Wien, 09.04.2007

Curriculum Vitae

short bio engl
Franz XAVER
New Media Artist,born 1956

postal address:  1070 Vienna, Neubaugasse 55/3/7
email: fx@kunstlabor.at
pgp fingerprint: A241 18ED 4CD5 AA24 CA8E  28F0 FCFA 0EA9 D0A0 77AC
phone:
mobil: ++43 (0)676 5483706
VOIP: 0780 700888015


academic and applied activity:
1987-1991
University of Applied Art in Vienna  (Prof. Weibel):
Teaching: Computergraphics, Computer programming , audiovisual production, electronic and electrical engineering
1989-1992 Lab for visual media, at the University of Applied Art. 
since 1992 KUNSTLABOR

1993-1996 Teaching at the University of Graz, Institut für Baukunst: communication theory
1997-2000 Silverserver (an independent InternetServiceProvider) Wireless Networking - Autonomous Systems
2003-2006 Media-Art-Lab at the Kunsthaus Graz - Running the Data-Spind. Curator for Media- and Netart


Exhibitions:

Media-Art
Year
Place
Title
Description
Reference Links
Publication
2008
Dortmund
Hartware Dortmund
Waves - The Art of the Electromagnetic Society
Ruhrnachrichten.de
Katalog
2006
Riga
Waves
Electromagnetic waves as material and medium for arts
The Next Layer

http://rixc.lv/waves
Catalogue
2006
Graz
medien.KUNSTLABOR



3rd Year  
Curator: Netculture vs Netart.
Artists and Netactivists:
Roland Jankowski, Ferdinand Götz, Bernd Schröckelsberger, Wolfgang Fuchs, Barbara Doser, Hofstetter Kurt, 5uper.net, Lesser Group Austria, sonance.net, Esel,  Michael Aschauer, Sergey Yugov, IPTS, W.A.S.,  TEA Line, Ferdinand Schmelz, A.Dabrowski, A.List, G.Graf, J.Hofmueller, S.Sauer, C.Kummerer, E.Nindl, A.Kaplan, P.Boehm, P.Tiefenbacher, M.Priesch, C.Traxler, P.Jauernig, B.Hewis, A.Zemene, O.Gsenger, Andreas Marksteiner, R.Urban, P.Stieglecker, H.Schwabl, G.Graf, Heribert Hirschmann, Leo Schatzl, Armin Medosch, kuda.org, Reni Hofmueller, Seppo Gruendler, OR-OM, Salsaman,  Dorian Santner, Tim Boykett,
http://medien.kunstlabor.at
http://kunstlabor.at
Catalogue
since 2005
Graz/Eferding
RT05
In a dark room one could hear the sound of the stars. The field-intensity of thehydrogenradiation was  transformed into acoustic signals.
http://sync.ung.at


2005
Graz
medien.KUNSTLABOR
2nd Year
Artists and Netactivists:
Ramiro Cosentino, Radio Helsinki, Steim, Werner Jauk, Girl.tv, Alexei Blinov,  Doc Schoko, Heike Kaltenbrunner, Hui-Hui, Einlegen Kassetten, Machfeld, feedbackanddisaster, Hurennoise. Katharina Gsoellpointner, FE Rakuschan, Insert Coin
http://medien.kunstlabor.at
http://kunstlabor.at

2005
Amsterdam
Autonome Einheit
In a 9 meter  sailingboat a Computer, a Windgenerator  and several Solarpanels has been installed. The Goal was the automation of the vessel.


2005
Linz
Der Mythos von Bolshevik
On the river danube we were looking for free wireless networks with a motorboat.
Our destination was a Hackmeeting on an island in Bulgaria.
http://stroem.ung.at
Kurier

2004
Graz
medien.KUNSTLABOR
1st Year
Artists and Netaktivists:
Udo Wid, Jaromil, Albert Weichselbraun, Marc Ries, YAVASG, Sven Guckes, Klaus Knopper, Marcus/Ruediger Krenn, ubermorgen, Franz Krahberger, Peter Ablinger,  Marcus Gansberger, Cym, Richard Kriesche, Reichweite, Prima Stadtmusikanten,  Sergius Kodera,  Herbert Hrachovec, XXkunstkabel,  Werkstadt Graz,  Vanesa Cvahte, Severin Hofmann, David Moises,  Winfried Ritsch,  Franz Schaefer,  Microgiants, KIG.
http://medien.kunstlabor.at
http://derstandard.at

