net-art

is art which uses the Internet as its primary medium or platform

WINNERS OF THE THIRD ANNUAL PRIX NET ART

Submitted by net-art on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 13:13

JURY STATEMENT
For the last three years, Rhizome and Chronus Art Center (Shanghai) have partnered to present the Prix Net Art, a cash prize that goes to artists who are committed to working online and who represent important directions in contemporary net art practice. In the past, two artists have been awarded, but this year, after much deliberation, the jury—comprising Zhang Ga, Artistic Director of Chronus Art Center, Distinguished Professor at China Central Academy of Fine Arts; Lauren Cornell, Associate Director of Technology Initiatives and Curator at the New Museum; Christiane Paul, Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at the New School and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art; and Aria Dean, assistant curator of net art and digital culture at Rhizome—elected to recognize three recipients, each of whom will receive $5,000.

After considering a rich field of candidates nominated by the general public and invited expert nominators, the jury selected two artists and an artist duo who represent differently formulated but intersecting concerns and directions in the field of net art.

P!R4T3_ P0RN0_ M4T3R!AL (NSFW)

P!R4T3_ P0RN0_ M4T3R!AL

Problemizing Porn Reading and Consumption…..
[appropriation] via “save as”+ screen-capturing / [remixxxing] via
databending >>> [producing]
&& [problemizing] distribution and consumption {of porn} via dirty new
media DIY practices
focusing on professional and amateur players in the realm of cyber sex
&& pornography, the various (sub)-realities
canalized&connected&&defined by communication toolz & peculiar
languages influenced by the ever growing and dynamic and and
shapeshifting inter(net)worked
social/political//economical///technological scenarios.
"I wished to make porn loops accessible via URL (browser) and QR-Code (stickers) for tablet and smartphone screens, the new peep show digital mobile devices, approaching gifs as Stan Brakhage approached films and approach porn as Lasse Braun did it producing film loops but, this is not the golden age of porn, Red Link District, as well as Pirate Porno Material 1&&2, are gif loops from the dark age of porn.
Thoughts about pornography….."

More links to his work and who is Dom Bara

it's doing it / it did it

It’s doing it is an online group exhibition of computer generated images that autonomously updates on a daily basis over the course of 45 days. All of the works in the show are instruction-based artworks expressed through computer programs written by the artists. These programs generate new images once daily that can be viewed on the website. Each instantiation of the show, while being similar to the previous and following ones, is unique, emphasizing the expressive, data-driven, and intelligent possibilities of randomness for art creation in the context of the digital. Previous iterations of each artwork can be seen by changing the date in the top right of this page. Launch this project.

Catalog of Internet Artists Clubs

Submitted by net-art on Sat, 04/23/2016 - 11:28

Websites in the catalog are categorized as either surf clubs, art clubs, or related sites. The term surf club originated from the Nasty Nets group blog tagline "Internet Surfing Club," and is often used to describe group artist blogs where the prevailing subject is internet culture and aesthetics and where lines are blurred between the roles of artist, curator, and archivist. Launch project

IDN

Submitted by net-art on Sat, 03/19/2016 - 15:19

Launch http://idn.jodi.org/
internationalized domain name (IDN)

multi-byte Unicode
public UnicodeSet getNumberRepresentatives(String identifier) {
int cp;
UnicodeSet numerics = new UnicodeSet();
for (int i = 0; i < identifier.length(); i += Character.charCount(i)) {
cp = Character.codePointAt(identifier, i);
// Store a representative character for each kind of decimal digit
switch (UCharacter.getType(cp)) {
case UCharacterCategory.DECIMAL_DIGIT_NUMBER:
// Just store the zero character as a representative for comparison.
// Unicode guarantees it is cp - value.
numerics.add(cp - UCharacter.getNumericValue(cp));
break;
case UCharacterCategory.OTHER_NUMBER:
case UCharacterCategory.LETTER_NUMBER:
throw new IllegalArgumentException("Should not be in identifiers.");
}
}
return numerics;
}
...
UnicodeSet numerics = getMixedNumbers(String identifier);
if (numerics.size() > 1) reject(identifer, numerics);

Body Anxiety

Body Anxiety shares the varied perspectives of artists who examine gendered embodiment, performance and self-representation on the internet.

Throughout art and film history, the female body and nude has been an ongoing subject in male-authored work. More often than not, the woman’s body is capitalized on in these works while their voice is muted. From the Seventies onwards, female artists employed video and performance to reclaim their bodies from this art historical trajectory.

Today, artists use the internet as a platform to create and share their own imagery. While appropriation might be a common practice in contemporary art, using the internet as gender-queer performative space allows artists to question contemporary attitudes towards femininity.

In “Body Anxiety” Schrager and Chan have selected a collection of female-empowering artworks to present in one single location in hopes of reshaping pre-existing narrative of gendered appropriation.

My Desktop Life

Submitted by net-art on Wed, 11/19/2014 - 21:13

My Desktop Life is a new tool made to create online in a very free and personal way. It’s now on view in Art On Your Screen in ZKM Karlsruhe, who initially sponsored its creation.

With my new tool I could make several short films entirely created in a browser and displayed inside a browser. 
Here you can watch a creation I made called “This is home”.

Watch it, it’s seven minutes long and if you want to know how it’s made, follow my instructions. Notice on the left-hand top corner a very small check box, click on it, and see the film editor at work. Don’t hesitate to play with it and modify whatever you want in order to understand the functioning.
This prototype of an online editor is an opening for new opportunities of creations inside a browser.
 I’m currently working on the interface that will let user create with the use of the same tool as mine.
Next year, you will hear more about it.
 So stay tuned.

With MyDesktopLife, it is just the beginning of a long story of online creation.
Martine Neddam
http://neddam.org/

Copies

"There was this art website called Hell.com that had no public access. In February ’99 Rhizome subscribers received an invitation and password to see the new exhibition. During the opening we copied the whole show and published it on our website without restrictions. Our action upset Hell.com and lead to a cease-and-desist request. While Hell.com recently ceased to exist, our version remained visible ever since." 0100101110101101.ORG, Copies

Re-move

"The pieces on www.re-move.org are an attempt to articulate mathematical and natural principles below a visual surface in an enjoyable and sometimes playful way. People should be able to get their own ideas about the pieces and involve themselves without having any preconception of how to watch or how to "use" the pieces - that's why there are no instructions or any guidelines. Depending of the used formulas and also depending on who is watching/playing around, the results of the created images and/or sounds will always be different - in that sense, the user can also be seen as an additional random-factor in the code which can help to create a more or less "organic" result."

// Lia, July 2001

Expunction: memory is there to deceive.

Expunction is a project by mobile Internet communicator Igor Štromajer. Between 11 May and 16 June 2011, Štromajer, a pioneer of net art both in Slovenia and worldwide, ritually deleted a number of his classical net art works produced between 1996 and 2007. He expunged one net art project per day, permanently deleting it from his online server, so that the projects are no longer available at the Intima Virtual Base. He deleted 37 net art works altogether, amounting to 3,288 files or 101.72 MB.