› 15 Sep 2013
Light and the Unseen› 24 Apr 2013
The subject of light has been of interest to artists, writers,
scientists and more throughout the centuries and yet it seems that the
fascination with light could be endless. This exhibition focuses on the
work of seven artists that do not necessarily consider light as the main
or only subject of their work. They use light to explore ideas about
vision, physics, the cosmos, belief and the human relationship to light
both physically and psychologically. These ideas are more broadly
considered here as “the unseen”. The idea of the unseen can not be
precisely defined, just as the nature of light is not fully understood.
Instead we explore the unseen in both dark and light space through the
film, painting, photography and installation of the seven artists.
In addition to the works in the gallery, the subject of light will be
explored through a collaborative publication. Through this book the
thoughts of the artists are joined with writings from poet Catherine
Theis, astrophysicist Rodolfo Montez and curator Julie Rudder.
Artists include: Pam Bannos, Dana Carter, Joe Grimm, Roxane Hopper,
Michael Robinson, Daniel Sauter, and Olivia Schreiner
Light and the Unseen is guest curated by Julie Rudder.
Now Shipping: Rapid Android Development: Build Rich, Sensor-Based Applications with Processing (paper book)› 19 Apr 2013
Create mobile apps for Android phones and tablets faster and more easily
than you ever imagined. Use “Processing,” the free, award-winning,
graphics-savvy language and development environment, to work with the
touchscreens, hardware sensors, cameras, network transceivers, and other
devices and software in the latest Android phones and tablets.
Guest Critic, Washington University St. Louis, MO
BFA Sculpture Program
› 22 Feb 2013
Premiere: The Bluest Eye
Directed by Derrick Sanders, projection design by Daniel Sauter,
projection operator Jesus Duran
Feb. 22, 23, 28 and March 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 24 and March 3 at 2
p.m.; Feb. 27 at noon
UIC Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St.
$16, $11 students with current ID
› 12 Nov 2012
Workshop at NYU's ITP Tisch School of the Arts› 24 Oct 2012
Artist Talk and Workshop, Processing Berlin, Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance, Berlin, DE› 23 Oct 2012
Artist Talk, Digitale Klasse, University of the Arts Berlin, DE› 18 Oct 2012
Oct. 17, Artist Talk and Workshop, Media Lab, Lasalle College Singapore, SG› 16 Oct 2012
Artist Talk, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, SG› 14 Oct 2012
Artist Talk and Workshop at Videotage New Media Art Collective, Hong Kong, HK› 12 Oct 2012
Artist Talk and Workshop at FabLab Shibuya, Tokyo, JP› 08 Oct 2012
Workshop at Design/Media Arts, University of California Los Angeles, CA› 06 Oct 2012
Workshop at the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI› 22 Aug 2012
This workshop is an introduction to Processing for Android, and
specifically the creative potential of the hardware features built into
Android devices shipped today.
eBook launches (Beta): Rapid Android Development: Build Rich, Sensor-Based Applications with Processing by Daniel Sauter› 05 Aug 2012
With more than 30 ready-to-run demos. You’ll learn how to: Access the
Android touch screen, keyboard, and gestures to create eye-popping user
experiences. Tap into Android’s on-board sensors for orientation,
location, motion, geolocation, and more to build environment-aware
applications. Use Android’s built-in networking devices to access the
Internet, network with nearby Android devices, and interact with
NFC-formatted RFID tags. Create OpenGL accelerated 2D and 3D graphics.
Integrate camera images, video, and face-detection into your mobile
apps. Take selected apps cross-platform with new Processing support for
SIGGHRAPH 2012 Art Gallery Committee, Los Angeles› 17 Feb 2012
Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
University at Buffalo
Design 5 and University at Buffalo
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The Galloping Horse
A Planetary Order (Terrestrial Cloud Globe)
Martin John Callanan
University College London and Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine
Art, University College London
Sustainable Cinema No. 4: Shadow Play
City University of Hong Kong
The HeartBeats Watch
V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Royal College of Art
New York University
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Michigan and Victoria University of Wellington
Kapitän Biopunk: Fermentation Madness
SIGGHRAPH 2012 Art Gallery Jury› 15 Feb 2012
Mois Multi festival in Montreal, Canada, February 15 - 29, 2012.› 06 Feb 2012
Daniel Sauter and Fabian Winkler will present In the Line of
Sight at the Mois Multi festival in Montreal, Canada, February 15 -
29, 2012. They will also be teaching a master class to Québécois artists
on February 17, and give a public lecture on February 18, 2012.
