anti-smokers-sp01 is a selfportrait of the author
relating to a smoker's conditioning in an environment conditioned on anti-smoking
and the conditioning of a non-smokers' environment by a smoker's dispostions.
interactivity focuses on the personal use & view of the user. anti-smokers-sp01
can be viewed as a classical photo series or - by moving the scrollbar
up & down in an individual rhythm - as animated movie in 8 parts,
each developing a different rhythm through the user's emotional &
sensual approach. Is there more to health than health- and anti-health
questions ? More to moral than moral- and anti-moral questions ? Truth-
and anti-truth questions ? Do individual approaches to perception maybe
contain more authenticity & reality than theories & classified
approaches of perception ? alexandra reill 2002
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VISIT ON THE WEB [link no longer availabloe]
an online collage referring to ongoing war nyc
/ vienna / 1992 / 2002 NY9202 relates to the catastrophy of 11 / 09 /
02 and its consequences as an seemingly unending conflict between two
old and redundant views of life, as an ongoing war of the rich for power
and capital and a war of the poor for equal rights, freedom of belief
and stable economics. during a visit of N.Y.C. in 1992 a collage book
of collected materials from commercials combined with notes, markers'
drawings and acrylic paintings relating to daily / normal life and characteristic
aspects of N.Y.C. emerged. the ongoing war between the U.S. and the muslim
world transforms the look at life in N.Y.C. and everybody's life in the
western world. images of poverty and suffering, of war and hunger do not
bear any gimmicks or decoration and cannot be erased from anybody's mind.
Daily life is not the same any more kanonmedia.com cannot believe in warfare
but definitely believes in peaceful solutions and equal human rights for
everybody and every culture. NY9202 is meant to be a piece expressing
deep concern about global developments and raising a voice for peace and
against war. concept / drawings / collage: alexandra reill, 1992 / 2002
production: kanonmedia.com, 2002
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A film script produced as a text & photo story on the basis of
collage principles allows the user to surf through the story of Sandrella
which describes the phases of personal development the main figure has
to live through until she can find her way out of dependencies into freedom
S.P.I.N.Y. is an interactive collage experimenting with the options and
boundaries of interactivity to provoke interactivity in the user's personality.
Collage, fragmentation and an intuitive navigation structure reflect the
theme itself: the fragmentation and variety of female identities today.
So-called beauty tests stop the user from going on in the story and ask
for an interactive decision - psychological tests of the kind of psycho
tests being found in fashion magazines.
The test evaluations give the user a characterization of his behaviour,
provoking in the user at the same time the question whether he / she should
take for serious the judgement imposed on him / her or whether he / she
could form his / her own opinion about him- / herself.
Being a game, S.P.I.N.Y. creates the outer task of finding the chronological
way through the story and the inner task of sensually developing a personal
attitude towards Sandrella's and - much more so - one's own process of
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S.P.I.N.Y. has been produced as a cd-rom.
the cd-rom is distributed by kanonmedia.com via http://www.kanonmedia.com/news/spiny.htm,
where a demo version can be played online.
ON THE WEB
CDs of the S.P.I.N.Y. soundtrack will be given
away at the FREE
ABOUT THE ARTIST
after ten years of film business alexandra
reill focused on the development of new media as a new approach to the
arts on the one side and a new aspect for film development on the other.
interactivity in the framework of content always staying the kernel of
any technical production is a special focus of the artist, having influenced
the development of kanonmedia.com, founded originally in 1996 as the gallery
kanon, situated in vienna / austria. in the course of the production of
the major project S.P.I.N.Y., an interactive role play on CD-ROM, 1998
- 2001, alexandra reill transported all activities of kanon onto the online
forum www.kanonmedia.com, an online-platform for new media culture. kanonmedia.com
is a non-profit organization for new media supported mainly by the output
of commercial projects in the fields of editing, webdesign & multimedia
productions conducted by the artist and serving as a networking / content
providing / exhibition platform for innovative new media artists / designers