Saturday, November 14, 2009

Remember Me

12 Nov. 2009, Culture Factory Polymer, Tallinn

Performance. Some time ago I started collecting screenshots of the „remember me“ checkboxes which often appear as an option during logging onto webpages. Besides its practical function the phrase reminded me of a desperate entreaty not to be forgotten. The simple possibility to decide to be remembered seems like a trick within the anonymous online world.
I was wondering what or who else one could address with the demand „remember me“. During an art event I performed as a fake doorwoman and gave visitors a stamp with the „remember me“ – checkbox.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

emoticonize me - some results

Project for Plektrum Festival
Tallinn 24.09. - 04.10.2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

emoticonize me

Project for Plektrum Festival
Tallinn 24.09. - 04.10.2009

"The idea to my project appeared when I discovered that Skype has been developed in Estonia. I decided to transfer a part of the Skype iconography into the physical dimension. I will perform as a street portrait artist, but under the restriction that I will interpret peoples´ faces as Skype emoticons. By doing this I want to compare the questions of individual expression in different fields of interaction. The translation of an original emotion into its symbolic equivalent in the online world also occurs in the portraying process. In the portrait however the emoticon regains an individual touch of uniqueness because of the artist´s handwriting. An interesting point for me is also the play with expectation and disappointment. There will not be any mentionable similarity to the person in the emoticon. But it is a face in the end."

Additionally I am making animated versions of the emoticons and also send them to the portrayed persons:

Monday, June 22, 2009

Wolkendiagramm/ cloud diagram

Ceiling design for the café in the International Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz/A.

first sketch

The drawing presents a cloud reaching over the arched roof, as a reference to baroque ceiling painting. Several details overlap the cloud like intersections and turn it into a diagram - clouds in different contexts.
Some images show clouds in the narrower sense, other ones dust and clouds of smoke, contrails, dust bunnies or the internet cloud (the internet is mostly depicted as a cloud in computer network diagrams).


L: 05:53 min

Produced for "Filiale Auwiesen" by the Stadtwerkstatt, part of the "Festival of Regions", Linz.

"In 2009, in collaboration with Linz 09 Cultural Capital of Europe, the Festival of Regions will be oriented toward the southern edge of the city of Linz, along the Traun River, with focus on the satellite town of Auwiesen and the residential complexes of solarCity."

Hello Gümüşhane

directed by: Stephanie Mold, Karo Szmit
Camera, Editing: Karo Szmit
L: 45 min
A 2009

„The major of Gümüşhane, a town in Eastern Anatolia, visited Lentos Museum of Modern Art in Linz and fell in love with the chairs. I know that because I was working as a museumsguard watching him. Instead of using those chairs as functional accessoires, he was inpsecting them as if they were part of the exhibiton. Then he told me that he was paying a visit to Linz as there is a Turkish community from Gümüşhane living here and that he would like to buy some of the chairs for his town. Unfortunately they were not for sale.
After he left I started to ask myself how Gümüşhane might look like.
So I decided to travel there by bus to Gümüşhane to bring him a chair as a present, tracing back the roots of a part of the Turkish population of Linz. During the trip I was wearing my museumsuniform which put me into the role of a performer. A museumsguard leaving the homogenic museumslandscape going on a more than 50 hours lasting roadtrip - with a chair.“
(Stephanie Mold)