Irmielin Francis Hunger
Video: Inke Arns talking about Francis Hunger & Suzanne Treister

Video: Inke Arns talking about Francis Hunger & Suzanne Treister

Inke Arns talks about the exhibition History has left the building by Francis Hunger in dialogue with Suzanne Treister’s Hexen 2.0. continue reading
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Publication List

2013 Interview with Valentina Ponomaryeva. In: Gagarin Archive Body. Verlag Peter Lang, Frankfurt/Main, 2013 Stay calm friends… (essay). In: Gagarin Archive Body. Verlag Peter Lang, Frankfurt/Main, 2013   2012 History has left the Building. Catalogue. Spector Verlag, Leipzig, 2012 with an... continue reading

Essay: Epistemic Harvest – The Electronic Database as Discourse and Means of Data Production (2018)

Full text: http://www.aprja.net/epistemic-harvest-the-electronic-database-as-discourse-and-means-of-data-production/ The following discussion of computational capital takes the electronic database, an infrastructure for storing in-formation, as vantage point. Following a brief look into how database systems serve in-formation desires, the notion of ‘database as discourse’ by Mark Poster... continue reading
Databody (2018)

Databody (2018)

single channel video, 11:32 min, HD, 2018 On the backdrop of two visits to St. Petersburg/Russia after a period of 20 years the author explores, how his body was transformed to a data body, constantly producing and accessing data. With... continue reading

Essay: How to Hack Artificial Intelligence (2018)

Full Text at http://databasecultures.irmielin.org/how-to-hack-artificial-intelligence This essay explores the weaknesses of automated pattern recognition (aka artificial intelligence) and discusses, how artists, scientists and activisits have been able to exploit them, using adversarial patterns. Arguing about human agency in relation to machine agency... continue reading
Rosebuds – Hidden Stories of Things (2017/18)

Rosebuds – Hidden Stories of Things (2017/18)

The exhibition Rosebuds – Hidden Stories of Things presents personal objects belonging to international artists and thinkers. Whether sim-card, selfie-stick, highschool yearbook, flight jacket, or block-chain wedding cake: The collection narrates media history in the form of an archive of norms, uses,... continue reading

Essay: Artificial Des-Intelligence (2017)

Full text: http://databasecultures.irmielin.org/artificial-des-intelligence continue reading

Interview: Algorithms are made by humans (2017)

Full Text: http://databasecultures.irmielin.org/algorithms-are-made-by-humans/ The artist Francis Hunger presents his video installation Deep Love Algorithm at the recent exhibition »Mood Swings – On Mood Politics, Sentiment Data, Market Sentiments and Other Sentiment Agencies«. In conversation with curator Sabine Winkler he tells, why... continue reading

Book: Search Routines – Tales of Databases (2015)

Databases pervade our everyday life, they are involved in the individual’s most fundamental activities. Through their near invisibility and resistance to narration they produce subtle forms of collective control and normalization, accompanied by keywords such as: mass surveillance, big data,... continue reading
Utopia Generator (2015)

Utopia Generator (2015)

The installation Utopia Generator consists of a diamond-shaped, reflective object, hung from the ceiling, that spins slowly. About 20 slide projectors throw names of actual utopian communities, which existed in North America during 1860 to 1920, onto the object, and... continue reading
Cast Iron, Brass, Steel (2015)

Cast Iron, Brass, Steel (2015)

Rechenmaschine Mercedes Euklid 21, 32×19×34cm Ich traf das erste Mal auf sie, als ich die Geschichte der frühen sowjetischen Raumfahrt recherchierte. Es ist eine halb-mechanische Rechenmaschine, welche Elektrizität verwendet um die mechanischen Teil zu bewegen. Sie besteht aus Gusseisen, Blech... continue reading
Aerial Prototype (2014)

Aerial Prototype (2014)

