On Sale: Ausverkauf nach Selbstdemontage (skug 2002)

Ein Kommentar zur Einstellung des Wiener Stadtfernsehens TIV.
(Erschienen in skug, 13. Jänner 2002)

Mit 31.12. 2001 hat der im Kabel auf dem Sendeplatz des Infokanals empfangbare TV-Sender TIV seinen Betrieb eingestellt, offiziell mit Sendepause bis 1. 5. 2002. Inoffiziell plant der neue Mehrheitseigentümer ET-Multimedia (»Wiener«, »Wirtschaftsblatt«) einen Wirtschaftskanal und damit das faktische Ende eines ambitionierten Projektes, das als Beweis gedacht war, wirtschaftliches Überleben unter Beibehaltung glaubwürdiger »cultural roots« in der Wiener Medien- & Musikszene zu etablieren. „On Sale: Ausverkauf nach Selbstdemontage (skug 2002)“ weiterlesen

TIV (Fernsehsender, 1996 – 2001)

Private Television Station in Vienna

TIV (oder „T.I.V. – True Image Vision“ oder „TIV – Der sexy Sender“) was a commercial TV-Station in Vienna/Austria (1996 – End of 2001).
It was one of the first private Stations in Austria after the change of Austrian Cable Law in 1995, which allowed broadcasting in Cable Systems for other parties than State-TV ORF.

Wikipedia: More @ Wikipedia (German) about T.I.V. „TIV (Fernsehsender, 1996 – 2001)“ weiterlesen

R.A.M.S „Tod dem Fernsehen“ (CDROM / Video, 1993 – 94)

R.A.M.S. CDROM / Video dealing with the fundamentals of the American Public-Access-Movement compared to Austria.

This quite ancient work (1994) was based on a research travel to the U.S., which Margarete Jahrmann and me did in 1993 participating an art project by Museum In Progress (Reise zu den Quellen).

In 1994 Max Moswitzer joined the team, and together we finalized a „music-techno-clip style“ Video and a CDROM.

Some of the video parts took weeks to render on machines of this time – it was a hot summer, we cooled our feet and same our computers – so this project is an example how to use public available technology to the edge.

„R.A.M.S „Tod dem Fernsehen“ (CDROM / Video, 1993 – 94)“ weiterlesen

Sound and Smoke – 3 Steps to Heaven (Schall und Rauch, 1994)

Stadtwerkstatt Linz was invited by the city of Wiener Neustadt to design a flight show , which was dealing with the complete wipe-out of the city by allied air-forces during World-War II (1943), and to tell the story of aviation.

Wr. Neustadt was the center of a pioneering plane industry in Austro-Hungarian Empire, did have one of the first runways on the continent, and was later during nazi regime one of the main producers of combat aircrafts (Messerschmitt, Henkel) for German Luftwaffe.

Fate: most air striked area in Austria.
Irony: production went underground and was save – the actual airfield is still a huge bunker on square-miles.
Civil victims in the unprotected city: 30.000, thousands of bombed out refugees, one of these my five years old father…

Based on an idea by Georg Ritter , Peter Donke & Peter Hauenschild („artists choreographing combat planes“ :-), the concept included a 3-level sound environment .

My responsibility was to layout a radio show, which was broadcasted to small receivers, handed out to audience at the entrance. „Sound and Smoke – 3 Steps to Heaven (Schall und Rauch, 1994)“ weiterlesen

K4 – Vienna City Radio (1993 -1994)

Concept K4 – Vienna City Radio (Stadtradio Wien) 1993 – 94

European national landscapes have a significant gap between public and private interests, mirroring the state of democratisation and democratic conciousness in societies. Leading countries as The Netherlands are in sharp contrast to the Austrian incredible media concentration combined with the lack of any access.

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