The Famous Sound of Absolute Wreaders

Wreaders: Johannes Auer (Konzept, Management, Website), Reinhard Döhl, Sylvia Egger, Oliver Gassner, Martina Kieninger, Beat Suter

The Famous Sound of Absolute Wreaders is a cooperative project by six authors or net activists and deals with writing/reading /processing on the Internet: Who is speaking? What is an author? Does the Reader become a Wreader? The project was produced in 2003 for the Austrian broadcasting company’s (ORF) “Kunstradio” and is accessible on the Internet. The Famous Sound started with one work of digital literature per artist, to which another artist in the group reacted with a printable text. The text material created in this way was then processed by a human editor (Auer) and a text machine and finally performed in this version by two speakers for the radio program. Furthermore, six new pieces of digital literature were produced by the artists involved, as a reaction to this process.

Johannes Auer

(aka Frieder Rusmann), born 1962, lives in Stuttgart. (Collaborative) literary and artistic net projects. Texts on net art/literature.

Reinhard Döhl

born 1934, lives in Botnang and works as writer, artist, and media researcher. He was a member of the Stuttgart group founded by Max Bense.

Sylvia Egger

lives in Cologne.

Oliver Gassner

born 1964, lives in Vaihingen, as an author and journalist, responsible for numerous literary net projects.

Martina Kieninger

born 1966, is an author, and chemist in Uruguay and Baden-Wurttemberg.

Beat Suter

born 1962, lives in Zurich and works as a concept manager, author, and publisher of “edition cyberfiction”.

> The Famous Sound of Absolute Wreaders 

> Johannes Auer 
> Reinhard Döhl 
> Sylvia Egger 
> Oliver Gassner 
> Martina Kieninger 
> Beat Suter