about Gebhard Sengmüller

Gebhard Sengmüller is an artist working in the field of media technology, currently based in Vienna, Austria. Since 1992, he has been developing projects and installations focussing 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 US and Asia, among others in venues such as Ars Electronica Linz, the Venice Biennale, the Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Postmasters Gallery NYC, the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, microwave Festival Hong Kong, or the ICC Center Tokyo.

In addition to his artistic work described on this website, Gebhard Sengmüller has also been working as an architectural photographer since 1992. His work in this field can be found at [www.fotosengmueller.com].

In September 2008, Gebhard Sengmüller received the "Salzburger Landespreis für Medienkunst" (media art prize of the province of Salzburg) for the concept of his new installation [A Parallel Image]. [press release (in german)] [press clipping from Der Standard (in german)]

Olia Lialinas review of "Slide Movie" in [An Infinite Séance 2].

Dominik Landwehr interviews Gebhard Sengmüller for the new Hatje Cantz publication, edited by Dieter Daniels and Barbara U. Schmidt, [Artists as Inventors].

A contribution by Gebhard Sengmüller to the new Transcript publication "Interface Cultures, Artistic Aspects of Interaction", edited by Sommerer, Mignonneau, King, [Four Media Archeological Artworks].


[curriculum vitae]
[curriculum vitae (pdf)]
[artist's statement]
[artist's statement (pdf)]

[contact | portrait | impressum]


Gebhard Sengmüller - Curriculum Vitae

1967 born in Vienna, Austria. childhood and school in Salzburg, Austria
since 1985 artistic work with photography, Super 8
1988 founding member of LUMEN X photo laboratory, Vienna
since 1989 artistic work with electronic media, video, computer
1989 - 1994 founding member of PYRAMEDIA Media Art Collective, Vienna
since 1992 architectural photography
1994 BKA Kunst grant for artistic photography, Paris
1994 - 1996 member of HILUS Intermedia Project Research, Vienna
2000 BKA Kunst grant for visual arts, New York City
2008 Salzburger Landespreis für Medienkunst - media art prize of the province of Salzburg
2010 FLEFF Map Digital Space Competition - Curator's Prize

Gebhard Sengmüller lives and works in Vienna. He and his wife Barbara, a fashion designer [www.knallfrosch.at], have two children, Leopold and Pauline.



Education

1992 - 2002 University of Applied Arts, Vienna / Masterclass of Visual Media Design, Prof. Peter Weibel (Mag.art. degree, equivalent to MFA)
1992 Workshop Cerith Wyn Evans (GB) / University of Applied Arts, Vienna
1987 - 1989 University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna / Institute of Electroacoustics, Prof. Dieter Kaufmann (Diploma in sound engineering)
1985 Summer Academy Salzburg / class of artistic photography, Tamarra Kaida

 

Teaching

since 2005 Lecturer, University of Arts, Linz, Austria, Institute Interface Cultures: teaching a class on Media Archeology
2012 Lecturer, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria, Institute Digital Art: teaching a class on Media Archeology
2007 Lecturer, Transart Institute, Danube University Krems, Austria: teaching a seminar on Media Archeology
1998/99 Lecturer, HGB Leipzig (University of Fine Arts, Leipzig, Germany): teaching a class on Media Archeology and curating a student´s exhibition at Dogenhaus Gallery, Leipzig
1992 - 1997 organizing and teaching courses in photography and darkroom techniques at the W.U.K. Center (Werkstätten- und Kulturhaus), Vienna.



Collaborative Work

Throughout my artistic career, I was always very interested in working in artistic collectives.
1989 co-founder of the PYRAMEDIA group Vienna, collaboratively developing new concepts in the field of video art and computer animation.
1994 - 1996 member of HILUS Intermedia Project Research, a non-profit organisation serving the
Viennese media art community, organizing conferences and working on an extensive database on art with new technologies in Austria.
1997 – 2000 participant of the Vergessen© project, a collaboration of about 20 artists and art theoriticians, working on the topic of forgetting in different ways, trying to cope with a phenomenon which seems inaccessible to known methods of epistemology.
2012 - 2015 Artist in Residence, „Leben an der Grenze“ research project, University of Salzburg, Austria



