fx at Vienna 2007
Franz Xaver (1956, LInz) has studied at the Academy of Applied Art,
department of "Visual Communication" founded by Peter Weibel.
Subsequently he was teaching computer languages, audio-visual
productions, electronics and electrical technics at the same Academy
At the Technical University of Graz he was lecturing at the departure
"Institut fuer Baukunst" "CommunicationTheory".
He was participating in numerous exhibitions in Austria and abroad,
including Ars Electronica, Aperto Biennale di Venezia, Triennale
Milano, Bonn Kunst und Ausstellungshalle from Germany. Since 1995 he
has worked a lot with the art-label KUNSTLABOR and with the first
wireless Internetserviceprovider "Silverserver".
The current research interests concern on the on hand the discrepancy
from Netart to Netculture and on the other hand the correlation between
the Media Art from 1980 to 1995 and the Internet from 1995 to now.
During the last 3 years there has been an agenda taking place in
Kunsthaus Graz regarding this topics. We housed 60 Internet Servers of
Netcultureactivists in a Lockersculpture. In addition to this main
agenda the exhibition space with the size of 150 squaremeter was
constantly hosting events; amongst others this events were performed by:
Klaus Knopper, knoppix.at (Duesseldorf, Germany); TuringTrainTerminal
Severin Hofmann, David Moises (Wien, Austria); Jaromil - dyne.org
(Amsterdam, Netherland); girl.tv (Hamburg, Germany); HIVE Networks,
(London, England); kuda.org - (Novi Sad, Serbia); Tim Boykett -
(Perth/LInz , Australia/Austria); Steim - (Amsterdam, Netherland); Sven
Guckes (Berlin, Germany), Rama Cosentino (Barcelona, Spain); 1st
pd-convention (with Miller Puckette, USA and ca 30 other developers
from all around the world).
Beside this the Culturegroup Kunstlabor, mainly consisting of Franz
Xaver and Roland Jankowski, developed a Wireless-Citizennetwork in
Graz. The Network was based on a self-managed Meshnetwork. Within 2
years over 100 nodes has been setup. For further information: http://graz.funkfeuer.at.
Another longterm project was the installation of 2 Radiotelescopes (one
3 meter and one 25 meters in diameter) 1997 it has been built up for
the first time in VOEST, Linz, and in Katzow (Germany) active
stations are in Eferding/Upper-Austria (since 2005). The Radiotelescope
receives signals from the past and transmits them to the Internet. The
Hydrogenradiation from outer space is audible per online stream: