Hacked Raven Input (Nina Wenhart, jonCates + jake elliot) remixes and transcodes raw data from various Media Art Archives, converting files into realtime audio video noise, building a nest for digital punk computer witches and crashing systems across a network connecting Linz/Chicago.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Siegfried Zielinski's re:place Manifesto

Berlin, November 2007
retyped from foto


Manifesto re:place Berlin, Nov 2007

Investigations of Deep Time Relations A, S & T after the Media

- To the credit of the brave young Scottish geologist James Hutton and his "Theory of Earth" (1795): We do not accept a final layer of granite through which we cannot penetrate further in order to discover new constellations regarding A, S & T - "no vestige of a beginning and no prospect of an end" [Hutton].

- The question as of what came first, or which was first, is no longer a consideration. To answer it is a waste of effort and only serves vanity, which is a special form of power.

- We neither accept master media nor master disciplines to explore the tensional deep time relations of A, S & T.

Case studies of media processes & phenomena should at least be:
- ideologically open (VARIANTOLOGICAL, without an own DISCIPLINE)
- seismographically deep
- poetically dense (anyway, the least)
- experimental (as opposed to TEST)
- luxurious (lavish: this gives back to the present what history has stolen from it)
- going eastwards and southwards (at least for the next century the heterographic creatures and regions should give priority to the autotrophic ones).

Formulated with regard to image technologies they should be:
- projective (draft-oriented: going through history pointing in a forwardly direction);
- speculative (speculum: magical, reflecting, refracting light);
- imaginary (imaginative, fantastic);
- curious (investigative);
- brazen (without shame);
- full of illusions (risky, hazardous, illudre = to take a risk).

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