peter luining : work | about peter luining
Traber073 (initially made for digitalekunst.nl) is a piece that let's the user make an unique audiovisual composition. As with a lot of my pieces thiswork has to be explored by the user. At first glance you see 9 blocks and when they hit each other you hear sound. Going with a mouse over the piece you see the cursor changes into a finger or a hand, this means you can do something with the objects. The piece that is shown at soundtoys.net exemplifies an important aspect of my work, which is dealing with possibilities to let the user make his/her own audiovisual composition. Though this is quite important to me, it is not the only thing what is my work about. I'm especially interested in exploring and subverting possibilities of the software that I use. Next I take much concern with how to present my work on the net. The process by which I develop my work is like a kind ofexploration by itself, and the nice thing is that the user will also go through this "journey" of exploring when trying to find out how my pieces work and what you can do with them.
collection:2002 | date added:2002-05-01 | enter project
peter luining : about
Peter Luining is an Amsterdam based artist, curator and theorist. He studied contemporary philosophy in the mid 80's. After his study he became active in the Amsterdam vj-scene. He started fiddling with computers, and made 3D animations in commercial jobs. He also directed video- clips. Unsatisfied with commercial jobs and his role of only doing images and video with music made by others he started to combine video with his own music. In 1995 the character of his work changes dramatically when he discovers the net and the relative easy way interactivity could be achieved by using webpages. After doing some obscure net performances, Luining first got international recognition with his work "clickclub", which he presented at the Transmediale festival in Berlin. This netpiece distinguished itself from nearly everthing at that time because of the way the user could and could not interact with its sounds and images. Since 1997 Luining's work is turning towards a kind of minimalism, while maintaining his earlier research of the dynamics of the net. An important milestone in his work is BGO MUI*5 (2002), an interactive public artwork for the Dutch Department of Justice. Inspired by the problems he faced by setting up this large public artwork his work starts to become more conceptual which also means that he starts to theorize and write about the use of computers and it's basic material computersoftware.
peter luining : awards & exhibitions
Peter Luining's work has been widely exhibited internationally. Recent presentations include Urban Explorers Festival 2008, Art Amsterdam 2008 and Mediumturm Graz, Austria. Previously his work was amongst others presented at MUKHA, Antwerp, Belgium/ Stedelijk Museum (CS11), Amsterdam/ Art Frankfurt, Germany/ ARCO Madrid, Spain/ Belkin Satellite, Vancouver, Canada/ Museo Tamayo, Mexico City/ K�nstlerhaus Wien, Vienna/ >Version 3, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago/ Sonic Acts, Amsterdam/ KIMAF, Kiev/ Cybersonica, ICA, London/ de Appel, Amsterdam/ Emaf, Osnabrueck/ Sonar, Barcelona/ LA Bienale, Los Angeles / Pusan Bienale, Korea/ World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam/ Impakt, Utrecht/ Art Forum, Berlin/ Art Brussels, Brussels/ Transmediale, Berlin