Presented at The Last HOPE (2008)
July 18, 2008, 10 p.m.
Using different historical and current examples (especially from the area of the hardware/software-industry), Johannes will give a theoretical and applied - and not unamusing - overview on the musical genre of corporate anthems. Come and sing along. Powernapping is welcome, too.
Johannes Grenzfurthner is an artist, writer, curator, and director. He is the founder of monochrom, an internationally acting art and theory group. He holds a professorship for art theory and art practice at the University of Applied Sciences in Graz, Austria. He is head of the "Arse Elektronika" festival in San Francisco (2007-) and host of "Roboexotica" (Festival for Cocktail-Robotics) in Vienna (2002-). He also wrote and directed a couple of theater plays. Recurring topics in Johannes� artistic and textual work are contemporary art, activism, performance, humor, philosophy, postmodernism, media theory, cultural studies, popular culture studies, science fiction, and the debate about copyright.