Daniel Egg (born 1973) lives and works in Vienna, studied at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Since 1994 he has shown numerous works in the media of photography, film, video and installation.
Daniel Egg has exhibited at sies+höke Düsseldorf, Kunsthaus Graz, Projektraum Viktor Bucher Wien, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Neue Galerie Graz, ZKM Karlsruhe, MoMA Helsinki, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Kunsthalle Wien and ICA Philadelphia, among others.
Series title: “T” “E” “L” “E”
Letters from “Information Stream” – “TELE” as abbreviation for TELETEXT.
Daniel Egg: Information Stream
Over time, smoke – the medium of early forms of communication – was degraded from the intellectual gesture of the 1920s about the characteristic youthful immortality of the 1960s to the trigger of social sniffles today. Daniel Egg, who uses cigarette smoke as a tool of communication in his project “Information Stream”, reflects this development and develops a semantic vocabulary of forms that manifests itself in smoke. In a performative self-experiment, he filled his lungs with smoke to create a visual alphabet of spoken language.