1. By the action of a machine, the resistance of time and space has been
changed. A physical action is transformed into a sequence of signals and
remotely transmitted. In this way we can experience a new concept of time and
space not only theoretically, but also practically. The change in comprehension
of space and time inescapably brings about a change in the means of
communication and creating
art. A machine becomes a mediator between a spectator
and environment. This makes way for quick indirect communication and creation of
dynamic communities. Communities whose members are not bound up with a physical
location. We call the location in which the life of this community? is taking
place, virtual. Virtual location is created by means of interaction between the
spectators-participants and an electronic machine. This kind of situation is
usually described with the help of metaphors and analogues. Even the word
"location" becomes a metaphor.
2. In this environment
art acquires a new form and means of spreading.
Art not only uses a machine but also changes together with the machine.
(ii) An electronic machine turns from a tool into part of an
ensuring its further functioning and survival.
Art always oscillates
between the real and virtual world, affects reality and is affected by it. It is
discovered and broadcast, mobile and multiplying.
(iv) To create
art and a
community?, electric power and a machine is necessary. A machine can be turned on
and off. (written in 1998).
(v) Writing/sound/image none of these forms of communication has a priority. Options are equal.
(vi) Spreading is a quality of this
(vii) Logical form relates it with the previously created reality.
art meeting all these conditions media art.
3. These definitions of media
art and community? are not final and
unchangeable, but they constitute the basis for our getting together to found
the Media Institute 1998 choosing the Internet as the most effective means of
Art - 10.
Machine - 9.
Community? - 4.
Media - 6.
Virtual - 4.
Written in 1998.
Rewritten in 2001.