An interpretation of a dream, this piece explores the humorous notion of an already severed arm in the process of having the hand washed, and then cut off.
Audio: Aural Pfister (www.auralpfister.com)
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Artist: Art+Com AG
Gestaltung: Prof. Joachim Sauter, Dirk Lüsebrink
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"[..] In 1844, Samuel Morse invented Morse code, enabling people to communicate instantly over long distances [..] A few years later, a teenage girl called Kate Fox in Rochester, New York began communicating with the spirit of a murdered peddlar by rapping on the walls of her house, using her own crude alphanumerical system, a kind of "folk" appropriation of Morse code. [..] Her psychic activities caused a sensation parallel to the telegraph, sparking the New American Spiritualist Movement, which is still in existence today." (Oursler in Neri, 2001)
source: The Presence Project: Tony Oursler, 22/09/2006
Psychic and metaphysic contacts in relation to history of telecommunications inspire Tony Oursler to create Influence Machine (2000). Oursler uses video projections of figures such as the Fox sisters or ghosts, telling stories form another spatiotemporal dimension, onto trees and smoke.
tr@nsfer is a reference on Tony Ourslers work.
Forests and trees, as a space of ghosts appearance, are becoming a space of
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I - The Art of Being a Man - Chapter 1
The Turk R. and the German M. are buddies. R. works as a bartender in a hip Mexican margarita joint, and M. as a cook in an African restaurant which specializes in shark dishes. They each have 2 girlfriends at a time since they believe in the "polygamic nature of men" and that "their body needs the change". Unfortunately their 4 girlfriends -- all of which are modern women - do not share those philosophical views and raise hell once they discover the double timing. - This is Chapter 1 "Good Morning, You Handsome Guy!" - Chapter 2-6 to follow.
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