12:00 | SATURDAY 8. 12. 2012 | CCC
Due to the success of his Internet projects Kohout has not managed to avoid being classified as an Internet artist, although his artistic work, currently performed in Germany, considerably exceeds this scope. He will introduce the sophisticated reception play of his work with the theorist Palo Fabuš.
Due to the success of his Internet projects – especially Moonwalk a YouTube site specific video (2008) – Kohout has not managed to avoid being classified as an Internet artist (although his artistic work, currently performed in Germany, considerably exceeds this scope). He has even become the most popular Czech net artist.
So far his netart projects have been characterized as live Internet performances (Last Tag Show, 2007), appropriations (The Vehicle-S, 2008; Nothing Important Will Come, 2009; A Ride Through: Haity 360°, 2012), Internet exchanges in cooperation with Jaakko Pallasvuo (Badminton, 2010) and conceptual opuses that might, without exaggeration, be called "environmental parts of the Internet" (Watching Martin Kohout, 2010 – 2011). His direct experience with this medium is, however, reflected in Kohout's further work, including his publishing activities (Linear Manual. TLTRPreß & PAF, 2012). You may find more about Kohout's artistic activities on his website martinkohout. com – unless you miss the opening hours (Opening Hours, from 2008).
Martin Kohout's Internet works are on display in a great many exhibitions, both on-line and in the physical premises of galleries all over the world. They are also dealt with in notable artistic magazines. However, they are most widely dispersed on the Internet where they provoke many creative reactions.
The sophisticated intellectual play of his work will be presented by Kohout himself together with his long-term side-kick, the theorist Palo Fabuš.
- Marie Meixnerová
8 Dec | 12:00 pm | CCC
Martin Kohout and Palo Fabuš: What is Skinsmooth?
presentation | PAF Rewind: Net Art