Jeffrey Shaw Compendium 1966-2015

Publisher : Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, China
Date Published : 2015
Author : Anne-Marie Duguet
Editor : Jeffrey Shaw
Language: English )88 Pages + 1 USB)
Artist/s: : Jeffrey Shaw

Jeffrey Shaw’s “COMPENDIUM” draws on a significant portion of his personal archive to document, in images, texts and video, the most significant outcomes of his art practice since 1966.

Unfolding Time and Space: Jeffrey Shaw and Hu Jieming Twofold Exhibition

ISBN : 978-7-5503-1075-9
Publisher : China Academy of Art Press
Date Published : June 2016
Author : Jeffrey Shaw, Hu Jieming, Li Zhenhua, Edward Sanderson, Richard Castelli, SenSend, Anne-Marie Duguet, Cao Kai, Zian Chen
Chief Editor : Edward Sanderson
Editor : Art Yan
Languages : Chinese and English (150 pages)
Artist/s: : Jeffrey Shaw, Hu Jieming

Jeffrey Shaw: Passé Augmenté × Présent Augmenté

ISBN : 978-2-916639-50-5
Publisher : Centre des Arts d’Enghien-les-Bains
Date Published : 2019
Direction : Dominique Roland
Editorial design and coordination : Emmanuel Cuisinier
Text Credits: Roderick Coover, Anne-Marie Duguet, Sarah Kenderdine, Jeffrey Shaw
Artist/s: Jeffrey Shaw
Language : French

This book is published on the occation of the collective exhibition “Passé Augmenté × Présent Augmenté” at the Centre des Arts d’Enghien-les-Bains from 19 April to 07 July 2019, a solo exhibition of Jeffrey Shaw.

Jeffery Shaw: WYSIWYG

ISBN : 978-988-77281-2-2
Publisher : Osage Art Foundation
Date Published : November 2019
Author : Charles Merewether, Richard Allen, Siegfried Zielinski
Editor : Agnes Lin
Designer : Belle Leung for Osage Design
Curator : –
Artist/s: : Jeffrey Shaw

This publication was published as the catalogue to the exhibition, HKACT! Act 9 WYSIWYG by Jeffrey Shaw held at Osage Hong Kong from 12 November 2019 to 12 February 2020.

WYSIWYG is the first solo exhibition of Jeffrey Shaw in Hong Kong. Exhibiting together in London in 1966, Jeffrey Shaw and Tjebbe van Tijen announced: This is NO THING. This is a SITUATION OF OPPORTUNITY. From that time onwards throughout his career, Shaw has focused his artistic research on creating situations of viewer engagement rather than on object making. His pioneering introduction of ‘interactivity’ into the language of contemporary art made personal discovery and the WYSIWYG experience the cornerstones of his philosophy of art’s present and future operational value.

This exhibition at Osage of works that Shaw and Agnes Lin (Osage) have selected draws upon over fifty years of his practice. Together, it provides a rare opportunity to experience an overview and insight into the core technical, aesthetic and conceptual themes that have preoccupied his creative research. These include public participation and interaction, expanded cinema and immersive visualization, the aesthetics of navigable representations and emergent narrative, new media and computational techniques and virtual and augmented reality. This practice has often involved the development of new types of optical/mechanical apparatus which are both platforms for and expressions of the underlying aesthetic and conceptual aspirations in Shaw’s work.

Shaw has led the revolution in art whereby spectators became principal actors in immersive spaces of representation along the borders of the virtual and the real. The Osage exhibition presents a juxtaposition of Shaw’s most important recent works, reconfigurations of his landmark older works as well as some intriguing artifacts from his archive, thereby making it a fascinating exploratory journey for the audience moving from the past to the present and back again.

A distinctive aspect of Shaw’s practice is his deep-going co-operation with other artists, writers, composers, photographers and engineers. Shaw’s practice is also linked to the history of his foundational institutional and academic achievements (APG London; Eventstructure Research Group Amsterdam; ZKM Karlsruhe; iCinema UNSW Australia; School of Creative Media City at the University Hong Kong) that have made his pioneering research, as well as curatorial activities, so influential on artists, scholars and students internationally. In Peter Weibel’s words “… his works co-created, co-constructed the genre, gave it its initial contours. Without Shaw’s output we would be unaware of the full range of electronic media art.”

