[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.
http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=414

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)

Read part 1 of this interview:
http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=408
Read part 2 of this interview:
http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=411

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