Ute Hoerner/Mathias Antlfinger (Germany)

ute hoerner / mathias antlfinger

Ute Hörner and Mathias Antlfinger studied sculpture, mathematics and cybernetics, followed by media art at the academy of media arts in Cologne and were founders of the group XObject Space, Lab for Art and New Media. Today they teach at the University of Arts and Design in Halle. Since the early 90s they have collaborated in their practice which incorporates CD-ROM and interactive film projects as well as 3D-realtime installations and Netart projects. From the beginning the analysis of the conditions of cultural practice plays a central role in their projects.The artworks of Hörner|Antlfinger operate between the frontiers of Fine Arts, journalism, computergames, between documentary and fiction. The red thread trough their projects is the narrative as social and cultural practice and the analysis of the narrative and its use as a basic key to the understanding of Identity. They both live in Berlin.

Grants and awards: 1996, Project Grant by North Rhine-Westphalias Department for Urban Development, Culture and Sports | 1998, Grant by the Foundation of Art and Culture, North Rhine-Westphalia | 2000, ars viva, arts and science, award by the culture group of the German (BDI) | 2004 Award for Art in Public Space Werk 04 (together with Olaf Nicolai and Thorsten Goldberg) | 2006 Project Grant from the Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt in the context of the 7th Werkleitz Biennale | 2007 Award for Fine Arts from the City of Limburg.

Numerous exhibitions, screenings and lectures amongst others at : Kunsthalle Düsseldorf | New Society for Fine Arts, Berlin | Museum for Contemporary Art Sydney and Experimental Art Foundation Adelaide | Red House Center for Culture and Debate, Sofia | Phaidros Videoart, Tokyo | Edith-Russ Site of Media Arts, Oldenburg | Videonale, Kunstmuseum Bonn | ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe | Museum Ludwig, Cologne | International Shortfilmfestival, Oberhausen | Werkleitz Biennale for Media and Arts, Halle.

Ute Hoerner/Mathias Antlfinger participate in

NewMediaFest2007 – DIGITAL MEDIA Valencia 2008
JavaMuseum – Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art
net.NET – netart features I-V

curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne