Jeffrey Shaw

-> Place-Ruhr, 2000 / Place-Urbanity, 2002

-> ReConFIGURING the CAVE, 2001


media artist
Director of the ZKM | Institute for Visual Media

*1944, Melbourne [AUS]
lives and works in Karlsruhe [D]

Jeffrey Shaw pioneered the use of interactivity and virtuality in his numerous art works, which have been exhibited worldwide at international festivals and major museums. Since 1991, Shaw has been director of ZKM's Institute for Visual Media, and, since 1995, Professor at the Hochschule für Gestaltung [University of Media Art and Design] in Karlsruhe, Germany. Currently, he is Vissiting Professor at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, and co-director of the Centre for Interactive Cinema Research at UNSW.

CV | Grants and Awards | Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | List of Works | Bibliographie | Recommended Links

CV ::

Studies in architecture and art history at the University of Melbourne [AUS]

Studies in sculpture at the Accedemia di Belli Art di Brera, Milan [I] and at St Martin's School of Art, London [UK]

Participation in Sigma Projects, Amsterdam [NL] - with Pieter Boersma,Theo Botschuijver, Willem Breuker, John Latham, Nico Nijland, Graham Stevens and Tjebbe van Tijen

Co-founder of the Artist Placement Group [APG] in London [UK] - with Stuart Brisley, Barry Flannagan, David Hall, John Latham, Ian Macdonald Monro and Barbara Steveni

Co-founder of the Eventstructure Research Group [ERG] in Amsterdam [NL] - with Theo Botschuijver and Sean Wellesley-Miller

Formation of Javaphile Productions in Amsterdam [NL] - with Marga Adama and John Munsey

Visiting professor at the Rotterdam Academie van Beeldende Kunsten and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam [NL]

Visiting professor at the Städelschule, Institut fur Neue Medien, Frankfurt-on-Main [D]

Since 1991
Founding Director of the Institute for Visual Media at the ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie [Center for Art and Media], Karlsruhe [D]

Since 1995
Professor of Media Arts at the Hochschule für Gestaltung [University of Media Art and Design] Karlsruhe [D]

Since 2000
Visiting Professor at the College of Fine Arts and co-director of the Center for Interactive Cinema Research [iCINEMA] at the University of New South Wales in Sydney [AUS]


Grants and Awards ::

Award of the media art festival "L'Immagine Eletronica", Ferrara [I], 1990; "Distinction", [Category: Interactive Art], "Prix Ars Electronica", Linz [A], 1990; Several grants from the Ministry of Culture of the Netherlands, 1970-90.


List of Works ::

"Web of Life", 2002 [interactive networked installation] - concept; together with Michael Gleich

"Place Ruhr", 2000 [interactive installation]

"The Net.Art Browser", 1999 [interactive networked installation]

"iC_inema 1", 1998 [interactive installation]

"The Distributed Legible City", 1998-99 [interactive networked installation]

"rePLACEd in EVE", 1998 [interactive networked installation]

"reConFIGURING the CAVE", 1998 [performance/ interactive installation] - with Agnes Hegedüs and Bernd Lintermann; music: Leslie Stuck

"ConFIGURING the CAVE", 1996 [interactive installation] - with Agnes Hegedüs and Bernd Lintermann; music: Leslie Stuck

"Place - A User's Manual", 1995 [interactive installation]

"The Golden Calf", 1994 [interaktive installation]

"EVE [Extended Virtual Environment]", 1993 [interactive installation]

"Disappearance", 1993 [video sculptur]

"The Virtual Museum", 1991 [interactive installation]

"The Legible City", 1988-91 [interactive installation] - with Dirk Groeneveld

"Heaven's Gate", 1986 [video installation]

"Going to the Heart of the Center of the Garden of Delights", 1986 [interactive installation]

"Anamorphoses of Memory", 1986 [video installation] - with Dirk Groeneveld

"The Narrative Landscape", 1985/95 [interactive installation] - with Dirk Groeneveld

"Points of View I", 1983 [interactive installation]

"Viewpoint", 1975 [interactive slide installation] - with Theo Botschuijver

"Televents", 1970 [video performance] with Theo Botschuijver

"Continuous Sound and Image Moments", 1966 [film installation] - with Tjebbe van Tijen, music: Willem Breuker

Works in museums and collections ::

Netherlands Film Museum Amsterdam [NL]; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam [NL]; La Vilette - Cité de Sciences et de l' Industrie, Paris [F]; Collection of the NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo [J]; Australian Center for the Moving Image [ACMI], Melbourne [AUS]; ZKM_Media Museum, Karlsruhe [D].


