Stefan Tiefengraber (Austria)

USER GENERATED SERVER DESTRUCTION Interactive installation, 2013.

With User Generated Server Destruction, visitors decide on the fate of the work. By logging onto the website,, audiences can remotely trigger six hammers in real time, letting them drop heavily onto a computer server… A server that houses the site making it possible to activate the hammers! If the server breaks, it is impossible to log onto the site, and thus to make the installation work. This is a masochistic game where the very existence of the work depends on the spectator’s decision whether or not to participate.

Credits : Dawid Liftinger, Anna Kitzmüller, Korea National University of Arts, University of Art and Design Linz, Choe U-Ram, Kim  Hyunseuk, Lee Jin Hyeong,  Choi Yun.

Stefan Tiefengraber

tiefengraberBorn in 1981, lives and works in Linz, Austria.

Stefan Tiefengraber lives and works in Linz, Austria. After six years with a film production company, he settled in Linz in 2010 to take a “Time-based and Interactive Media” course at the University of Art and Design. In 2012, he took part in a one-year exchange programme at the Korean University of Arts in Seoul. His work alternates performances, interactive installations, experimental videos and documentaries.

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