Announcing Rhizome's Net Art Anthology

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Announcing Rhizome's Net Art Anthology
MAJOR FORTHCOMING ONLINE EXHIBITION TO RETELL THE STORY OF NET ART.
Launch Event: Presentations + Artists Panel
Thursday, October 27, 7 PM
at the New Museum, 235 Bowery in NYC
TICKETS / Rhizome members receive a discount—email info@rhizome.org

With a special event on October 27, Rhizome will premiere Net Art Anthology, a two-year online exhibition retelling the history of net art from the 1980s through the present day. Through one hundred works—restaged and contextualized on a weekly basis at a dedicated microsite—the series will take on the complex task of identifying, preserving, and presenting exemplary works in a field characterized by broad participation, diverse practices, promiscuous collaboration, and rapidly shifting formal and aesthetic standards, sketching a possible net art canon. Read more at Rhizome

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ART PROJECTS

Remixthebook

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remixthebook.com

The remixthebook.com website is the online hub for the digital remixes of many of the theories generated in the print book and features the work of artists, creative writers and scholars for whom the practice and theory of remix art is central to their research interests.

remixthebook author Mark Amerika, along with co-curator and artist Rick Silva, has invited over 25 contributing international artists, poets, and critical theorists, all of them interdisciplinary in their own practice-based research, to sample from remixthebook and manipulate the selected source material through their own artistic and theoretical filters.

Sign after the X

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Launch project

This net.art project is a collaboration between Marina Roy, David Clark, and Graham Meisner. This encyclopedic interactive website revolves around the letter X and it’s multiple meanings in our culture. This piece is a digital extension of Marina Roy’s book: “Sign after the X______”. The music is by Graham Meisner and the animation and images are by David Clark. Read more »

/death/null

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Launch project

„It's a place to bury a hatchet.
Immortalise the ephemeral.
Make a meme memorial.
Mark a mortal thought.
An Obytuary.“

/death/null is a graveyard for digital files. each file you upload will be directly streamed to /dev/null on this system, the so called null device which is a kind of nirvana or black hole in a computer system. in the process, the system selects bytes from your file and calculates a digital fingerprint, creating an online gravestone. afterwards, you may wish to delete any copies remaining on your system. you can always return to visit the grave of your file on the graveyard.
but ...? Read more »

MAINTENANCE WEB

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ponic growth sediment pods; etheric cycling; astral healing routines... Launch project

Jennifer and Kevin McCoy are collaborators who reside in New York City. In 1997, at the invitation of The Thing, New York, they produced a large-scale net art site entitled MAINTENANCE WEB , made in collaboration with Torsten Burns. This project explored themes of tedium and endless maintenance--situations that technological process can engender.

The Possible Ties Between Illness and Success

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The Possible Ties Between Illness And Success (SV) 2006 from carlo zanni on Vimeo.

AUTHOR: Carlo Zanni CAST: Stefania Orsola Garello | Ignazio Oliva WORDS*: John Haskell MUSIC: Music composed and performed by Gabriel Yared Director of Photography: Aldo Di Marcantonio 1st Camera Assistant: Marco Pasquini 2nd Camera Assistant: Melania Cacucci Editing: Luca Mandrile Sound Design: Bruno Ventura Mix: Claudio Toselli Makeup Artist: Esmé Sciaroni Executive Producer: VOSTOK Film Code: Agustin Garzon Mason Voice off Eng: John Haskell recorded by Latif Mix Voice off Ita: Stefania Orsola Garello, recorded by Bruno Ventura

Qrime

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"Qrime is a set of short animations created in part to be shown on the web and some others now modified to be seen as short animations in video.

Qrime series express our particular view of the roll of violence in the society and its manifold relationship to human nature.

Considering that many of the fundamental motives behind the social problematic of violence in primitive societies seem to be still effective in our times. We have contemplated the words of those authors whose work we think has contributed to the insight into questions of violence as manifested in primitive legends and myths.

