Amerika in Australia

Fans of pioneering net artist Mark Amerika will be psyched to hear that his work "Filmtext" is now on view at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne, Australia. "Filmtext" is the third installation in Amerika's trilogy, which includes 1997's "Grammatron" and 1999's "Phone:e:me." This multimedia piece is considered a work in progress and offers visitors everything from an mp3 concept album to an art e-book that can be downloaded. "Filmtext" centers loosely around a "writer/artist" who is putting information and images, culled from locations such as Japan and Hawaii, together as he assembles a new work.