"TECHNOLOGY IS NOT A THREAT TO ART."
INTERVIEW WITH HERBERT W FRANKE
Herbert W Franke's pioneering spirit made him one of the first computer artists who was more than six decades ahead of his time. Franke discussed his visionary practice with Anika Meier.
LIVING IN A SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
INTERVIEW WITH SKYE NICOLAS
Skye Nicolas speaks to Anika Meier about music and nostalgia, digital art and pop culture.
OONA: QUESTIONING THE VALUE OF WOMEN'S ARTWORK
Performance Art and Feminism
In conversation with Margaret Murphy, Head of Community, OONA the international anonymous performance artist, discusses the blockchain and NFTs as mediums for performance and video art, the equity (or inequity) of the new online art world, and existence as a feminist artist under the male gaze.
RUOHAN WANG'S SURREAL WORLDS
COLORS AND CONTRASTS
Ruohan Wang on interweaving abstract figures with real-life characters, and creating surreal worlds in the form of illustrations and paintings, NFTs and improvisational aesthetics.
MARTINA MENEGON: EXPLORING DIGITAL BODIES AND IDENTITIES
FEMINISM AND VIRTUALITY
Digital artist Martina Menegon in conversation about feminism and virtuality.
WHAT DOES BEING AN ARTIST MEAN?
Interview with Jonas Lund
Jonas Lund talks to Anika Meier about the emergence of values, changes in the art market, and the benefits of NFTs.
CREATING VIRTUAL WORLDS
Interview with Manuel Rossner
The German artist Manuel Rossner has been creating digital spaces and virtual worlds since 2012. In conversation with Anika Meier, the artist discusses the present and future of digital art.
EMERGENT PROPERTIES: EXPERIMENTING WITH TECHNICAL INNOVATION
GENERATIVE ART AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
10 UNEXPECTED FACTS ABOUT ANDY KASSIER
CONCEPTUAL ART & PERFORMANCE
CRASHBLOSSOM: "BLOCKCHAINS CAN TRANSFORM OUR WORLD"
DYNAMIC ART AND GENERATIVE ABSTRACTION
His artist name says it all: Crashblossom defines the ambiguity of information. His name and art stand for the examination of the jagged human relationship to the technologies that define our lives. In conversation with Anika Meier, Crashblossom discusses his practice and influences, the fetishization of technology, and the power of the blockchain.
MIKEY WOODBRIDGE: THE EPHEMERAL STATE OF BEING
AI AND DIGITAL COUTURE
IRA GREENBERG: CRACKING THE CODE
GENERATIVE AI AND CREATIVE CODING
With a background in classical art history and a pioneering spirit for the matter of computer science, Ira Greenberg has been feverishly creating in the manifold fields of painting, animation, interactive design and has worked as a creative director and art and computer science professor. Ira Greenberg discusses his extraordinary career with Anika Meier.
MAXIME BALLESTEROS: BETWEEN TRUST AND INTIMACY
PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Photographer Maxime Ballesteros speaks about his journey leading him to become the chronist of Berlin's nightlife, creating raw intimacy in his images and the perfect picture in the age of social media.
ANNE SPALTER & NATHANIEL STERN: AT THE FOREFRONT OF AI
When Anne Spalter and Nathaniel Stern met, they both knew it was meant to be. Their encounter influenced their artistic practice and impacted their work with AI. Spalter and Stern have been collaborating ever since, exploring video, poetry, and AI. In conversation with Anika Meier, the artists discuss their practice, working together, and the present and future of AI.
ANNA CONDO: "ALL ART IS ARTIFICIAL"
Artificial and Emotional Intelligence
INTERVIEW WITH CLARE KENNY
In an interview, Clare Kenny explains her fascination for ordinary life and multidisciplinary art, the cultural feminist dialogue, and her wishes for the art market of the future.
"YOUR VOICE IS YOUR IDENTITY"
The Beauty of Nature and An Archive of Voices
Herbert W. Franke first encountered Harry Yeff’s work in Linz in the summer of 2021. Both were part of the exhibition PROOF OF ART at the Francisco Carolinum in Linz, the first museum to tell the brief history of NFTs. Franke, who was also a caver and rock collector, became interested in Harry Yeff and Trung Bao's work, VOICE GEMS, and soon a collaboration emerged: Yeff asked about the potential of using Franke's voice in an audio-visual production, and Franke responded by sending one of his voice gems, which is a vocal work of art in itself. In conversation with Anika Meier, Susanne Päch, the wife of Herbert W. Franke, Harry Yeff, and Trung Bao talk about the collaboration that began in 2021. Päch, who today heads the art meets science – Foundation Herbert W. Franke and lived with the artist and scientist for 40 years, also tells more about Franke's fascination with stones and what this has to do with the beginning of his artistic career.
HERBERT W. FRANKE & LEE MULLICAN: PIONEERS AND THEIR LEGACY
EARLY DIGITAL ART'S INFLUENCE ON NFTS
As pioneers of digital art, Herbert W Franke and Lee Mullican have left behind a significant legacy. Anika Meier discusses the artists' impact on today's digital art and NFT scene with representatives of their Estates, Susanne Päch and Cole Root.
