[NetBehaviour] Interview with Johannes Grenzfurthner of monochrom Part 3.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu Nov 18 13:32:08 CET 2010

Interview with Johannes Grenzfurthner of monochrom Part 3.

Marc Da Costa interviews Johannes Grenzfurthner, founder of monochrom.

The last of three interviews with Grenzfurthner, where he talks about 
the birth of monochrome culture and the intricacies of subversion in the 
era of soft control. An art-technology-philosophy group of basket 
weaving enthusiasts and theory do-it-yourselfers, working in all forms 
since 1993.

Grenzfurthner has collaborated with groups such as ubermorgen, Billboard 
Liberation Front, Esel and Mego (label). Grenzfurthner writes for 
various online/print magazines and radio stations (e.g. ORF, Telepolis, 
Boing Boing). Grenzfurthner has served on a number of art juries (e.g. 
Steirischer Herbst, Graz). He holds a professorship for art theory and 
art practice at the University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria and is 
a lecturer at University of Arts and Industrial Design in Linz, Austria.

Since 1993, the Monochrom members have devoted themselves to the grey 
zones where systems intersect: the art (market), politics, economics, 
pop, gaiety, vanity, good clean fanaticism, crisis, language, culture, 
self-content, identity, utopia, mania and despair. The technique 
underlying Monochrom's work is that of being and working in the fields 
of Pop/avant-garde, theory/reflection, interventionism/politics, 
gaiety/lust/tragedy, (self-)configuration/mystification. The project 
Monochrom pushes into and beyond these fields is, 'networking' events, 
people, possibilities, material, impetus and identities." (Zdenka 
Badovinac, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana)

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