seismic body memory

The fogpatch project (2007-2010) dealt with a traumatic body experience of the media theorist Max Bense. It was initiated by the media artist Daniel Fetzner and realized with a team of students and other professionals. A series of interactive installations and performances in Freiburg, Rotterdam, Cairo and Stuttgart reconstructed a traumatic experience as bodily turn of this cartesian thinker. Starting points are Bense`s text »Existenzmitteilung aus San Franzisko« and a TV disputation with Joseph Beuys, both from 1970.



Art and technology have different ways of thinking and produce diverse images of the body. This was the case with the German philosopher Max Bense (1910-1990) who worked in depth on this area of intersection and carried out significant basic research in information aesthetics.

seismic body memory
lecture performance

seismic body signals
exhibition

fogzone
presentation

06. december 2008
freiburg university

10.-20. july 2008
rotterdam v2

22. january 2008
furtwangen

The fogpatch project* (2007-2010) is dealing with the theories of Max Bense. It was initiated by the media artist Daniel Fetzner and realized with a team of students and other professionals. A series of interactive installations and performances in Freiburg (G) and Rotterdam (NL) reconstructed a traumatic experience as bodily turn of this cartesian thinker. Starting points were Bense`s text »Existenzmitteilung aus San Franzisko« and a TV disputation with Joseph Beuys, both from 1970.

The conceptual design of this creative research happened in San Francisco and at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe. The realisation was accompanied by interviews with scientists, artists and humanists.The project was finished with performances on the 100th anniversary of Max Bense in Cairo and Stuttgart.

* fog in banks irregularly distributed

Der Aufsatz »Max Bense als Vordenker des Postmedialen« ist im August 2009 in dem Sammelband Postmediale Wirklichkeiten im Telepolis-Verlag erschienen.