Exhibitions/Projects

2016
WINTER LIGHTS / Canary Wharf Public Art, London
FLATPACK FILM FESTIVAL / Birmingham, UK
FILM AND INTERMEDIALITY / University of Applied Arts, Vienna

2015
CINEMA 2.0: HARD CINEMA / Hong Kong Arts Centre
LEBEN AN DER GRENZE / Arbeiterkammer NÖ, Austria
SAVE THE DATA / Kunstpalais Erlangen, Germany

2013
GLOW / Eindhoven, Netherlands

2012
MOSTRA SESC DE ARTES / Sao Paulo, Brazil
APPROACHING TRANSIENCE PART II / Wien, Austria

2011
PERSISTENCE OF VISION / Nikolaj Kunsthallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
ARTEFACT / STUK, Leuven, Belgium
NIEDERÖSTERREICHISCHE LANDESAUSSTELLUNG / Kulturfabrik Hainburg, Austria
KÜNSTLERISCHE METHODEN DER BILDFINDUNG /Fotogalerie Wien, Austria

2010
HYBRID ART / Moscow, Russia
OPEN SPACE 2010 / InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan
TRANSMEDIALE / Berlin, Germany
AN DAS GERÄT! / Halle 14, Leipzig,Germany
PERSISTENCE OF VISION / FACT Center, Liverpool, UK
LICHTROUTEN / Lüdenscheid, Germany
AND FESTIVAL / Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester, UK
MICROWAVE FESTIVAL / Hongkong
PLAYLIST / iMal, Brussels, Belgium
FLEFF OPEN SPACE / Suntec Conference Center, Singapore

2009
PLAYLIST / Laboral, Gijón, Spain
CONCEPT FILM (II) / Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Netherlands
ARS ELECTRONICA / Linz, Austria
PARAFLOWS / Wien, Austria
SCHMIEDE '09 / Hallein, Austria

2008
JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL / Tokyo, Japan
SCULPTURE AND OBJECT XIII / Kressling Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
SIGNALE VOM MILLSTÄTTER SEE / Kunst am Bau Projekt, vierter Platz, Millstatt, Austria (mit realitylab)

2007
EMAF Festival / Osnabrück, Germany
MONITORING / Kassel, Germany
WAV_MODULATOR / Kunst am Bau Projekt, Siegerprojekt, Wels, Austria (mit Herwig Turk)
BASTART GALLERY / Bratislava, Slovakia
VOORUIT ARTS CENTER / Gent, Belgium
DISCOVERY WORLD MUSEUM / Milwaukee, USA

2006
BLIND SPOT / Hannah Maclure Centre, Dundee, Scotland
PIKSEL / Bergen, Norway
LAB.30 / Augsburg, Germany
ELECTROHYPE / Malmoe, Sweden

2005
Art Meets Media / InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan
IMAGES FESTIVAL / Toronto, Canada
TRANSITIO_MX / Centro Multimedia, Mexico City
SKIZZEN FÜR EIN HAUS / Kunstverein Salzburg, Austria

2004
ARS ELECTRONICA / Linz, Austria
DEAF FESTIVAL, V2_Organisatie / Rotterdam, Netherlands
ALT WIEN / Wien Museum, Vienna, Austria
NOUMATROUFF / Mulhouse, France
HILCHOT SHCHENIM / Digital Art Lab, Tel Aviv, Israel
JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL / Tokyo, Japan
BASICS / Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria
TELEVISUELLES LEBEN / Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
VIDEOTHEK / Galerie der Stadt Wels, Austria

2003
ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts / London, UK
FACT Center / Liverpool, UK
SOUND IMAGE / Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City

2002
IMAGES FESTIVAL / Toronto, Canada
CLUB 3, Forum Stadtpark / Graz, Austria
READ_ME 1.2, Macros Center / Moscow, Russia
THANATOTRONICS, Duisburger Filmwoche / Duisburg, Germany

2001
NET.ART PER ME, Slovenian Pavillon at the 49th Biennale di Venezia / Venice, Italy
DIGITAL ART LAB / Tel Aviv, Israel
MAK NITE, Museum of Applied Arts / Vienna, Austria
BITS & PIECES, University of Hartford / Hartford CT, USA
AUDIBLE IMAGERY, Museum of Contemporary Photography / Chicago IL, USA
INTERFACE EXPLORER, Public Netbase / Vienna, Austria
BATOFAR SEEKING VIENNA / Paris, France
26TH YOUTH SALON / Zagreb, Croatia