By depicting each theme from an aggresively digital visual style our goal is to relate the contemporary viewer to the inalterability of his own humanities", Motomichi Nakamura

Qrime.com is as url no longer available. But the animations are saved by Archiv.digitalcraft.org"

Aether9

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Launch project

Aether9 is a collaborative art project exploring the field of realtime video transmission. It was initiated in May 2007 during a workshop at the Mapping Festival in Geneva, Switzerland. Developed by an international group of visual artists and collectives working in different locations (Europe, North and South America) and communicating solely through the Internet, Aether9 is a framework for networked video/audio performance, and the collaborative development of dramarturgical rules particular to Internet modes of communication.

The system functions as an open platform for participants of any technical level to transmit imagery in real-time and interact through a structured narrative performance questioning the issues of presence/absence, remote/local, identity and intimacy in the context of the electronic space.

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NEWS

Today, Too I Experienced Something I Hope to Understand in a Few Days

Today, Too I Experienced Something I Hope to Understand in a Few Days

An art project by James Coupe, commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices. The project is site-specific to Barrow-in-Furness and the first artwork to be made inside Facebook.

A site-specific artwork that auto-generates films based upon narrative data collected from Facebook profiles. Using a combination of status updates, YouTube uploads and video portraits, the work looks at people in Barrow-in-Furness from a range of different perspectives, each one a form of surveillance. Read more »

Structure

From Brainstormlab
a Dance video by David Terranova en Plaster (music)

A Short Film about War

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A Short Film about War is a narrative documentary artwork made entirely from information found on the worldwide web. In ten minutes this two screen movie takes viewers around the world to a variety of war zones as seen through the collective eyes of the online photo sharing community Flickr, and as witnessed by a variety of existing military and civilian bloggers.

As the ostensibly documentary 'film' plays itself out on one screen, a second screen logs the provenance of images, blog fragments and GPS locations of each element comprising the work, so that the same information is simultaneously communicated to the viewer in two parallel formats -on one hand as a dramatised reportage and on the other hand as a text log. The artists offer this tautology in an attempt to explore and reveal the way in which information changes as it is gathered, edited and then mediated through networked communications technologies or broadcast media, and how that changes and distorts meaning -especially for the world's users of high speed broadband networks, who have become used to the treacherously persuasive panoptic view that Google Earth (and the worldwide web) appears to give us.

Now showing on Tank.tv:

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This March tank.tv will be exhibiting a selection of nine videos made between 2001 and 2009 by the artist Aurélien Froment.

Without reducing Froment’s work to ineffectual buzzwords it is safe to say that both process and situation both have central roles within his oeuvre. Working through the thematic prisms of play, theatre and architecture Froment allows himself to take a magpie approach to the specifics of art and culture as subject matter. This scope takes in Friedrich Froebel’s building blocks for children, Frank Lloyd Wright, knot-making, Kazimir Malevich and lazy stage prompters, amongst many others. This range of foci is held together by assonance, rather than archetype and the gentle tide is always back to process, learning and the potent pregnancy of situation. Read more »

ADM Tries to Take Down Funny Video; Big Business Has No Solutions; Now What?

ADM Tries to Take Down Funny Video; Big Business Has No Solutions; Now What?

A legal complaint from agribusiness giant ADM has resulted in the removal from Youtube of a fake video of ADM's CEO making over-honest pronouncements.

The Yes Men Last week, the filmmaking team behind The End of Poverty? partnered with the Yes Men to create a parallel, imaginary World Economic Forum in which world leaders came up with real solutions to poverty. The leaders seemed, in a series of videos, to be supporting a set of initiatives based on 10 Solutions to End Poverty, a petition for which the filmmakers are trying to get ten million signatures by the end of 2010. Read more »

Furtherfield februari issue

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"Dragon's Eye Fourth Anniversary" (feature)
Over the past 4 years, Dragon's Eye has established itself as a resource for the enquiring listener seeking experimental ambient and sound art. Its 4th anniversary is marked by Flowers, compiling label veterans and newcomers, and which, with five other still fresh releases, prompts a timely mini profile.
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feature by Alan Lockett

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