Solo Exhibitions :

"Jeffrey Shaw. Place - A User's Manual", Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn [D]

"Jeffrey Shaw. Going to the Heart of thr Center of the Garden of Delights", de Vleeshal, Middelburg [NL]

"Laser installations and performances with Theo Botschuijver", Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam [NL]

"Sandquake", TV Gallery Gerry Schum, Camargue [F] - with Theo Botschuijver

"Structures Gonflables", Musée d'Art Modern de la Ville de Paris [F] - with Theo Botschuijver

"Disillusionary Homage to Clovis Trouille", 26 Kingly Street Gallery, London [UK]


Group Exhibitions :

"Im Buchstabenfeld. Die Zukunft der Literatur" [Im Buchstabenfeld. The Future of Literature], Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz [A]

"Vision Ruhr", Zeche Zollverein II/IV, Dortmund [D]
"Das fünfte Element - Geld oder Kunst" [The Fifth Element - Money or Art], Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf [D]

"net_condition", ZKM Karlsruhe [D]/ steirischer herbst, Graz [A]/ MECAD, Barcelona [E]/ ICC, Tokio [J] - (co-curator)

"surroGate 1", ZKM Karlsruhe [D]

"InterAct!", Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Düsseldorf [D]

"Mediascape", Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York [USA]
"The Butterfly Effect", Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Budapest [H]

"Interaction '95", IAMAS, Ogaki-City, Gifu [J]
"3e Biennnale d'Art Contemporain de Lyon", Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon [F]

"Fotografie nach der Fotografie [Photography After Photography]", Aktionsforum Praterinsel, Munich [D]

"InterCommunication `93",NTT InterCommunication Center, BEAM Theater, Tokyo [J]

"MultiMediale", ZKM_Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe [D]

"Ars Electronica", Linz [A]

"Artec `89 - 1st International Biennale", Nagoya [J]

"Manifestation for the Unstable Media", V2_, s'Hertogenbosch [NL]

"Siggraph Art Show", San Francisco [USA]

"29th Biennale de Paris", Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris [F]

"4th International Experimental Film Festival Knokke-le-Zoute", Knokke-le-Zoute [B]


Bibliography ::

° Articles by Jeffrey Shaw :

"Interactive computer graphics: a meeting between artists and scientists", in: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ed.): Art and Society, Topical questions: the new technologies, funding and artistis education, Paris 1999, pp. 87-93; "Der entkörperte und wiederverkörperte Leib", in: Kunstforum International. Die Zukunft des Körpers I, Vol. 132, November 1995 - January 1996, Cologne 1995, pp. 168-171; "Modalities of Interactivity and Virtuality", in: Gaehtgens, Thomas W. (ed.): Artistic Exchange. Akten des XXVIII. Internationalen Kongresses für Kunstgeschichte Berlin, July 15-20, 1992, Berlin 1993, pp. 295-300; "Reisen in virtuelle Realitäten", in: Cyberspace. Zum medialen Gesamtkunstwerk, Rötzer, Florian/Weibel, Peter (eds.), Munich 1993, pp. 317-322; "Virtuelle Räume im Reich der Sinne", in: Kaiser, Gert/Matejovski, Dirk/Fedrowitz, Jutta (eds.): Kultur und Technik im 21. Jahrhundert, Frankfurt/New York 1993, pp. 329-334; "Modalities of Interactivity and Virtuality", in: Commons, John (ed.): Scan+. Electronic Media Arts, Vol. 4, 1993, pp. 19-20; "Virtual Reality: A new medium for the artist?", in: Feldman, Tony (ed.): Virtual Realiy International 92. Impacts and Applications, London, 1992, pp. 65-68; "Im Netz der Systeme. Für eine interaktive Kunst: Ars Electronica.", in: Kunstforum International, Vol. 103, Cologne 1989; "Eventstructures", in: Stiching P.D.O.B., Delft University of Technology (ed.): Proceedings: International Symposium on Pneumatic Structures, Delft 1972; "Un Musée Imaginaire de la Revolution", in: Mediamatic, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1988; "Eventstructure Research Group", in: Studio International, Vol. 178, No. 916, November 1969, p. 183; "Concepts for an Operational Art", in: Art and Artists, No. 10, January 1969, pp. 47-49.

