W A L T E R  V A N  D E R   C R U I J S E N
&  T H O M A X   K A U L M A N N  
(A S C I I - A R T - E N S E M B L E)

This contribution was created by Walter van der Cruijsen and Thomax Kaulmann, members of the Ascii-Art-Ensemble. The group (additional members: Luka Frelih and Vuc Cosic) met in Amsterdam. Walter van der Cruijsen was born in Hank (Netherlands) in 1958. He studied history at KUN Nijmegen and fine arts at HdK Arnhem. Late 1993 he was a co-founder of the digital city (DDS) and initiated the Desk media lab in 1994, both in Amsterdam. Since 1995 he has realised several netbased art projects at the Center for Arts and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe. He served as a curator for the World Wide Video Festival in 1998 and „net_condition“ at the ZKM in 1999 and 2000. Thomax Kaulmann was born in Berlin in 1965. Until 1994 he studied computer science at TFH Berlin. In 1992 he was a member of the „Piazza virtuale“ group attending the documenta IX and he contributed the „Clock“ project to the documenta X in 1997. In 1995 he was the co-founder of „Internationale Stadt“. He also was invited to Venedig Biennale and Ars Electronica, Linz. Kaulmann’s Open Video Archive (OVA) has been implemented at the ZKM in Karlsruhe.[web site]