Applications for AA complete

We are happy that we got in such a short time confirmation from artists living all over the globe to take part in AMERIKA.ART. All 16 rooms that GEM PREIZ created for the travel from AMERIKA to the AFTERLIFE are taken and we can close the year 2020 with a happy message.

We are well aware that the listing may change until 2022 when the art show happens. Each artist will be assisted during the creation process so we will get the most out of the project, one that has many layers.

You see N.N. That stands for an artist Kisma [Juliette] invited personally. This artist is right now on holiday, so let us wait for the update. For now congrats to:

ART EAMES, GERMANY — BRYN OH, CANADA  — GEM PREIZ, FRANCE — GLYPH GRAVES, AUSTRALIA — ILYRA CHARDIN, USA — JAELLE FAERYE, FRANCE — KERUPA FLOW, JAPAN — KISMA REIDLING, USA — MOLLY BLOOM, USA — RAGE DARKSTONE, USA — SH TUTTI, IRELAND — STORMY SCORPIO, USA — TERRA MERHYEM, FRANCE –THOTH JANTZEN, USA — XIRANA OXIMOXI, SPAIN.

Artist for particle creation in Amerika Art: DELAIN CANUCCI, NETHERLANDS. Delain set her contribution to CC-BY. This license is the one Wikipedia uses for its content.

Artist for the machinima of Amerika Art: WIZARDOZ CHROME, ITALY. She created the machinima for 1Biennale, for THE FAKED in THE WRONG and for Santorini Biennale IMMERSIVIA 2016.

AA IN A NUTSHELL

We are often asked, “Can you condense it all?”

AMERIKA.ART

About 400 years ago the Pilgrims followed the call to reach out to a new world. Now another call to set an imprint of mankind is made, to travel to a new world. The name of this world differs, how it will look differs, how it will feel differs, how mankind will live in it differs. There have been pioneers ahead with the vision to create a time capsule and to carry the words of the chosen ones to the future.

Reiner Schneeberger (born 1957) claimed Art Blue as his avatar name for the passage into a virtual world and his mentor, Herbert W. Franke (born 1927), gave him the right to include parts of his legacy in the field of digital art and to create an award named Sergius Both, which was a pen-name Franke used for a novel he wrote in 1963. This novel, Planet Der Verlorenen (Planet of the Lost), ends with heading into outer space, “to boldly go where no one has gone before.”

Sergius Both Award

At the Award ceremony in Amerika, where the Sergius Both Award will be given for algorithmic and machine AI art, Franke will read the final passage from Planet of the Lost, expressing that the Digital Dawn, the travel to the unknown has just begun. A copy of the machine will be made available for the audience giving them a pre-scripted version on a stick. [Details will be worked out with the artists. The historical link is THE MONDRIAN machine, programmed by Herbert W. Franke in 1979, re-coded in 2016].

FIELDS OF AA

There are three major fields that are addressed in the Amerika Art Interbiennale: Immersionskunst (Immersive art), Building, Scripting and Painting. In each category an award will be given. This carries forward the already established Immersivia award by Santorini Biennale. In 2014 a digital division was installed that evolved through 2016 and 2018 to become an internationally recognised division as Immersionskunst (Interactive Immersive Art).

The Long-Legged Maskitt Award.

This award comes with a bronze statue made by the Canadian artist Bryn Oh. It covers the category Immersionskunst and Building. The award was first given at 1Biennale 2018 IMMERSIVIA at Santorini.

TT Award.

The Tillo-Tallo Award goes for real-life painters who chose a virtual reality realm to present their work, a category that reaches forward in time. One painting — or a shot done in the virtual world where the paintings are — will be printed on paper and a copy handed out to the visitors of Amerika Art in the village of Amerika.

Who is TT and why Art Blue decided to create this award will be uncovered one day before the Award ceremony in the gallery N40 in Leipzig, Germany with a Grand Opening of TT’s work.

