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
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

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
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

Material for Human Computers (under development)

“Computer” was the name for those who worked in assembly line configurations to resolve mathematical equations. These human computers were replaced later-on by electronic computers.         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

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

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

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
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