2000
POSTMASTERS GALLERY / New York, USA
LOWTECH, Shedhalle / Zürich, Switzerland
FORUM DES IMAGES / Paris, France
SHIFT E.V. / Berlin, Germany
INTERFERENCES, Biennale Internationales des Arts Multimedia Urbains / Belfort, France
SCENES OF SOUNDS, Tang Museum / Saratoga Springs NY, USA
D-VISION 2000 FESTIVAL / Vienna, Austria
LOWTECH, Kunstraum München / Munich, Germany
STAR PROJECT, Karajan Center / Vienna, Austria

1999
TRANSLOCATION, Generali Foundation / Vienna, Austria (with HILUS)
PHONOTAKTIK FESTIVAL / Vienna, Austria
EMAF - EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL / Osnabrück, Germany
FCMM - FESTIVAL OF CINEMA AND NEW MEDIA / Montreal, Canada
TOOT '99, Hull Time Based Arts / Hull, England
DOGENHAUS GALERIE / Leipzig, Germany
DIGITALE FESTIVAL / Cologne, Germany
CYBER '99 FESTIVAL / Lisbon, Portugal
HALTBAR BIS...IMMER SCHNELLER, Kunsthalle Krems / Krems, Austria (with VERGESSEN©)
LOST IN SOUND, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea / Santiago de Compostela, Spain

1998
DEAF FESTIVAL, V2_Organisatie / Rotterdam, Netherlands
SUB-TECHS: POST-DIGITAL SCULPTURE, The Lab / San Francisco CA, USA
ANALOG-DIGITAL, OK Cultural Center / Linz, Austria
VERGESSEN© TRAILER, in 30 cinemas / Vienna, Austria (with VERGESSEN©)
DIAGONALE / Graz, Austria
DISKRETE PRAXIS, Büchsenhausen Exhibition Room / Innsbruck, Austria
VERGESSEN© FESTIVAL / St. Veit a.d. Glan, Austria
MEDIA.KUNST, Salle de Bal / Vienna, Austria
GALERIE 5020 / Salzburg, Austria
IN BETWEEN THE IMAGES / Graz, Austria

1997
VERGESSEN© / different projects (http://www.vergessen.com)
MACHINE AESTETHICS, V2_Organisatie / Rotterdam, Netherlands
VERGESSEN© SHOP, Grundsteingasse / Vienna, Austria (with VERGESSEN©)
COWBOY.ANIM, Mini Kebap / Vienna, Austria
SYMPTOMS AND HOME REMEDIES / Brno, Czech Republic (with VERGESSEN©)
STILL, Salle de Bal / Vienna, Austria

1996
VERSION 2.2, Saint-Gervais de Geneve / Geneva, Switzerland
STATEMENTS, Galerie Cult / Vienna, Austria
KÜNSTLERPECH, Junge Szene 96, Secession / Vienna, Austria (with HILUS)
APOLLO 17, Media Arts Festival / Klagenfurt, Austria
ST. PETERSBURG BIENNALE / St. Petersburg, Russia
TINSEL TOWER, PS1 Clocktower Gallery / New York, USA
1995
RECYCLED REALITY, Traklhaus / Salzburg, Austria
SPRING PROJECT, Ambrosi Museum / Vienna, Austria (with HILUS)

1994
MEDIENBIENNALE LEIPZIG / Leipzig, Germany
ERASMUS PROMO VIDEO, University of Applied Arts / Vienna, Austria (with Christine Meierhofer)
CULTURE ELECTRONIC / Loosdorf, Austria
KUNSTSTÜCKE SIGNATION, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation / Austria
ELEKTRONISCHE GALERIE / Vienna, Austria
KONTEXTKUNST, documentary video, Neue Galerie / Graz, Austria (director, with Bruno Klomfar)
M.I.T. MEDIAMOO / Boston, USA
DIAGONALE / Salzburg, Austria

1993
ARS ELECTRONICA / Linz, Austria
PUBLIC SPACES, promo video, WUK / Vienna, Austria (with PYRAMEDIA)
KUNST UND MEDIEN, IFABO / Vienna, Austria
REALTIME, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation / Austria (with TRANSIT)
VIRTUAL VEXILLOMAT, Elektronische Galerie Freihaus / Vienna, Austria

