Monday, October 26, 2009

csound blog

a blog about csound can be found on the noisepages at:

http://csound.noisepages.com/

Geocities closing down

Geocities is closed down today by its owner Yahoo. I don't know if it is something that we will miss but certainly a piece of internet history is taken away. Archive.org tried to preseve as much as they could but Yahoo was very uncollaborative.

Anyway, here is a beautiful collection of 'under construction' signs taken from geocities pages, those were the times: http://www.textfiles.com/underconstruction/

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Märchengrottenbahn and the last night in Graz

On todays sunday (just passed) we made it at least to the Märchengrottenbahn in Graz, another surreal attraction. Unfortunately didnt saw the Weltmaschine which we plan to do when we are in Austria next time, hopefully I get invited again. Soon we have to fly back to Hamburg, just checked our flights...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Weltmaschine by Franz Gsellmann


(picture by Roman Klementschitz taken from Wikipedia)

Just learned about the Weltmaschine which is nearby Graz. A farmer visited the Atomium in Brussels and was so impressed that he started to create a machine like, functional artpiece till his death 1981. He never received the attention he deserved.

http://www.weltmaschine.at

Thursday, October 15, 2009

video installation deStatik at exhibition opening 9. Oktober Esc Graz, Austria

This video shows my installation indoor at the exhibition opening 9. October at Esc Im Labor Graz during the Steirischer Herbst 2009. It is also shown outside in a shopwindow of an empty shop at Annenstrasse in Graz, see the other video. I programmed the installation during my artist in residency at Esc. See PSP of Das Kombinat and artist Peter Brandlmayr interacting with it.

installation deStatik at exhibition opening 9. Oktober Esc Graz, Austria from Malte Steiner on Vimeo.

youtube video of deStatik in the public

Here is a crappy video I made with my photocam from my installation at Steirischer Herbst 2009 in Graz, which you can see at Annenstr.8 till 19.October 2009:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg_SdrN14m8

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

notes from Graz

My installation deStatik runs now in a shopwindow Annenstr. Nr. 8, corner St.Georgen Gasse Graz, too, during the dark hours till 18.October. Lot of documentation waits for being released online and I hope I get it done soon.

Yesterday the PD~Graz Verein had their annual meeting at ESC and eventually I became member.
Tomorrow we will visit IEM.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

deStatik in Graz

yesterday was the opening at ESC Graz with my new installation, which runs fine now. Today I have to mount it in the public at an empty shop at corner Annenstrasse/Marschallgasse. It will be rear projected against the shopwindow and bypassers will trigger the interaction. But first I have to get the second computer running. OpenSceneGraph shadows seems to work, at least the shadowing technique I use, and fortunally I use power 2 textures because the ATI seems to reject other textures. Now I have only some problems with the PS3 cam and OpenCV...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Radio Helsinki Graz

Since 24. september I am working at ESC in Graz, Austria, programming a new installation which going to be shown from 9. October till the end of the artfestival Steirischer Herbst.
The installation is going to be projected outside and today I used the nice weather to do some location scouting but so far didn't found the right spot.
Anyway, tomorrow I am going to be at a early show at local station Radio Helsinki from 10:00 am till 12:00 am.