Interview with Michael Bielicky

Michael Bielicky. Image courtesy of Mr. Bielicky.Interview with new media artist Michael Bielicky (Sven Spieker). Recorded on 11/15/09 in Los Angeles. Over the past twenty-five years, Bielicky has participated in many international exhibitions, festivals and symposia, presenting projects that experiment with navigation, video?communication, virtual reality, and data visualization technologies. He has collaborated with the ZKM (Karlsruhe); Ars Electronica (Linz); and High Tech Center in Berlin-Babelsberg. Recently Bielicky has been featured in prestigious exhibitions at institutions that included the Centre Pompidou; MOMA; the National Gallery Prague; the Kunsthaus Zürich; ZKM; and Ars Electronica. In this interview, Bielicky discusses his career and background, beginning with his early days at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie. Bielicky currently heads the New Media department at ZKM, Karlsruhe.

 

Sven Spieker
Sven Spieker is a founding editor of ARTMargins. Spieker specializes in European modernism, with an emphasis on the Eastern European avant-gardes, postwar and contemporary literature and art, especially in Eastern and Central Europe. Spieker's publications include Destruction (ed., MIT Press/Whitechapel 2017); The Big Archive: Art from Bureaucracy (MIT Press, 2008; Korean translation, 2013); The Imprints of Terror: The Rhetoric of Violence and the Violence of Rhetoric in Modern Russian Culture (ed., with Anna Brodsky and Mark Lipovetsky, Vienna, 2006); Bürokratische Leidenschaften. Kultur- und Mediengeschichte im Archiv (ed., Kadmos, 2004). Spieker teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA) and lives in Los Angeles and Berlin.