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Jadavpur University Kolkata - JU, Main Campus 10.01.2004
video still - Barbara Doser © parallel media
In the frame of the press event Hofstetter Kurt (concept and media artist, Director of the Sunpendulum project) handed over
one of the Facing Time-Eye artworks to Prof. Rajatkumar Bandyopadhyay, Registrar of the Jadavpur University Kolkata
On the occasion of the installation of the Time-Eye of Kolkata at the Jadavpur University Kolkata the Registrar's Office of the University organized a press event. To provide comprehensive information on the Sunpendulum project, the Sunpendulum video (by Barbara Doser/Hofstetter Kurt) accompanied by a scientific overview of the current research status of the Sunpendulum software (by Dr. Katja Bühler) were presented.  

The press event was held in English and took approximately 1, 5 hours. 

Following the press conference the University gave a reception additionally supported by the Hotel Imperial Vienna

Opening statement by JU Registrar Rajatkumar Bandyopadhyay; he personally moderated the press event.
Mr. Debashish Biswas, Vice President of Manjushree INFOTECH attended the press conference as the official representative of Austria from the Austrian Consulate in Kolkata
The introductory statement by Prof. Hiranmay Saha, Head of JU Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Department and Sunpendulum Coordinator at the JU
Hofstetter Kurt presenting his international media art project Sunpendulum - thanking everyone involved in the realisation of the Sunpendulum Time-Eye of Kolkata
Dr. Katja Bühler, representative of the Vienna University of Technology (VUT), highlighting the role of  VUT's Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, which has developed the Sunpendulum software
Prof. Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay, Head of the JU Department of Film Studies reflecting on the Sunpendulum realisation, which touches on multidisciplinary Installation Art, Media Arts, Architecture, Science and Technology working together.
Prof. Subrata Pal, JU Dean of Faculty of Science, focussing on the collaborative aspects with universities around the earth initiated by the international Sunpendulum project
Prof. Biswajit Chatterjee, JU Dean of Faculty of the Arts, pointing out the crossing of the boundaries between Arts and Science in the interdisciplinary Sunpendulum project in its world wide dimension
Before the press event media representatives taking some pictures of the Sunpendulum Time-Eye of Kolkata and Hofstetter Kurt conducting some detailed interviews
media present: 

2 national TV stations  
leading daily newspapers & magazines 

The Time-Eye of Kolkata 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 Jadavpur University Kolkata, JU. 

supported by  
Austrian Embassy New Delhi / Austrian Honorary Consulate of Kolkata, Indian Embassy Vienna, Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development - Government of India, Government of West Bengal, Austrian Federal Chancellory - Department for the Arts, Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture - Department for International Relations, The City of Vienna - Cultural Department, Austrian National Tourist Office - New Delhi, 
:3C! Creative Computing Concepts, Rainbow Tours, Hotel Imperial Vienna. 

For detailed press information please contact:  

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Hofstetter Kurt  

Langegasse 42/8c 
1080 Vienna / Austria 
Phone & Fax : ++43 / 1 / 95 75 848