Liquid Music, 2003, the 3rd place.
It was held in Judenburg, Graz (A), the sixth edition of Liquid Music , media art festivals organized and curated by Heimo Ranzenbacher. 'The 3rd place' is the theme of questÕanno and indicate a place, obviously metaphorical, consisting dallÕinsieme of what happens when two sites are related to each other and influence each other. LÕidea stems from an earlier draft of the x-space, which includes Gerfried Stocker, artistic director dellÕArs Electronica festival, Hörtner Horst, director of Futurlab dellÕArs Electronica Center and the same Ranzenbacher. 'Tracks + Traces' is the title of the project was taken up and further developed during the festival and now presents itself as as an interactive installation that connects the cities of Graz and Judenburg The viewer enters the room that sees projected on a huge screen a stylized profile of their body, and, in different colors, also the one of the viewers places nellÕaltro place, ie in Graz In the moment in which the profiles of the two bodies coincide creates a visual connection and sound mutual between two or more visitors: that is, the body contour of a body is filled with lÕimmagine dellÕaltro; microphones in the room also allow you to send and receive sounds. The connection lasts about ten seconds and then disappears. At this point, the images and words of the visitors are saved and sent to the project site . The third is clearly that of 'scambioÕ (images and words) among the spectators present in two different places, which maintains the website then the' tracceÕ. Next to Tracks + traces (also present at the next edition of Ars Electronica), there are two other main projects: ' Tempest 'of the Austrian Norbert Math and Ludwig Zeininger and' Poetry Box Machine 'dellÕartista Italian Isabella Bordoni. The elements that make up the first (Tempest) are a series of screens of computers, the monitor of a tv, small cameras and different radio. LÕidea of the artists in this case is to use the short waves of radio interference as the magnetic fields generated by the images of the screens. Through a program written by their own interference noise caused dallÕavvicinamento the radio to the various monitors are then translated back into images, this time made up of black and white stripes. The third is that then formed by magnetic fields, seemingly invisible that make possible the mutual transformation of sounds and images according to a score improvised. Entirely different lÕinterpretazione of Third in 'Poetry Box Machine'. In this case, the reference dimension is the time, more than the space, and on which works lÕelemento lÕartista is a condition more internal than external physical appearance (which is a place or sound). The third place in question is in fact lÕadolescenza, time in between lÕinfanzia and lÕetà adult characterized by uncertainty and transience, evoked through a performance-installation in which lÕartista mixes his voice and the sound with a series of screenings of portraits of young Germans combined texts are also bilingual. Among other projects there: 'Arsbox' dellÕArs Electronica Futurlab, 'Hidden Worlds of Noise and Voice', Futurlab, Golan Levin and Zachary Lieberman, and ' Social Sound Fetish 'by Werner Jauk.