Presentation of the project "Time is Money is Time", Darko Fritz
Darko Fritz is born 1966 in Croatia and lives and works in Amsterdam and Zagreb. He is media artist, curator and graphic designer. Studied architecture at University of Zagreb and art media at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. He works with reproductive medias and technology in artistic and cultural context. Work with video since 1988 (as tv virus). First computer- generated environment in 1988. Digital photography since 1990. First attempt to webcast 1994. Founding member of (all) artist groups Cathedral (1988), the imitation of life studio (1987 - 1990), Young Croatian Electronic Films (1991) and the Future State of Balkania (1998). Involved in Syndycate network. He curated exhibitions 'Culture of Graphic Design in the Netherlands' (1999), 'I am still alive' (Internet art and computer art fom sixties, 2000), club.nl (art and art networks from the Netherlands, 2000) and 'Lights from Zagreb' (interactive light installations, 2001).
Darko Fritz presented some of his latest art projects: "time is money is time", as some of the past project like xxx [body . technology . desire] (1997 - 2001) and "end of the message" (1995 - 2000).The next day, July 15th, he gave a lecture and presentation of the project 'I'm still alive': new tendencies - media and computer art of the 60's. The international (new) tendencies movement in its 1968/69 fourth edition was presented the broad spectrum of computer art only, hosting the participants from both cold war blocks. The computer sculptures, choreographys, objects and prints were exhibited. Permanent computer installation in public space by Vladimir Bonačič was set-up in Zagreb. Four international seminars and colloquiums on computer art were set in 1968 and 1969, and nine issues of bit international magazine was published (1968 - 72) by Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb.