[artinfo] International Teletext Art Festival in ARD Text starts

Arns HMKV Inke inke.arns at hmkv.de
Tue Aug 14 12:08:35 CEST 2012

Von: International Teletext Art Festival <itaf at fixc.fi>
Datum: 13. August 2012 13:49:09 MESZ
Betreff: International Teletext Art Festival in ARD Text starts

The International Teletext  Art  Festival ITAF  16.8.-16.9.2012
in ARD TEXT page > 770
An exhibition in Pflüger68
opening 16.8. 19.00 ->  (including Chip Tunes 
played by Jarkko Räsänen, FixC cooperative) 
Pflügerstrasse 68 12047 Berlin-Neuköln

"The road begins from here. Teletext is the future." Artist Janne Suni May 2012

Teletext, first invented some 30 years ago, 
utilizes the "vertical blanking interval" lines 
that together form the dark band dividing 
pictures horizontally on the television screen. 
Technically it has remained almost unchanged 
until recently when TV became digital. Teletext 
being an amazing success story still attracts 
millions of visitors daily for the latest news 
headlines, weather reports or sports results. 
Hust ARD text alone has

The potential of Teletext as an tool for artistic 
expression has not yet been fully discovered 
though the aesthetics of Teletext have slowly 
creeped in to the most fashionable street ware, 
graffiti and fine art. Is the next big word in 
intellectual small talk of the hip, rich and 
famous going to be teletextualism? Time will 
show.  Since it happens The International 
Teletext Art Festival gives the possibility to 
the ARD Text users to view some of the latest 
works on the Teletext scene and decide for them 

Participating artists: Ashley Anderson, Bym, 
Frederic Cambus, Max Capacity, Cordula Ditz, 
Maria Duncker, Dan Farrimond, Kathrin Günter, 
Francis Hunger, Juha van Ingen, Raquel Meyers, 
Dave Needham, Rich Oglesby, Seppo Renvall, Janne 
Suni, Jarkko Räsänen and Kari Yli-Annala

The International Teletext Art Festival is a FixC 
cooperative project  made in collaboration with 
ARD Text.


More info on the artists and works: www.fixc.fi/itaf

More info on the exhibition: www.pflueger68.de/itaf.html

The ARD-Text: www.ard-text.de


FixC cooperative
PL39 FI-00921 Helsinki

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