Irmielin Leipzig based artist Francis Hunger – media art, installation, conceptual art, feminism, media history

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

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
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