Writing and Unwriting (Media) Art History. Erkki Kurenniemi in 2048

Krysa Joasia

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: As New
Publisher: Mit Press
Publisher Place: Cambridge
Publisher Year: 2015
Edition: First Edition

Description: 340 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: 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.

ISBN: 9780262029582

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