Artists

Some artists followed the early call, some have been personally invited. The open call is now closed. The ones listed have confirmed their commitment and are heading to present their work until June 2021. Then the tuning and the technical alignments will be done. Book creation and the machinima by WizardOz Chrome will happen in late 2021. The Event-Table for 2022 to happen in Amerika and the city of Penig will follow — depending on travel restrictions due to the Corona Crisis it might be May 2022. [Please have a look at the slides presented at OSCC20 on December 5th, 2020 when the call WE ARE GOING TO AMERIKA was made.]

Creative Commons

The collection shown in Amerika Art will be conserved, in other words, a backup is made and the objects and scriptures are kept alive. The Terms of Service [TOS] are fitting for this purpose. All artists retain full copyrights on their work and through the Creative Commons Licence have the ability to set the permissions if they choose to share any or all portions of their work with visitors from CC-BY-NC-ND up to CC-0.

TOUCHSTONE

TOUCHSTONE DIGITAL has many faces. One is the face of AMERIKA.ART. AMERIKA is real, it is a village in Saxony. AMERIKA is virtual, it is a worldwide event running on OPENSIMULATOR at AMERIKA.WORLD.

Whatever you are looking for AMERIKA is a TOUCHSTONE in technology and the arts. I SEE YOU IN AMERIKA was the start at OSCC20: WE ARE GOING TO AMERIKA. Join THE CALL as an ARTIST right now, or see you in 2022 as a USER.

A USER is a good thing, but best to check it out at rez Magazine.

REZ MAGAZINE

ABOUT THE CODE

You might have seen a code on one of the postcards of AMERIKA.ART

ENLARGE

The left one comes with a code locator. The right one brings you most likely to this page. Join one of the seminars at AMERIKA when the time has come and get to know the secrets of art and technology.

I AM UNSTOPPABLE

NERUVAL, the owl, has sent to rez Magazine a short story A SMALL STEP FOR (A) MAN that predicts the outcome of THE ELECTION. … but first, a picture of the Superspreader, so you get the tunes for it.

VIRAL. VIRAL. VIRAL.

I am in the news. My name got viral. I am viral, viral, viral, like Picasso. I made it to every talk show. I hold the German version of the Picasso collection of Museum Ludwig in hand, a book with the title “Ich und ich und ich” which stands in German for I and I and I. My bio is being presented. A faked one, what else. My agent gets calls from everywhere. I am the first participant in the upcoming Global Biennale, the name of it AMERIKA.ART. I proudly hold the domain ichundichundich.de which stands for Picasso. I out myself as the Superspreader who wasn’t one. I am living in an immersive world. I create my own reality: “I and I and I.”

If one asks me how I came to the number 26 that I have printed proudly on my shirt, yeah, boom … I bring my story in and say, that I am between a square (52 + 1) and a cube (33 − 1) and that I have 26 faces like a Rhombicuboctahedron. That’s truly an artistic way to say that I am one of a kind, that I well deserve to be part in AMERIKA.ART and point to Wikipedia to push away any remaining doubts.

Do you know that Amerika is a tiny village in Saxony, a state competing in performance with Bavaria? Maybe the Minister-President of Saxony will do the opening speech and laying the foundation stone for the server. The American Ambassador visited Amerika already, so I am quite sure that Michael Kretschmer, the Head of State, will not want to miss it. It is election time, you know.

WIKIPEDIA

Only 30 seconds more and we are done. You know 30 seconds to Mars? You may know the group but you might not know how the group came to its name. You will seek in Wikipedia, right? Imagine a time when everyone looking in Wikipedia will find a different version, depending on age, religion, status and so on. You wonder on “30 seconds to Mars?” Why shall this page come different for different mindsets? I can ensure you, this page is not affected, but when you Google for Postal Voting the result change by the place you are living in and on what postings you gave a “Like” to on facebook. This reality is already happening. In case you want to know more, watch the documentary I have for you.

The documentary is called, The Social Dilemma and it is on Netflix. Check it out. It is worth 90 minutes of your time. Then vote. Here is the trailer on YouTube.

