TICKETS 2021

“Your ticket has been roasted.” That’s the CORONA effect, right? Time to start something new. Together with our sales partners we are proud to announce THE INTERBIENNALE 2021 REAL and UNREAL at GALLERY N40, LEIPZIG. Tickets are given on a call. First calls from January 2021 on …

NOT / br /

That’s the English version of our press information:

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Kunst Dot wins. The competition for the poster for the Leipzig Art has been chosen. A 42-member international jury awarded the work NOT <BR> by the California-based artist Kunst Dot. The concept was adopted from THE WRONG, the largest art event in the world. Originally, the jury, Paul Rouney, whose gallery in Manhattan stands for a multitude of innovations, was to present the award-winning work in Leipzig, but the Corona travel restrictions put a block in the plan. Even Lana Newstrom, who became the shooting star of New Media Art due to her invisible art, could not leave her home in Hollywood. “It doesn’t help if you live at 16 Mullholland Drive and a neighbour of Ray Linden,” joked Reiner Schneeberger from the organizer of Leipzig Art, who himself is the curator of the Santorini Biennale for immersive digital art and knows real and virtual art worlds very well. Kunst Dot does not appear by herself. The work encompasses traces of the Biennale di Venezia and the Leipzig music artist Paul Kalkbrenner. The reason of her non-appearance might be in the title, “NOT <br>,” which for Schneeberger stand in both “Not Binary” and “No pair tag.” Kunst Dot appears on the Internet as Dot and philosophically adopts her website, stating, “I am Lorem. I am ipsum. I am dolor. I am Kunst. I am a dot in the universe. “

Not Binary begins to establish itself as a collective term for a non-binary gender identity. <BR> is a tag in the HTML language that does not require a counterpart (not paired). The tag produces a line break. The HTML standards consortium says, “<BR> is particularly suitable for writing down addresses and poems.” Kunst Dot has submitted a poem entitled, “Not Paired” to her work. “This makes it clear to everyone what “NOT <BR>” stands for,” said Schneeberger, laughing at the press conference.

If one examines the layers of the art work, which is transformative art, one finds elements of strong social impact. Transformative Art “is the use of artistic activities, such as story-telling, painting, and music-making, to precipitate constructive individual and social change.” (Wikipedia)

Once you have recognized the red-black coloured image of Paul Kalkbrenner, the track is laid and one will look for the person in the background of the picture. Is it a musician too? The assumption that it is an African American becomes obvious. In order to clarify, Schneeberger arranged an appointment with his avatar Art Blue with Kunst Dot, who is currently preparing an exhibition of her work on the Italian art space Craft-Grid to talk about the award-winning motif. Kunst Dot said it was indeed a musician and the motif can be found on the signature track of Westbam feat. She wanted to honor Lil Wayne’s last album, Funeral.

When asked about her name, Kunst Dot said that she had received it from the artist collective of the New Slovenian Kunst (NSK) in Ljubljana and that name will now be on her passport. She has become a passionate advocate for NSK, which at the opening of the Pavilion of the Republic of Slovenia at the Venice Biennale 2017, the philosopher Slavoj Žižek described as “the uniqueness of NSK is this idea of the ‘stateless state’.”

“NOT <BR>” Not Binary. Not binär. A life as Kunst.

An exhibition by Kunst Dot. Opening in August 2020. Free tickets via VISIT e.V.

LEIPZIG.ART “moved”

We like to share for our German readers an article published in LEIPZIGER ZEITUNG [also LEIPZIGER INTERNET ZEITUNG]. Just in case — here you find a backup …

This is a copy of the text, so non-German readers are able to translate the article easily:

Auch virtuelle Kunst muss auf Corona-Einschränkungen reagieren

Es hätte ja beinahe geklappt, und Leipzig hätte im September eine „Kunstausstellung“ erlebt, wie sie die Leipziger tatsächlich noch nicht gesehen haben. Aber auch hier sorgt die Corona-Pandemie für eine Verschiebung. Der Veranstalter der LEIPZIG.ART, die Arbeitsgemeinschaft Visit e. V., hat die 1. Interbiennale, die eine Lücke zwischen der 1Biennale und der Santorini Biennale mit einer Werkschau für immersive Konzeptkunst schließen sollte, von September 2020 auf Frühjahr 2021 verschoben. William-Gibson-Leser würden sich sofort angesprochen fühlen.
Denn hier wird so langsam jene Digitalkunst sichtbar, die der amerikanische Autor William Gibson 1986 in seinem zweiten Roman der Neuromancer-Trilogie „Count Zero“ (deutsche Ausgabe: „Biochips“) beschrieben hat. Eine digitale Kunst im virtuellen Raum, in dem auch die Geschichten Gibsons spielen, der mit Cyberpunk und Cyperspace schon weit vor der Etablierung des Internets jene virtuellen Welten erlebbar machte, wie sie heute so langsam wirklich Gestalt annehmen. Die Mittel, ganz ähnliche Kunstwerke zu schaffen, wie sie Gibson in „Biochips“ darstellt, mussten erst entwickelt werden.

