Steve Kurtz b. 1941
Steve Kurtz Lecture at Digital Art Festival in Aarhus, Denmark (2007)
Steve Kurtz is a member of Critical Art Ensemble. They are primarily known for their work on bio politics. This is a one hour talk Steve did at a Digital Art Festival in Aarhus, on crime and political aspects in art.
Strange Culture by Lynn Hershman Leeson, which is a 75min. documentary, will be posted here somewhat soon since Lynn has agreed to let me distribute it via this site, karagarga and several other bittorrent trackers.
The surreal nightmare of internationally-acclaimed artist and professor Steve Kurtz began when his wife Hope died in her sleep of heart failure. Police who responded to Kurtz’s 911 call deemed Kurtz’s art suspicious and called the FBI. Within hours the artist was detained as a suspected "bioterrorist" as dozens of federal agents in Hazmat suits sifted through his work and impounded his computers, manuscripts, books, his cat, and even his wife’s body. Today Kurtz and his long-time collaborator Dr. Robert Ferrell, Professor of Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, await a trial date.