carlos katastrofsky
Since 2004
Works in Salzburg United States of America

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BIO
Carlos Katastrofsky is an artist, based in Austria / Europe. Working primarily in the field of new media art, his areas of exploration include netart, interactive installations, software art and the possibilities of web- elements as cultural tools.
The person behind the pseudonym Carlos Katastrofsky is Michael Kargl, born in Tyrol, Austria. He lives and works in vienna. || carlos.katastrofsky[at]cont3xt.net || http://katastrofsky.cont3xt.net
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OPPORTUNITY

(curating) interference


Deadline:
Thu Nov 20, 2008 00:00

Location:
Denmark

(curating) interference
exhibition announcement & call for participation
denmark, october - december 2008

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curating interference
(annette finnsdottir, carlos katastrofsky)
open to public participation
10/20/2008 - 11/20/2008

the aim of the project is to discuss the working methods and the task
of a curator within a networked environment. curating on the internet
is a working process that wants to be visible in the same way as the
processes frequently hidden behind internet-based art. the curator
acts not only as an intermediary in the presentation of art but also
according to his own filtering processes, choices and decisions. the
transparency of his work is highly relevant for the transparency of
the presented artworks and aims to get a broad public involved in a
collective discourse. metaphorically speaking, the constant and
ongoing publication of a "curator's notebook" contributes to the
visualisation of a workflow that does not only show the final results
of this process in form of an exhibition. it unfolds the existence of
a network of non-linear thoughts, relational research and deductive as
well as inductive filtering processes.

this discussion is open to public participation. please register and
join our debates.

discussion forum: http://cont3xt.net/interference
registration: http://cont3xt.net/interference/discuss/ucp.php?mode=register

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interference (2005-2008)
by carlos katastrofsky
12/06/2008 - 03/09/2009

on december 6th 2008 the vienna-based media artist carlos katastrofsky
opens his second single exhibition with the title "interference" and
shows a selection of mainly internet-based artworks from 2005 to 2008.
the exhibition with a focus on conceptual and minimal strategies
within the field of internet-based art is organised in a decentral way
by the platform netfilmmakers.dk and curated by annette finnsdottir.
it will take place at three different venues in denmark and online
and, additionally, will be accompanied by a discussion forum, which is
open for public participation from now on.

spanien 19C, aarhus - http://www.spanien19c.dk
mikrogalleriet, copenhagen - http://www.mikrogalleriet.net
netfilmmakers, online - http://netfilmmakers.dk

more details to be announced in soon.
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http://katastrofsky.cont3xt.net
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EVENT

carlos katastrofsky - news 04/2008


Dates:
Mon Sep 08, 2008 00:00 - Mon Sep 08, 2008

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:: carlos katastrofsky - news
:: http://katastrofsky.cont3xt.net
:: 04/2008
:: September 08, 2008

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CONTENT:
[WORK] A MISUNDERSTANDING
[UPCOMING EXHIBITION] ALT_CPH
[UPCOMING EXHIBITION] PARAFLOWS
[EXHIBITION] SOUPED UP PONTIAC
[EXHIBITION + CATALOGUE] AFTER THE NET
[LECTURE] DISPLAYING KNOWLEDGE
[REVIEWS]
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[WORK] A MISUNDERSTANDING

http://katastrofsky.cont3xt.net/home/?p=110

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[UPCOMING EXHIBITION] ALT_CPH

Netfilmmakers.dk will present ‘remote impressionist art’ as teaser for the upcoming exhibitions in December (to be announced).

http://www.altcph.dk/

Friday 19/9 : 14-21
Saturday 20/9: 12-20
Sunday 21/9: 12-20

Entrance + catalog 30 kr.

Alt_Cph
Platform for Nordic non-profit art spaces
Fabrikken for Kunst og Design
Sundholmsvej 46
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
DENMARK

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[UPCOMING EXHIBITION] PARAFLOWS

http://paraflows.at

September 11th through October 24th 2008
Opening: September 11

from the website: “paraflows, the festival for digital art and cultures in Vienna, is progressing into the third round. By now, paraflows has been able to establish itself as a platform for the young, local scene of digital art and cultures, and this year it will expand on its position as an interface to already established international positions in media art.”

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[EXHIBITION] SOUPED UP PONTIAC

05/10-06/07 Souped-up Pontiac, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, Detroit, USA.
(As part of the collective “cultura 3″ with a work called ‘Conversations’: http://katastrofsky.cont3xt.net/home/?p=108 )

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[EXHIBITION + CATALOGUE] AFTER THE NET

http://www.observatori.com/pages/ob.php?anim=1&lang=es&tid=1

“internet art for poor people” was presented at “After The Net”, Observatori, the 9th Festival Internacional de Investigación Artística de Valencia from 06/05-06/29.

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[LECTURE] DISPLAYING KNOWLEDGE

Displaying knowledge: forms of art and possibilites of exhibiting on the net - parameters of netbased forms of presentation (University of Applied Arts Vienna). A lecture held by Franz Thalmair and me (aka 2/3rd of CONT3XT.NET)

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[REVIEWS]

KUNSTFORUM INTERNATIONAL/Band 192, Juli 2008: Endlosschleife Bildkritik: BILDMACHTWISSEN http://katastrofsky.cont3xt.net/home/?p=115
derStandard.at/02.06.2008: Strukturprinzip: Heureka! http://katastrofsky.cont3xt.net/home/?p=112

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EVENT

new work: a misunderstanding


Dates:
Fri May 23, 2008 00:00 - Fri May 23, 2008

title: a misunderstanding
year: 2008
text, emails, php-program to generate and send images

--> http://katastrofsky.cont3xt.net/home/?p=110

comments, criticism, etc. welcome!

cheers,
carlos


DISCUSSION

[NEW WORK] OPUS MAGNUM


OPUS MAGNUM

on march 11, 2008 the vienna-based media artist carlos katastrofsky
presented his newest work "opus magnum" within the context of "the
game is up! - frictiesalon" organised by vooruit arts centre vzw
(ghent, belgium). carlos katastrofsky belongs to a young austrian
scene of media artists researching the production, distribution and
consumption of artistic processes on the Internet and investigating
typical practices of the art business such as curating, selling and
exhibiting art and how this machinery can be applied to the virtual
landscape.

after questioning the redundant mechanisms of digital communication
between over-consumption and total denial in the works "ephemerals"
and "last wishes" in 2007 the artist now gets back to his personal
roots of artistic creation. in his newest work "opus magnum" he calls
himself the "biggest artist in centuries". in one single night of
creative blast he created nearly seventeen million unique paintings
done in a truly minimalistic manner, strictly monochrome, color by
color, number by number, monotonously contemplative, nearly endlessly.

to honour katastrofsky's approach to the conceptual strategies in
painting by names as on kawara and to time-based techniques as applied
by roman opalka all seventeen million paintings are shown on his
website. what can be see by refreshing the page are randomly displayed
virtual reproductions of each painting's colour, from red and green to
blue and all shadings in between. the reductionist originals can be
purchased on the website by the number the reproduction for only 300
euros (currently approx. USD 450) each.

http://katastrofsky.cont3xt.net/opusmagnum