index biography

Georg Eckmayr, Dr., 18.01.1976, Vienna, Austria, www.georgeckmayr.net


Artist Statement:

(DT) Von der Biopolitik zur Psychomacht

Welches sind die Bedingungen medialer Sichtbarkeit? Inwiefern hat sozial mit Simulation zu tun?
Was ist lebendig, was un-lebendig? Wie spricht etwas, das noch nicht existiert?
Wohin fuehrt die Verbindung von Technokratie und Koerperlichkeit?
Prinzipiell: Ist der Mensch Mensch, oder wird das bloss systematisch behauptet?

Den zentralen Fokus meiner kuenstlerischen Arbeit stellen narrative Strukturen und theoretische Fragmente dar, als (Animations)Film, als raeumliche Installation (physical or VR), oder als coded structure inszeniert. Darueber hinaus
finden sich auch skulpturale Ansaetze, sowie wissenschaftliche und journalistisch, dokumentarische Methoden in meiner Arbeit.

#evolution&technology, #secondskin, #behavior&identity, #decentralization, #cryptocurrency, #freespeech, #universal_language, #networks


(EN) From Biopolitics to Psychopower

Under which conditions visibility is granted in media systems? How relate social systems to simulation?
Where is the line between living and non-living? How speaks an entity, which has not come to existence yet?
How transform technocratic processes our human bodies?
Basically: are we human or is this a mere proposition?

My artistic work is based on narrative structures and scientific fragments, which are transformed into animated images, films, prints for installation in (physical or digital) space or into coded structures. I also use sculptural approaches, as well as methods of science, documentaries and journalism.

#evolution&technology, #secondskin, #behavior&identity, #decentralization, #cryptocurrency, #freespeech, #universal_language, #networks

 

 

EDUCATION and WORK EXPERIENCE

 

work

2003 – now Artistic, Research, Publishing and Lecturing Work focussing on the human condition in digital environments

2009 – now Lecturing, Media Ethics and Digital-Theory, FH St. Pölten, Austria

2008 – now Film director (for animation films, life action films, documentaries, and VR environments)

2006 –2008 Photographer, Editorials for the Newspapers Der Standard, Die Presse

2008 / 2009 Lecturing, Department for Fine Arts and Media Theory, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Prof. Weibel

1998 – 2001 Life-Visual-Shows for Radio FM4, Lichtenberg, Nanola with H. Kreimel as EINARWORKS

Associated Institutions: Berliner Gazette, Telepolis, FH St. Poelten, University for applied Arts Vienna, bildbuero, AKASHA (Betatesting Communiy)

 

education

2016 Doctoral Degree in the Field of Media Studies at the University for applied Arts Vienna, Austria, Prof. Weibel

1996 – 2005 Diploma in Digital Arts, at University for applied Arts Vienna, Austria, Mkl. Prof. Weibel / Fürstner

1995 – 1996 Architecture at Technical University Innsbruck, Austria

 

 

 

ARTIST BIO

 

papers & articles (selected)

2016 Clickbait Politics - Im Nebel der Institutionen @ Berliner Gazette

 

2016 Populismus goes Smartphone: Wie Clickbait Politics die Demokratie bedrohen @ Berliner Gazette

 

2015 Totales Sehen im Netz: Wie Medien mit der visuellen Darstellung des Todes umgehen @ Berliner Gazette

 

2015 (Un)sichtbare Opfer im Syrienkonflikt @ telepolis.de

 

2011 Unsichtbare Politik, multiple Persoenlichkeiten, elektronische Darsteller, in Next Generation, New Ideas, VWH Verlag

 

selected exhibitions / festivals

2017 Philosophy Unbound / The Stream / Theater Spektakel, Wien

2016 Liu Haisu Art Museum / ReFashioning Austria / group exhibition / Shanghai, China
2015 reflektor / maniac / group exhibition / Vienna, Austria

