Hörner & Antlfinger: Two Lives. Dialogues
This catalog edited by RealismusStudio features the duo Ute Hörner and Mathias Antlfinger, focusing on the theme of digital communications. The multimedia exhibition which the catalog accompanied revolved around the question of whether the everyday world of Boolean algebra, glass fiber cables, and global communication networks will result in a paradigm change in science, art, and social theory. The title Two Lives alludes to the interplay between analog and digital life. Hörner & Antlfinger take into account the fact that the aspect of mediality in art is dependent on neither genres nor individual media, and they remind us that society’s means of production have always influenced definitions of art. The catalogue is built around a topology of questions and statements based on email interviews with artists and scholars whose work and everyday life is shaped in important ways by their use of computers.
Work group: Hildtrud Ebert, Christin Lahr, Annette Tietenberg, Frank Wagner, Ingrid Wagner-Kantuser, Ute Ziegler
With contributions by: Mathias Antlfinger, Ute Hörner, Annette Tietenberg