6th September – 9th November 2003
Together with music there has always been a creation of visual impact. Music can be expressed or even stored with pictures, be it as full forms, lyrics, covers, photographs, videos or animation. The Electronic Music Archive (EMA) focuses on the question of „what does electronic music really looks like?“ The exhibition gathers visuals of electronic music as a possible artifact of our time. Creating and manipulating electronic sounds together with pictures has been of great value within contemporary art for quite some time. The actual realm between art and music brings upon the context of EMA.
EMA is also a very subjective memory. The archive collects different artistic statements and stores them as cultural achievement in the shape of an exhibition. In our time with still growing electronic memory capacity and yet everyday data being lost for ever this is the attempt to freeze the moment and hold it still as an exhibition. It is a cultural and emotional archive that wants to compare our time with the past time and questions terms like „quality“ or „innovation“. How can electronic culture be stored? Can memory be evened out as storage space? Why does electronic memory grow so much faster than cultural remembering? Is there a future for archives as a place for cultural remembering?
With contributions by:
Tetuzi Akiyama, Oren Ambarchi, Thomas Ankersmit, Knut Aufermann, K. Michael Babcock, Ed Baxter, Nicolas Bourquin,Thomas Brusa, Kim Cascone, Nicolas Collins, Frank Dommert, Leif Elggren, Fear of God, Tina Frank, Florian Hecker, farmersmanual,General Magic, Al Haig, Institut für Feinmotorik, Jason Kahn,Toshio Kajiwara, Tomas Korber, Joke Lanz, Alan Licht, Paul Lytton, Erik M, Sachiko M, Marcus Maeder, Lionel Marchetti, Jos Moers /meeuw, Günter Müller, Martin Ng, Phill Niblock, Dave Phillips, Pita, Gert-Jan Prins, Marina Rosenfeld, Keith Rowe,Philip Samartzis, Jim Sauter, Michael J. Schumacher, Bernd Schurer, Skipp, Ralph Steinbrüchel, Yasunao Tone, David Watson,Chris Weaver, Craig Willingham, Stephan Wittwer, Otomo Yoshihide.