Tamás Waliczky: Focusing

Cover of the publication » Tamás Waliczky: Focusing«
Type of publication
Author / Editor
Tamás Waliczky
Publishing house, place
Cantz, Ostfildern

The new »ZKM digital arts edition« is planned as a monographic series highlighting important works of interactive art. It opens with a new work by Hungarian artist Tamás Waliczky, who was one of the first artists-in-residence at the ZKM-Institute for Visual Media, and subsequently on its research staff (from 1993 to 1997). His works testify to his strikingly original and paradigmatic artistic explorations.

»Focusing« won an honourable mention at the Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, 1998.

»Focusing« was originally commissioned by »PHOTO 98: The UK Year of Photography and the Electronic Image« as part of a series of exhibitions featuring ten international artists and asking important questions about the nature of Europe and its changing political, economic and cultural identities.

»Focusing« is made up of hundreds of photographs and can be viewed equally as a personal, digital photo-album as well as a metaphorical vision of Europe. Starting with the blurred, simulated photograph of an imaginary street on which a crowd of people has gathered, it is possible to investigate individual members of the crowd and the relationships between them. The camera in this case is the interface.


Concept: Tamás Waliczky and Anna Szepesi
Programming: Tamás Waliczky and Wolfgang Münch
Commissioned by »Photo 98,« the UK year of photography and electronic image.
Production: ZKM | Institute for Visual Media, 1998.


Software: Macromedia Director

German and English
31 p. : ill. + 1 CD-ROM
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe

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