Ulf Wrede on where technology and art converge: “I am a video archaeologist”

 

 
Ulf Wrede’s passion for electronics began in the 1980s when he got his first Amiga computer, smuggled from West to East Berlin. Once the Wall fell he bought his first Mac, an Se/30, for 12,000 marks. “It’s still running,” he says. “This opened up everything I do today.”

Wrede’s company “Creme” opened in 2000 in Neukölln. The self-taught computer nerd helps artists and art institutions keep on top of decaying materials and changing formats in the ever-evolving world of art video.

Photograph by Monika Mueller-Kroll