international online art project. a Pro Helvetia and Xcult project

The Public
56kTV - bastard channel is an online project, and internationally accessible via

Exhibitions / Festivals (spatial staging)

- VIPER International Festival for Film Video and New Media, November 18 – 22, 2004. Start of project and opening event, with an installation/presentation at the Kunsthalle Basel. (pictures)

- Mapping new Territories, Neue Kunsthalle St. Gallen, group exhibition with Knowbotic Research and Marlene McCarty. January 29 – March 27, 2005. The exhibition has been initiated and funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture/ Production partner is [] Basel. (pictures)

- [ ] – a platform for new media Basel, May 5 – June 5, 2005. (pictures)

- ImageForum Japan:
presented by VIPER | SWISS CUBE @ Image Forum 2005
Tokyo, Park Tower Hall 29.April-8.May
Kyoto, Goethe-Institute 10.-15.May
Fukuoka, City Public Library 1.-5.June
Nagoya, Aichi Arts Center 15.-19.June
Kabazawa, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art 29.June-3.July
Yokohama, Yokohama Museum of Art 29.-31.July (pictures)

"Broadcast Yourself" - is part of the exhibition "Broadcast Yourself" and will be on view at the Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle, UK from 28th February - 5th April 2008. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Cook and Kathy Rae Huffman and will be part of the AV Festival 08 UK

"Broadcast Yourself" is is also shown at Cornerhouse, Manchester UK from 1 June to 31 August 2008.

Presentations / Beam lectures

- Sarajevo, Center for Contemporary Art, Bosnia & Herzegovina. ( pictures)
- Centre pour l'image contemporaine, Saint-Gervais Genève, Suisse ( pictures)
- University La Sapienza, Rome, Faculty of Comunication. 17.11.2005, organised by Next2Frame (pictures)
- India International Centre: The Carnival of e-Creativity, Delhi, January 27-29, 2006 (pictures)
- Multimedijalni Kamp (MMK) odrzava se izmedu 24.07. - 30.07. 2006, Labin. Croatia (pictures)
- Gallery SKE, Bangalore, 14.08.2007 (pictures)
- is shown at “Giornata del Contemporaneo” Salerno/Italy, event promoted by the coordination of Italian museums, Oct. 2009
- June 10-20 2010: is a subject of Reinhard Storz's lectures at today art museum in beijing, fudan institute of visual arts in shanghai and china academy of fine arts in hangzhou (Bilder)


- Beta-Version of SPHINX (first tests), Jiff Mind Festival, Jeonju, Korea 2004
  Preview presentations, supported by “digital brainstorming” / Migros:
- Forum Kornhaus Berne, 18.10.04
- internationaler bodensee club, Romanshorn, 27.10.04
- Projektraum Walcheturm Zurich, 28.10.04 (pictures)

- 56kTV – bastard channel is part of the programme “0406 SWISS CONTEMPORARY ARTS IN JAPAN” organized by the Arts Council of Switzerland, Pro Helvetia in connection with World Exposition 2005 in Aichi, Japan.

Publications and press

- Catalogue of international media festival VIPER, Basel 2004

- Monika Fleischmann and Ulrike Reinhard (ed.), Digitale Transformationen. Medienkunst als Schnittstelle von Kunst, Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft“, (Kurzbesprechung im Kapitel "Xcult: Konzept, Idee und Umsetzung"), Whois-Verlag Heidelberg / Berlin, Dez. 2004

- Catalogue Mapping new Territories, Kunsthalle St.Gallen 2005

Libération, France
56k, une chaîne mi-télé, mi-Web avec sa série, son JT, son web-thriller..., 26.11.04

Radio DRS 2 „Reflexe“, Schweiz
Über Xcult und das Projekt «56kTV - bastard channel»
11.1.05, Ellionor Landmann im Gespräch mit Reinhard Storz

Bieler Tagblatt, Schweiz
Die Netzkunst hat ihr Publikum. Das Projekt «56kTV - bastard channel». 11.1.05

Kunstbulletin, Schweiz
Energie aus Bastarden, Januar 05 Nr. 1/2

El Pais, Spain
56K, primera televisión en red dedicada sólo al arte electrónico, 13.1.05

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Schweiz
Das Orakel von Pontresina. „56kTV - bastard channel“: Netzkunst zwischen Web und TV, 24.1.05

Die Weltwoche, Schweiz
Ich surf TV, 4.2.05

Swiss Television, Kulturplatz, 9.2.2005

Tages Anzeiger, Schweiz
Verspielte Medienkritik, 16.2.05

Bosnia Television , > april 2005

Radio Suisse Romande, Mordicus 26.4.05

Programmzeitung Basel, Zwitter im Netz, Ausgabe Mai 05

Basler Zeitung, Es rieselt leise der Schnee. Ein Kunstsender im Internet - 56kT\/ , 7.5.05

medien heft, 56kTV - Bastard Channel. Ein Zwitter aus Web und TV , 15. Juni 2005

étapes. graphisme-design-image-création, 56kTV - Bastard Channel ,Paris, septembre 2005, par Laetitia Sellam

digimag - arti digitali e cultura elettronica, Italy
L'altra TV si fa con un modem ...
The other TV is made up with a modem
, Dicembre 2005

Salvatore Di Gregorio: Net.Art: L’arte di fare Rete.
Thesis at the Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, Facoltà di Scienze della Comunicazione;

56k reviews and hints in many e-zines, Weblogs und Mailinglists in Europe, USA and Japan. Some important examples: Net Art News (USA). online platform for the global new media art community. affiliate of the New Museum of Contemporary Art New York City. (Japan). "Multimedia & Internet Dictionary" for Digital Communications (France) art, culture, société, poil à gratter... (Deutschland) pdf (Italia). new media art, electronic music, hacktivism (Espana). Entre Cine Y Televisión
spectre: discussion about MILK. mailing list for media art and culture in Europe (USA). e-zine devoted to the politics of art and culture in the digital age
ART TV das schweizer kulturfernsehen im netz
Regio Art Line (region Bâle/CH-Freiburg/D-Strasbourg/F). Besprechung von Annina Zimmermann. NYC / USA

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