This is the third evening in a series of events called “Visual Music live & discussed”, part of the project “Visual Music” (2007–2008) by media gallery fluctuating images. Over the course of two years, the project will deal with the diverse artistic and institutional aspects of Visual Music. We invite scientists, artists and curators to focus their special perspectives on the topic.
The project “Visual Music” (2007-2008) is supported by the Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg.
[plug.in], founded 2000 in Basel, is the only institution in Switzerland to exclusively feature media art and digital culture all the year round. Raffael Dörig, a curator at [plug.in], will introduce the venue and its programme. He will present a selection of Swiss videos especially chosen for fluctuating images and our focus on Visual Music.
[plug.in] is a space for contemporary art using electronic media. Media technology has become an important part of our daily life. [plug.in] deals with the social and artistic questions resulting from the interdependency of life and media technology.[plug.in] jacks the analogue into the electricity circuit and stands for digital programme extensions that enable computer softwares to interact. Our name describes our ambition: to expand the social hard drive with new artistic discourses and to stimulate participation in dynamic and interactive processes.
[plug.in] provides: exhibitions with internet and software art, interactive installations, sound art etc.; events on media art and digital culture; a library with books and DVDs and a shop with artists’ editions and electronic gadgets.
Raffael Dörig has been on the [plug.in] team as a curator since 2005. He studied art history, media sciences and German studies at Basel university and also works for the netlabel interdisco and as an electronic musician himself.
Further information: www.iplugin.org
Supported by Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg and Schweizer Kulturstiftung Pro Helvetia.