2015 automaten / group exhibition / Vienna, Austria

2015 Q202 / group exhibition / Vienna, Austria
2014 Tyrolean Independent Filmfestival / screening [The Beasts (Wilde Tiere)]
2013 Foto K / group exhibition / Vienna, Austria
2012 Werk / group exhibition / Vienna, Austria

2011 the pop.blog / public viewing TWO / web

2010 Salon XV / group exhibition / Vienna, Austria

2010 Raum Lobkowitzplatz / STOP / group exhibition / Vienna, Austria

2010 Hinterhaus fotoK / Exquisite Corpses / exhibition / Vienna, Austria

2010 ESC Center / group-exhibition / Graz, Austria

2008 Saatchi Gallery / group-exhibition / London, UK

2008 Projektraum Pipeline / solo-exhibition, Distant Proximities / Vienna, Austria

2008 Sonnleitner showroom / group-exhibition / Wels, Austria

2008 Trojan Horses / group-exhibition / Vienna

2008 Video Art Screening Krems 08 / group-exhibition, On the Surface / Krems, Austria

2007 Guerilla Convention / group-exhibition / Salzburg, Austria

2007 DIsplay2007 / group-exhibition / Vienna, Austria

2007 Kunstraum Innsbruck / group-exhibition, Fresh Trips / Innsbruck, Austria

2007 Projektraum Goerres10 / group-exhibition / Munich, Germany

2006 Kunstraum NOE, Editorial Award / group-exhibition / Vienna, Austria

2006 MusikUnlimited / installation / Wels, Austria

2006 imPavillon / solo-exhibition / Wels, Austria

2005 MQ Freiraum, / group-exhibition / Vienna, Austria

2004 MQ ImpulsTanz Lounge, / installation / Vienna, Austria

2003 MQ Kulturkontakte / presentation of a documentary *** / Vienna, Austria

2001 ACCES(s) Electronic Culture / screening / Pau, France

2001 Gallery Wintergarten / space invasion ** / Vienna, Austria

2000 Diagonale 00, Austrian Abstracts / screening / Graz, Austria

1999 Diagonale 99, Music Video / screening / Graz, Austria

              ** with H. Kreimel as EINARWORKS & Bernd Preiml     *** Documentary A Conference and Six Exhibitions, (Artists: Elke Krystufek, ...)

 

workshops / lectures

2016 Ein Millionstel Wahrheit - Talk with Timo Grampes, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Kompressor

2015 Starke Bilder / leblose Koerper. Zu einer digitalen Aesthetik des Todes - Lecture at FotoK Wien

2015 Sinn, Wahrnehmung und Algorithmen - Lecture, symposium Distant Reading und Diskursanalyse at the IWK Wien

2014 Schaulust und technische Bilder, Short lecture, symposium Medien Denken

2010 Unsichtbare Politik, multiple Persoenlichkeiten, elektronische Darsteller - Lecture at Forum Medientechnik, St. Poelten

2010 Truthtelling - Lecture at the MUMOK Vienna *

2008 Acoustic Avant-Garde - Lectures Department for Fine Arts and Media Theory, University for Applied Arts Vienna

2007 Foreign Body - Workshop at school for artistic photography, Vienna

2007 Beyond Attraction - Workshop, Medienkulturhaus, Stadtgalerie, Wels

2007 Light Room – Workshop at FotoK school, Vienna

2007 Foreign Body, Comic Strip – Workshop at VWV, Vienna

  * together with Tatiana Lecomte, Susanne Neuburger, Lois Renner, Gabriele Rothemann

 

 

awards and grants

2009 Theodor Körner Fonds 2009 (together with Yvonne Giedenbacher for Screenplay Development "TRI")

2008 Showdown winner, Saatchi Gallery, London

2006 Römerquelle Editorial Award winner, Vienna (Jury: Kerstin Engholm , Thomas Freiler, Christiane Krejs, u.a.)

2003 Grant, by the Ministry for Art & Culture, Dep. Fine Arts, Vienna

 

public collections

Blickle Videoarchiv Kunsthalle Vienna

 

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