Processing Chicago launches at UIC, EVL CyberCommons
Follow @ProcessingCHI for updates on Processing Chicago events.
Processing Chicago is a monthly meeting that includes the Mobile
Processing community and Creative Coders.
› 12 Nov 2011
Workshop at Mobile Processing 2011 Conference in Chicago: Networking: Peer-to-peer and Near Field
› 11 Nov 2011
Daniel Sauter and Jesus Duran: Networking: Peer-to-peer and Near Field
(Sa 11/12, 2:4:30pm)
Always-on networking is the defining affordance of fourth generation
mobile devices. This workshop explores wireless peer to peer networking
with the Ketai library for Processing. The workshop will also address
NFC (Near Field Communication) with tags and NFC-enabled devices.
Workshop at Mobile Processing 2011 Conference in Chicago: Universal Remote Everything› 19 Aug 2011
Daniel Sauter and Jesus Duran: Universal Remote Everything (Fr 11/11,
The workshop introduces the Ketai library for processing, designed to
capture device sensors, analyze movement, and interact with the device
cameras. The workshop will also lead up to the use of the Ketai library
for Android Accessory Development Kit development, interacting with
Adruino base ADK boards (see Networking workshop on Sat.).
Presentation at the Chicago Code Workshop› 20 Jul 2011
The Chicago Code Workshop @icstars @feltpad, supporting advanced
technical and leadership skills of Chicago’s inner city adults.
Presentation at Chicago Android (Google Chicago)› 09 Jul 2011
Presenting Ketai library at Google CHI #ChiArduino Google ADK -
Accessory Development Kit with Arduino @KetaiMotion #ChiArduino
Paper Presentation at HCI International 2011, Orlando, Florida› 01 Jul 2011
Title: Implied Aesthetics: A Sensor-based Approach towards Mobile
Interfaces; Session: "Focus on Visual Innovation"; Thematic Area:
Design, User Experience, and Usability.
The Conference Proceedings, comprising the papers and the extended
poster abstracts to be presented at the Conference, will be published by
Springer in a multi-volume set in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LNCS), the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series and
the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series.
They will be available on-line through the SpringerLink Digital Library,
readily accessible by all subscribing libraries around the world. All
Conference participants will receive in their registration bags the
Conference Proceedings published in DVD format.
Svetlobna Gverila , Ljubljana, Slovenia› 28 Jan 2011
International Guerrilla Lightart Festival
Presentation at ORDCamp 2011, Chicago
ORD Camp is an invitation-only unconference in Chicago. Loosely based on
Foo Camp, it's for people who are doing interesting work in a wide range
of technology-related disciplines, plus a handful of influential people
in related areas. The one thing that all invitees have in common is
that they are exceptionally passionate about what they do. We hand
picked ~200 people that will make the event interactive, provocative,
and thought provoking.
› 01 Oct 2010
Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation› 10 Sep 2010
Keynote Presentation and Workshop at the symposium
Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
UIC Innovation Center
1240 W Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60607
October 1st-3rd, 2010
Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation brings together
internationally recognized innovators from the open source software
community, Chicago based startup companies, and students and academics
from the areas of Art and Design, Computer Science, and Information
Sciences. Keynote speakers Ben Fry and Casey Reas present the latest
edition of Processing targeting Android devices, designed to simplify
and streamline prototyping and development for mobile platforms.
Processing is used by tens of thousands of students, artists, designers,
researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production.
Join us for the first public summit to hold Processing.Android
workshops, presentations, and panel discussions. The event is free and
open to the public. Workshops require prior registration.
