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Curating as a network technology
With Karen Archey, Holger Friese and Susanne Jaschko. Moderated by Sakrowski.
PANEL, Saturday 11th of February 2017 at 5pm –, Berlin

This panel hopes to address questions including: how much can curating can be understood as a network technology that trades in social capital? What importance should be ascribed to the early experiments in net-based curating within the context of current digital curating practices? What is the relationship of "Netzkunstkultur" to the art and gallery system? To what extent has so-called social media changed what it means to curate? Could curating be, for example, democratized? Did something like self-branding already exist in the 90s and what role does it play now for artists and curators? Has net art's dream of liberating production and distribution from the institutions been realized? Can purely online exhibitions compete with the physical gallery system? How can we deal with the normalized same, which is produced by the use of the so called "public curation tools" like playlists, (image) boards, (Tumblr) threads and (Facebook) friend lists …

Process and the production of presence
Wednesday 6 October, 6 pm at Pixelache office in Cable Factory, Helsinki (Tallberginkatu 1 C, 4th floor)

Susanne Jaschko talks about the idea behind the ‘Process as Paradigm’ exhibition and another project that at first glance does not seem to be related to it: Urban Interface Berlin/Oslo — an exhibition project located at the intersection of private and public space. What links these projects though is a search for art that changes over time, that is temporal and processual. She discusses the concept of process in art and its particular nature and her interest in artistic work that intersects with life.

Susanne is one of the invited guest curators for Pixelache Helsinki 2011. The title for her contribution to Pixelache 2011 is ‘Map me if you will’ and it presents a number of projects that bring into play intriguing methods to visualise data of everyday life in dynamic and physical ways.

Die Suche nach neuen Räumen in der frühen Videokunst
Do 10.12.09, 18.30 Uhr, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen

Mit ihrem Vortrag gibt Susanne Jaschko einen Einblick in die zeitliche und räumliche Gestaltung früher Videoinstallationen.

Video wurde in den Anfängen als „present-time medium“ aufgefasst, das im Gegensatz zum Film Realität und Augenblicklichkeit vermittelt. Idealerweise entsprachen Szenarien für die künstlerische Arbeit dem Konzept der Unmittelbarkeit auf beiden Ebenen des künstlerischen Werkes: dem der Produktion und der Rezeption. Diesem Prinzip näherten sich Künstler auf unterschiedliche Art und Weise, sei es in Form von Performances, in denen Performer und Zuschauer in einen unmittelbaren Dialog traten, oder in Form von Installationen, in denen zwar das „Setting“ durch den Künstler vorgegeben war, sich jedoch das eigentliche Kunstwerk erst mit der Aktion und Wahrnehmung durch das Publikum entfaltete.

Die Ausformung von zeitlichen und räumlichen Gestaltungstopoi installativer, medialer Arbeiten der späten 60er und 70er Jahre ging einher mit der Besetzung neuer räumlicher und inhaltlicher Territorien künstlerischer Produktion. Infolge einer grundsätzlichen Neubestimmung der Funktion und der Formate künstlerischer Produktion war die Zeit geprägt von einer intensive Suche nach neuen medialen und transitorischen Orten.

Kontext: Während der Laufzeit der Ausstellung Videoarchiv findet jeden Donnerstag ein Vortrag oder Künstlergespräch im Ludwig Forum statt. Ausgehend von den gezeigten Arbeiten nehmen Kuratoren, Künstler und Kunstwissenschaftler wegweisende Arbeiten und Positionen sowie Fragen der Sammlung, Präsentation und Rezeption von Videokunst in den Blick.

Performative Architektur - Mediale Erweiterungen und Dekonstruktionen von Räumen
Vortrag im Rahmen der Tagung Räume und Affekte vom 25.-28. Juni 2009, Universität Potsdam

Fluid Architectures
Talk by Susanne Jaschko at Intercativos workshop 'Light, Space and perception'
March 26, 2009 at Medialab Prado, Madrid

In 1926 director Fritz Lang created the vision of a futuristic 21st century mega-city in his film Metropolis. Now that we have crossed the threshold of the 21st century our reality makes that vision seem strangely old-fashioned as new sets of factors unconsidered by Lang move to shape the future of our urban spaces. It is now ubiquitous computer networks, information delivery in real time, and new display technologies which are the key elements transforming the face of our urban living spaces. Through them a space is taking shape whose manifestations are strongly medial and virtual and which eventually lead to the understanding of virtuality as reality.

In my talk I will focus on these ‘fictional’ spaces made of light, sound, dynamic image, and other media. I will tackle questions such as: How much shall we add to the dynamic spaces we live in? Which importance does ecological and societal sustainability have in spatial design with new media? Is duration a relevant factor in the perception of space? How to create an identity of a space by the means of new media? How do virtual reality, the access of real time data and media design influence our understanding and design of architecture?

