Vuk Ćosić (SI) Instant ASCII kamera

Installation, 1999

Instant ASCII Camera is working like the known instant cameras in the railway stations. An obvious difference is that it produces portraits in ASCII style. The client approaches the camera, presses the green button and instantly receives his/her portrait on a supermarket type of receipt. The use of machine is not being charged (coin-operated or similar).

Vuk Ćosić (SI)

A temporarily unretired net.artist and ASCII artist. Born 1966 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he is currently living in Ljubljana. He is best known as a pioneer in Internet art and the author of numerous projects. A lecturer, writer and curator, he is also co-founder of Nettime, Syndicate, 7-11 and the Ljubljana Digital Media Lab. Selected solo exhibitions: History of Art for the Intelligence Community, Neue Galerie, Graz, 2002; Digital ArtLab, Tel Aviv/IL, 2002; ASCIIMOES, Mala galerija, Ljubljana/SLO, 2001; Absolute One, Venice Biennial, Slovene Pavilion, Venice/IT, 2001; Contemporary ASCII, Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana/SLO, 1999. Selected group exhibitions: Vectors, World Financial Center, New York City/USA, 2003; Art Entertainment Network, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis/USA, 2000; Get Together, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna/AT, 1999; Net_condition, ZKM| Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe/DE, 1999; Worldwide Video Festival, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam/NL, 1998.