Our understanding of space is changing for generations. In the digital age we use terms like Cyberspace, Globalization and World Wide Web, even though we have hardly understood the old electro-spaces like power supply systems, telephone and broadcasting. By means of audio-visual transportation we conquer new spaces, which present themselves as both picture space and space of action, place of signs and of real presences. With the online project beam me up we invite artists and authors from different countries to concern themselves with space concepts in the form of art contributions and essays. Interpretations of space concepts based on both pictures and texts, on artistic and philosophical models as well as on scientific experience emerge.
Up until the year 2010 we expect a vast number of contributions to our project. The variety of material will be organized subjectively in what we call Guided Tours by a number of curators. The audience too, will have the possibility to comment and to propose field research contributions of their own.
Contributions by Keiichiro Shibuya, Tokyo; Zhenhua Li, Beijing; Jieming Hu, Shanghai; Genxiong Tan, Shanghai; Zhang Lansheng, Shanghai; Nilanjana S Roy, Delhi; Anand Vivek Taneja, Delhi; Abhishek Hazra, Bangalore; Gitanjali Dang, Mumbai; Vishal Rawlley, Mumbai; Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Cologne; Johanna Dombois, Cologne; Christina Vagt, Berlin; Stefan Riekeles, Berlin; Stephan Günzel, Berlin; Richard Schindler, Freiburg/Germany; Sarah Cook, Newcastle upon Tyne; Alec Finlay, Byke/GB; Guillaume Belanger, Madrid; Carlo Zanni, Milano; Tania Ruiz Gutierrez, Paris; Knowbotic Research, Zürich; Regine Buschauer, Zürich; HOIO (Samuel Herzog), Zürich; Nils Röller, Zürich; Marc Lee, Zürich; Annette Schindler, Basel; Esther Hunziker, Basel; Reinhard Storz, Basel; Monica Studer / Christoph van den Berg, Basel; Martin Brauen, New York; Joe Winter, New York; Jamie O'Shea, New York, Alan Sondheim, New York; Jayanne English, Winnipeg; Direction, curatorial work and basic concept: Reinhard Storz, Xcult.org; Conceptual co-operation: Monica Studer / Christoph van den Berg; Interface and database programming, technical support: Klaus Affolter, Basel