PRESS CONFERENCE / ANGRA DO HEROISMO / TERCEIRA / AZORES
University of the Azores / Angra Campus - Terceira, 12.7.2001
photo / video documentation - Barbara Doser © parallel media
from left to right:
Eduardo M. V. de Brito de Azevedo (Director of the Institute of Environment / University of the Azores, Sunpendulum coordinator in Angra), Hofstetter Kurt (media artist, Director of the Sunpendulum project), Dietmar Fellner (Commercial Counsellor - Austrian Embassy Portugal / representative of the Austrian National Tourist Office), José Estevam da Silveira Matos (Vice-Rector of the University of the Azores), Alfredo Emilio Silveira de Borba (Director of the University of the Azores / Angra Campus), Dipl.Ing. Dr. Christoph Traxler (computer scientist, Vienna University of Technology).
the occasion of the permanent installation of the Time-Eye of Azores at
the University of the Azores / Angra Campus - Terceira, the University
organized a press conference. To provide comprehensive information on the
Sunpendulum project, the Sunpendulum video (by Barbara Doser/Hofstetter
Kurt) accompanied by Sunpendulum art folders were presented in Portuguese.
In addition, Dr. Christoph Traxler gave an overview of the current research
status of the Sunpendulum software.
The official representation of Austria, i.e. the participation of the Austrian Commercial Counsellor of Portugal, underlined the importance of the project.
As a token of his appreciation of the Sunpendulum project, the Vice Rector of the University, Prof. José Estevam da Silveira Matos, presented the medal of the University to Dr. Dietmar Fellner, Hofstetter Kurt, Dr. Christoph Traxler and Barbara Doser.
press conference took 1.5 hours and was held in Portuguese and English.
Thanks to the University of the Azores for the perfect organization.
words and a short introduction for the media and journalists present by
the conference manager, Eduardo M. V. de Brito de Azevedo,
Director of the Institute of Environment of the University of the Azores / coordinator of the Sunpendulum project.
|the opening statement by José Estevam da Silveira Matos, Vice Rector of the University of the Azores|
|Alfredo Emilio Silveira de Borba, Director of the University of the Azores - Angra Campus joined the press conference panel|
|the statement by Dr. Dietmar Fellner, representative of the Austrian National Tourist Office - Portugal/ Austrian Trade Delegation - Portugal,|
|Hofstetter Kurt presenting his international media art project Sunpendulum.|
|a short scientific overview about the Sunpendulum software by Dr. Christoph Traxler from the Institute of Computer Graphics / Vienna University of Technology|
|Vice Rector José Estevam da Silveira Matos receiving an art work by Hofstetter Kurt, showing the "Sunpendulum vision of pavilion #2"|
|Hofstetter Kurt receiving the medal of the University of the Azores by Vice Rector José Estevam da Silveira Matos|
|RTP 1 national TV station|
|radio stations interviewing Hofstetter Kurt|
|journalists of local and national media|
Time-Eye of Azores is a media art installation by Hofstetter Kurt realized
in close cooperation with the Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms
/ Vienna University of Technology and the University of the Azores / Angra
supported by Austrian Federal Chancellory / Department for the Arts (.KUNST), Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture, :3C! Creative Computing Concpets, Austrian National Tourist Office / Austrian Trade Delegation - Portugal, Hotel Imperial Vienna, Boblbee.
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