Workshop at AUDO 2010: Ping – Collaborative real-time audio synthesis in ad-hoc peer-to-peer multi-hop networks› 05 Aug 2010
AUDO is an unconventional festival that invites practitioners and
theoreticians from a broad range of sound-related disciplines to discuss
new strategies for the creation, production, distribution and cultural
analysis of sound and music-based work.
Activities in AUDO 2010 will include: sound walks, concerts, creation of
interactive sound networks, exhibits that translate hand drawn images or
body movements into sounds and many other exciting examples of
contemporary sound art… AUDO 2010 is comprised of 2 linked components: a
three-day series of discussion forums, performances and workshops
(festival component) leading to an exhibition of resulting outcomes in
an exhibition component immediately following the festival. The goal of
this exhibition is to showcase results of creative interactions between
festival participants during the first three days of the event: videos,
sounds, interactive systems, objects, texts that have been created
collaboratively highlighting the word “DO” in the festival’s title.
Organized by: Esteban Garcia (PhD student, Computer Graphics Technology,
Purdue); Shannon McMullen (Assistant Professor, Electronic and
Time-Based Art, Purdue); Juan Obando (Assistant Professor, Department of
Art, Elon University, NC); Fabian Winkler (Assistant Professor,
Electronic and Time-Based Art, Purdue)
Visiting Artist at ACRE (The Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions Project)› 25 Jul 2010
Studio visits with ACRE residents, an artist presentation, and a workshop
(LED Color Lab: Using professional-grade LED lighting gear, this
workshop introduces DMX communication for dynamic color, temperature,
and timing) are on the agenda for the 4-day visit at the ACRE site in
rural Southwest Wisconsin.
"In the Line of Sight" at the SIGGRAPH 2010 Art Gallery in Los Angeles from July 25 - 29, 2010› 07 May 2010
A collaboration between Sauter and Fabian Winkler, In the Line of Sight
is a light installation that uses 100 computer-controlled tactical
flashlights to project low-resolution video footage of moving persons
into the exhibition space. Each flashlight projects a light spot -
similar to a pixel - on the wall. All flashlights combined create 10 x
10 pixel representations of the source footage.
The SIGGRAPH 2010 juried art gallery showcases work by artists who
physically engage technology in their creative process. Beyond the sense
of sight, TouchPoint brings together creative works that investigate,
celebrate, and critique the polysensory nature of human experience in a
digitally enhanced environment. It investigates the permeable membrane
of the digital interface, where we use an array of tools to materialize
and visualize future artifacts of creative expression. The work
integrates human haptic connections in computer-based artwork, involving
the "viewer" and/or the artist through a unique physical interface.
Now in its 37th year, the SIGGRAPH conference is the premier
international event on computer graphics and interactive techniques.
SIGGRAPH 2010 is expected to draw an estimated 25,000 professionals from
five continents to Los Angeles, California. The SIGGRAPH conference and
exhibition is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience
including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of
exhibitors from around the world. SIGGRAPH is widely recognized as the
most prestigious forum for the publication of computer graphics
research. In addition to SIGGRAPH
The Emergence Project at Imaging the Future, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI› 20 Apr 2010
May 5 - June 13
Opening Reception: Friday, May 7, from 6-9pm.
Gallery Project presents Imaging the Future, a multimedia exhibit in 26
artists, architects, engineers, scientists, and fashion designers
attempt to visualize what life in the future will be like. The exhibit,
which opens on Wednesday, May 5 and runs through Sunday, June 13,
is the first of Gallery Project’s new cycle of exhibits. The opening
reception is Friday, May 7 from 6-9.
Questions about the future abound: “What is going to happen to my
town, to Michigan, to my country, my world? What’s ahead for the
environment, global warming, the energy crisis, and green technology?
What’s next for Wall Street, Main Street, the housing market, the world
financial system, my job? How will technological advances impact
communication, transportation, housing, food, clothing, weaponry,
play, and identity? Will we have colonies in space or on distant planets
and moons, and will we be encouraged to travel there? What will
become of our species and other species as we evolve?
Depending on one’s vision and vantage point, such questions may
activate anxiety, fear, cynicism and dark visions. Or they may mobilize
a sense of hope and promise, idealism and utopian imaginings. This
exhibition challenges each artist to pose a question about the future and
The exhibit is curated by Gloria Pritschet and Rocco DePietro.
