Matthias Tarasiewicz
Since 2004
Works in Wien Austria

Matthias Tarasiewicz is project lead of "artistic technology research" at the University of Applied Art in Vienna, Austria and head-of-research and curator of the "Artistic Bokeh" initiative.

He co-founded the group and the CODED CULTURES initiative (media arts festival and research platform). Being active as a digital bricoleur / coder, project manager, curator, researcher and technology theorist since the last millenium, he is developing experimental media prototypes and creating projects on the intersections of media, arts, technology and science. Publications: Coded Cultures (Springer, 2011); Exploring Creative Emergences (, 2009), etc.

Deeply involved in coding and decoding (both literally and theoretically) he researches in the fields of artistic technologies, experimental documentation and technology appropriation.
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Coded Cultures Festival 2011

Wed Sep 21, 2011 19:00 - Sun Oct 02, 2011


FESTIVAL 21/09 - 02/10/2011


Coded Cultures 2011 presents itself on many different locations in Vienna, with the main focus on the Donaukanal (Danube Channel) and the surrounding Viennese city districts. From 21st to 25th of September focus days will be held, which mainly will take place at the Viennese Danube Channel, the 2nd district of Vienna, Museums Quarter Vienna, the Badeschiff and the Odeon Theatre. From the 26th of September to the 2nd of Octo- ber workshops, presentations and artist-talks are taking place. Partners are Transmediale Berlin, Media Lab Prado Madrid, Enter Festival Prag and Amber Festival Istanbul (among many others). On the 1st of October the Festival is ending with a big event at the Badeschiff in cooperation with the viennese Waves Festival.

Dislocated Festival
To acknowledge this year’s focus of CODED CULTURES – City as
Interface, the exhibition part and the whole festival take place at
locations spread out in the city, mainly concentrating on the 2nd
district of Vienna, particularly around the Urania at the Donaukanal.
Taking up the challenge of using urban terrain and structures as
venues for the Festival, mainly self-initialized and self-organized
locations were chosen as display areas rather than established
museums. While some of the artworks requiring vast rooms of public
space, will be shown in the areas around the Donaukanal, others
which need certain structures or weatherproof conditions will be
presented in selected offspaces in the 2nd district. Other formats like
the workshops will be held at the space of This.Play, the Badeschiff and
Urania. and Presentation events with larger auditoria will take place at
the Urania, and thereby round up the great variety and diverse levels
of urban structures chosen as festival spots. Originating from the
MuseumsQuartier Wien, its previous place of events, CODED CULTURES
will present several positions in quartier21 as well and seize the
opportunity to invite two Artists in Residence to the quartier21 Artist-
In-Residence program. The opening and organization of a Festival at
dislocated scenes constitutes a challenge itself, as there is no way
to show all artifacts in one exhibition. The Odeon Theater, a space
adapted to a theater venue by the Serapions Ensemble, will host the
opening event of CODED CULTURES - City as Interface, with a Pecha
Kucha Night, that presents selected positions and concepts of the
Festival in a diverting format.

CODED CULTURES was initiated by the group »«: a network of producers, theorists, artists, designers, architects and programmers, which is active in the field of knowledge-work based on digital media related forms of art and culture.


Book Presentation: Coded Cultures - New Creative Practices out of Diversity

Mon Apr 04, 2011 19:00

Vienna, Austria

Book Release
Coded Cultures - New Creative Practices out of Diversity
Springer Vienna/NY Edition Angewandte
Through the transformations of creative cultures, enabled by digital media and global communication networks, new practices and ability profiles of artistic delineations and explorations are gaining grounds. New global codes and cultures are emerging out of diverse, intercultural abstractions and inventions, connected through new ways of exchanging ideas and sharing knowledge. At the present day it is difficult to predict which catalysts and draft programs can be put into effect for the development of near future playgrounds in this domain. By offering several perspective shifts on developments in digital realm and mediated reality, exemplary theories and projects on the intersection of different codes and cultures have been collected for this book. Presenting essays, reviews and interviews from international artists, theorists, researchers and curators, gives the reader an overview on new vectors of creative and artistic projects departed from digital media related art and cultures. It introduces new and critical models of observations on the intersection of disciplines like art, science, technology and design.
Christian Reder (Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Kunst- und Wissenstransfer), Georg Russegger (Coded Cultures), Matthias Tarasiewicz (parasew) und Michal Wlodkowski (
CODED CULTURES is an initiative of the Media Art Group and was first presented as an exhibition/symposia in 2004 at the “MuseumsQuartier Vienna” with the title “Decoding Digital Culture”. is generally based in the field of networking, which can have digital, social, local or global parameters. The group represents an interdisciplinary, international CommunicationForum, which is actively exploring a discussion in the fields of Media Arts, Digital Arts, Music, Technology and New Media. combines producers which are interested in the interface between humans and machines, the improvement of existing media channels and to enable new forms of communication, distribution and discussion. Since 2003 the group has presented exhibitions, workshops and symposiums which are related to the fields of media art and the intersection between art and technology.


