Ursula Endlicher, Artist
Ursula Endlicher turns code into physical form. An Austrian-born NY-based media artist who has worked since the mid ‘90s with the Internet, she has translated the structural components, systems and interfaces of our Internetworked world into material formats. By superimposing rule sets from the Internet with processes in the material world, surprising and often humorous perspectives on the “nature” of either world are discovered and further exploited. Combining her background in Fine Art, Theater Studies and Computer Art, she has built frameworks for Internet art, installations, objects and performances, with real-time data and code determining their layout and choreographies.
Among her most well known pieces is “html_butoh”, an Internet Art work and movement database for the HTML language, commissioned by one of the first leading website supporting Internet Art, Turbulence.org. “Light and Dark Networks”, part of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s permanent collection and commissioned for the series “Sunrise/Sunset”, populated the museum’s website with different “data performances” driven by changes in New York City’s weather and air quality.
Endlicher's performative installation FAR-FLUNG’s (fx) form – Module 2, presented at Eyebeam in NY in 2017, an “intelligent” space rewarded the audience with a re-enactment of their collective data. In her most recent installation “Input Field Form #2” she transformed the Artist Residency application form – the HTML form that gathers user information through Input Fields – into an agricultural field at ChaNorth in Upstate NY during the “Process Park” residency.
For CTW 2018 Ursula shows a collaborative art work developed with her brother Michael, the ENDLICHER AUTOMAT 1.0. This is the first artistic collaboration of the siblings and the beginning of an ongoing series.