Und mittlerweile widmen sich immer mehr Künstler/-innen diesen neuen Möglichkeiten, den virtuellen und den realen Raum zu verschmelzen.

Aufgrund der immer stärkeren Digitalisierung hat sich die Immersive Kunst, die William Gibson in seinem Roman „Count Zero“ als Katatonenkunst bezeichnet, zu einem Medienereignis von internationaler Dimension entwickelt. Der Veranstalter hat mit der Ausrichtung der Embassy THE FAKED im Rahmen der Biennale THE WRONG 2019 schon breite Erfahrungen in der Virtualisierung von Kunst gesammelt.

THE FAKED in THE WRONG — A Living Door

„So wurden die ersten immersiven Welten in eine Applikation für Oculus, einem der führenden Hersteller von VR-Brillen, umgesetzt. Auf der World Virtual Best Practice for Education (WVBPE 2020) Konferenz fand die Erstpräsentation in einer kombinierten Schau der Immersionswelt THE VAKED VR sowohl für Android als auch für iPhone in den Welten von Second Life und Opensimulator statt“, berichtet Reiner Schneeberger vom Leipziger Visit e.V.

„Über 20 US-Amerikanische Universitäten waren vertreten. Basierend auf dem millionenfach verkauften VR System Google Cardboard und Oculus Go, beste Voraussetzungen für den Erfolg der LEIPZIG.ART Immersivia.“

Aber leider machte der Coronavirus den Planungen der Leipziger, eine Real-Schau abzuhalten, einen Strich durch die Rechnung.

„Damit wird das Kunsterlebnis wohl bis auf weiteres auf den digitalen Raum beschränkt bleiben“, sagt Schneeberger. „Doch nicht alles, was geplant war, muss dem Virus weichen. Sobald die allgemeinen Ausgangsbeschränkungen in einer Form gelockert sind dass Kulturbetrieb wieder möglich ist soll eine Vorführung im LURU in der Spinnerei Leipzig erfolgen. Es ist der Beitrag der Italienischen Videographerin Alba Roca aka WizardOz Chrome aus Mailand.“

Der Titel: „Zima Blue – The Life of a Virus“, was natürlich direkt zum Coronazeitalter passt. Eine verkürzte Version findet man hier auf Youtube:

Zima Blue: The Life of a Virus

Dual SIM Technology

We develop and developed various technologies, all set on opensource so everyone can use it and hopefully prevent the idea from getting patented later. One is the dual-sim usage. You sit on one sim on a stick that has its root-prim on a different sim. This said, you can explore a change of the world you are sitting inside (on the stick that was rotated or moved over it).

We made this work in the Grand Opening of 1Biennale on a massive scale. The theory we presented at HIE

Hello Art

“Hello World” was the old phrase. The new one is, “HELLO ART” — this message comes from LEIPZIG.ART

LEIPZIG.ART is on the move to bring the art community together for the LEIPZIG BIENNALE. The first event happened in THE WRONG in LEIPZIG on November 9th, 2019 in an VR event by GESIS at SPINNEREI LEIPZIG.

Over 2,000 artists and 180 curators can’t be wrong, right?

DISRUPTIVE

The industry has claimed Art. Big players say, “We Must Be Disruptive.” Politicians are acting disruptively. By putting disruption on their agenda they have claimed Art. Time for RECLAIMING.ART. Time for the TRUMP MUSEUM. A museum with two entrances. One for the followers, one for the thumbs-down.

THE COVFEFE THEOREM

1BIENNALE

1BIENNALE boomed from start on and became the leading art display for immersive art in Avatar based worlds. It was hosted in opensimulator.

The first 1Biennale happened in 2018. In case you don’t have a few hours to page in the catalog and to explore the works of over 40 contributing artists then take the fast track and watch the machinima TOUCHING REALITY, created by WizardOz Chrome.

The Grand Opening happened in Metropolis Grid inworld and in Santorini, Greece. Have a look at the book LIVING IN A CODED LAND that was published on blurb.