International Network Telematic Environments (Intele)

The INTELE project’s objective is to interlink all the previous activities of the TMA and its partners in an efficient way, and to build a transnational network to connect telematically the public interactive locations (world culture virtual spaces) based on camera- motion-sensing systems EyeCon (Frieder Weiß) and to expand them transcontinentally.

It implies:

  • both artistic use and technical and constructional extension of the Interactive Pavilion in the city centre of Dresden

  • further temporary and particularly efficient connection of the Interactive Pavilion with similar configured locations in Europe, and with other places in Australia, Asia, Africa, Canada, South America and the USA

  • artistic experiments and use of (networked) virtual environments (interactive image-sound rooms) for multidisciplinary installations and interactive stages

  • holding workshops, trainee programs, artistic presentations and performances

  • and permanent project/network development, fundraising and building up of corresponding infrastructure.

Tele-Plateaus as performative test at the CYNETart_07encounter within the INTELE project Supported by Dresden Innovation Fund for Art and Media Technology (DIF), this year’s festival CYNETart_07encounter will be integrated into a long-term artistic experiment and research process. The performative installation Tele-Plateaus explores and links various earthly and „electronic“ virtual space-time situations. The first complex realization of the Tele-Plateaus project is going to be conducted in Hellerau and at other places of the world from 21st to 25th November 2007 as a public transnational/transcontinental installation for virtual image-sound interaction between the visitors of CYNETart and other networked places. The Tele-Plateau in Hellerau provides a platform for experimental artistic performances. In the Festival Hall Hellerau, the main location of that transnational/ transcontinental event, actions at other places that will be telepresent in real time will be integrated into multidimensional installation Tele-Plateaus as audiovisual processes.

Spanning goals of the INTELE project

  • testing and advancement of physically perceivable world citizenship based on horizontal linking potential of the internet technologies

  • creation of historically new public spaces as communal places of global presence (Global-Community-Locations)

  • transnational and transcontinental encounter of different cultures, lifestyles, ways of perception and artistic concepts

  • establishing of interconnections between corporally presence, telepresence and „avapresence“ within interactive network and game environments (e.g. Second Life)

  • research and creation of exemplary interactive „stages“ of a 21st century „theater“ allowing new relations between corporeality and virtuality (Tele-Stage-Project)

  • transdisciplinary application, testing and development of new technologies for creation of multiperspective, relational and nonlinear possibilities of communication, perception and interaction as a prerequisite for consciously and actively lived world citizenship

  • relativization of totalitarianism, dualism and (national/ethic/individual) egocentrism and underlying linear-causal thought patterns as well

Telematic Tests


  • based on network-supported real-time connection of bodily(presence) accessible/researchable/explorable plateaus in the Festival Hall Hellerau and other European, American and Australian cities First Life & Second Life

  • provides connections between bodily actions with virtual game environments (characters, environments, avatars) body-time-lines

  • based on „theatrically“ real-time guided overlapping of different time levels within a performative process.

© Klaus Nicolai, 2007

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