Im Buchstabenfeld

07.10.-25.11.2001 10:00-18:00

Opening: Sa, 6.10.2001, 14 Uhr, es sprechen Peter Weibel und Walter Grond
Curated by: Peter Weibel

Up until now, our image of literature has been closely tied up with the book, the page, as the medium itself. In the electronic age literature gives us the option of presenting numeric-alphabetic character stings in other media, such as the computer screen, without paper or any link with the book.


Experimental literature from Oulipo through to the Wiener Gruppe (Vienna Group) has already reached the limits of the historic media of literature. Contemporary computer-based literature, rock poetry, poetry rap, digital text installations, and many other forms continue these trends in the new electronic media. Changes in the media have created new conditions for production and reception, the closed sign chains become unchained. The author becomes a kind of algorithm. Programmes with interactive participation make the reader the author, the navigator in the field of letters.


A selection, mainly from the collection of the Media Museum of ZKM in Karlsruhe, provides a first overview of this new form of literary production. Giselle Beiguelman (BR), Ecke Bonk (D), Bastian Böttcher (D), Shane Cooper (AUS), Franz Josef Czernin (A), Peter Dittmer (D), Ken Feingold (USA), Franz Fietzek (D), Alvar Freude/ Dragan Espenschied (D), Masaki Fujihata (JPN), David Gabriel (D), David Larcher (GB), Michael Lentz (D), Adolf Mathias (RO), Axel Roch (D), Constanze Ruhm (A), Klaus Scherübel (A), Ferdinand Schmatz (A), Bill Seaman (USA), Jeffrey Shaw (USA), Peter Weibel (A), a.o.


Michael Lentz: Tue, 9th October 2001, 7pm, Neue Galerie Graz
Franz Josef Czernin / Ferdinand Schmatz: Thu, 18th October 2001, 7pm, Neue Galerie Graz
Bastian Boettcher: Thu, 25th October 2001, 19 Uhr, Neue Galerie Graz



Giselle Beiguelman, Bastian Böttcher, Ecke Bonk, Shane Cooper, Franz Josef Czernin, Dragan Espenschied, Ken Feingold, Frank Fietzek, Alvar Freude, Masaki Fujihata, David Gabriel, David Larcher, Michael Lentz, Adolf Mathias, Axel Roch, Constanze Ruhm, Charles Sandison, Klaus Scherübel, Ferdinand Schmatz, Bill Seaman, Jeffrey Shaw, Peter Weibel, Peter Zimmermann


The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue.

[Translate to English:] PhD in History, is a multimedia essayist and web-artist who lives in São Paulo, Brazil, where she was born (1962). Professor at the Graduation Program in Communication and Semiotics of PUC-SP and a former fellow of the VITAE Foundation, she was member of the 10th ISEA International Program Committee and has been presenting her web works in exhibits, festivals and scientific events devoted to new media art.Since 1998 she runs (, an editorial studio where are based her personal projects, like The Book after the Book , and wopart


Exhibitions & Festivals:
2001 el final del eclipse
Fundación Telefónica, Madrid (opening Sept. 12th)
2001 (re)distrubutions (PDA, Information Apliance and Nomadic Art as Cultural Intervention)
2001 FILE (Festival Internacional de Linguagens Eletrônicas)
MIS, São Paul
2001 Netáforas.
MECAD, Barcelona
2001 E-Poetry 2001
Just Buffalo Electronic Poetry Center, Buffalo NY
2001 Desk Topping - Computer Disasters
Smart Project Space, Amsterdam
2001 Shopping Windows (Net art after e-commerce)
Telepolis - Netspace
2000 Bookmark
ISEA Village. Forum d'Images. Paris
2000 FILE (Festival Internacional de Linguagens Eletrônicas)
MIS, São Paulo top
2000 p0es1s.
Gasteig München (Germany), 26 May - 16 July 2000 during the "Schrift und Bild in Bewegung" Festival
Kunsttempel Kassel, 6 Oct. - 12 Nov.
Stadtbücherei Leipzig, 23 - 28 Nov., during the "Leipziger literarischer Herbst"
2000 Media Art Fest 2000 - Media-art in the Internet
St. Petersburg, Russia
2000 Stutgarter filmwinter 2000, Stutgart, Germany
1999 Assemblage - A Gallery of Women in Electronic Literature
Riding the Meridian
ZKM (Karlshrue, Germany), AVL, Graz, ICC Tokyo, Mecad, Bracelona


Books & Catalogs:
2001 "The Book after the Book". In: Net_Condition, (Peter Weibel and Timothy Druckery orgs.). Cambridge, MIT Press, pp. 180- 1
2000 "Main Street, South America". In: Metropolis Now!
Ramesh Kumar Biswas (Editor) Vienna/ New York, Springer
2000 "Classicismo, o Mundo como Harmonia". In: Classicismo ( Jacó Guinzburg, org.). São Paulo, Perspectiva.
2000 "A Ciência, a Natureza e a Fé". In: Classicismo (Jacó Guinzburg, org.). São Paulo, Perspetiva.P 1999.
São Paulo by Line. (Drawings: Carla Caffé. Text: Giselle Beiguelman).
São Paulo, DBA (bilingual edition).
1998 American Graffite. Curitiba, Casa Andrade Muricy.
1993 A República de Hemingway. São Paulo, Perspectiva.

Neue Galerie Graz

Joanneumquarter, access Kalchberggasse
, Österreich


Opening Hours

Tues-Sun 10am-5pm

Guided tours: 

Sun 11am (en), Sat, Sun, public holidays 2pm (ger). For specific dates, please visit our calendar. Guided tours also on advance notice.


Opening Hours Library
Tues and Thurs 10am-3pm and by appointment

Opening hours OHO!
Tues - Fri 10am - 12pm
Sat 9am - 12 pm
Sun and public holidays 9am - 6pm


2nd April 2018
21st May 2018

24th/25th December
13th February 2018
24th/25th December 2018