is currently the director of a new media art space [plug in] in Basel,
Switzerland. She developed the concept for the space redefining the
structures of traditional art institutions to suit the specific needs
of new media cultural production. [plug in] was inaugurated in December
2000. From 1997 - 2000 Annette Schindler directed the Swiss Institute
in New York and from 1992 - 1997 the Kunsthaus Glarus in Switzerland.
Her exhibitions, publications and projects, have contributed to contemporary
discourses such as: feminist approaches (Helen Chadwick, 1995; Zoe
Leonard 1997; Korper-Identitat-Irritation, 1996; Where is your rupture?
1998; Marlene McCarty: bad blood; critical art practice (Klontalsommer,
1997; We are somewhere else already, 1998; Knowbotic Research: eventmodul:
anonimous: databody: muttering 2001; LAN: tracenoizer.org 2001; copyleft
- digital cultural production [in development]); technoculture (overdub,
1997; overpromised, 1998 both in collaboration with Schumacher/Clavadetscher)
Annette Schindler studied art history and sociology at the university
of Zurich and Madrid and wrote her thesis on Pierre Bourdieu's theory
of taste applied to the perception of Jean Tinguely's work.
Annette Schindler introduced her institution [plug in] and spoke about
realized as well as ongoing projects of [plug in]. [plug in] is an
internationally oriented pilot-project initiating, supporting, and
curating innovative contributions for the expanding of artistic experimental
practice with new media. [plug in] broadens and decentralizes the
curatorial concept with a network of curators contributing with their
projects in [plug in]s' online - and offline program. [plug in] stands
for the analog connection into the electric circuit and for those
digital program extensions which enable to interact with other software.
Our name is our purpose: stimulating the participation in dynamic
and interactive processes, and updating the artistic discourses stored
on the social hardware with new ones. [plug in] uses the spontaneity,
speed, and flexibility of the new media as strategy of their communication.