Project Lead/Principal Investigator:
The exhibition entitled PLAY & PROSUME at Kunsthalle Vienna represents
the major output of the HERA funded research project from 2010 to 2013, “Technology Exchange and Flow: Artistic Media Practices
and Commercial Application”.
The high concept exhibition has been curated by Margarete Jahrmann and Brigitte Felderer
as an apparatus for dynamic public-facing interactions at the Kunsthalle Projectspace Vienna and associated presentations
in the Filmmuseum Vienna. It brings together the key research findings of the project research teams at Plymouth University,
VU University Amsterdam and the University of Applied Arts Vienna together with contributions from the EYE Film Institute,
Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Hilversum.
The exhibition adopts an experimental
approach in which the exhibition space will be intertwined with the reality of the visitors in order to explore how traffic
between cultural forms in Europe, such as industrial film and new media arts on the one hand, and commercial exploitation
of audio-visual media on the other hand, is radically transformed at key moments of technological change. It is intended to
reveal that audio-visual media linked to consumption such as advertising are indebted to the artistic use of cinematographic
form and audio-visual technologies in a three-way dialogue between creatives, industry and users. Exhibits include examples
of early advertising in film and television, experimental film, trade cards, industrial films as well as contemporary video
PLAY & PROSUME project was supported by the Eu Programme "Humanities
in the European Research Area"
Austrian Handling Agency: FWFFeatured
article on FWF website, 2013Play & Prosume
Edited by Brigitte Felderer, Margarete
Jahrmann. 2013. Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg
The book is no catalogue of an exhibition, although it features
an Alternate Reality exhibition game, which was developed and designed by the Vienna research group of Play&Prosume (Jahrmann,
Felderer, Kayali, Schuh) as Interface for artistic research.
Through various texts, this book reaches beyond the media
images shown and analyzes the use of advertising in film, television, experimental and industrial films, as well as computer
games. The texts represent individual research papers by the EU/ HERA funded research project TEF, Technology, Exchange and
Flow, led by Dr. Michael Punt and Dr. Martha Blassnigg, University of Plymouth, UK. All papers were peer reviewed by the researcher
group, each paper was generated out of the research process from 2010 till 2013 and is an original publication with an intended
impact on arts, game design, film history, social and science studies.
Text by Gerald Bast, Martha Blassnigg, Rudmer
Canjels, Brigitte Felderer, Bert Hogenkamp, Margarete Jahrmann, Fares Kayali, Johann Lurf, Thomas Macho, Robert Pfaller, Bernhard
Seiter, Gejus van Diggele, Martyn Woodward et al.
More information: www.artbook.com