Art in the Age of Infinite Reproducibility: Threewalls Salon, Chicago› 25 Feb 2010
7 pm at Threewalls,
119 N. Peoria #2D
Chicago, il 60607
Lecture at Art and Tech seminar, DePaul University
The lecture as part of the Art and Tech seminar/colloquium, taught by
Jeff Carter Associate Professor of Art, Media and Design.
It will take place at 1 pm at DePaul in Lincoln Park. › 05 Jan 2010
Lecture at the Institute for Time-based Media , University of the Arts Berlin
12-1 pm, room 116
Universität der Künste
University of the Arts
› 11 Dec 2009
Light Attack book launched:› 03 Sep 2009
Light Attack: Media Art and the Moving-Moving Image as Intervention in
Public Spaces (VDM Publishing House, ISBN-10: 3639214587, Dec. 11, 2009)
Light Attack is a media art performance, as well as a social experiment,
performed in public urban spaces. While driving through the city, an
animated virtual character is projected from a moving vehicle onto the
cityscape exploring places "to go" and "not to go" in urban centers such
as Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Mexico City. The book provides the
conceptual framework for Light Attack. It follows the history of
electric light as medium and symbol for cultural grandeur. It discusses
media architecture and projection-based media art in relation to a
contemporary site-specific public art practice. The book should be
especially useful to students and professionals in the field of Media
Arts, Art History, and Communications. [ project page ]
In the Line of Sight at Ars Electronica Festival 2009› 08 Jul 2009
Since 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica has served as an interdisciplinary
platform for everyone who uses the computer as a universal medium for
implementing and designing their creative projects at the interface of
art, technology and society.
The event calls for entries in eight categories, including a youth
competition. And since internationally renowned artists from over 70
countries also participate in the Prix Ars Electronica, it has
established itself as a barometer for trends in contemporary media art.
With over 40.617 entries since 1987 and prize money in 2009 totalling
122,500 euros, the competition offers the largest cash purse for
cyberarts worldwide. Each year, six Golden Nicas, twelve Awards of
Distinction and approximately 70 Honorary Mentions as well as a grant
for the category [the next idea] and the Media.Art.Research Award are
presented to participants.
Since media art is such a highly dynamic field, criteria for the
categories have to be constantly modified and adjusted to societal and
technological developments, and so updated to meet new demands.
The Burnham Plan Centennial - Talks with the Team› 25 Jun 2009
Talks with the Team is a series of free informal tours of, and talks
about the Burnham Pavilions featuring the staff and professionals who
were involved with the project. This series gives the public the
opportunity to learn directly from the insiders about the planning,
design, construction, techniques, artistry and technology involved in
making the Burnham Pavilions a reality.
Meet at north end of the South Chase Promenade near the UNStudio Pavilion
Panel Discussion - Public Art in the Digital Age› 19 Jun 2009
Moderated by Nathan Mason, Curator of Special Events for the Chicago
Department of Cultural Affairs
Hamza Walker, Director of Education for The Renaissance Society at The
University of Chicago
Tiffany Holmes, Artist and Associate Professor of Art at the School of
the Art Institute of Chicago
Daniel Sauter, Installation artist and Assistant Professor, School of
Art+Design at UIC
Burnham Pavilion, open to the public on June 19, 2009› 28 May 2009
The sculptural UNStudio pavilion is highly accessible and functions as
an urban activator. Framed by Lake Michigan on one side and Michigan
Avenue on the other, it relates to diverse city-contexts and scales. The
edges of the roof are parallel, but toward the center there is more
complexity in the form.
At night, UNStudio’s pavilion becomes a responsive architecture with LED
lights that change color and pattern. These lights will be in constant
flux as the number of visitors to the pavilion changes. Programmatically
the pavilion invites people to gather, walk around and through the
space—to explore and observe. It’s sculptural form and reactive lights
will spark curiosity and wonder in its visitors.
The Burnham Pavilions will be open and free to the public in Millennium
Park from June 19 through October 31, 2009.
