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, faded dreams, as well as irreversible transformations of humans and technologies. The leading question is… Continue reading Rosebuds – Hidden Stories of Things (2017/18)

Cast Iron, Brass, Steel (2015)

Calculation Machine Mercedes Euklid 21, 32×19×34cm I first encountered it when I was researching the history of early Soviet spaceflight. It is a semi-mechanical calculating machine that uses electricity to operate the mechanical parts. It is made of cast iron, sheet metal and steel. The Mercedes Euclid 21 was manufactured very close to my hometown,… Continue reading Cast Iron, Brass, Steel (2015)

Aerial Prototype (2014)

Aerial – Shortwave Transmitter

shortwave transmitter, sound file, colored wooden construction 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. During the heights of the cold war a… Continue reading Aerial Prototype (2014)

Deep Love Algorithm (2013)

Deep Love Algorithm, Projection, 2 towers with framed prints, display with print

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 an amazingly well-paid research commission, invites Margret, a writer, to come along on a road trip… Continue reading Deep Love Algorithm (2013)

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 Building Editors: Inke Arns, HMKV Graphic design: Till Gathmann, Leipzig With contributions by: Inke Arns,… Continue reading Catalogue: History has left the building (2012)

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 compliments my artistic research that also turned into an installation an performance. Contents Preface — 14 FRANCIS HUNGERSETUN’s… Continue reading Book: Setun – An inquiry into the Soviet Ternary Computer. (2008)

International Sputnik Day (2007)

Installation and collaborative event on Oct. 4, 2007 celebrating the Sputnik launchs’ 50th anniversary. The participants created events in Budapest, Chatillon, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dartington, Dortmund, Frankfurt am Main, Helsinki, Huntsville, Leipzig, Ljubljana, Lisabon, Liverpool, Los Angeles, Madrid, New York City, Porto, Riga, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Seattle, Toronto, Wiesbaden Documentation of the collaborative Event at… Continue reading International Sputnik Day (2007)

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 3 ∫ April 15, 2007 – Early History of GPS Issue 4 ∫ May 20, 2007 – Dragan… Continue reading Zine: The Sputnik Gazette (2007)

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 The SETUN computer was developed in 1958 by Nikolai P. Brusentsov and his team at the Moscow State University. SETUN is based on ternary logic (-1, 0, 1), which distinguishes it completely from… Continue reading The Setun Conspiracy (2005)