.The Kiasma exhibition is now closed but
more will follow! This website will keep you updated!
The demoskene.katastro.fi exhibition premiered in Kiasma,
the Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki between 28.3-15.6.2003.
Approx. 50 000 people visited the exhibition and it was highly
successful especially among the younger visitors of the Museum.
The exhibition also got good media coverage from both the
art and the IT media.
.Demoscene - The Travelling Show
Would you like to see the demoscene exhibition to visit
your local museum or festival? Contact curator Lassi Tasajärvi for more info!
Documenting the equipment and methods used in the making
of demo art pieces was of the utmost importance of the exhibition.
Old works were carefully curated and fixed to loop and run
24/7 to avoid crashes and to rule out the need for constant
museum staff care. Everything had to run in real-time with
original machines. Using video or DVD playback or any method
of fake looping was out of question. The exhibition was built
to travel to other museums and electronic art festivals.
The goal of the exhibition is to provide the visitors with
a look at one of the avenues along which media art has developed
from the 1980s to the present day. The point-of-view is that
of a generation that grew up with computers and games, making
digital art using new technologies. What makes the exhibition
remarkable is the fact that these pieces have never before
been exhibited in one place at large, augmented by commentary
on the demo scene as a cultural phenomenon and as a part of
hacker and cracker cultures.