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WRITING AND UNWRITING (MEDIA) ART HISTORY: ERKKI KURENNIEMI IN 2048. Ed. by Joasia Krysa and Jussi Parikka. MIT Press, Cambridge, 2015. Leonardo. 368 pp. with 92 ills. 24 x 19 cm. LC 2015-9375 ISBN 9780262029582 In English.
Publisher's description: Over the past forty years, Finnish artist and technology pioneer Erkki Kurenniemi (b. 1941) has been a composer of electronic music, experimental filmmaker, computer animator, roboticist, inventor, and futurologist. Kurenniemi is a hybrid -- a scientist-humanist-artist. Relatively unknown outside Nordic countries until his 2012 Documenta 13 exhibition, "In 2048," Kurenniemi may at last be achieving international recognition. This book offers an excavation, a critical mapping, and an elaboration of Kurenniemi's multiplicities. The contributors describe Kurenniemi's enthusiastic, and rather obsessive, recording of everyday life and how this archiving was part of his process; his exploratory artistic practice, with productive failure an inherent part of his method; his relationship to scientific and technological developments in media culture; and his work in electronic and digital music, including his development of automated composition systems and his "video-organ," DIMI-O.
Artist(s):Kurenniemi, Erkki
Indexing: Western, Europe — Finland, Scandinavia — Post-1970 — Video/Film/Performance, Electronic Media/Computer Art
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 168126
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