1992
VIDEOLEITSYSTEM, Tanzsprache Festival / Vienna, Austria (with PYRAMEDIA)

1991
VEEJAY DEEJAY, medialivemixinstallation, WUK / Vienna, Austria (with PYRAMEDIA)
MEDA TM, Transformator Media Art Festival/ St. Veit a.d. Glan, Austria (with PYRAMEDIA)
TRANSFORMATOR, documentary video for ORF Kunststücke / Austria (director, with Rosa von Suesz)
VEXILLOMAT, WUK / Vienna, Austria (with Rosa von Suesz)

1990 - 1992
TERMINAL TAPES, WUK / Vienna, Austria (with PYRAMEDIA)

1989
TRANS EUROPE HALLES, documentary video, WUK / Vienna, Austria (with PYRAMEDIA)



Talks/Lectures/Presentations/Conferences

2016
FLATPACK FILM FESTIVAL / Birmingham, UK
FILM AND INTERMEDIALITY / University of Applied Arts, Vienna

2011
UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED ARTS / Vienna, Austria

2010
ICC INTERCOMMUNICATION CENTER / Tokyo, Japan
MICROWAVE FESTIVAL / Hongkong

2009
TECHNARTE / Bilbao, Spain
RE:LIVE / Melbourne, Australia

2008
AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KÜNSTE / München, Germany
SCHMIEDE / Hallein, Austria
FAMU Film School / Prague, Czech Republic
SCHMIEDE '08 / Hallein, Austria

2006
TRANSART INSTITUTE / Linz, Austria

2005
PUBLIC NETBASE / Vienna, Austria
ICC INTERCOMMUNICATION CENTER / Tokyo, Japan
INTERACCESS / Toronto, Canada

2004
ISRAELI CENTER FOR DIGITAL ARTS / Tel Aviv, Israel
LE QUAI ART SCHOOL / Mulhouse, France

2003
HÖR!SPIEL!ART.MIX / Bayrischer Rundfunk BR2, München, Germany
MULTIPLACE 2 FESTIVAL / Priestor Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
FACT Center / Liverpool, UK
WIMBLEDON COLLEGE / London, UK

2002
FLOW: NEGOTIATING DATA MOVEMENT / Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts / London, UK
NJUMEDIJA / Belgrade, Yugoslavia
KUDA.ORG / Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

2001
HALLWALLS CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER / Buffalo NY, USA
DISTINGUISHED ARTISTS SYMPOSION, University of Hartford / Hartford CT, USA (C)
SNIF / Tel Aviv, Israel
M.I.T. MEDIALAB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Boston MA, USA
BROWN UNIVERSITY / Providence RI, USA
MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART / Boston MA, USA
RPI Renselaaer Polytechnical Institute / Troy, USA
ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS / Vienna, Austria

2000
REMEDIATION / Merz Academy, Stuttgart, Germany
THING.NET / New York NY, USA

1999
MEDIA NON GRATA / Tallinn, Estonia

1998
HOCHSCHULE FÜR GRAFIK UD BUCHKUNST / Leipzig, Germany
POLAR CIRCUIT WORKSHOP / Tornio, Finnland

1997
MACHINE AESTETHICS, V2_Organisatie / Rotterdam, Netherlands

1996
HOCHSCHULE FÜR BILDENDE KUNST / Basel, Switzerland (with HILUS)
MIRRORPAGE SYMPOSIUM / St. Petersburg, Russia



Bibliography/Reviews (excerpt)

