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

EditorJoasia Krysa, Jussi ParikkaForeword byErkki Huhtamo

September 11, 2015|
Writing And Unwriting (media) Art History: Erkki Kurenniemi In 2048 by Joasia Krysa
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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.

Title:Writing And Unwriting (media) Art History: Erkki Kurenniemi In 2048Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:368 pages, 9 X 7 X 0.88 inShipping dimensions:368 pages, 9 X 7 X 0.88 inPublished:11 septembre 2015Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0262029588

ISBN - 13:9780262029582

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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