Honorary Mention, Ars Electronica 2009, category Interactive Art› 30 Jan 2009
Daniel Sauter, Assistant Professor of Electronic Visualization and
Fabian Winkler, Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts at
Purdue University, have been awarded a Honorary Mention at the 2009 Prix
Ars Electronica for their work “In the Line of Sight” (2009). Since
1987, the Prix Ars Electronica has served as an interdisciplinary
platform for creative projects at the interface of art, technology and
society. In 2009, a total of 5,029 participants from 68 countries
entered the competition.
In the Line of Sight premiered at Spatial Effects, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Detroit › 11 Jan 2009
Elaine L. Jacob Gallery
480 W. Hancock St.
Detroit, MI 48202
313 993 7813
Tuesdays – Thursdays 10am – 6pm
Fridays 10am – 7pm
Thursday April 2, 2009 at 7pm
5203 Cass, Detroit, MI, 48235
Paper published: The Emergence Project: A machine of expression
As part of the Proceedings for the Chicago Colloquium on Digital
Humanities and Computer Science, a conference held on November 1â€“3, 2008
at the University of Chicago, the paper The Emergence
Project:â€¨ A machine of expression reflects on the conceptual and
technological context surrounding the Emergence Project.
› 07 Nov 2008
Light Attack performed at Glow Festival – Forum of Light in Art and Architecture from November 7-16, 2008› 11 Oct 2008
The third edition of the international Light Festival of the
Netherlands takes place at Eindhoven. From the 7th until the 16th
of November the artworks can be seen in the centre of Eindhoven.
Artists & Designers
- Kurt Laurenz Theinert &
- Mischa Kuball
- Lia Michalany Chaia
- Thomas Bakker
- Ingo Bracke
- Nuno Maya & Carole Prunelle
- Cecilia Nordegg & Jonathan Berkh
- Daniel Sauter
- Nadine Rennert
- Tatzu Oozu
- Uršula Berlot
- Charly Nijensohn
- Buthayna Ali & Bayan Al-Sheikh
- Gudrun Barenbrock
- Stefan Hofmann
- Kader Attia
- Öff Öff Productions
The Emergence Project opens at Hyde Park Art Center› 27 Jul 2008
Artists Daniel Sauter and Mark Hereld work together to create a digital
artwork based on the ideas produced from the 2008 Chicago Humanities
Festival. The contents of the day’s presentations, performances and
panel discussions will be captured, analyzed and processed into a
dynamic visualization that evolves from minute to minute to express “big
ideas.” This innovative, real-time art installation will explore how
complex systems and patterns arise out of simple interactions.
The Emergence Project is an
art installation that will explore how complex patterns arise out of a
multiplicity of simple interactions, a phenomenon known as “emergence”.
Focusing on the actual discourse emanating from the Chicago
Humanities Festival’s October 11 day of programs hosted in several
venues in the Hyde Park area, the contents of the presentations,
performances, and panel discussions are captured, analyzed, and
processed into a multidimensional image that evolves from minute to
minute. The piece will use simple morphological rules to excavate
emerging word clusters and expressed “big ideas,” representing them on
the Hyde Park Art Center’s digital façade.
Paper Presentation at ISEA, the International Symposium on Electronic Art 2008, Singapore› 15 May 2008
Media Art and the ‘moving moving’ image as an intervention in public spaces, July
27, 2008, Singapore Management University
Workshop: Listening to Images at AUDO 2008› 17 Mar 2008
AUDO is an unconventional public event that invites practitioners and theoreticians from a broad
range of sound-related disciplines to discuss new strategies for the creation, production, distribution
and cultural analysis of sound and music-based work.
In a three-day series of discussion forums, performances and workshops, AUDO will address the
following four interrelated aspects of contemporary artistic practices in sound.