Background to my talk is my curatorial work in the realm of urban screens, on the subject of a meaningful symbiosis between technology and architecture and finally my preparations for an up-coming exhibition at the Netherlands Media Art Institute, entitled ‘Fluid Architectures.’


re:visie:lab:2 Het internet
locatie: Theater Kikker, Ganzenmarkt 14 te Utrecht
14 december, 2008
Wat doen kunstenaars op het internet en welk werk is bij uitstek geschikt voor dit medium? Aflevering twee van Re:visie:lab gaat over de mogelijkheden van het internet en de mechanismen achter het www. De mogelijkheden lijken eindeloos, maar nog lang niet alles is onderzocht. De webartiesten kruipen deze zondagmiddag achter hun computer vandaan en vertellen over hun projecten. Remco Vlaanderen van Submarine-Channel, vertoner en producent van webkunst, geeft een presentatie. Club Internet’s Harm van Dorpel licht zijn nieuwste expositie toe. Harold Schellinx presenteert zijn ongoing Found Tapes project en kunstenaar Linda Hilfling zoekt, na het internet, toegang tot de andere
media. De presentatie is in handen van curator Susanne Jaschko (NIMk/Montevideo). Meer programmainfo op

The cultural value of urban screens - Reflections on an almost global media phenomenon
Lecture at the UQAM, Montréal, on November 1, 2007 (in English)
and at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam on November 7, 2007 (in English)
as well as at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Department Media Art on November 29, 2007 (in German)

In this talk I reflect on the almost global phenomenon against the backdrop of the Urban Screens Conference which I curated.
I take a look back into the media history of urban screens and analyse which screen designs and contents avoid applying ready-made concepts, but actually respond adequately to the urban and cultural environment.
 download of English script (pdf) (158.3 KB)
Content production for urban screens
Panel at transmediale.07, Saturday 3 Feb, 20.00 hrs, transmediale salon, Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg, Berlin

In October 2007, the Urban Screens Conference in Manchester focuses on the potential of creative media content for public information displays, namely LED billboards, plasma or SED screens. Since the first conference on the issue in Amsterdam in 2005, produced by the Institute of Network Cultures and curated by Mirjam Struppek, big screens have entered urban environments almost worldwide. At the 2007 transmediale, panelists and guests discussed challenges, problems and promising approaches in content production for urban screens, thus marking out the thematic field of the upcoming conference.

Mike Gibbons is Project Director of BBC Live Events and responsible for the growing BBC involvement in public screens across the UK. He introduced the idea behind BBC Public Space Broadcasting and present examples of BBC and other public content.

Together with his brother Jan, Tim Edler founded Realities United. They have attracted international attention with a number of media façades such as the BIX facade in Graz or the temporary SPOTS façade in Berlin. He talked about the issue of content production for these media facades and future concepts by Realities United.

Susanne Jaschko curates the Urban Screens Conference 07 and moderated this session.

Talk "Visually augmented urban space: mobile and massive image media" Interface and Society conference at Atelier Nord, Olso, on November 10 - 11, 2006.
In this talk I focused on visual augmentation of urban space, suggesting two complementary types of visual augmentation and discussing their context and impact on perception. My interest in this particular topic derives from my own curatorial practice. In this context, I think of the city as an interface between the private and the public, between various social groups which together build the public sphere.
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Lecture “Process as aethetic paradigm: a nonlinear observation of generative art” auf der generator.x conference, 23 - 24 September.

Since the beginning, one of the strongest biases that generative art had to face
is its devotion to beauty, to the surface. In other fields of contemporary art,
the strong influence of conceptualism has led to an art production
characterised by dematerialisation and cognitive immersion. “Process as
aesthetic paradigm: a nonlinear observation of generative art” analyses the
relevance of traditional aesthetic strategies and categories for generative art
and finds answers to the question: Is generative art retinal?
 PDF of English script (87.8 KB)
 PPT download of presentation (4.5 MB)

Lecture “Segmentation and Reassembly of the Digital Moving Image”, International Symposium for Electronic Arts (ISEA), Helsinki, Finland


Lecture “Practices in Media Art – from Generative Art to the Moving Image“, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango Bogotá, Columbia

Lecture “Practices in Media Art – from Generative Art to the Moving Image“, Contemporary Art Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania

Lecture “Current Strategies in Media Art“ and presentation of the video programme “transmediale.03 video selection“, Goethe-Institutes New Delhi, Bangalore, Calcutta, Madras, Bombay, all in India
and at the Goethe-Institute Santiago/Chile


Lecture “Interactive Art and Software Art” and presentation of the video programme “Best of Video Art – transmediale.02“, Digital Weekend, Academy of Arts Sofia, Bulgaria

Lecture “Space-Time Correlations Focused in Film Objects and Interactive Video”, FILE Symposium, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Lecture “Youth Culture and Media Art”, symposium Emoção Art.ficial (Art.ficial Emotion), Itaù Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil


Lecture “The permanent re-invention or: a festival is a show is a laboratory is a seminar…” and presentation of the video programme “Best of Video Art - transmediale.01“, symposium of the Media Forums, Moscow, Russia