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Roland Graf: Bump Featured as a Pioneering Telepresence Art Work


Bump, one of Stamps Associate Professor Roland Graf’s early media art projects with the collective Assocreation, has been featured as a pioneering (pre-net art) artistic work in the ARS on the WIRE, 40 Years Ars Electronica exhibition. Bump is a telepresence project which premiered in 1999 at the Ars Electronica where it offered a tactile communication bridge between Linz and Budapest.

Bump comprises two interactive sidewalks (each 50ft long) that tangibly connect two distant public places/​cities in real time. It has been shown across Europe various times including at venues such as the CeBIT in Hannover, and most recently in Istanbul, where the installation bridged the Bosporus between Asia and Europe as part of Istanbul 2010 — European Capital of Culture”.