fx at Vienna 2007

Franz Xaver (1956, LInz) has studied at the Academy of Applied Art, department of "Visual Communication" founded by Peter Weibel. Subsequently he was teaching computer languages, audio-visual productions, electronics and electrical technics at the same Academy until 1992.
At the Technical University of Graz he was lecturing at the departure "Institut fuer Baukunst" "CommunicationTheory".
He was participating in numerous exhibitions in Austria and abroad, including Ars Electronica, Aperto Biennale di Venezia, Triennale Milano, Bonn Kunst und Ausstellungshalle from Germany. Since 1995 he has worked a lot with the art-label KUNSTLABOR and with the first wireless Internetserviceprovider "Silverserver".

The current research interests concern on the on hand the discrepancy from Netart to Netculture and on the other hand the correlation between the Media Art from 1980 to 1995 and the Internet from 1995 to now. During the last 3 years there has been an agenda taking place in Kunsthaus Graz regarding this topics. We housed 60 Internet Servers of Netcultureactivists in a Lockersculpture. In addition to this main
agenda the exhibition space with the size of 150 squaremeter was constantly hosting events; amongst others this events were performed by:
Klaus Knopper, knoppix.at (Duesseldorf, Germany); TuringTrainTerminal Severin Hofmann, David Moises (Wien, Austria); Jaromil - dyne.org (Amsterdam, Netherland); girl.tv (Hamburg, Germany); HIVE Networks, (London, England); kuda.org - (Novi Sad, Serbia); Tim Boykett - (Perth/LInz , Australia/Austria); Steim - (Amsterdam, Netherland); Sven Guckes (Berlin, Germany), Rama Cosentino (Barcelona, Spain); 1st pd-convention (with Miller Puckette, USA and ca 30 other developers from all around the world).

Beside this the Culturegroup Kunstlabor, mainly consisting of Franz Xaver and Roland Jankowski, developed a Wireless-Citizennetwork in Graz. The Network was based on a self-managed Meshnetwork. Within 2 years over 100 nodes has been setup. For further information: http://graz.funkfeuer.at.

Another longterm project was the installation of 2 Radiotelescopes (one 3 meter and one 25 meters in diameter) 1997 it has been built up for the first time in VOEST, Linz,  and in Katzow (Germany) active stations are in Eferding/Upper-Austria (since 2005). The Radiotelescope receives signals from the past and transmits them to the Internet. The Hydrogenradiation from outer space is audible per online stream: http://kunstlabor.at:8000

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