Un_imaginable, Interactive Cinema Digital Arts Edition

  1. Edited by Dennis Del Favero, Ursula Frohne, Peter Weibel
  2. 2008
  3. DVD-Video: (English/German with English subtitles) DVD artworks by Dennis Del Favero, Korpys / Löffler, Susan Norrie and Peter Weibel
  4. Book: (c.180 pages) texts by Inke Arns, Jill Bennett, Ursula Frohne, Boris Groys, Adrian Parr, Paul Patton, Sabine Sielke and Terry Smith

Book and DVD-Video published by Hatje Cantz, Germany


Un_imaginable is the first instalment in the ZIP Digital Arts Edition series jointly produced by the iCinema Centre, Sydney, the ZKM Karlsruhe and the University of Pittsburgh. This new editorial cooperation envisages the production over the next five years of three publications encapsulating the latest research on topics of central importance to media arts. The launch of the Un_imaginable issue is combined with a one-day symposium at ZKM Karlsruhe and an exhibition of the DVD-artworks at ZKM Karlsruhe and the Ivan Dougherty Gallery Sydney.

Recent occurrences in different spheres of life such as the ecological through to the psychological have redefined our notion of the unbelievable. While maintaining continuities with a long history of the irreal, this new unimaginary confronts us with radically diverse realities, reformulating the condition and expression of life itself. Digital imagery plays a critical role in this reformulated notion, since it presents itself not only as a medium but also as a limit of contemporaneity. The Un_imaginable project invites a range of artists and writers to investigate this new unimaginary and explore the unique qualities of its terrain.