Coded Cultures: Exploring Creative Emergences

Fri Oct 16, 2009 00:00 - Thu Oct 08, 2009



CODED CULTURES - Exploring Creative Emergences
Japan Festival (Yokohama / Tokyo)

Binational Festival to explore new artistic creative Ability-Profiles within media integrated Delineation Cultures (Official Part of Austria – Japan Year 2009)

2009.10.14 – 2009.10.18
Tokyo National University for the Arts (Yokohama / Bashamichi Campus)
Yokohama Creativecity Center (YCC / Bashamichi)
Club UNIT (Tokyo / Ebisu)


Talk Events:
2009.10.15 – 2009.10.16, 14:00-18:00
(Tokyo Geidai, Bashamichi Campus / Yokohama)

Opening Reception:
2009.10.16, 18:00
(Yokohama Creativecity Center)

Music Night:
2009.10.16, 23:30 (UNIT, Ebisu/Tokyo)
produced by

Artist Presentations:
2009.10.17, 13:00-22:00
(Yokohama Creativecity Center)

2009.10.18, 13:00-20:00
(Tokyo Geidai, Bashamichi Campus / Yokohama)

CODED CULTURES is a binational festival (Austria – Japan) as part of the official »Austria-Japan Year 2009«. Its aim is to explore new artistic practices and creative ability profiles within media integrated project-cultures and digital media related arts, focusing on Japan and Europe. The main focus is to investigate the exchange of creative cultures and to give artists, curators, scientists from the field of new media related fields a platform to discuss and present their works and ideas. The festival »CODED CULTURES – Exploring Creative Emergences« is addressing questions regarding the codes of creative cultures and artistic practices, which are based on new trans-disciplinary and hybrid developments of culture and art under the conditions of a contemporary digital media-age and transformations of related artistic explorations.

5VOLTCORE (Emanuel Andel & Christian Gützer, Artists – Austria), BCL (Georg Tremmel & Shiho Fukuhara, Artists – Austria/Japan), Dominique Chen (Researcher/Producer – Japan), exonemo (Yae Akaiwa & Kensuke Sembo, Artists – Japan), Mathias Fuchs (Artist/Critic – Austria), Masaki Fujihata (Artist – Japan), Ryota Kuwakubo (Artist – Japan), Elsy Lahner (Curator – Austria), Walter Langelaar (Artist – Netherlands), Yuko Mohri (Artist – Japan), Ujino Muneteru (Artist – Japan), Ivan Poupyrev (Researcher – US), Lorenz Seidler (Artist/Researcher – Austria), Sabine Seymour (Designer – Austria), Yukiko Shikata (Curator – Japan), SHIMURABROS. (Yuka & Kentaro Shimura, Artists – Japan), Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau (Artists/Scienctists – Austria), UBERMORGEN.COM (Hans Bernhard & lizvlx, Artists – Switzerland/Austria), Hiroshi Yoshioka (Curator/Philosopher - Japan).

Executive Team: Georg Russegger, Matthias Tarasiewicz, Michal Wlodkowski.
Producers: Takahiro Kaneshima, Philip Fischer, Yasuhiro Morinaga.
Translators: Aki Hoashi, David d`Heilley. (
CODED CULTURES is an initiative of, representing an international Communication-Forum, actively exploring a discussion in the fields of Media Arts, Digital Arts, Music, Technology and New Media. combines producers which are interested in the interface between humans and machines, the improvement of existing media channels and to enable new forms of communication, distribution and discussion.


2009.10.16. Fri-2009.10.22 Thu
"Next Reality" Exhibition with Austrian and Japanese Artists
Curated by Elsy Lahner, Takahiro Kaneshima

2009.10.16. Fri-2009.10.17 Sat
Special cooperation with Japan Media Arts Festival including
a presentation of Japan Media Arts Festival in Vienna 2009.