Guest Lecturer, Electronic Media Colloquium, Department of Art and Technology Studies School of the Art Institute, Chicago
Work presentation and and student critique as part of the Electronic Media Colloquium, taught by
Tiffany Holmes (Associate Prof., Chair, Art and Technology Studies, SAIC)
› 26 Oct 2007
Work screening at COMPUTER SPACE XIX, Sofia, Bulgaria› 26 Oct 2007
Work review screening of selected works 2004-2007
Keynote lecture and workshop at Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Azcapotzalco, Mexico City› 24 Oct 2007
Friday, October 26 - 1:00 pm:
Keynote Lecture “Media Art and the “moving moving” image as an intervention in public
spaces” (1,5 hour)
Place: Auditorio “Incalli Ixcahuicopa”- UAM Azcapotzalco
Friday, October 26 - 2:30 pm:
Workshop “The camera as Computer Interface”
Place: Sala de Cómputo (2-2,5 hour)
Light Attack performed at Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Azcapotzalco, Mexico City› 01 Feb 2007
Lecture at Purdue University: Light Attack, Media Art and the `Moving Moving` Image as Intervention in Public Spaces.
Purdue University, 7 pm, KRAN G016. Light Attack, Media Art and the `Moving Moving` Image
as Intervention in Public Spaces.
› 07 Dec 2006
Light Attack performance and exhibitionn at Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea› 14 Nov 2006
Light Attack will be performed in the city of Seoul on Dec. 4-5 2006 in the areas Gwanghwa-
mun, Samchung-dong, Insa-dong, Jongro 3ga , T tower, Duksugyung , Ewha Women’s
University, Shinchon station, Yonsei University, Hong-ik University, Banpo, Shinsa-dong.
Footage of the performance will be exhibited as part of CONNECTED at Art Center Nabi from
Dec. 7-30 2006.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled program... exhibited at REWIND, Broad Art Center, Los Angeles
The exhinition has been curated by Silvia Rigon › 13 Nov 2006
Light Attack presented at ‘Animatronica’, Microwave International Media Arts Festival 2006, Hong Kong› 30 Jul 2006
Daniel Sauter will be performing his work ’Light Attack’ at
International Media Arts Festival 2006 from Nov. 8-13 2006, in the urban
and rural spaces
around the city of Hong Kong. The artist questions the notion of public
and private spaces,
social engagement, intrusion and the element of surprise in the
Sauter will also speak at the conference ‘Strategies of Interactivities
in Media Arts & Visual
Culture’ at the Hong Kong Museum of Art in discussion with Rafael
Light Attack presented at SIGGRAPH 2006 in Boston from July 30 - Aug. 3 2006› 22 Jul 2006
The SIGGRAPH 2006 Art Gallery: Intersections examines the merging of creativity, concept, and
technique. Over the past 40 years, innovations in digital technology have enabled the
integration of technical accomplishment with artistic and conceptual expression, fostering art
endeavors that explore new territories and cross traditional boundaries.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled program... exhibited at the 3rd Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition and Symposium 2006, July 21 - July 30, 2006, China Millennium Museum in Beijing› 25 May 2006
The new millennium has witnessed the growing vitality throughout the world of new media
art, an art mediated via digital means, often with the internet as its platform. This emerging art,
originating from an increasingly technologically dependent society, not only challenges
traditional creative media, and ways of thinking, but also posits to artists and cultural workers
new questions concerning all realms of contemporary life. Under the auspices of Millennium
Dialogue, the First and Second Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition and
Symposium successfully mounted two ground-breaking exhibitions and symposia in 2004
and 2005 respectively at the China Millennium Museum in Beijing. Enlisting a number of key
players in the realm of media art throughout the world as partners, "Millennium Dialogue"
aims at establishing a global, constructive platform for dialogue and exchange with the most
current discourse in new media arts production and theorization to advance and promote
digital arts and education in China.
At the helm of the project are three prominent institutions, with Tsinghua University as host,
one of the most acclaimed research and educational institutions of China, joined by ZKM |
Center for Art and Media of Karlsruhe, Germany, the World
We interrupt your regularly scheduled program... presented at MIXEDMEDIA: media art, architecture, sound/audiovideo, Hangar Bicocca, Viale Sarca 336 - Milan, Italy› 26 Jan 2006
Observing many of the artistic experiences of the last five years tied to the new media, we
seem to foresee a growing consolidation of the abused Mcluhanian Assumption of
Coincidence between medium and message. The role of new technologies in the creative
contemporary journey seems to defer more often from a merely instrumental function and
instead seems to find itself more frequently in a research in which they assume various
shapes and forms, becoming subject, object and the space of the process itself. An entity
tightly correlated in a system of indissoluble relationships with the creative idea itself
becoming a project and therefore a construction. [Excerpt from a curatorial text by Paolo
Rigamonti, Gianluca Milesi, Marco Mancuso]
We interrupt your regularly scheduled program... exhibited at Witte de With, Rotterdam Film Festival
From January 26 through March 26, 2006, Witte de With, center for contemporary art, is
presenting Satellite of Love, in association with the TENT. Center for Visual Arts and the
International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).
