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David Link

Year of birth, place
1971, Düsseldorf, Germany
Role at the ZKM
Artist of the Collection

David Link is an artist and theorist. In 2004, Link took his PhD in philosophy with a work on the history of computerized text generation. From 2009 to 2011, he held the chair of ‘Experimental Technologies in the Art Context’ at the Art Academy of Leipzig, Germany. In 2012, Link was participating artist at dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel.

His computer art installations and performances have been exhibited internationally, including Arnolfini, Bristol, UK (2010); MU, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (2010); dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany (2012); HNF, Paderborn, Germany (2012); and Microwave Festival, Hong Kong (2012).

Recent publication include ‘Enigma Rebus’, Interdisciplinary Science Review, 2011; ‘Machine Heart – Das Herz der Maschine’, dOCUMENTA 13: 100 Notes – 100 Thoughts, 2012; and ‘Love-letters, first derivative’, Gagarin, 2012. Link’s current research focuses on the development of an archeology of algorithmic artifacts.


  • Cover der Publikation »Poesiemaschinen. Maschinenpoesie«
    • David Link (Ed.)
    • Poesiemaschinen. Maschinenpoesie
    • Fink, München, 2007
    • Monograph, Dissertation
    • Language: German
    • Seit dem Bau des ersten Computers 1948 werden Texte nicht mehr nur geschrieben und gelesen. sondern auch ausgeführt. Seitdem arbeiten Autoren an Schriftstücken, die exekutiert selbst Inhalte produzieren. »Poesiemaschinen/Maschinenpoesie« verfolgt...

  • Cover der Publikation »Medien Kunst Netz 2 / Media Art Net 2«
    • Rudolf Frieling and Dieter Daniels (Eds.)
    • Medien Kunst Netz 2 / Media Art Net 2
    • Springer, Wien und New York, 2005
    • Anthology
    • Language: German and English
    • http://www.mediaartnet.org

      Current discourses of media art in an international context: a book to accompany the online platform »Media Art Net«. A network of curators and writers explore seminal...

  • Cover der Publikation »Die algorithmische Revolution«
  • Cover der Publikation »You_ser (English)«
  • Cover der Publikation »You_ser 2.0«
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