In response to the events in the USA and Afghanistan, Net artist Andy Cox, currently in residence at New Pacific Studio, New Zealand, and artist and critic Amy Berk are hosting an online bed-in for peace this coming weekend. The duo will be staying in bed and fasting for 48 hours beginning at 3AM Eastern Time and invite anyone around the world to join them via webcam; Cox's and Berk's own demonstration will be webcast live to create a world community for peace.
Last night, "send + receive," an online collaboration between Canadian, American, and Austrian sound artists took place. The group performed a live, collaborative remix of music originally issued by Harvestworks, a New York City digital art organization, in both a limited edition of 500 vinyl records.
'We're Not Really Here' is a new online project created by Irish artist Conor McGarrigle, comments on the gentrification of Temple Bar, considered the "cultural quarter" of Dublin. The neighborhood was once home to artists, who now can't afford to live there. McGarrigle has created a URL that serves as a parallel universe to Temple Bar; if anyone conducts a Web search by typing "temple bar dublin's cultural quarter," she will be redirected to his site, which offers a new artwork posted every two days.
So often we think of electronic art as something ultra-post-modern. Montreal's Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology is a leading archival institution that has just launched a new section of its Web site dedicated to two pioneers of electronic art who created innovative works in the 1960s. Featuring items from the Steina and Woody Vasulka Archives, this Web resource marks the beginning of an extensive online collection of important, historical documents in the history of electronic art.
Currently on view at ZKM in Germany: CTRL [SPACE], a state-of-the-art survey of surveillance itself, as tackled in the fields of architecture, satellite imaging, digital and Net art, and more traditional forms. Exposed will be little-publicized history of analysis of the logic behind surveillance. Artists include Dillard + Scofidio and Julia Scher, and a nifty online component offers a preview-from-a-distance.
The first JavaArtist of the Year Awards have been given for the first time. Recently, the JavaMuseum honored the following three artists who exemplify creative uses of software in their Net art work: Tiia Johannson (Estonia), Jody Zellen (USA; the artist's "Ghost City" is pictured), and mez [mary-ann breeze], (Australia). The Java Museum features an online gallery that showcases...you guessed it, work that incorporates Java.