° Publications about Jeffrey Shaw :

McMahan, Alison: "Architecture of the Mind. The Work of Jeffrey Shaw", in: Archis. Architecture-City-Visual Culture, 6/2000, pp. 38-43; Grosenick, Uta/Riemschneider, Burkhard (ed.): Ausblick auf das neue Jahrtausend / Art at the Turn of the Millennium, Cologne 1999, pp. 462-465; Wirths, Axel: "Jeffrey Shaw -Place-a user's manual" and Huemer, Markus: "Sein-zum-Bild; Sei(n)-im-Bild, Zu den Arbeiten von Jeffrey Shaw", in: Der elektronische Raum. 15 Positionen zur Medienkunst, Ostfildern: Cantz, 1998, pp. 214-225; Duguet, Anne-Marie/Klotz, Heinrich/Weibel, Peter (eds.): Jeffrey Shaw - a user's manual. From Expanded Cinema to Virtual Reality, ( Graz), 1997; Hünnekens, Annette: Der bewegte Betrachter. Theorien der Interaktiven Medienkunst, Cologne 1997; ZKM Karlsruhe (ed.)/ Dinkla, Söke: Pioniere Interaktiver Kunst von 1970 bis heute, Edition ZKM, Ostfildern 1997; Huhtamo, Erkki: "Jeffrey Shaw's EVE and the Panoramic Tradition", in: InterCommunication, No. 14, Autumn 1995, pp.138-139; Thomson, Christian W.: Visionary Architecture. From Babylon to Virtual Reality, Munich/ New York 1994, p. 182; Loeffler, Carl Eugene/Anderson, Tim: The Virtual Reality Casebook, New York 1994, pp. 161-162; Popper, Frank: Art of the Electronic Age, New York 1993, pp. 110-111; "Eventstructure in Amsterdam", in: Studio International, Vol. 178, No. 916, November 1969, pp. 183-184.

° Interviews :

Pijnappel, Johan: "Jeffrey Shaw. The Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe. An Interview", in: Art & Design Profile, No. 39, 1994, pp. 70-79; Jacobs, Cornee: "Met computers nieuwe werelden scheppen". [discussion with Jeffrey Shaw and Gert-Jan Lokhorst], in: Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam (ed.): Spiraal, tien dialogen tussen kunst en filosofie, 1994; Rötzer, Florian: "Jeffrey Shaw: Reisen in virtuelle Realitäten" [Interview]), in: Kunstform International, Vol. 117, 1992, pp. 286-303; von Schweinitz, Ilske: "Gegen ästhetisches Junkfood. Ein Interview mit Jeffrey Shaw", in: Zyma, No. 2, March/April 1991, pp. 52-55.

° Exhibition catalogs :

