4th edittion of Cologne Online Film Festival 2008
Combining new technologies with traditional tools of production, Jeff Gompertz creates theatrical installations with a minimalist bent. An attention to situational architectures and architectural situations, a fascination with hyper-reality theoretics, these play an ongoing role in his work, reflected in the group name Fakeshop, which he formed as a collective in 1997. The pieces often address contemporary themes and social issues in response to the site of installation, incorporating live video, hidden cameras, web broadcasting, and performance elements. A core member of Hell.com, he participated in numerous experimental internet broadcasts and webcast performances in the early days of net art movement including Radioqualia, Public Netbase, Xchange network, Candyfactory, etc. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at; The Whitney Biennial – USA, Ars Electronica – Austria, ARCO – Spain, and Japan Foundation – Japan.