Steina Vasulka

who went from Iceland to N.Y.C. and on to Santa Fe is an electronic artist from the seventies to now who often uses a violin as an intuitive interface to a complex set of different sources, mixers, routers, screens and software. Laurie Anderson popularized her work for a while but never became quite as good as Steina in terms of sophistication.

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husband Woody an engineer from Brno who mutated into an artist and art theoretican in NYC has always been a bit dry 'n' digital pure in his practical work but of course is a much greater guru than Steina in your intellectual digital art circles. Their performance and video theater "The Kitchen" was legendary.

Steina's a very nice person too, which I know as I got to know her a bit in one of Weibel's early HAK workshops (in early '84 I think, a spinoff from the Vasulka's AE invitation, if i'm not wrong) on "digital art". Steina was nice and helpful with everybody and Woody played the bad theoretic cop, a concept that nearly went amiss when had to really really hold back from not bashing Weibel during the prescreening of the latter's "electronic media opera" (magna) Der künstliche Wille which was a nice try in some ways but rather embarrassingly provincial if watched through Woody's international theoretic "made in nyc" glasses.

Gudrun, Ruth and Karl

Gudrun Bielz, Ruth Schnell and Karl Kowanz were there too. Gudrun and Ruth showed a beta version of Plüschlove and other stuff done with HAK's cheapo equipment (low band umatics and C=64s) which Woody heavily and Steina constructivly critizied after Woody had left the room in a fit.

Steina and Woody still live and work in Santa Fe (New Mexico). I have not seen that city yet, but Hanuman lived there for nearly a year and tells me she liked it.

last updated: 24.11.21, 20:49

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with four letters it becomes easier though i am not sure with hafi… anyhoo, inms guessing acronyms or whatever this is. *it’s not my steckenpferd
by tobi (24.11.21, 20:49)
Should be
pretty easy to guess from the context and image who HaFi and InTu are. Besides, thx for the hint to the open bold-tag.
by MaryW (22.10.21, 01:16)
Low hanging fruit
1 comment, lower geht es mathematisch schon aber psychosomatisch nicht.
by MaryW (15.10.21, 19:51)
da ist wohl ein <b> offen geblieben… und wer oder was sind HF und IT?
by tobi (25.09.21, 10:50)
manche nennen das
low hanging fruits, no?¿
by motzes (25.08.21, 20:33)
Freiwillige Feuerwehr
Wie ist das mit den freiwilligen und den professionellen Feuerwehren? Wenn 4 Häuser brennen und nur 2 Löschzüge da sind, dann gibt es doch eine....
by MaryW (22.07.21, 07:06)
That is a good argument and not to be underestimated. I was convinced a malevolent or rigid social environment (the others) posed the largest obstacle....
by MaryW (18.07.21, 08:54)
Und noch etwas
Die Schutzkleidung ist ein großes Problem. Sie verhindert allzu oft, dass mann mit anderen Säugetieren gut umgehen kann.
by StefanL (26.05.19, 07:09)
U get 1 big smile from me 4 that comment! And yes, i do not like embedded except it is good like this. It's like....
by StefanL (19.05.19, 16:30)
Just saying. #esc #strachevideo— Helene Voglreiter (@HeeLene) May 19, 2019 (Sorry, falls embedded unsocial media unerwünscht ist…)
by tobi (19.05.19, 10:57)
That's an adequate comment! Und das erste Zitat ein ganz besonders tolles Beispiel für den "Umschlag von Quantität in Qualität".
by MaryW (15.05.19, 19:57)
In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen people. – Momus You’ll always be a planet to me, Mr Bacchus. – Charon Fußnote! Find ick knorke.....
by tobi (15.05.19, 14:07)
I think I maybe know what you meant. It is the present we know best and the future we invent. And history is mostly used....
by StefanL (13.05.19, 00:55)
by StefanL (05.05.19, 21:15)
what about hindsight is 20/20?
by tobi (05.05.19, 14:00)
Ja echt.
Vielleicht schaffen wir es aber ja wieder einmal auf ein Konzert zusammen.
by StefanL (01.05.19, 05:55)
oh schade, verpasst…
by tobi (30.04.19, 09:07)
Als ethnische Gruppe bezeichnete Max Weber eine "Menschengruppe, welche auf Grund von Ähnlichkeiten des äußeren Habitus oder der Sitten oder beider ... einen subjektiven Glauben....
by StefanL (28.04.19, 07:28)
vielleicht aber
hat er auch während des Moderierens seinen Text sozusagen live in die Wikipedia kopiert? (leider wird diese theorie durch überprüfung der datenlage nicht unbedingt erhärtet.)
by chris (30.03.19, 09:08)
by misc (28.03.19, 09:28)

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