Electrohype is a nonprofit organization promoting and advocating computer based art in Sweden and the other Nordic countries. At the present time this art genre lacks its own established forum in geographical region. Electrohypes main objective is establish the basis for growth and a supportive environment this art form here in Scandinavia.
We will accomplish this by organizing exhibitions, seminars and workshops related to computer based art. At the same time we want this website to be a useful information source for those who want to learn more about this art form. Electrohype is the organizer of the only Nordic biennial for computer based and high technological art. The Electrohype biennial is held in Malmö, in the south of Sweden, so far there has been three exhibitions Electrohype 2000, 2002 and 2004 exhibition. The biennial also include a conference section, a forum for discussion and presentation of new art. In addition to exhibitions and other public events Electrohypa has also frequently acted as advisor for those who want know more about the genre we are working for. We are constantly collecting and redistributing information.
Electrohype was founded in 1999 as a administrative tool for the Electrohype 2000 event. An event consisting of an exhibition, a conference an a workshop. During and after this event we realized that there was both a need and room for a reoccurring Nordic forum for new art made with new technology. We therefore decided to continue and expand our activities and have since the start in 1999 organized four major exhibitions and two conferences.
In September 2002 Electrohype received a massive funding allowing us to continue our activities on a more permanent basis. A large donation from the Foundation The Culture of the Future made it possible to establish the Electrohype Center. The Center will carry out continuous research and organize the upcoming biennials.
Computer based art
By computer based art we mean art made by and for computers. Art that utilize computers, art than can not be shown or experienced without the help of a computer. This can be anything from installations controlled by a computer and interactive cd-roms, to projects based on Internet or local network systems. Today computer power can be found in machines ranging from workstations to cellular phones, or miniature control computers that can be implemented in art installations. This fact gives artists a large field to work in, and many challenges to overcome.
Electrohype do not exhibit art that is made by computers and later transferred to analogue –linear media e.g. non-interactive computer animations on videotape or prints of digitally manipulated photographs. These art forms has several, already established forums, and we will therefore focus our energy on computer based art.