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What is it that .... Doug Aitken - Adriana Arenas - Jeremy Blake - Anney Bonney - Christine Borland - Laura Cottingham - Molly Davies - DJ Spooky - Cheryl Donnegan - Jeanne Dunning - Eva & Adele - Fabric Workshop - Feigen Contemporary - Anna Gaskell - Douglas Gordon - Danny Hobart - Jamaica Artists Alliance - Casey Kaplan - Nicole Klagsbrunn - Richard & Monika Koech - Monika Larsen Dennis & Maria Friberg - Miranda Lichtenstein - Christina Lissmann - Museum Ludwig - Christian Marclay - Matthew McCaslin - Patrick Meagher - Thom Merrick - Aernout Mik - Sarah Morris - Tony Oursler - Paul Pfeiffer - John Pilson - P.S.1 - Queen's Museum - SONY Germany - Javier Tellez - David Tieger - Rosemarie Trockel - Whitney Museum - Karen Yasinsky - Zane and numerous others share in common? .... A relationship with the resources of Silicon Philosophies, a dedicated facilitator of media art since 1998 and one of the best kept secrets in the art world.

Prizewinning successes that we’ve seen at Biennales (John Pilson – 2001, Rosemarie Trockel, Richard Koech – 1999), as well as at The Armory Show, Creative Time at the Anchorage, Bitstreams, Basel Art Shows, P.S.1, etc., are part of the heart and soul efforts of Silicon Philosophies. Generous service of technical expertise in video to DVD conversion, installation planning, behind-the-scenes and on-site assistance, plus helping out wherever necessary from start to finish - then on to the next project, is the nature of this group.

Going beyond the call of duty, they have been providing the majority of their art disc production pro-bono to the international community since the advent of DVD’s, including the first major DVD-based exhibition, "I Love New York" at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. Other contributions to the art community include help in defining presentation concepts, assistance in the construction of video installations, purchasing and providing equipment at "cost" or giving loans of DVD players and projectors, whenever and wherever required; and reliably coming through in a last minute clinch, like a longtime good friend.

Silicon Philosophies has also often provided their service as a way of introducing new technology. Their original team engineered the world’s 1st DVD Studio Encoding System, at Toshiba Research center in Princeton, for Time Warner’s California Video Center and recently developed a new video instant-messaging system. Extending their partnership across the arts into interactive education, communication and Medical Imaging, Silicon Philosophies’ core objective is to advocate the use of technology to improve quality of life.

In demonstration of their “philosophy”, the application "Clique" is currently being given to Children’s Hospitals to facilitate communication between Intensive Care patients and their families, as well as enable Distance Learning. For more information, a description of services and project samples, please go to, or send requests for a demo DVD disk, comments and inquiries to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.

Source: e-flux February 25, 2003    Images: Jeremy Blake, top – Incense Burner; bottom – Guccinam