Art and technology have different ways of thinking and produce diverse images of the body. This was the case with the German philosopher Max Bense (1910-1990) who worked in depth on this area of intersection and carried out significant basic research in information aesthetics.
The fogpatch project* (2007-2010) is dealing with a body turn in the theory of Max Bense. It was initiated by the media artist Daniel Fetzner and realized with a team of students and other professionals. A series of interactive installations and performances in Freiburg (G) and Rotterdam (NL) reconstructed a traumatic experience of this cartesian thinker. Starting points were Bense`s text »Existenzmitteilung aus San Franzisko« and a TV disputation with Joseph Beuys, both from 1970.
The conceptual design of this creative research happened in San Francisco and at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe. The realisation is accompanied by interviews with scientists, artists and humanists. On the occassion of the 100th birthday of Max Bense fogpatch was presented in February 2010 at the German University in Cairo, the Goethe Institute Cairo and at the Max-Bense Symposium at Wilhelmpalais in Stuttgart
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