During the festival (January 25 - February 5, 2006), Satellite of Love will be the nerve center
for the Exploding Television section of the IFFR's program. As in previous years, this section
of the festival, organized by Edwin Carels, focuses on recent developments in digital
technology that influence or perhaps even result in radical shifts within visual and
audiovisual culture. Satellite of Love will become the headquarters of a veritable TV
commune, a utopian project. Furthermore, in association with the VPRO, Exploding
Television will be manifesting itself online via the Internet.
Opening Thursday January 26, 2006, 6 p.m.
› 01 Dec 2005
Light Attack performed at BEYOND MEDIA, international festival of architecture and media, Florence, Italy› 04 Nov 2005
The eighth edition of BEYOND MEDIA, scheduled to take place in Florence December
1st-11th, 2005, will focus the national and international attention on very up-to-date topics,
that will be the occasion for developing a series of significant occasions for a public
exchange of ideas. The venues of the event are Brunelleschi\'s Ospedale degli Innocenti and
the Stazione Leopolda.
The festival will once again promote a dialogue between the world of architectural production
and the larger universe of communication. It will do so with a rich program of meetings,
projections and exhibitions which will present the most significant contemporary researches
in a way that will be interesting both for specialists and the public at large.
The theme for the 8th edition of BEYOND MEDIA is "SCRIPT".
How can architecture today talk about itself? Which narrative forms are linked to the idea of
the project, of its external expressions, of its publicity? How does design structure its
languages and how does it express the culture of our times by means of a contemporary way
of writing? Which paths do emerging creatives follow in order to approach the new modes of
expression which are made possible by the digital tools and by the new media? "SCRIPT"
will offer an opportunity for thinking about a wide range of topics that are at the center of the
design culture today.
Daniel Sauter lectures at NCSU: Light Attack: Media Art and the Moving-Moving Image as Intervention in Public Spaces› 11 Oct 2005
You are cordially invited to attend a public lecture by media artist
Light Attack: Media Art and the Moving-Moving Image as Intervention in
Daniel Sauter, Assistant Professor
School of Art and Design
University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, November 4th @ noon
Harrelson Hall, Room 107
North Carolina State University
Light Attack awarded with the NABI special honourable mention, UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2005 - City and Creative Media› 21 Jul 2005
Creating the conditions of people-centred sustainable urban development within an
increasingly urbanized world is more and more accentuated across the globe. Cities are
subject to innumerable pressures that affect their inhabitants, but can also bring about
change, social progress, and cultural diversity through imaginative and creative initiatives.
Cities could truly be centres for expression of cultural diversity and places of vitality where
creators working in different fields of arts act as catalysts in mobilizing impetus from unique
realities and experiences within urban environment.
Facing the growing presence of information and communication technology within every
aspect of our lives, digital technology and communication media have brought new
perceptions and socio-cultural interactions in the urban environment, transforming the way in
which we experience our cities. The concepts of space, time, and social relationship from
every sphere of the urban life experience are put in flux via communication technologies
such as internet, mobile phones, wireless network, and locative media.
Therefore, at the intersections of art, design, technology, and socio-cultural conditions, young
artists around the world are invited to participate in the UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2005 to
reflect on how urban spaces and city environments could be transformed into creative outlets
cultivating artistic innovation and new forms of expression.
Daniel Sauter nominated for the Print magazine's New Visual Artists Competition› 02 Jul 2005
Out of about 100 nominations from leaders in the design field, the magazine will select
20 designers to include in the March/April issue 2006.