WYSIWYG presents milestone works that are hallmarks of Jeffrey Shaw’s singular achievements in the avantgarde of contemporary media art. The computing acronym WYSIWYG – what you see is what you get – was chosen by Shaw as the title for his solo exhibition because it invokes the experience gained from the viewer’s action of interactively exploring his artworks. In this most fundamental aspect of Shaw’s oeuvre, the exposition his art is determined by what happens in the course of an exchange, and what is seen and percieved is what is performed and elucidated by each individual viewer/interactor. So one can add this preface to WYSIWYG: WYDIWYS – what you do is what you see!

Hardware, Software, Artware: Confluence of Art and Technology. Art Practice at the ZKM Institute for Visual Media 1992–1997

ISBN : 3-89322-928-0
Publisher : ZKM Center for Art and Media
Date Published : 1997
Author : Christoph Blase, Margaret Morse, Annika Blunck, Timothy Murray, Erkki Huhtamo, Louis Bec, Harald Ringier, Martin Emele, Astrid Sommer, Jeffery Shaw
Editor : ZKM Center for Art and Media
Designer : Moniteurs, Berlin
Languages : German and English ( 200 Pages + 1 CD)
Artist/s: : Jeffrey Shaw

Technologies have evolved at breathtaking speed over the past century – from the first simple applications to highly specialized solutions in the fields of business, medicine, science, research and art. Hardware – Software – ARTware is a comprehensive guide to the use of multi-media technologies in art. The authors investigate media concepts, projects and works of art in analyzing the work of the ZKM/Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Institut für Bildmedien. Their discussion examines the relationship between artists and programmers as well as the development of media technologies from 1992 to the present. The book opens a view to a totally new approach to the use of synthetic media in art and scholarly research, illustrating at the same time the fascinating appeal of work with media technologies. The key questions of relevance in every phase of technological development are examined with reference to the individual projects realized at the ZKM. Is the recipient to be incorporated into the work of art as a passive viewer or an active user? How are interactive strategies developed? A comprehensive index and bibliography make this book a valuable reference work on the subject of media art.

The Complete Artintact / Artintact komplett: Vol. 1–5. 1994–1999. Artist’s Interactive CD-ROMagazine

ISBN : 3-7757-1092-2
Publisher : ZKM Center for Art and Media
Date Published : 2002
Author : Jean-Louis Boissier, Eric Lanz, Bill Seaman, Luc Courchesne, Miroslaw Rogala, Tamás Waliczky, Ken Feingold, Perry Hoberman, George Legrady, Marina Gržinić & Aina Šmid, Dieter Kiessling, Anja Wiese Forced Entertainment & Hugo Glendinning, Masaki Fujihata, Agnes Hegedüs
Editor : Astrid Sommer
Concept : Jeffrey Shaw
Languages : German and English (43 Pages + 1 CD)
Artist/s: : Jean-Louis Boissier, Eric Lanz, Bill Seaman, Luc Courchesne, Miroslaw Rogala, Tamás Waliczky, Ken Feingold, Perry Hoberman, George Legrady, Marina Gržinić & Aina Šmid, Dieter Kiessling, Anja Wiese Forced Entertainment & Hugo Glendinning, Masaki Fujihata, Agnes Hegedüs

artintact is the book-and-CD-ROM publication in which the ZKM presented pioneering works of interactive media art from 1994 to 1999. Encompassing all 15 artwroks featured in the series along with the original essays and updated biographical notes, the complete DVD-ROM edition offers viewers a new chance to enjoy this ‘virtual museum’ of seminal media art achievements.

PLACE-Hampi: Inhabiting the Panoramic Imaginary of Vijayanagara

ISBN : 978-3-868281-24-8
Publisher : Kehrer Verlag
Date Published : 2012
Author : Sarah Kenderdine
Designer : Pidgeon, Sarah Kenderdine
Language : English (240 Pages)
Artist/s: : Jeffrey Shaw

Hampi, the ancient Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagara, is a spectacular UNESCO world heritage site in Southern India. This lavishly illustrated book celebrates its unique landscape and monuments in the context of a groundbreaking interactive art installation, Place-Hampi, which elevates this vibrant contemporary pilgrimage centre into an embodied theater of participation. In this book, the languages of archaeology, photography and new media converge to reveal how history, the natural environment, mythology and everyday cultural practices are closely interwoven. Launched in 2006, PLACE-Hampi continues to be presented as an emerging paradigm for rendering the tangible and intangible cultural experience of place.

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