Aerial consists of a shortwave radio station, emitting a spoken number sequence that potentially can be received worldwide – a number station. The message that I’m sending is encoded and potentially waits to be decoded by those who receive it.... continue reading
Ezkapizm (2014)

Ezkapizm (2014)

8 Collages, 40×30 cm, Paper, Digital Prints, 2014     This series of collages, featuring brutalist architecture, proposes to add rocket engines below high rise buildings to enable as many as possible humans to leave the polluted earth in search... continue reading
Deep Love Algorithm (2013)

Deep Love Algorithm (2013)

  Francis Hunger’s ongoing research addresses the history and evolution of databases and their intertwinement with the biopolitics of post-Fordism. In Deep Love Algorithm (2013) this examination takes the form of a story of unrequited love. Jan, a journalist on... continue reading
Welcome to the overproduction crisis (2013)

Welcome to the overproduction crisis (2013)

poster, 59,4 x 42 cm, endless copies, 2013 The poster itself is part of the overproduction (of art, of ideas, of goods) for which no or only under difficulties a market can be found. Therefore it is given away for... continue reading

Catalogue: History has left the building (2012)

  With an essay by Inke Arns, a picture essay by Till Gathmann and Francis Hunger, work descriptions by Fabian Saavedra-Lara, materials by Francis Hunger and photos documenting the exhibition at the Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund. Title: History has left the... continue reading
Tolpa (2012)

Tolpa (2012)

installation / two channel video projection, 22 min / one channel video, 10 min / 3 framed silkscreen prints, 40 × 30 cm, 2012     In his installation Tolpa, Francis Hunger edits and comments on different scenes from films... continue reading
The women who never went into space (2012)

The women who never went into space (2012)

installation / radio play (directed and produced by Rafael Bies, Thomas Jähn, Choir: Vocalconsort, Leipzig, directed by Gregor Meyer), 52 min / capsule, wood, 230 cm diameter / 19 framed images, front: black velvet, back: cosmonaut and astronaut portraits, 40... continue reading
Victory of the Sun (2011)

Victory of the Sun (2011)

3 silkscreen prints transferred to digital print, 59,4 × 84,1 cm, 2011     Francis Hunger‘s work Sieg der Sonne (Victory of the Sun) refers to the Russian avant-garde of the early 20th century and quotes symbols from the labour... continue reading
Song for Henry Ford (2011)

Song for Henry Ford (2011)

performance   Song for Henry Ford (excerpt of the 25 min video performance)   This looping, repetitive song is a farewell to Fordism, partly nostalgic, partly sarcastic. Background is the understanding that Fordism and Taylorism led to similar social and... continue reading

Book: Satellite Border Footprint (2010)

Editorial project by Francis Hunger and Patrick Funk   The editorial project deals with geosynchronous satellites positioned above the Equator in circular orbit around the earth. Because their velocity is analogous to the rotational speed of our planet, they always appear to be... continue reading
Choir of dead Space Travellers (2009)

Choir of dead Space Travellers (2009)

installation The installation is integral part of »The woman who never went into space«, installation (2012).             Yves Klein’s blue is full of information, of radio-, TV- and other signals. Malevich’s three-dimensional black contains cosmistic information,... continue reading
History Exhaustion (2009)

History Exhaustion (2009)

installation     The frame and background of this installation is a narration: Three protagonists, representing different parts of society – the entrepreneurship, social criticism and unionized labour, set off on an expedition, after they receive radio calls from an... continue reading
Exhaustion Trilogy (2009)

Exhaustion Trilogy (2009)

Three video performances. To be shown together with History Exhaustion, or as single screenings.       The Entrepreneur (Capitalism must win), 12 min, 2009   The Worker, 4 min, 2009     The Student, 1 min, 2009 continue reading
The Center (2008)

The Center (2008)

sound loop and 3-D animation Cornelia Friederike Müller & Francis Hunger (2008), endless loop     The installation places the viewer directly into the sound layer of New York. One hears the everyday street noise, squeaking car brakes, birds chirping,... continue reading
International Sputnik Day (2007)