I C U in AMERIKA

[TEXT in GERMAN …] The art year 2020 is about to collapse. When you look at the list of international art fairs which are still supposed to happen in 2020 then the list becomes shorter and shorter by the day. The latest victim is the Frieze Art Fair London which was cancelled a few days ago. Frieze London was supposed to happen from October 8 to 11. The Frieze Art Fair in New York has already been cancelled. Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Masters made it with over 60,000 visitors to one of the top art exhibitions in the world. The biggest art show, Art Basel, first moved the timeline to September 2020 and finally cancelled it; it is planned to restart in June 2021. MiArt Art Now in Milano, having its focus on photography and moving images, turned the negative message flow and announced to happen September 11 for three days with “an exclusive online” event and opening VIP day two days prior.

Right now, the homepage for MiArt presents an alphabetically sorted list of galleries where the partners of MiArt Art Now provide links to their webpages. It seems that much still has to happen to change MiArt to an immersive interactive art fair, giving MiArt not an extension, but more of a warp jump. Such a new term for art going online already exists. I would like the word MiaMerse and there is a reason. Italy is the home of “The Biennale.” We all know it is the Biennale di Venezia. What most people might not know how it started. The Venice show was compared to other art shows at this time, like The Salon de Paris, tiny, but it had its scandal which attracted the masses, a painting by Giacomo Grosso, Il supremo convegno, 1895.

Cardinal Giuseppe Sarto, who later became Pope Pius X, forbid priests to have a look at this sinful painting. Maybe it was pre-immersive?

IMMERSIVENESS

Immersiveness has become a mass noun, like information, so it needs a specification, it needs a pointer. Wikipedia specifies it with “uncountable” and asks users of the word to specify, “The quality or degree of being immersive” and also for “the immersiveness of virtual reality.”

Three steps have identified by the most successful Santorini Biennale creating the format IMMERSIVIA in pre-Corona times: Immersive, Interactive and Avatar Awareness. In 2016 the immersive art show occurred for the second time by showing the Surreal Cube and in 2018 the Biennale Institute developed the 1Biennale format joining Santorini Biennale on the Greek Island. Both Biennales were curated by myself with the assistance of Juliette Surreal-D. Nevertheless, when it comes to numbers THE WRONG Biennale has set the standard for going digital, by showing this year over 2,300 artists. It became the biggest art show in the world. But numbers aren’t everything, right?

What does immersive art mean? It means art that is embedded in our digital life. It means that the artists and the visitors interact inside the computer via art experiences. Computers are not only PCs with a screen. There are interactive apps, like THE FAKED in THE WRONG, there are Head-Mounted-Displays, there are educational pathways since Google set their cardboard system on opensource. There are walkable worlds where avatars explore the art. The list of these systems is long.

Museo del Metaverso Hearing the name Museo del Metaverso one’s mind instantly travels to Rome and when you dig deeper it travels to Constantinople, the city we know now as Istanbul. So, occident meets the museum that goes by the short form MdM was designed by Elif Ayiter in 2015 and is curated once it went online by Rosanna Galvani. Elif Ayiter is a professor of design at Sabanci University in Istanbul and a pioneer in immersive art. Rosanna Galvani is an Italian art curator whose mission is to present art at MdM. It is a search, a step into a new dimension.

Elif Ayiter was well aware when designing the MdM that it cannot have any boundaries, it must be made to be extended at any time. On the other hand, there shall be no heavy luggage needed for an artist to contribute. The MdM has to link to different kinds of artists to visitors also of different types in any manner you might think of. I remember the exhibition “In Search of Balkania” in 2002 in the Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz, Austria where the curators Roger Conover, Eda Cufer and Peter Weibel wrote an introduction that is worth sharing:

“If on one level In Search of Balkania is a rendez-vous with a dented landscape full of used parts and accidental art, where the real still matters and storefront windows resemble surrealist displays, on another level it is a virtual encounter with a symbolic geography that will be the 21st century’s most important fold: where East meets West, where Occident becomes Orient, and where none of the old lines and myths about identity, self, nation, and other hold. Indeed, if this exhibition presents a picture different from any picture previously shown in Europe of the Balkans, it is that there is nothing in Europe but the Balkans. Balkania is not a world unto itself, but a mirror onto all selves. To recognize the Balkans is to recognize features and syndromes out of which cities, wars, experiments, ideas and visions are composed.”

