Robert M. Ochshorn studied computer science at the Cornell University in Ithaca, NY/USA. After receiving his BA in 2009, he worked as a research assistant with Krysztof Wodiczko in the Interrogative Design Group at MIT and Harvard. His background includes media and journalism, electrical engineering, and activism. In 2012 he completed a fellowship at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, NL, where he developed the open-source InterLace software that was used in collaboration with Eyal Sivan to create the web-based documentary Montage Interdit.

For the exhibition As If: The Media Artist as Trickster, Robert M Ochshorn presents his work: Tactical Recollections No. 1.

Tactical Recollections is a representation of the Tactical Media Files. Two simultaneous approaches to the archive are intersected. Firstly, visual timelines are developed to view the material as if from above. The entire archive plays at once. Additionally, the archive is used as a starting point for conversations between long-time Tactical Media practitioners. Transcripts from these conversations weave through the timelines, giving contemporary voice to past actions.

 

(information partly taken from Robert M Ochshorn’s Tactical Media Files page)