Stars Fading on the Web - An Interview with Olia Lialina

Posted by Thomas Petersen | Wed Jul 13th 2005 5:58 a.m.

Stars Fading on the Web - An Interview with Olia Lialina
http://www.artificial.dk/articles/olia.htm

Artificial has previously explored how stars are used in digital
artworks (http://www.artificial.dk/articles/netstars_eng.htm). With
remarkable frequency, digital artists have used stars as aesthetic
elements in their works.

Coincidentally, stars on the web also turned out to be a great interest
of Russian artist Olia Lialina - especially the outer space backgrounds
that once adorned so many pages on the early web. Olia has dealt with
these digital stars in both her texts and artworks. Today these stars
are fading, as the host pages eventually become redesigned and the stars
removed. The disappearing stars are thus poetic examples of the state of
transience that web expressions are born into. Thomas Petersen talked to
Olia about her peculiar interest, which resulted in a discussion about
the ephemeral nature of web expressions and how to archive them.

Interview here: http://www.artificial.dk/articles/olia.htm

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