Virtual and Tangible

Low-fi, the makers of the Net Art Locator, began commissioning works of net art in 2003. For their second round of "Low-fi Commissions" they teamed up with Iliyana Nedkova, the Associate Curator of the Stills Gallery in Edinburgh, and Sneha Solanki to choose five new works of network-based art to produce in 2005. The call for proposals specified that the projects would culminate in an exhibition of physical objects in the gallery at Stills, one of Edinburgh's arts centers (or centres) specializing in photographic and new media. This year's commissions include works by Mauricio Arango (Colombia/US), Cavan Convery (UK), James Coupe (UK), Radarboy (South Africa/Japan), Kate Rich (UK), and the UK Museum of Ordure (UK). The works in the show deal with themes such as media representation and recycling. Opening August 6 and running through October 2, this collaboration between the artists, Low-fi, and Stills points to the growing integration of so-called new media and what might be termed old venues, including drinks and a 7-9 pm period of celebration. - Sara Greenberger