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DIAN Announcement for November

  • Deadline:
    Oct. 31, 2002, 1 a.m.

DIAN - Digital Interactive Artists' Network




DIAN - Digital Interactive Artists' Network -
Our focus for the month of November is DOMIZIANA GIORDANO and REINER
STRASSER. We proudly present their work:

"The Doorman"


"The doorman" is an interactive, 'photo-cinematic' flash piece, created
with documentary photos of the subject shot over two months. Like
insert-cuts in films, the sequences can be played over time and arranged
in your mind.

A doorman spends his days in the dark of his lodge. His chair gives onto
a wall at one corner of the entrance hall. He cannot have an entire view
unless he stands on the sill of his porter's office window. Like the
doorman of a theatre who cannot enjoy the show, the doorman sits in his
lodge, just witnessing other people passing by.

This doorman though, can only hear people entering and leaving the
building. His contact with the world outside is limited to the screen of
a small black and white TV he watches all day long and the letters and
pictures of a newspaper.

He hears someone else's life, he watches someone else's life. Time and
life is passing by him. Is he really alive? To live in the dark of a
lodge. Was this his intentional choice or was it the only job he could

How much the architect's design of the location interferes with the
wasting of the doorman's life?

DIAN - Digital Interactive Artists' Network - is a network for artists
who are seriously involved in using Internet technology in the domain of
contemporary art.

We are deeply interested in artists working in this field. Artists
working with the web, the net and related domains, please submit your
work here:

Visit DIAN and explore what can be done on the Internet.

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