The international exhibition "db:ae - aesthetics of data basis" deals with works of the artists who use new ways of systematic analysis and presentation of digital media with the help of computer data basis.Michael Aschauer (Austria), group UMATIC (the Netherlands), Robert Luxemburg and Jan Gerber (Germany) use archives (primarily of sound and video) and their metadata (descriptions and frames of references) in order to extend the perception boundaries from linear and chronological to systematic and hypermedia. However, the results of questionnaires applied to their data basis are not presentations of financial transactions’ statistics, business trends or material resources. They are sounds of imaginary journeys, images of non-existing landscapes or abstract graphics emerged from overlapping of the film materials.
Michael Aschauer exhibits works about systematic filming of the banks of the river Nile and computer-generated landscapes that resulted from daily and weekly changes’ observation .
Jan Gerber and Sebastijan Lutgert present their artwork on film basis created for the needs of Berlin pirate cinema program and on Pad. ma web application used for manipulation of the Indian activist documentaries’ video archive.
Group UMATIC i.e. Derek Holzer presents the web project of DIY virtual sound space journey through
the web metaphor of an aeroplan flight as well as gallery-based installation of slides,images and sound recordings.
The additional introduction to the artists and the concept together with the open discussion will be held at net-club Mama (17 Preradovićeva St., Zagreb) at 7 p.m. on 23rd September 2008. Furthermore, the projections of Pirate Cinema.org. will be held at the same place on 24th September 2008.