"Don´t you wonder sometimes" by Dan Jones, in: i-D Magazine, 2002
"Bildplatte und Hanfskulptur" by Martin Behr, in: Salzburger Nachrichten, 2002
"Le Chainon Manquant" by Andre Piche, in: Enroute, 2001
"Video Art Gets in the Groove" by Erica D. Rowell, in: ABC News, 2001
"Fernsehbilder von Schallplatten" by Thomas Rottenberg, in: Der Standard, 2001
"Ether Talk" by Lina D. Russell, in: WIRE Magazine, 2001
"VinylVideo - Le mix en trashpeg" by Salma Schnabel, in: Trax, 2001
"Virtually Real" by Barry Davis, in: Jerusalem Post, 2001
"Viva Vinyl" in: Stern, 2000
"Kopfüber im Zeitspeicher" by Christoph Blase, in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 2000
"Hör das Bild, Sieh den Ton" by Tilman Baumgärtel, in: Berliner Zeitung, 2000
"VinylVideo" by Scott Edge and Chris Force, in: Alarm Magazine, 2000
"Groove Tube" by Richard Baimbridge, in: Wired Magazine, 2000
"The Retro-Future of Television Today - VinylVideo™" by Daniel Janoff, in: Ten By Ten Magazine, 2000
"Future Imperfect" by Daniel Janoff, in: ID Magazine, 2000
"VinylVideo - Das Missing Link in der Mediengeschichte" by Martina Gröschl, in: wienwebplus, 2000
"Visions in Vinyl - Pictures Bring New Life to Old Records" by Carly Berwick, in: Village Voice, 2000
"Wider eine ökonomisierte Kunst" by Vera Tollmann, in: Springerin, 2000
"Lowtech aus Österreich: Die gute, alte LP als Bildspeicher" by Sigrid Berghoff, in: Net Business, 2000
"Come On OVer and We´ll Watche Some Records" by Matthew Mirapaul, in: New York Times Online Edition, 2000
"VinylVideo" by Alessandro Ludovico, in: Suoni Futuri Digitali, 2000
"VinylVideo - Transforming the Turntable into the VCR of the Past" by Richard Baimbridge, in: Res Magazine, 2000
"VinylVideo: retour vers le futur" in: Pariscope, 2000
"Vinyl, Vidi, DJ" by A.H., in: Liberation, 2000
"Media Scratching" by Jade Lindgaard, in: Les Inrockuptibles, 2000
"Kunst Zwischen Medien (V)" by Reinhard Braun, in: Springerin, 1999
"Missing Links" by Timothy Druckrey, in: EIKON Magazine, 1999
"Video auf Schallplatte" by Ingrid Malina, in: Mediabiz, 1999
"Contemporary ASCII" by Vuk Cosic, Timothy Druckrey, Lev Manovich, 1999
"Medien, Gedächtnis, Moderne" by Timothy Druckrey, in: 2nd International Flusser Lecture, 1999
"A short history of VinylVideo™ - A Collective Memory" by Rike Frank, in: ISEA Newsletter, 1999
"Mo Wax – jetzt gibt es endlich auch Filme auf Vinyl" by Ralf Summer, in: Süddeutsche Zeitung, 1999
"Grooverider - yesterday's technology today" by Jörg Heiser, in: Frieze Magazine, 1999
"Rahma Khazam goes DEAF in Rotterdam" by Rahma Khazam, in: WIRE Magazine, 1999
"Fortschritt durch Rückschritt" by Wolfgang Richter, in: Salzburger Nachrichten, 1999
”Sub-Techs' at the Lab” by Kenneth Baker, in: San Francisco Chronicle, 1998
"Notes on the Aesthetics of Dysfunctionality, or: Why Some of Us Don’t Want to Become ‘Masters’" by Inke Arns, in: Medi-O-Rama, 1998
"Remove the Controls" by Andreas Broeckmann, in: Syndicate, 1997
"Zur Hybris von Mensch und Maschine in den Neuen Medien" by M. Grossmann, in: Nettime, 1997



Publications (excerpt)

"Inventors as Artists" (contribution), Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern 2008
"Interface Culture" (contribution), transcript, Bielefeld 2008
""Knowledge-Based Interaction Design" (contribution), Springer, New York, 2008
"gebseng – four works" in: apsolutno_report, Springer Verlag Wien, 2006
"VSSTV" in: Cabinet Magazine, New York City, 2004
"VinylVideo advertising folder 2" in: selfware Magazin, Graz 2002
"VinylVideo advertising folder 1" in: Eikon Magazin, Wien 1999
"Händeschüttelkunst" in: Pakt Magazin, Bielefeld 1996



Contact

Gebhard Sengmüller
Leopoldsgasse 6-8/8
A-1020 Vienna/Austria
tel/fax +43 1 5455929
mobile +43 699 15455929
gebseng@gebseng.com
[http://www.gebseng.com]