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Ida Hiršenfelder: The New, the Old and the Media of the Future

PostScriptUM #10
Series edited by Janez Janša
Language: English

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To media art curator and critic Ida Hiršenfelder, Antoine Schmitt’s art and his project Time Slip ask us: nowadays, who can divide the virtual from the real?
Time Slip is a LED news ticker operating in real time: a computer software transcribes official online news released by news agencies, changing the past tense to the future tense. In doing this, it constructs an ambiguous relation between the present, the past and the potential. Time Slip is about the relation between cause, effect, randomness and free will: reading news about facts that have already happened disallows the audience’s ability to be active about them; whereas, oppositely, reading news about the future raises anxiety and shows how the mass media proceed to produce submissive citizens, as opposed to informing them.
Antoine Schmitt, a French installation and digital artist, is first of all an engineer and a programmer who began his career in IT during the 80s.



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Publisher: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana

Represented by: Marcela Okretič

Translation: Polona Petek
Design: Luka Umek
Layout: Sonja Grdina

(c) Aksioma | Text and image copyrights by authors | Ljubljana 2014

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In the framework of Masters & Servers

Previously published in Aksioma Brochure #12, Ljubljana 2011, on the occasion of the exhibition:

Antoine Schmitt
Time Slip
www.aksioma.org/time_slip

Aksioma | Project Space
Komenskega 18, Ljubljana, Slovenia
12–28 October 2011

Supported by the Institut français - Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana.


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