is part of the ongoing project staTdT_kunst by Hannes
Raffaseder (composition, sounddesign, liveperformance)
and Kurt Hörbst (visuals, liveperformance).
The title has two different meanings: 'statt Kunst'
(instead of art) deals with the role and significance of
(contemporary) art in our society, while 'stadt kunst'
(city art) uses field recordings of specific sounds and
voices, photos and videos sourced in the city or
documentary-style interviews with people passing by
as basic material for an audiovisual live-performance.
Filtered through the artists subjective point of view, this
footage is deconstructed, categorised, transformed,
and then re-assembled into a site specific audio-visual
The project 'staTdT_kunst' began with a performance
in in Linz in March 2002 and has grown to include new
cities and new results (such as Belfast, Braunschweig,
Vienna, Edinburgh, Zurich, Amsterdam, Athens or Copenhagen)
Raffaseder and Hörbst collect their material (ambience
sounds of the city, voices of people passing by, soundmarks,
site specific noise, fotos, video,…) during the
course of one single day. The footage recorded during
that day, will then be transformed and remixed in realtime
during the evening performance. Using state-ofthe-
art techniques like live-coding, real-time editing,
analyse-resynthesis, granular-synthesis, mutlichannel
sound-projection and VJing Raffaseder and Hörbst
create a site- and time-specific audio-visual
staTdT_kunst has been presented within several
international media-art festivals such as: Dialogues
Edinburgh, Sonorities Belfast, Digital Art Week Zurich
or Gaudeamus Amsterdam.
staTdT_kunst was selected for the final of the
European Live Electronic Competition of the ISCM in