Background

In the beginning of 2016, the project "Imperfect Reconstruction" was conceived by Lisa Horvath (stage designer), David Pirrò and Hanns Holger Rutz (both sound and media artists). We had been working for a while on concepts of the algorithmic, what our understanding of the essence of algorithmic practices was, and were looking for a format of "condensation", where particular instances and moments of this practical process could be shown.

The four pillars of "Imperfect Reconstruction" were a) an interdisciplinary approach and a research phase in which we would cross the boundary from artistic to scientific practices, as well as the boundary between different media (sound, video, image, text, spatial construction); b) an exhibition; c) a workshop or round-table that includes different voices; d) a catalogue or printed document.

The project runs from June 2016 to January 2017. It was funded by Kulturamt der Stadt Graz, Kulturreferat des Landes Steiermark, and Bundeskanzleramt Österreich - Kunst. It was hosted by esc media art lab Graz, and it was kindly supported by the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) Graz, and the Transpositions [Tp] project (FWF-PEEK AR 257).