Writing And Unwriting (media) Art History: Erkki Kurenniemi In 2048 by Joasia KrysaWriting And Unwriting (media) Art History: Erkki Kurenniemi In 2048 by Joasia Krysa

Writing And Unwriting (media) Art History: Erkki Kurenniemi In 2048

EditorJoasia Krysa, Jussi ParikkaForeword byErkki Huhtamo

Hardcover | September 11, 2015

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A critical mapping of the multiplicities of Finnish artist and technology pioneer Erkki Kurenniemi -- composer of electronic music, experimental filmmaker, inventor, collector, futurologist.

Over the past forty years, Finnish artist and technology pioneer Erkki Kurenniemi (b. 1941) has been a composer of electronic music, experimental filmmaker, computer animator, roboticist, inventor, and futurologist. Kurenniemi is a hybrid -- a scientist-humanist-artist. Relatively unknown outside Nordic countries until his 2012 Documenta 13 exhibition, "In 2048," Kurenniemi may at last be achieving international recognition. This book offers an excavation, a critical mapping, and an elaboration of Kurenniemi's multiplicities.

The contributors describe Kurenniemi's enthusiastic, and rather obsessive, recording of everyday life and how this archiving was part of his process; his exploratory artistic practice, with productive failure an inherent part of his method; his relationship to scientific and technological developments in media culture; and his work in electronic and digital music, including his development of automated composition systems and his "video-organ," DIMI-O. A "Visual Archive," a section of interviews with the artist, and a selection of his original writings (translated and published for the first time) further document Kurenniemi's achievements. But the book is not just about one artist in his time; it is about emerging media arts, interfaces, and archival fever in creative practices, read through the lens of Kurenniemi.

Joasia Krysa is Artistic Director of Kunsthal Aarhus, Adjunct Associate Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark, and was part of the Documenta 13 curatorial team. She is coeditor of DATA browser book series and author of Curating Immateriality. Jussi Parikka is Professor of Technological Culture and Aesthetics at University of Southam...
Title:Writing And Unwriting (media) Art History: Erkki Kurenniemi In 2048Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.62 inPublished:September 11, 2015Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0262029588

ISBN - 13:9780262029582

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Editorial Reviews

This book is a major contribution not only to the unprecedented scientific and artistic imagination of Erkki Kurenniemi, but also to the whole research on media and 'real time.' The text unveils and critically presents the reader with a series of complex technological and artistic systems exploring the man-machine relationship under the assumption both do have consciousness. Kurenniemi's work provides us with one of the most solid grounds to examine perception, the brain, the will to speculate and travel back and forth between several realms of knowledge. Kurenniemi is bold; this text is bold and a great contribution to new forms of studying risk taking in art and science.