller & F.A.B.R.I.cators (Italy)
Tracking the Net, installation 1999

Kirsten Johannsen (Germany)
Glasen, video object 1996

Robert Lisek (Poland)
Sspear, installation 2000

Miroslaw Rogala (Poland/USA)
Virtual Sketch #1: "One Speech/One Language", Virtual Sketch #2: "China Wall", details from DIVIDED WE STAND installation 1997-99

Paul Sermon (U.K.)
Telematic Dreaming, installation 1993

Jill Scott (Australia/Germany)
Digital Body Automata, CD-ROM installation 1997

Jeffrey Shaw (Australia/Germany)
Place Ruhr, panoramic installation 2000

Piotr Wyrzykowski (Poland)
Cyborg's Sex Manual 1.1, CD-ROM installation 1999-2000

Australian Digital

In Australia, a country the size of Europe, the "tyranny of distance" has long been a motivating factor in the high uptake of new communications and computer technologies among the Australian population. Similarly, Australian artists and cultural practitioners have been at the forefront of the international new media arts scene in exploring the potential new media offers for both the creation and presentation of new artforms. The work of artists plays a crucial role in helping map out of the creative possibilities and potentials of new media technologies which are set to transform the cultural landscape of the twenty-first century just as film and television has done in this century. As well as their work in the contemporary art arena, new media artists are increasingly being recognised as having valuable contributions to make in the scientific and commercial arenas including scientific visualisation, the design of interactive CD ROM's, entertainment games, educational programmes and websites. Leading figures in this trajectory whose work has received international acclaim include Stelarc, Jill Scott and the cyberfeminist group VNS Matrix. On Australian Digital we present four different works of australian artists: Kylie Robertson's Silent Passages, Tanami Network's Yanardilyi - Cockatoo Creek, Juvenate created by Michelle Glaser, Andrew Hutchison and Marie-Louise Xavier and Stagestruck produced by The National Institute of Dramatic Art NIDA.

NIDA National Institute of Dramatic Art (Australia)
Stagestruck, CD-ROM 1999

Tanami Network (Australia)
Yanardilyi - Cocktaoo Creek, CD-ROM 1998

Michelle Glaser (Australia)
Juvenate, CD-ROM, 2000

Kylie Robertson (Australia)
Silent Passages, CD-ROM, 2000

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