Zeichenbau - Real Virtualities, (exhib. cat. Künstlerhaus Wien), Vienna 1999, p. 25; ZKM Karlsruhe/ Schwarz, Hans-Peter (ed.): Medien Kunst Geschichte, Munich/ New York 1997; Interact! Schlüsselwerke Interaktiver Kunst, (exhib. cat. Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg, 27.4.-15.6.1997), Ostfildern: Cantz, 1997, pp. 68-73; ZKM Karlsruhe/ Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum Graz (eds.): Jeffrey Shaw - eine Gebrauchsanweisung - Vom Expanded Cinema zur Virtuellen Realität, Osterfilden 1997; Direction des affaires culturelles de la ville de Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis (ed.): Artifices 4, Saint-Denis 1996, pp. 14-27; von Amelunxen, Hubertus/Stefan Iglhaut, Stefan/Rötzer, Florian (eds.): Fotografie nach der Fotografie, Dresden/Basel: Verlag der Kunst, 1995; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York (ed.): Mediascape, New York 1996, pp. 46-49; Réunion de musées nationaux, Biennale d'Art contemporain, Paris (ed.): 3e biennale d'art contemporain de lyon. installation, cinéma, vidéo informatique, Paris 1995, pp. 180-181; ZKM Karlsruhe/Klotz, Heinrich (eds.): MultiMediale 4, Karlsruhe 1995, p. 28; Gerbel, Karl/Weibel, Perter (eds.): Ars Electronica '94. Intelligent Environment, Vienna 1994, pp. 84-86; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (ed.): Binaera: 14 Interaktionen - Kunst und Technologie, Vienna 1993; InterCommunication Center, Tokyo (ed.): InterCommunication '93. Media Passage, Tokyo, pp. 23-63; Lischka, Gerhard Johann (ed.): Der entfesselte Blick, Berne 1993, pp. 48-51; ZKM Karlsruhe/ Klotz, Heinrich (eds.): MultiMediale 3, Karlsruhe 1993, pp. 54, 55, 66; ZKM Karlsruhe/ Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (eds.): Moving Image - Electronic Art, Munich/ Stuttgart 1992, pp. 144-146; Gerbel, Karl/ Weibel, Peter (eds.): Ars Electronica '92. The World from Within - Endo & Nano, Linz 1992, pp. 105-109; The Biennale of Sydney, Sydney/ Bond, Anthony (eds.): The Boundary Rider. 9th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney 1992, pp. 212-213; ZKM Karlsruhe/Klotz, Heinrich (eds.): MultiMediale 2, Karlsurhe 1991, pp. 67-70; Decker, Edith/Weibel,Peter (eds.): Vom Verschwinden der Ferne. Telekommunikation und Kunst, Cologne 1990; Leopoldseder, Hannes (ed.): Der Prix Ars Electronica, Linz 1990, pp. 184-187; Herzogenrath, Wulf/Decker, Edith (eds.): Video-Skulptur retrospektiv und aktuell 1963-1989, Cologne 1989, pp. 281-281; de Vleeshal, Middleburg (ed.): Jeffrey Shaw. Going to the Heart of the Center of the Garden of Delights, 1986; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (ed.): Six Events in Amsterdam, 1969.


Recommended Links ::

- > Jeffrey Shaw :: Homepage

- > ZKM | Institute for Visual Media, Karlsruhe [D]

- > iC_inema - Centre for Interactive Cinema Research, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney [AUS]

° Texts by Jeffrey Shaw :

- > Shaw, Jeffrey: "The Legible City"
[description/ in the context of the "Prix Ars Electronica" 1990]

- > Shaw, Jeffrey: "The Relation of Architecture and Electronic Space. From Responsive Softarchitecture to Televirtual Architecture"
[in: "ISEA'94 Proceedings; 5th Symposium on Electronic Arts", Helsinki [FIN], 08/23-28/1994]

- > Shaw, jeffrey: "@\HOME with Jeffrey Shaw"
[lecture/ "Doors of Perception 2: @\HOME", 11/04-06/1994, Netherlands Design Institute, Amsterdam [NL]]

- > Shaw, Jeffrey: "The Dis-Embodied Re-Embodied Body"
[lecture/ EU-conference "New Ideas in Science and Art", Prague [CZ], 11/19-23/1996]

° Interviews :

- > Interview by Josephine Bosma [about Shaw's work "Net.Art Browser", 1999]
[in: rhizome, 02/15/2001]

° Information about works by Jeffrey Shaws :

- > "The Legible City", 1988-91 [interactive installation] - with Dirk Groeneveld

- > "The Virtual Museum", 1991 [interactive installation]

- > "Disappearance", 1993 [video sculpture]

- > "The Distributed Legible City", 1998-99 [interactive networked installation]

- > "The Net.Art Browser", 1999 [interactive networked installation]

- > "Web of Life", 2002 [interactive networked installation] - concept together with Michael Gleich

° Exhibitions :

- > "Jeffrey Shaw. Place - A User's Manual", Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn [D], 1997