Balkania does not exist. It was a proposed name for a state, a try to unite the later separated countries Serbia, Kosovo, and Montenegro.

Digital Anthropocene

Our world changes dramatically and Art is the motor, always has been and will always will be. There is no life outside of algorithms, outside of digital tools. This insight happens globally now and it is both breathtaking and scary. Are you positive or negative? We will inform you within 24 hours, keep your smart phone close. Stay at home until you know. Work digitally. This leads me to the question, “What art fair will be known as The Immersive Pioneer?”

MiArt Art Now has the chance, because there is a budget to turn the art world upside down. A wakeup call is needed. Such a call can come from any place at any time. Corona is not just a hurricane that passes over and then all goes back to normal.

Corona is Red, Amerika is Blue

Corona is red, not blue or green. It is an alert; it is a game changer. Many who see their home office as an intermission will learn otherwise, their life will become permanently digital. A digital mirror of life might be a fitting expression if one does not jump into Science Fiction and see Avatars as the sole identity makers. Space X promises to bring via Starlink at the end of 2020 internet with 1 GByte/sec and a latency of 25 Milliseconds to everyone in North America and one year later for everyone on earth. Thanks to Starlink the New Rural may become the New Smart. Stay Rural, find places, “… where life is running like a steady flow of bit coins running down the Crater Lake in Oregon.” That’s a quote from the Sand Bible, which deals with digital life and the role of the big players knowing everything, like the NGA. What we have learned by Google, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok is a call to be disruptive.

AMERIKA  I C U

I C U (I see you) in Amerika is such a call. It is an Art Call, it is surreal, it has to be, but it carries also a deeper message, like In Search of Balkania. Amerika is a village in Germany. Amerkia has a train station. What makes Amerika “so wunderbar” I will tell you right away. Amerika is the German name for the United States of America so things must be big if you get such a call. If you look closer to Amerika, the call to Amerika, then you see the train station is no longer in use. You see the power supply still there is labelled by the local provider with ZAS Hp. Amerika. Amerika has no town-hall, no mayor. How can Amerika send a call? A few days ago, a server was installed in Amerika. The villagers, due to the last census in 2018, says there is a 57 population, and these people have welcomed this upgrade. Now they have a server under the name amerika.icu where thousands of artists can be hosted by Blue. Bluehost is a top provider and number one in content hosting. The question will rise, if they have exascale supercomputers to host them all, to flood the message that Rammstein put together in a great video compilation airing the message: “We’re all living in Amerika. Amerika ist wunderbar.”

About the Call

The Call “I C U in Amerika” comes from Leipzig Art. Leipzig is listed by NY Times under the best “52 places to go in 2020.” The distance from Leipzig to Amerika is less than 40 miles. Quite a jump for “The Kids Cool Town” (another name NY Times gave Leipzig) to have a server now in Amerika.

Applications for “I C U in Amerika” are open for 2022. They will be part of LEIPZIG.ART 2022.

AMERIKA.ART

In the meantime the name AMERIKA.ART could be successfully claimed.

TICKETS 2021

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Dual SIM Technology

We develop and developed various technologies, all set on opensource so everyone can use it and hopefully prevent the idea from getting patented later. One is the dual-sim usage. You sit on one sim on a stick that has its root-prim on a different sim. This said, you can explore a change of the world you are sitting inside (on the stick that was rotated or moved over it).

We made this work in the Grand Opening of 1Biennale on a massive scale. The theory we presented at HIE.

Now we extended this and called it out-of-sim sitting in two ways. See more at OUTOFSIM.WORDPRESS.COM