Based on the tradition of Land Art, REMOTEWORDS is a long-term artistic and interdisciplinary project, founded in 2007 by Achim Mohné and Uta Kopp. Established at the crossover of art, literature, design, internet-culture and navigation technology, REMOTEWORDS installs messages on roofs of cooperating partners such as cultural institutions. Applied in the form of permanent, capital letters, each collaboratively developed message represents a semantic unit with its particular hosting location and the environment. Their latest work was realized in cooperation with ZKM for GLOBALE and spread one sentence authored by Peter Weibel via five continents, comprehending the globe as an expanded art territory.
Achim Mohné studied photography at the University of Essen as at the Academy for Media Arts in Cologne, Germany where he lives and works since then. Since 1998, he works as a freelancing media artist. He has developed and exhibited a wide ranging body of work and initiated many projects as actions centering on video installation, public intervention, computer-based communication, surveillance technology and sound. He was granted with stipends from amongst others Villa Aurora, Kunststiftung NRW or Center for Land Use Interpretation, Los Angeles.
He held teaching chairs at amongst others the Art Academy in Münster as the Folkwang University in Essen, Germany, or the Indiana University in Bloomington, USA. Since 2013, he teaches photography and new media at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ).
Uta Kopp studied communication design at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz as media design at the Academy for Media Arts in Cologne, Germany where she lives and works since then. She works as a freelance graphic designer with a focus on strategic design consulting, conception of system designs and the designing and production of print as digital media.
She was awarded several international design prices, amongst others with prices of Art Directors Club, NY; red dot design award, Essen; New Media Invision Award, San Francisco; EVA Innovations Award, Berlin; Eyes & Ears of Europe award, Cologne; Promax-BDA award, Santa Monica or Designpreis Brandenburg. She had lectureships at amongst others the Bergische University in Wuppertal, Germany for the Faculty Art and Design. Currently, she teaches “Typography animation” at Bergische University (since 2013) and Design basics at University Osnabrück (since 2009).
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