2003
Graz
medien.KUNSTLABOR
Opening of the medien.Kunstlabor.
The Dataspind - an automatic Serverhousingsystem for Netartists and people beeing active in netculture. The system was built like luggage lockers in a railway station.
http://kunstlabor.at/faecher.html

DerStandard.at

2003
Wien
Funkfeuer
Founding the association of Funkfeuer. Funkfeuer is a free wireless meshnetwork in Vienna.
http://funkfeuer.at
Falter.at

2003
Eferding
RT03
Rebuilding of the radiotelescope from 1995
http://sync.ung.at

2001
Wien
Funknetz - Funkfeuer
Building up a  wireless network routes with 15 static nodes in Vienna.
http://funkfeuer.at
Book
1999
Wien
Fremdsteuerung
In a display window (subwaystation: Babenbergerstrasse) was a selfmade computer with 100 eletrical devices. Over the Internet the user could switch on and off this  domestic appliances.
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Netbase

1998
Oberösterreich
Mobile Platzsprecher -
Festival der Regionen
10 cars with outside mounted loudspeakers were driving for one week through Upper-Austria. On each car was a phonenumber printed. One could call this number and make his public  announcement.
http://www.fdr.at
KronenZeitung
OOE Nachrichten
Neues Volksblatt
Catalogue
1997
Wien
Funknetz - Silverserver
First WiFi experiments, in cooperation with Silverserver
http://funk.ung.at

1997
Linz
Rearview - Contained - VOEST
A radiotelescope (turnaround 180/360 degrees)  has been built up.
http://www.timesup.org

1997
Wien
Kunsthalle Exnergasse
1. Internetsurfing with a faxmachine.   2. A facsimile was redrawed by a computerprogramm written by the artist and was sent back immediately der standard

1997
Graz/Hongkong
A handoverproject in COOP with the Werkstadt Graz
Through different ways and media we tried to reach European friends and media.
http://fax.priv.at
Booklet
1996
Katzow/Ostsee
Sculpturepark Katzow
Built up a 30 meter concave hole. All radiations coming from the universe were  concentrated in the focus.
Kleine Zeitung
Kronenzeitung

1996
Plueschow
Schloss Plueschow
1. The Electronic Gallery -  a Fido network, 2. TIT for TAT (F.E. Rakuschan)
http://www.plueschow.at
Booklet
1996
Ephessos
Place of archeological excavation. Behind a semitransparent mirror was a camera hidden with a sensor. From every passerby a picture was taken automatically.
http://www.fabrikanten.at

1996
Ampflwang, OÖ
Coalmine
A memorial to the mountain.
Inside the mountain, before the tunnel was shut down forever, a camera with a light was installed. The memorial was the LIVE-Picture from  inside the mountain.

http://www.fdr.at

1995
Wien
VBS
Building up the first DSL-Network in Austria. Together with VBS, ATnet, Silverserver
http://vbs.at

1995
Linz
ars electronica
HotelTV. You could see "The Electromic Gallery" (50 Artist in a closed FIDOnet) on one channel of the Ramada Hotel.
http://www.aec.at
Das Profil

1995
Alle Hauptstädte in AT
Die Elektronische Galerie
50 Artists were invited to send their pictures or text-contributions over a modem or faxmachine to a central computer. The slideshow of the pictures was distributed by a FIDOnet.
You could see the slideshow in two ways.
1. A LCD-Display in a baroque picture frame
2. A black canvas. Inside the picture  was a modem, a computer and a small television transmitter. If you had the picture in the same room with your TV, you could see the slideshow at channel 38.

http://www.aec.at
Der Standard
Booklet
1995
Linz
Stadtwerkstatt, Flugshow Wiener Neustadt
On a selfmade powerfill displayarray (20kWatts) you could show figures and characters. The display was built up on a truck. The speed of the characters was inversely proportional to the speed of the truck. It seemed like the text didn't move at all in the landscape.
http://stwst.at

