Mario Klingemann
Since 2004
Works in Munich Germany

If I have to choose a label for what I'm doing I find "computational artisan" fits best. Lacking an academic background and thus having only some very basic knowledge of art theory my approach to art is a rather simple one - I'm trying to discover and create beauty and I want to surprise and reward the viewer.

As a consequence I seek to bring my creations to a high level of technical perfection in code and aesthetics.

I believe that if the explanation for a supposed work of art has to be longer than the piece itself there is something fundamentally wrong.

My inspirations come from mathematics, physics or biology as well as psychology, music or classical art and especially in the combination of seemingly unrelated fields.

OFFF 07 Barcelona: Anavision
Art Tech Media 06 Spain: Flickeur Burning Liquid Sky
Museo de Arte Universidad Nacional de Colombia: Everything is Holy
Toca Me 2008: Anaskop 1
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Re: Re: the unrepublic of art

> artistic darwinism: what survives is the best art.
Not necessarily. What survives is the art that has shown the best
adaptiveness to the prevalent art habitat. That why you usually just
find shrubs in a desert. Which is fine as long as you have never seen

Mario Klingemann



Flickeur (pronounced like Voyeur
<>) randomly
retrieves images from <> and creates an
infinite film with a style that can vary between
stream-of-consciousness, documentary or video clip. All the blends,
motions, zooms or timeleaps are completely random. Flickeur works like a
looped magnetic tape where incoming images will merge with older
materials and be influenced by the older recordings' magnetic memory.
The virtual tape will also play and record forward and backward to
create another layer of randomness. This principle will create its own
sometimes very suggestive or scary story.

Mario Klingemann