We interrupt today your regularly scheduled program... on exhibit at at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in Taichung› 21 May 2005
The piece will be shown in the exhibition "Climax: The High Light of Ars Electronica",
from July 2nd to August 24th, at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in Taichung,
ka-Bloom at Create Fixate› 26 Feb 2005
Create Fixate at HDButtercup presents: Deluxe on Saturday : May 21st, 2005 : 7pm
-2am, Gallery Preview 4-7pm.
Light Attack shown at AIM VI: Technological Pervasions, awarded with the Bernay Kurland Grayson Award for Creative Excellence and the AIM Student Award› 25 Feb 2005
Opening reception: Saturday, February 26 6 pm at the Armory Center for
the Arts, 145 N.
Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
An Exhibition Presented by the USC School of Fine Arts in collaboration
with the Armory
Center for the Arts February 27- May 29, 2005. Opening Reception,
26, 7-9 p.m. at the Armory, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Old Pasadena.
AIM VI: Technological Pervasions is part of the sixth annual
international festival of time-
based media presented by the University of Southern California School of
Fine Arts in
collaboration with the Armory Center for the Arts. The exhibition at
the Armory will
include Internet based projects; wireless technology; hardware design;
video and animation; and interactive installations. The show will
include works by
Deborah Aschheim, Launa Bacon, Paul Chilkov, Dean Mermell, Dennis H.
Reichhold, Daniel Sauter, Marcos Westkamp and Ellen Wetmore. AIM VI:
Pervasions will be on view at the Armory Center for the Arts, 145 North
Avenue, Old Pasadena. The exhibition runs from February 27 through May
There will be a public opening reception on Saturday, February 26, 7 - 9 pm.
Light Attack screened at the Japan Media Arts Festival in Tokyo
Febrary 25 - March 6, 2005 at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
From the website: Japan Media Arts Festival. It is a "Contest" in which we praise creative
media art works utilizing the latest expression technology. Also it is a "Festival" in which
we support creative activity and broadly present various art works.
At the same time, we are promoting the development of media arts in Japan by providing
the opportunities of appreciation, such as Exhibitions and Sanctioned Events.
› 26 Dec 2004
Light Attack awarded with an Adjudicators Recommendation at the Japan Media Arts Festival 2004› 10 Dec 2004
Light Attack presented at "Hacking the Timeline: a non-definitive history of digital art", 18th street arts center, Crazy Space Gallery, Santa Monica› 01 Dec 2004
Opening reception Friday Dec. 10, 8 - 10 pm.
Panel Participation: MEDIAtecture. Art Center College of Design, Media Design Program.› 20 Nov 2004
The Fusion of Architecture and Media
Light Attack at dorkbot Southern California› 02 Sep 2004
Light Attack is a media artwork, as well as a social experiment, which takes place the urban sphere of Los Angeles. While driving through the city, an animated virtual character is projected onto the cityscape of L.A. exploring three places "to go" and three places "not to go", according to the popular Lonely Planet travel guide.
Light Attack elaborates the concept of the "moving moving" image in the stereotyped neighborhoods of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Downtown, Watts, and Compton. The virtual character, projected from a moving vehicle onto the city facades, reacts to the architectural context, and interacts with passers-by while "walking" through the city. The character's actions are condensed in a gallery installation, reflecting projection as an emergent ubiquitous medium. The piece raises questions about property and privacy. How public is public space? How projection, as a medium, changing the environment in which we live? More information at http://daniel-sauter.com/light_attack
we interrupt your regularly scheduled program... at Ars Electronica 2004, OK Center, Linz, Austria.› 29 Jul 2004
Each single frame of a TV program is compressed down to the size of one pixel, resulting in flowing patterns of color that get their structure from the content of the images and the rhythm of the editing of the TV program.
News produces horizontal colorations; cuts are projected as vertical lines, zooms as curves; commercials turn into vibrating color patterns. By changing channels, the user can experiment with the relationship between program and sound and the corresponding projection.
Prix Ars Electronica 2004, Honorary Mention Interactive Art
Light Attack at th SciArc satellite conference of ambient:interface [idca 05], International Design Conference Aspen