Spotlight: Oculart

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Geoffrey Lillemon (1981 USA) brings a classic romantic painting and drawing style to technology to reinterpret artistic practice. As one of the leading artists of the Net Art Movement, Lillemon has consistently foregrounded the interplay between the digital and physical world in his work, blending the traditional mediums with interactive animation that responds to human touch, brainwaves, and even heartbeats. Using various art forms, from mixed and moving media to literature and soundscapes to classic portraiture, he creates works of hallucinatory poetry that reach into the infinite depths of the subconscious where the real and the imaginary interact. Lillemon has exhibited internationally as Oculart, including being the Invite d'Honneur at the Centre Pompidou, was a founding member of studio Champagne Valentine, and is currently an artist in residence at Random, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Who's afraid of red yellow and blue


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A work by Reinier Feijen and Jurjen Semeijn.

The Alphabet Synthesis Machine


Somewhere between the chaos of television static, and the order of the text you are now reading, lies a fascinating realm of semi-sense. By attending to this narrow union of nonsense and sublimity, we propose that we may come to a deeper understanding of how sense-making occurs at all, and become connected through abstract forms to a reality beyond language.

This artwork is addressed to the specific feeling of semi-sense we have when we recognize, but cannot read, the unfamiliar writing of another culture. A reactive machine, it allows people to create and explore personal semi-sense alphabets: coherent sets of abstract glyphs which might resemble the plausible scripts of civilizations with which we simply happen to be unfamiliar.

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Allmylifeforsale, an online project that explored our relationship to the objects around us, their role in the concept of identity, as well as the emerging commercial systems of the Internet. Using the public/commercial space of the online trading community Ebay in conjunction with his online catalogue, John Freyer catalogued and sold nearly everything that he owned, from his kitchen cutlery to his personal hygiene products, his Star Wars sheets and finally even the domain name itself. (Now owned by the University of Iowa, Museum of Art)

1:1 (2)


1:1 (2)

1:1 was a project created in 1999 which consisted of a database that would eventually contain the addresses of every Web site in the world and interfaces through which to view and use the database. Crawlers were sent out on the Web to determine whether there was a Web site at a specific numerical address. If a site existed, whether it was accessible to the public or not, the address was stored in the database. However, the Web was changing faster than the database was updated and in 2001 it was clear that the database was outdated.

1:1(2) is a continuation of the project including a second database of addresses generated in 2001 and 2002 and interfaces that show and compare the data from both databases.

(Cookies and Javascript have to be enabled. The site was made in 2002. A lot has changed since. Currently the site only works in Safari on Mac and Explorer on PC.)

MON3Y as an 3RRR0R

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MON3Y as an 3RRR0R | MON3Y.US
Happening 2.0 & curated by Vasily Zaitsev
Online Vernissage
ONLINE NOW is an independent initiative to promote and support Net.Art & Digital Art.



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Net Criticism Juke Box


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Vuk Cosic work for the 'Beauty and the east' conference. The work pokes fun at the endless stream of serious discourse circulating online and adresses these tensions. Put together by Vuk Cosic with material from interviews by Josephine Bosma and Geert Lovink, the work uses a very simple interface to remodel and redistribute art discourse (Rachel Green).

Thanx to Josephine Bosma, Michail Langer and Geert Lovink that gave us the tapes.

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Currently you are developing a concept to contextualise Internet-based Art by recording users in front of their screens as they interact with the artwork, which is then documented. This seems to offer a brilliant way to shift the focus from the technological condition of Internet-based Art to its use in everyday culture—can you explain the aims of this project more in detail? Read more »

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Temporary Stedelijk (7) is the last exhibition of temporary stedelijk. Since February 2012, Kalle Mattsson and Amber van den Eeden, have organized four online exhibitions on and They bought these domain names when they found out the Stedelijk Museum had neglected to do so.

In the first three exhibitions ‘Temporary Stedelijk (4), (5) and (6)’ the works of young, well known and less well known artists from Amsterdam were shown. Artists who are connected to the city of Amsterdam.

In this last virtual exhibition they have chosen to show net art: They thought this was a fitting way to end our online initiative. Net art is a field in which the Netherlands has played a significant role on an international level since the beginning of the 90's. Yet, within the Netherlands it keeps escaping the attention of most curators, museums and therefore the audience.

They have put together a collection of works by the very early pioneers and the young generations of net artists of today. It gives an overview of what has happened in the field of net art over the last 17 years. Read more »



Cyberzoo is a virtual zoo where it is possible to experience the wildest expressions of the artificial life in the security of your computer.
The mission of CyberZoo promotes the conservation of endangered species and the habitats in which they live. CyberZoo is involved in international programs of protection of threatened species, and participates in different projects from recovery and reintroducción of artificial life.

Conservation of the biodiversity
The mission of CyberZoo promotes the conservation of endangered species and the habitats in which they live. CyberZoo is involved in international programs of protection of threatened species, and participates in different projects from recovery and reintroducción of artificial life.

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The commodification of net-art

Slides for a short lecture presentation Jennifer Chan gave on selling internet art (both commercial and alternative economies). Salon 1 "The Art of Success" with co-presenters Jeff Stark and Zach Blas, Abandon Normal Devices Festival in Manchester, UK on August 30, 2012.

Souvenirs from Earth

Souvenirs from Earth is the first Cable TV station broadcasting a 24/7 program of Video art, Film, Visual art, Music, Installations and Performances, transforming bigger flat screens into an art terminal, giving access to the avant-garde of visual cultures. We give art more visibility and create new opportunities for art professionals, investigating the ever changing position of art in contemporary culture. We are available on the French and German Cable TV networks. Artists and filmmakers are welcome to submit their works. Launch project

transmediale 2012: web video – the new net art?


transmediale 2012: web video – the new net art?

transmediale 2k12 | 31 January – 5 February 2012

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

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Wednesday, 1 February 2012
15:00 – 17:00
25 years of transmediale | web video – the new net art? | panel with Robert Sakrowski, Constant Dullaart, Petra Cortright, Igor Štromajer


If net art is cashing in on the utopian promise of video art, what dream does net art have left for itself? Has it come full circle? Is now at its end? And is it true what the net art veteran Mark Amerika proclaims via Twitter, that “video is the new net art”? Read more »

SPAMM - Super Art Modern Museum


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Curated by Thomas Cheneseau + Systaime, Spamm (Super Art Modern Museum) is a new online art gallery featuring an impressive list of artists — JODI, Françoise Gamma, Angelo Plessas, Mr Doob, Rosa Menkman, Jeremy Bailey, Petra Cortright, among many others

Visual arts have entered a new era. It’s a place where immediacy rules, where visual arts becomes virtual, a place that links the world together. A new era for artists who have invented new concepts, using digital medias, from video to graphism, static, animated or even computer-programmed. They have created a flamboyant design for a super-society created in the Web’s image. Read more »