Gebhard SENGMÜLLER

(Austria)

Artist working in the field of media technology. Since 1992, he has been developing projects and installations focusing on the history of electronic media, creating alternative ordering systems for media content, and constructing autogenerative networks. His work has been shown extensively in Europe, the United States and Japan, among others in venues such as Ars Electronica Linz; the Venice Biennale; ICA, London; Postmasters Gallery, New York; FCMM Festival, Montreal; ICC, Tokyo. Gebhard Sengmüller has also been working as an architectural photographer since 1992. In September 2008, he received the Salzburger Landespreis für Medienkunst for the concept of his new installation [A Parallel Image].

Vinylvideo™ Infomercial, 2003
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Video, 14:07 min

VinylVideo™ is a new, wondrous and fascinating development in the history of audio-visual media. For the first time in the history of technological invention, VinylVideo™ makes possible the storage of video (moving image plus sound) on analogue long-play records. Playback from the VinylVideo™ picture disk is made possible with the VinylVideo™ unit which consists of a normal turntable, a special conversion box (aka the VinylVideo™ Home Kit) and a television. In its combination of analogue and digital elements, VinylVideo™ is a relic of fake media archaeology. At the same time,VinylVideo™ is a vision of new live video mixing possibilities. By simply placing the tone arm at different points on the record, VinylVideo™ makes possible a random access manipulation of the time axis. With the extremely reduced picture and sound quality, a new mode of audio-visual perception evolves. In this way, VinylVideo™ reconstructs a home movie medium as a missing link in the history of recorded moving images while simultaneously encompassing contemporary forms of DJing and VJing.

in cooperation with Martin Diamant, Günter Erhart and Best Before