2009.10.16. Fri-2009.10.17 Sat
Austrian Airlines, Vienna Tourism, Austrian Tourist Board,
Weingut Bründlmayer, Weingut Knoll, Riedel Glasses, Austria World Association

This project is an official part of the JAPAN - AUSTRIA YEAR 2009
We want to thank the Austrian Cultural Forum in Tokyo for the support of the projects

Special Thanks for the venue support to:
Tokyo National University of the Arts / Graduate School for Film and New Media
Yokohama Creativecity Center (YCC)




EVENT VIZINHOS - networked art in brasil (14. - 28. May, 2006 Freiraum MQ Vienna)

Sun May 14, 2006 00:00 - Mon May 08, 2006

VIZINHOS - networked art in brasil
14. - 28. May, 2006
Freiraum MQ Vienna
Vernissage: So 14.05., 19.00 h
in Concert: mtakara (Sao Paulo/Brasil)

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Im Janner 2002 wurde im Nordosten Brasiliens ein Experimentierfeld fur Medienkunst und bildende Kunst geschaffen: ein Haus als Statte der Produktion, Prasentation und des offentlichen Diskurses. Innerhalb von zwei Jahren wurde die Kommunikation und Vernetzung von Kunstschaffenden uber das ganze Land verstarkt und das Haus - genannt BASE - zu einem Knotenpunkt der jungen Kunstbewegung Brasiliens. Innerhalb dieses Zeitraums wurden neben Ausstellungen auch Filmvorfuhrungen, Diskussionsrunden und Vortrage von Kunstlern aus unter anderem Fortaleza, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Recife und Rio de Janeiro realisiert.

In allen Aktivitaten von BASE liegt der Schwerpunkt auf dem Aufbau und der Vertiefung von Kommunikation und der Kooperation von Kunsttatigen aus verschiedenen brasilianischen Metropolen. Alle an diesem Projekt teilnehmenden Kunstler sind Teil einer neuen Kunstlergeneration, die sich stark am kunstlerischen Diskurs ihrer jeweiligen Stadt beteiligen und dort vieles zur Entwicklung zeitgenossischer Kunst beitragen.

Diese neue Kunstlergeneration weist ein Grundverstandnis von sozialen Netzwerken auf. Wenn in der modernen Gesellschaft der hohe Grad abkurzender Wege durch personliche Beziehungen als "Kleine-Welt- Phanomen" erkannt wird, kann mit diesen auch im positiven Sinn gearbeitet werden. Reale und virtuelle Raume als zusammenhangende Kommunikationsnetzwerke bieten in der heutigen immer vernetzteren Welt eine Basis fur neue kunstlerische Mittel. Selbst wenn die neuen Medien nicht als Ausgabekanal verwendet werden, so haben sie doch die Essenz der Arbeiten mitbestimmt, verandert und gepragt.

Die uber zwei Wochen im Freiraum des MuseumsQuartier Wien stattfindende Ausstellung VIZINHOS - vernetzte Kunst in Brasilien stellt Positionen in der Synergie zwischen Situationismus, Medienkunst und Architektur des Projekts BASE vor. Im Zeitraum des 4. EU- Lateinamerikagipfels in Wien sind von der Gruppe im Rahmen des Artist in Residence Programms des MuseumsQuartier Wien funf brasilianische Kunstler eingeladen. Neben der Ausstellung werden mit Hilfe eines offenen Workshop/ Researchbereiches in der Cuisine Digitale Einblicke in die Produktionsprozesse der brasilianischen Kunstler gegeben. Themenspezifischen Filmvorfuhrungen und Musikevents runden den Event in einem der 10 grossten Kulturareale der Welt, dem MuseumsQuartier Wien, ab.

Mit der freundlichen Unterstutzung von Air France.

VIZINHOS - networked art in brazil

14 - 28 de maio de 2006

Foi criado em janeiro de 2002 um laboratorio de arte midia e de artes plasticas no nordeste do Brasil: uma casa como local de producao, de exposicao e de dialogo publico. Em dois anos, o contato e o entrelacamento entre artistas de diversos lugares do pais se fortificaram, e o local - chamado de BASE - se tornou um ponto de encontro para uma movimentacao de artistas no Brasil. Alem de exposicoes de obras, foram tambem organizadas projecoes de filmes, discussoes e palestras de artistas vindos de Fortaleza, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Recife e Rio de Janeiro, entre outras cidades.

Todas as atividades da BASE visaram estabelecer e intensificar a comunicacao e a cooperacao entre os artistas de varios polos artisticos do Brasil. Todos os artistas participantes desse projeto pertencem a uma nova geracao e contribuiram muito para a construcao do discurso artistico e para o desenvolvimento da arte contemporanea nas suas cidades respectivas.

