WRO on-site
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thamatic path
Jul 20-26, 2020


WRO on-site
WRO online
thamatic path
Jul 20-26, 2020


The ways of using books have gone beyond the book – reading, electronic interfaces designed with the rustling of paper and flipped sheets have transferred material and sensual experiences into the digital domain. The NEW BOOK path becomes a manifestation of liberature.

Joachim Sauter + ART+COM Kidai Shoran: Excellent View of Our Prosperous Age
The application presents Kidai Shôran, a twelve-meter-long Japanese painted scroll from the early 19th century. The unique work portrays the main shopping street of Edo (present-day Tokyo) the way it looked around 1805. This extraordinarily vivid scroll, featuring over one thousand human figures, forty stores, and hundreds of buildings, bears witness to the robust everyday life in Japan at the beginning of the 19th century.

The presentation makes viewers interact with the past and experience the original in a variety of manners. It offers a wealth of visual and textual information on multiple aspects of life in those times, including religion, customs, fashion, etc. The painting can be traversed following five different paths, each offering a different perspective on the scroll. The audience can choose their preferred access mode, either looking for information on their own or selecting the audiovisual presentation of different sections of Kidai Shôran.

Jing Zhou The Interactive “Book of Changes” – “I Ching”
An interactive book developed using the Flash technology. The animation was meant to visualize the metaphysical perception of the origin of the world as envisaged in an ancient Chinese folk legend and to invite the audience to explore the dynamic of change as the fundamental issue contemplated by the book.

Juliana Sato Yamashita SearchScapes
An invisible data could envelops us increasingly tighter and affects the structure of emotions experienced by each of us. In SearchScapes, Juliana Sato Yamashita seeks to chart a three-dimensional map of Manhattan based on the web-mediated data which are produced by processing our experiences and, when algorithmically converted, transform our collective sensations.

Małgorzata Kazimierczak + Paweł Janicki T! = T | SPACE
The project attempts to foster an active textual, conceptual, and self-defining space in which the audience can directly engage in creative practices, while interconnected interactive installations encourage explorations of relationships among text, body, code, and communication.

Janet Merewether Cheap Blonde
Cheap Blonde is a relaxed and ironic feminist statement on the history of cinema. Merewether builds her work around the sentence “A famous filmmaker said: ‘Cinema is the history of men filming women.’” The twelve words that make up this sentence recur in her video piece in twenty-two variations delivered by a synthetic male voice. In the accompanying generative installation (2012), individual words of the sentence are incessantly rearranged into various combinations generated by an Internet website which at the same time enables viewers to add their own words by using their smartphones or tablets. The new additions immediately appear on the screen and are harnessed into ongoing variations.

Bill Seaman Passage Sets: One Pulls Pivots at the Tip of the Tongue
An interactive audiovisual poem. Pieces of video recordings, of the poem, and of music can be arranged in various sequences which produce different collages of meanings. In its horizontal structure, the installation itself is an axis of transition from a pure concept of computer-generated text, to a species of structural deconstruction-reconstruction, to a very emotional and highly subjective form of expression.

Romy Achituv + Camille Utterback Text Rain
The viewer’s body composes a poem. The works exemplifies possibilities afforded by the camera and software used as synthetic senses (rather than as techniques of image recording), and forms an environment which incorporates viewers’ bodies as its integral part.

Joachim Sauter & ART+COM
Kidai Shoran. Excellent view of our prosperous age
documentation of the artistic CD-ROM
National Museum in Wrocław
11th Media Art Biennale WRO 05

Jing Zhou
The Interactive “Book of Changes” – “I Ching”
app documentation
Entropia Gallery
12th Media Art Biennale WRO 07

Juliana Sato Yamashita
documentation of the artistic CD-ROM
11th Media Art Biennale WRO 05

Małgorzata Kazimierczak + Paweł Janicki
T! = T | SPACE
documentation of the exhibition
WRO Art Center

Janet Merewether
Cheap Blonde
documentation of the installation
Alternating. Direct. Shifting: AC/DC/IT exhibition at the WRO Art Center

Bill Seaman
Passage Sets: One Pulls Pivots at the Tip of the Tongue
Multimediale 5
Karlsruhe, November 1997

Romy Achituv + Camille Utterback
Text Rain
9. Media Art Biennale WRO 01: Screens
11th Media Art Biennale WRO 05: The Other Book exhibition at the National Museum in Wrocław