Interactiva’03 Biennale of New Media art
Today is a very important day in Wilfried’s artistic /curatoral course of life, Interactiva’03 – Biennale for New Media Art is starting in Merida/Yukatan/Mexico. It is not the tropical, exotic place hosting a new media art event, but the fact Wilfried was invited by Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet, curator of Interactiva, to prepare an artistic / curatoral project for the Biennale and become this way a co-curator. The three Rs are standing for “Remembering – Repressing- Forgetting – so the topic is dealing with memory in most different ways- It is not the first time, that Wilfried was inviting a guest curator for one of his projects, but this project includes in all its consequences 8 curators and their curatorial contributions on the topic, a way to present and demonstrate diversity, not only the diversity of different curatorial concepts, but via the selected artists also a diversity of artistic concepts and all in one project, keeping the options to be installed in virtual space (Internet) as well as in the virtual space of a physical exhibition running from CD-Rom on an a computer monitor. Also consequently, Wilfried is curating virtual space, eg. the space available on the user’s monitor. He creates a special exhibition design, for each involved curator an individual interface which is thematically connected with the curatorial contribution. Wilfried’s way of realising his project is in these days very provocative, because he is acting as an artist, as well as the chief curator curating other curators. Probably such ideas can be realized in 2003 only in the experimental context of an experimenting Biennale, because the conventional art scene would not allow such an experiment, yet. Because each curator is coming from a different country, even different continents, The RRF Project v.1.0 is the forrunner of the subsequent global networking project, as it is manifesting itself as RRF 2004 and later. In this way RRF v.1 has a key function for all of Wilfried’s following artistic and curatorial projects. In 2003, it was invitation to initiate the RRF project, later in autumn 2003 he will receive the invitation to participate in the Biennale of Electronic Art in Perth (BEAP2004) starting in September 2004, both invitations have an enormous enncouraging and creative effect on Wilfried, in fact during 2003, Wilfried’s professional course of life will determined already, but Wilfried doesn’t know it, of course. Even if past articles were mentionning already, that Wilfried started on 1. January 2000 his (new) life from point zero, for a better understanding it is necessary to point here again, that in the process of re-shaping himself as a human and artist, these moments giving Wilfried’s creativity a push forward have a fundamental relevance, also in a psychological concern, they stabilize Wilfried’s personality. He will not attend the event in the Maya country Yucatan, he is not prepared, yet for long distance travels, one year later, however, he will be so far to stay several weeks in Australia when he will attend the Biennale in Perth. Wilfried will be visiting Mexico only in 2011.
(The RRF Project is created in Flash. requiring the Flash plug-in for your browser – free download from ADOBE)