Ute Friederike Jürß You Never Know the Whole Story

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Edited by: Museum für Neue Kunst, ZKM Karlsruhe, Prof. Dr. Götz Adriani Texts by: Ursula Frohne, Thomas Y. Levin, Dörte Zbikowski German, English November 2000, 120 Pages, 85 Ills. Softcover 282mm x 191mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-9065-9

The role that new technologies play in today's culture is also increasingly reflected in contemporary artistic projects. This book documents the complex genesis of Ute Friederike Jürß' latest video installation entitled You Never Know the Whole Story, which explores new avenues with respect to digital image processing. The work shows three »live pictures«, which, inspired by press photographs taken from pictures of the masked artist, are presented as an animate-inanimate theatre with the help of a digital video program. Beyond that, three critical essays by Ursula Frohne, Thomas Y. Levin and Dörte Zbikowski shed light on the artist's handling of this new type of electronic picture, since, in media art, the technological prerequisites concerning the formulation of form and content play an equally important role as the choice of color and canvas in painting. The artist: Ute Friederike Jürß, born 1962 in Wiesbaden. From 1985 to 1990 studied at, then graduated from, the Akademie für Bildende Künste, Munich. In 1991, visiting stage designer at the Staatstheater Darmstadt. In 1992/93, lectureship at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung at Karlsruhe. In 1994/95, scholarship at Schloß Solitude, Stuttgart. In 1999, lectureship at the Hochschule der Künste, Institut für Zeitmedien, Bremen. The artist lives in Lübeck and New York.