Art in the Cloud

Art In The Cloud – Ryo IKESHIRO

Ryo IKESHIRO (Artist)

is an artist, musician and researcher. His work explores the possibilities of meaning and context presented through sound as well as its materiality in relation to digital audio and audio technologies. He was part of the Asia Culture Center’s inaugural exhibition in Gwangju, South Korea, and he is a contributor to Sound Art: Sound as a medium of art (ZKM Karlsruhe/MIT). He is an Assistant Professor and co-director of SoundLab at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

Video: Girls! Girls! Girls! Girls! Boys! 

To reflect on the possibilities of the cloud, I’m revisiting a work which explores the image in the age of the internet using an older broadcasting technology: Teletext, the Television information retrieval service. Although their capabilities clearly differ, by almost being a precursor to the internet, our nostalgic recollections of Teletext serve to remind us of the early promise – and its subsequent dashing – of the internet. 

The Teletext pages were broadcast for a month on ARD Text, ORF TELETEXT and ORF III TELETEXT, Swiss Text and arte Teletext as part of International Teletext Art Festival 2015 and exhibited at Ars Electronica.