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Karl Heinz Jeron (DE)
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Hermes  A mobile phone opera in four acts. Hermes is a unique opera performed by singing robots. Its libretto is based/was written upon mobile phones conversations heard unintentionally by the artist on the public transport means. These interrupted passages of anonymous fellow travelers constitute a classical story of love and sex, betrayal and guilt, mystery and suffering. Tiny robots — two soloists and a choir — made out of common, everyday, ready—made objects and materials, move around the stage covered with pictures and images appearing on the screen according to keywords included in the libretto of the opera.

Karl Heinz Jeron (b. 1962 in Memmingen) — a German media artists. Author of installations. Performer.

In 1998 received an honorable mention in interactive art at Ars Electronica in Linz, among others.

Scholar of numerous programmes. Exhibited internationally including Ostranenie, Bauhaus, Dessau (1993), documenta X, Kassel (1997), Ars Electronica, Linz (1995, 1998, 1999), European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück (1996, 2012), WRO Media Art Biennale (2011).

Author of publications: “Software Art — A Reportage about Source Code” (2003) and “No Such Thing” (2004), both written with Gerrit Gohlke, published by Media Arts Lab, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

He deals with the phenomena of media networking in social contexts. He often works with the DIY aesthetics.

WRO Art Center MKiDN Wrocław  
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