A new net art commission by YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES launches at Tate Online on 6 October 2006 (www.tate.org.uk/netart). Called 'THE ART OF SLEEP', the work explores the international art market, while its launch coincides with the latest Frieze Art Fair in London. YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES are Young-Hae Chang, a Korean woman, and Marc Voge, an American man, who live and work in Seoul. Their work is Flash based and employs a mix of animated typography, jazzy music and humour.
The artists were also invited to participate in an interview about their practice to accompany the Tate commission. In place of the standard video interview now found at Tate Online, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES chose to create a second Flash piece called 'THE ART OF SILENCE', 2006, based on a selection of the questions supplied.
An interpretive essay by Mark Tribe entitled 'An Ornithology of Net Art' accompanies the commission. Mark Tribe, an artist and curator, is Assistant Professor of Modern Culture and Media Studies at Brown University. He founded Rhizome.org, and is the author of ‘New Media Art’ (Taschen, 2006).