International Sputnik Day (2007)

Installation and collaborative Event on Oct. 4, 2007 celebrating the Sputnik launchs’ 50th anniversary Documentation of the collaborative Event at the microsite International Sputnik Day 2007   PDFs of The Sputnik Gazette here…   Exhibition at Galerie Metro, Berlin International Sputnik... continue reading
The Setun Conspiracy (2005)

The Setun Conspiracy (2005)

installation and performance, book publication     Setun. An inquiry into the Soviet ternary computer (2008, book) | Order here Regine Debatty about The Setun Conspiracy     installation & performance view, Kassel, 2006     The SETUN computer was developed in... continue reading
Krystalia (2003)

Krystalia (2003)

Installation The installation Krystalia tells the story of the US-american hacker Krystalia and her friends continue reading
Acoustic.Space.Lab (2001)

Acoustic.Space.Lab (2001)

At the VIRAC Radiotelescope Observatory near Irbene (Latvia) organized by RIXC, Riga about 30 artists explored the capabilities of the RT-32 dish. I took part in hope to get some real data on real black holes to add to my... continue reading
Derive (2001)

Derive (2001)

video   The 20 minutes video was shot during a one-week lasting permanent nightly walk through Leipzig. It shows quiet spaces, housing areas, industrial ruins and explores the city in a way that refers to a psycho-geography of the city.... continue reading

Blog: Not Here No There (2011–2015)

Since June 2010 there is a research project about art dealing with communism, modernism and the last century in form of a blog, called Nothere. It’s a collection of artists and artworks (about 50 at the moment) that fall into this... continue reading

Book: Setun – An inquiry into the Soviet Ternary Computer. (2008)

  Institut für Buchkunst Leipzig, 2007. 200 pages with illustrations, German/ Englisch, ISBN 3-932865-48-0, graphic design by Helmut Voelter, Leipzig | Order here   SETUN. An Inquiry to the Soviet Ternary Computer. (Preface and Bibliography) PDF 250 Kb   The book... continue reading

Copy Value – Privatised Universal Goods and the Mass Digital Reproduction of Cultural Artefacts.

Full Text EN/DE PDF: Copy Value. Privatised Universal Goods and the Mass Digital Reproduction of Cultural Artefacts This essay discusses the state of copyright and ownership, looking into the historical emergence of copy right, digitization, computing technology and the commodification of... continue reading

Zine: The Sputnik Gazette (2007)

The Sputnik Gazette was integral part of the International Sputnik Day, featuring exclusive interviews regarding the field of satellite technology and media arts. Issue 1 ∫ February 18, 2007 – Introduction Issue 2 ∫ March 15, 2007 – Marko Peljhan Interview Issue... continue reading

Lecture: Wargames – Identity construction of male computer hackers (2005)

Full Text PDF EN: Wargames: Hackers playing – The identity construction of computer hackers discussed along the movie Wargames (1983). lecture, 2005 Full Text PDF DE: Wargames: Hacker spielen – Über die Identitätskonstruktion des Hackers anhand des Films Wargames (1983). Vortrag, 2005 (in German)... continue reading

Donna Haraway und Roswitha Scholz haben sich noch nicht getroffen. Sie haben auch noch nicht miteinander über Cyborgs und Wertabspaltung gesprochen. (2003)

poster and text Donna Haraway and Roswitha Scholz haven’t met each other yet, they still haven’t talked about cyborgs and separation of value either. The discussion of Haraways’ (“precarious, female work”) and Scholz’ (“separation of value”) was presented in a... continue reading
f0rwardpunk (1999)

f0rwardpunk (1999)

F0RWARDPUNK – How to crash a mailserver. Although this text may give the opposite feeling,F0RWARDPUNK ist not high technology. It is based on the lowest internet-tech You can imagine. It could have been realized ten years ago and is open... continue reading