The State of Image (opening)
The Media Pioneers Zbigniew Rybczyński and Gábor Bódy
Fri, 27.01.2012, 7 pm CET
The exhibition "The State of Image. The Media Pioneers Zbigniew Rybczyński and Gábor Bódy" at the ZKM | Media Museum is the first to carry out a new evaluation of artistic and technical innovations for image research from the 1960s to the 1980s based on the model of two outstanding inventors, film-makers and media artists: Zbigniew Rybczyński and Gábor Bódy.

Zbigniew Rybczyński (*1949) and Gábor Bódy (1946-1985) have never met, and yet they are connected by a pioneering development: from the early 1970s both welcomed the challenge that the new media technologies represented for art – initially as experimental film-makers, at the time with reference to the video.

Although both of them fully adopted the media technologies of the early 1970s, their gestures are very different: Zbigniew Rybczyński is the constructivist painter, draftsman and designer: engineer of the new image-time-spaces which he creates. Gábor Bódy by contrast, is the poet, linguist and semiotician – the dramatist.
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