1994
Bregenz
Magazin 4 - 72 Hours
Three people, three days in a conference call. No privacy. Margarethe Jahrmann, FE Rakunschan and Thomas Feuerstein
Bregenzer Kunstverein
V Nachrichten Vorarlberger Nachrichten

1994
Rostock
Kunstraum Schiff
1. Kunstlabor built up a typical Labsituation.
2. The Exhibition. The ORBIT: 9 TV-Monitors showing a livepicture from the earth  (Meteosat)
http://stub.mur.at
Die Presse
Regional
Regional2


1993
Linz
ars electronica
Molektronic Networking. An installation  between nature an technology.
http://aec.at
Picture
Kronenzeitung

Catalogue
1993
Bregenz
Ästhetik des Werdens
A Labsituation in a gallery. At the closing of the exhibition a remotely controlled ball, with a diameter of 60cm was presented. It seemed that the Ball roled  automatically through the city and on the water of the lake.
Bregenzer Kunstverein

1993
Venedig
Casino Container
The Electronic Gallery
http://medienkunstnetz.de

1993
Wien
Dead Dog Gallery
Inverted Channel
Picture
Der Standard
Falter

1992
Linz
Maschinenkampf - VOEST
Two remote controlled  machines  (max 3000 kg, 6 meter  max directly fighting  radius, max 200 PS ) were fighting  in an  arena (50 to 50 meters)
Together with Leo Schatzl and Just merrit (Contained)
Video (mpg) 100MB !
Kronenzeitung


1992
Linz
Stifterhaus
Fraktale Geometrie - Kunst und Bionik
http://www.vasulka.org
http://aec.at
Kronenzeitung
OOE Nachrichten
Booklet
1992
Bonn
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der BRD
Erdsicht. Global Change Kunsthalle Bonn
Presse
Booklet
1992
Mailand
Triennale Milano
Tür für expo 2000
Picture

1991
St. Veit a.d. Glan
Transformator
In a container in St. Veit(250 km from Vienna) you could see the Livepicture from a camera placed in Vienna's subway.
http://braun.mur.at
Picture
Presse
Kurier
Booklet
1991
Salzburg
Salzburger Künstlerhaus
Die Augen der Minerva
With this device you could see a rotting apple at channel 37 on your TV
Salzburger Nachrichten

1990/91
Horn/Graz/Prag
Im Licht des Monitors
This mediaartists exhibition  was curated by Dieter Bogner
Grazer Kunstverein
der Standard Transmitter-X
Valie Export
Catalogue
1990
Venedig
Biennale di Venezia - Aperto
Weather information from the whole earth has been transformed into acoustic signals
Die Presse
Der Standard1
Der Standard
Kunstzeitschrift Paris
venice

1990
Neue Galerie Linz
Two interactive doors
Cheers: If you insert a coin a shutter was automatically pulled up. Behind the curtain was a photo of the artist with a glass of beer in the hand. You could drink with this photo and then the  shutter closed again.
OOE Nachrichten
Picture
Der Standard
Booklet
1989
Graz
Steirischer Herbst
Chaos und Ordnung
Stonehendge (Stonehenge??) - A Video- Monitor- Computerinstallation
Vasulka.org
Picture
Booklet
1989
Wien
U4 More Media Torture
Mediales Event der Meisterklasse für visuelle Medien
Contribution FX Pictures

1988
Graz
Neue Galerie Graz
Raum für Raum
Eine Austellungsreihe von Werner Fenz
Werner Fenz
Catalogue
1988
Linz
ars electronika
RadioARTives Konferenzmöbel
http://www.aec.at
Catalogue
1987
Linz
Galerie MAERZ
Datenschmuck
picture


Wien
Wiener Secession
Junge Szene
nomaden der zeit
Catalogue
1987
Wien
University of Applied Art
Im Bauch des Biestes
Picture
Catalogue

Wien
Galerie V&V
Konsum und Kommunikation
http://symmetrier.ung.at
Booklet
1986
2002
Linz
ars electronica
Transformation der Bewegung
http://www.aec.at
Catalogue
1985
Wien
Course of studies
Visuelle Mediengestaltung



Bielefeld
Zeit und Raum "hautnah"

Kinetische Objekte

1984
Wels
Zeitmaschinen, Laserinstallation

Skulpturen und Laserinstallation http://kugel.ung.at