INTERNATIONAL TELETEXT ART FESTIVAL ITAF
An exhibition in ARD Hauptstadtstudio exhibition space in Berlin
The festival opens on August 15th in Berlin at the ARD Hauptstadtstudio exhibition space were the ITAF works will be displayed untill the 15th September and continues in Filmkunstbar Fitzcarraldo with some program. The following day ITAF continues with a Teletext Cocktailparty in Musterzimmer Showroom for Contemporary Art. > info on opening program, schedule and locations
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
Arthur C. Clarke
Teletext, first invented some 30 years ago, utilizes the “vertical blanking interval” lines that together form the dark band dividing pictures horizontally on the television screen. Technically it has remained almost unchanged until recently when TV became digital. Teletext being an amazing success story still attracts millions of visitors daily for the latest news headlines, weather reports or sports results.
The potential of Teletext as an tool for artistic expression has not yet been fully discovered though the aesthetics of Teletext have slowly creeped in to the most fashionable street ware, graffiti and fine art. Is the next big word in intellectual small talk of the hip, rich and famous going to be teletextualism? Time will show, but since it happens The International Teletext Art Festival gives the possibility to the Teletext users to decide for themselves.
LIA, Manuel Knapp, UBERMORGEN, Daniel Egg, Marc Lee, Raquel Meyers, Kathrin Günter, Max Capacity, Dragan Espenschied, Jarkko Räsänen, Seppo Renvall , Juha van Ingen, Cordula Ditz, John Lawrence and Goto80
A group of experts (Paul B. Davis, Voin de Voin and Rosa Menkman) will select one of the participating artists to receive the Teletext Art Prize.You too can vote for your favourite artwork.
ITAF2013 will also be in the program of Ars Electronica Festival , Linz, Austria, 5.9.-9.9.2013
The International Teletext Art Festival is a FixC cooperative project www.fixc.fi made in collaboration with ARD Text www.ard-text.de, ORF TELETEXT teletext.orf.at and Swiss TXT www.teletext.ch.
For more info and PR images contact: Juha van Ingen ITAF / FixC
itaf2013 (at) fixc (dot) com / phone: (+) 358 40 5932694
FixC cooperative Alppikatu 17 LH2 FI-00530 Helsinki www.fixc.fi
The official ITAF2013 opening is in ARD Haupstadtstudio exhibition space 15.8. at 19.00 in ARD-Hauptstadtstudio Wilhelmstraße 67a Berlin-Mitte
Note! Entering to ARD building requires a pre registrtion by sending your name by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember to bring your ID with you to be sure you get into the building!
The unofficial ITAF2013 opening starts in Filmkunstbar Fitzcarraldo at 21.00.
You can start at the bar and join us in the Jungle (screening space) to see some Teletext works from 2012 + 80’s style lo-fi Teletext videomix with live sound by FixC + some mod music. Everybody welcome!
Filmkunst-Videothek & BarReichenberger Str. 133 10999 Berlin–Kreuzberg
On Friday 16.8.
A Teletext Cocktailparty in Musterzimmer from 19.00 to 22.00
Teletext works from 2012/2013 + refreshments. Everybody welcome!
Musterzimmer Showroom for Contemporary Art
Crellestrasse 44 10827 Berlin