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_last update 2005-10-23


_ I. GeheimRat is an art-process for different structure-experiments. Founded in spring 1999. http://relaunch2k05.geheimrat.com First registered 1999-11-06 08:27:32.
_ II. GeheimRat ™ (dmpa 300 11 615) is providing an online-matrix for operating in complex systems.
Operation basis (handlungsgrundlage) in 12 plates http://relaunch2k05.geheimrat.com/OP_basis
_ III. GeheimRat is a level of reflexion.
_ IV. GeheimRat is a network of researchers from art, academia and technology for developing and testing new structures in an unique environment. Please recognize the difference between official members, temporal members and members incognito.
_ V. GeheimRat is located at the interface between art, science, technology, society and economy.
_ VI. GeheimRat is operating in and for complex- and network-structures.


Term_occupation 'GeheimRat' in reference to george spencer browns 're-entry' in: Laws of Form, 1969.


_ mixed media / hybrid media
The main focus of art theory and art production of GeheimRat is based on digital positions, new media technologies, innovative experiences in new economy and web- and computer-based experiences and on a netculture that integrates all genera of art practices (netart, photography, video, audio, performances...) for new hybrid media.
The GeheimRat work is based on experimentation, innovation, multi-discipline and hybridization of existing (analogue and digital) media.


generative_art (favoured definition by phil galanter)
contact: c e r t U N I T [at] g e h e i m r a t . c o m

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discourses, impacts, insights
institutions, handlungsfelder


_ I. In tradition of conceptual art
dematerial dimension of art as a relevant artistic operation.
"Concept art is not so much an art movement or vein as it is a position or worldview, a focus on activity. Ken Friedman, [...], San Diego, 1971." [Lucy Lippard, Six Years: The dematerialization of the art object from 1966 to 1972, 1973.]
_ II. In tradition of newer philosophical tendencies.
_ III. In using of natural sciences especially of molecular biologic and theroretical physics GeheimRat joins the view of a complexity of the world instead of a simplicity, triviality or reductionism. the research work focus the system URL, the question of ars electronica who’s doing the art of tomorrow?, nonlinear science, cybernetics, chaos theory, complexity theory, system theory.

references and hommage to

henri poincaré
marcel duchamp
marcel broodthaers
george spencer brown
michel foucault
gilles deleuze
félix guattari
seth siegelaub
bob projansky
sol lewitt
brian o'doherty
hans haacke
heinz von foerster
daniel buren
judith butler
pat metheny
mark lombardi
dirk baecker

other bases

_ cluetrain-manifesto
95 theses to online-systems, online-markets. Some excerpts:
78 You want us to pay? We want you to pay attention. 80 Don't worry, you can still make money. That is, as long as it's not the only thing on your mind. 81 Have you noticed that , in itself, money is kind of one-dimensial and boring? What else can we talk about? 91 Our allegiance is to ourselves, our friends, our new allies and acquaintances, even our sparring partners. Companies that have no part in that world, also have no future. 94 To traditional corporations, networked conversations may appear confused, may sound confusing. But we are organizing faster than they are. We have better tools, more new ideas, no rules to slow us down.

_ art-for-better-life theses
01 art activate processes 02 art produce impurities 03 art ask controverses 04 art take stand 05 art break rules 06 art prove attitude 07 art set impacts 08 art guarantee insight 09 art open visions 10 art manage changes

_ main propositions of complexity
o1. hauptsatz / main_proposition
Komplexitaet als loesung nicht als problem verstehen.
To understand complexity as solution rather than as problem.
o2. hauptsatz / main_proposition
Loyalitaet gegenueber ereignissen in ihrer komplexitaet.
Loyality to the setting in its complexity.
o3. hauptsatz / main_proposition
Standardisierungen sind in dezisions_situationen unzureichend.
Standardisations are inadaequat for decision_situations.
o4. hauptsatz / main_proposition
Verantwortung ist integraler bestandteil jedes einzelnen human_access zur welt.
Responsibility is an integral part of each individual human access in/to the world.
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