MARGARET MURPHY: PHOTOGRAPHY IN A POST-SOCIAL MEDIA ERA
SELF PORTRAITS AND FEMINISM
Visual artist Margaret Murphy discusses the fascination and challenges of self-portraiture, her photographic journey, and net feminism.
ERIKA WEITZ: ART AS ALCHEMY
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY & AI
Erika Weitz is an artistic alchemist. Not only do they use the scientific concepts of alchemy in their dark room practice of collodion wet plate photography, they see the process of art making as a conjuring of dimensions between artist, subject, style and experience. In conversation with Head of Community, Margaret Murphy, Weitz discusses their incorporation of AI into traditional artistic mediums, intuition in creative conception and the importance of storytelling as citizen of the world.
PHILLIP TOLEDANO: "AI IS A MIRROR TO THE IMAGINATION"
PHOTOGRAPHY AND AI
HANS DEHLINGER: HOW CAN ONE DEFINE ART?
Plotter Drawings and Generative Art
INVESTIGATING THE ALGORITHM
Interview with Ziyang Wu
In conversation, artist Ziyang Wu speaks about his creative process with AI, the ever-looming presence of the algorithm, and what he looks forward to in the future of Web 3.0.
HOW TO TRANSLATE HUMOR INTO ART
Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek: Photographing Animals
Photographer Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek speaks in an interview about defining his aesthetics, entering the NFT world, and capturing the perfect image.
TALI HINKIS: THE GENDERED SPACE OF TECHNOLOGY
FEMALE PIONEERS AND POWER STRUCTURES
ROOPE RAINISTO: STRETCHING THE BOUNDARIES OF REALITY
PHOTOGRAPHY AND AI
Roope Rainisto's AI creations are both instantly recognizable and disturbingly surreal. The Finnish artist embraces AI in all its imperfections and uses it to create AI photographs that are at once intimate and otherworldly. In conversation with Anika Meier, Rainisto speaks about post-photography and stretching the boundaries of AI.
CHRIS DRANGE: QUESTIONING AUTHORSHIP
POST-DIGITAL ART AND SOCIAL MEDIA SYMBOLISM
DIE WITH THE MOST LIKES
INTERVIEW WITH MARK WILSON
In conversation with Anika Meier, Mark Wilson aka die with the most likes discusses overconsumption and misery tourism, art in the age of social media, and living a fulfilling existence.
CROSSLUCID: "THE COLLAPSE OF OUR WORLD AS WE KNOW IT”
ALBRECHT/WILKE: IRONY MEETS ROMANTIC LONGING
BAD PAINTING AND SURREALISM
MAYA MAN: THE ART OF ZOOMING IN
FEMINISM AND INTERNET CULTURE
Digital artist Maya Man talks about multidimensionality vs. authenticity, the Internet as a performance, and feminine aesthetics in artwork.
SASHA STILES: THE NEVER-ENDING CYCLE OF TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS
AI AND POETRY ON THE BLOCKCHAIN
OLGA FEDOROVA: CONTEMPORARY SURREALISM
NOSTALGIA AND AI
KIRA XONORIKA: EXPLORING IDENTITY THROUGH AI
GENDER AND AI
ROSS GOODWIN: THE DATA POET
AI AND POETRY ON THE BLOCKCHAIN
GRETCHEN ANDREW: REMAKING THE GLOBAL INTERNET
WEB3 AND FEMALE IDENTITY
Gretchen Andrew calls herself an Internet Imperialist. Hacking systems and corporations, breaking algorithmic rules and remaking male internet power structures are on Gretchen’s agenda when trying to make the web a more democratic and female-friendly place.
JOSEFINE SCHULZ: THE INTIMACY OF SISTERHOOD
THE BEAUTY OF EVERYDAY'S LIFE
ELLIE PRITTS: REINTERPRETING NOSTALGIA
PSYCHEDELIA AND GLITCH
JUSTIN AVERSANO: HEALING THROUGH ART
PHOTOGRAPHY AND NFTS
JINY LAN: THE RIGHT TO SPEAK VIA ART
Feminist Art and Activism
Chinese artist Jiny Lan speaks about founding the first feminist art collective in Chinese history and her experiences, feminist art and provoking old white men through her works.
LARS NAGLER: BETWEEN BAUHAUS AND AI
POST-PHOTOGRAPHY AND AI
BANZ & BOWINKEL: SIMULATING REALITY
COMPUTER ART & DIGITAL PAINTINGS
Artist duo Banz & Bowinkel speak about their studies under Albert Oehlen and the early stages of computer art, the simulation of reality through their practice and shaping new digital environments.
ANNA BELLER: THE MIND, BODY AND SOUL OF ABSTRACT ART
Transcendence Through Artistic Process
Emerging abstract painter Anna Beller believes in the importance of process in her artistic practice. Whether in her physical paintings or NFTs, creating art provides Beller with an experience transcending time and space. Beller speaks about art as a form of religion, balancing both a digital and physical practice, and her sensory response to painting with Margaret Murphy, Head of Community.
DANIELLE KING: ARTIFICIAL EMOTIONS
FEMININITY AND AI