Ursula Endlicher turns code into physical form. A media artist who has worked since the mid ‘90s with the Internet, she translates the structural components, systems and interfaces of our Internetworked world into material formats. Combining her background in Fine Art, Theater Studies and Computer Art, she has built frameworks for Internet art, installations, objects and performances, with real-time data and code determining their layout and choreographies.
Among her most well-known pieces is html_butoh, an Internet Art work and movement database for the HTML language, commissioned by one of the first leading websites supporting Internet Art, Turbulence.org. Light and Dark Networks, part of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s permanent collection, populated the museum’s website with different “data performances” driven by changes in New York City’s weather and air quality.
Endlicher's performative installation FAR-FLUNG’s (fx) form – Module 2, presented at Eyebeam in NY in 2017, an “intelligent” space rewarded the audience with a re-enactment of their collective data. In her most recent installation Input Field Form she transformed the exhibition Website’s Sign-Up Sheet – the HTML form that gathers user information through Input Fields – into an agricultural field during agrikultura in Malmö, Sweden.