anAtlas is a project of art processes, a tool wich deals with two different levels of art production and structuring. Developed by media artist Benjamin Breitkopf and graphic designer Béla Meiers in 2019.
A classic analogue archival cabinet on the one hand and the digital translation of this cabinet into the world wide web: anAtlas. The level cabinet is used by Breitkopf to rearrange his archive of photography, poetry and cinematography into new narratives in real time, but always with spatial limitations to said rearrangements, the mere drawer dimensions (or tables, or walls). Pictures of the cabinet-drawers, are continuously uploaded and published on anAtlas.org. In this process the different states of Breitkopf’s art become comprehensible, making it a powerful visualization and structuring tool for creative work per se. anAtlas does not follow the ideology of an individual creative-intuitive User Interface, which draws from chaotic-magical User Experience: the visitor finds a detailed high-resolution insight into the arrangements of Breitkopf. anAtlas is not focusing on established categories of art, it is a project of research of art processes of structuring and invention. The liberation of artworks liberates the author from the captivating compositional work at best, but always objectively unmasks the structuring processes that guide said compositional work.
Concept: Benjamin Breitkopf
& Béla Meiers
Design: Béla Meiers
Text: Paul Kenig
The website is still in development and is considered a beta version. Due to the large number of high-resolution images, a longer loading process is required. Depending on the browser and your internet connection it can take up to 30 seconds. Unfortunately we can not offer a mobile version at the moment. The website works with the current desktop browsers Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Feel free to report any issue to firstname.lastname@example.org
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