Essa nova geracao de artistas tem uma compreensao basica de redes sociais. Se a sociedade moderna reconhece o alto grau de atalhos existentes atraves de relacoes pessoais como expressao do fenomeno Small World (ou seja, do mundo pequeno), estas podem tambem ser usadas de forma positiva. No mundo cada vez mais interligado em que vivemos hoje, espacos reais e virtuais enquanto redes de comunicacao oferecem uma BASE para novos meios artisticos. Ate mesmo nao sendo utilizadas como canal, as novas midias certamente influenciaram, mudaram e marcaram a essencia dos trabalhos.

Os participantes do projeto BASE devem ser considerados como uma comunidade voltada para o output representando uma rede de producao e de competencia diversa que se compoe de varias sub-redes. Essas "redes sociais" justamente nao visam objetivos, mas entrelacam os objetivos muito distintos de varios individuos e grupos. Mesmo assim, o projeto BASE reunevarios objetivos, sobretudo a reflexao socio-critica da estrutura da sociedade brasileira.

A exposicao "VIZINHOS - conexoes entre artistas no Brasil", que se realiza no Freiraum do Museumsquartier de Viena durante um periodo de quinze dias, apresenta posicoes na sinergia entre o situacionismo, a arte midia e a arquitetura do projeto BASE. Ao mesmo tempo que ocorre a quarta Cimeira entre a Uniao Europeia e a America Latina em Viena, o grupo convidou cinco artistas brasileiros. Alem da exposicao das suas obras, uma area aberta para oficinas e pesquisas na " Cuisine Digitale" permite aos visitantes conhecer os processos de producao dos artistas brasileiros. A projecao de filmes correspondentes ao tema, bem como a organizacao de espetaculos de musica complementam esse evento realizado no Museumsquartier de Viena, que e um dos dez maiores centros culturais no mundo.


The VIZINHOS exhibition was built from the invitation of the artists group* to Eduardo Verderame and Transicao Listrada to work in a collaborative project.

The start point of VIZINHOS was the BASE** experience, in Fortaleza, where contacts between artists were made, adding to the development of an art network in Brazil. Then, the participants of the exhibition are part of the crossing of personal and collective networks built through a few years.

* creates and deals with networks, of digital, social, local and global nature: a metadisciplinary international forum for communication, to connect anybody involved and not (yet) involved in the areas of media, architecture, art and technology. Transparency of new media is the primary aim, which is achieved with workshops, events, symposia and publications.

** BASE is a space for ideas. From 2002 to 2004, worked in a house and organized exhibitions, lectures, talks, screenings and hosted artists from other cities. Now, the house doesn't exist anymore and became BASEmovel.

VIZINHOS / networked art in Brazil.

14 a 28 de maio de 2006

Freiraum, quartier21/MuseumsQuartier
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Viena - Austria

Participating artists: Antonia D'Orazio, Carlo Sansolo e Erika Fraenkel, Enrico Rocha, Esqueleto Coletivo, Erica Zingano, Graziela Kunsch, Grupo PORO, Glerm Soares e Orquestra Organismo, Jared Domicio, Rodrigo Braga , Tiago Judas, Transicao Listrada.

Openinig with M. Takara's concert.



Fri Nov 24, 2006 00:00

ongoing solo-exhibitions, Museumsquartier Vienna

From January 2006 offers the possibility to exhibit works of international and national media artists in one of the ten largest cultural complexes in the world, The Viennese "Museumsquartier". asks for submissions of artists which work in the field of electronic, digital - as well as computer based art.

Accepted works are:

* interactive works,
* installations,
* netart
* and Video
or any other kind of related digital works.

Selected artistic work will be presented for at least three weeks up to 6 weeks in a solo-exhibition to an international audience of peers, critics, producers, academics, local industry partners and the broader public. Per exhibition it's possible to exhibit ONE work. Furthermore we provide the opportunity to organize workshops, lectures, talks and presentations referring to the exhibited work.

Submissions and proposals for possible cooperations for the fields mentioned below should be sent via our submission form

exhibition space data:
13 qm (3.4m x 3.8m)
2.6m high
opening hours: daily 10.00am to 8.00 pm

Accomodation for app. 1 week can be provided. Regrettably travelcosts cannot be refunded. creates and deals with networks, of digital, social, local and global nature: A metadisciplinary international forum for communication, to connect anybody involved or not (yet) involved in the areas of media, architecture, art and technology. Transparency of new media is the primary aim, with is achieved with workshops, events, symposia and publications.

Furthermore develops and researches on man-machine interfaces, optimization of existing media channels, exploring new methods of communication and new and alternative ways of distribution. There is a constant creative discourse to provide a network for enhancing the exchange of substantial and non-material resources.


submission form -
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