Posts for June 2007

GameScenes: Art in the Age of Videogames

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Edited by Matteo Bittanti and Domenico Quaranta, this volume provides a detailed overview of the emerging field of Game Art, examining the complex interaction and intersection of art and videogames.

Text in English and Italian.

Video and computer game technologies have opened up new possibilities for artistic creation, distribution, and appreciation. In addition to projects that might conventionally be described as Internet Art, Digital Art or New Media Art, there is now a wide spectrum of work by practitioners that crosses the boundaries between various disciplines and practices. The common denominator is that all these practitioners use digital games as their tools or source of inspiration to make art. They are called Game Artists.

GameScenes. Art in the Age of Videogames explores the rapidly expanding world of Game Art in the works of over 30 international artists. Included are several milestones in this field, as well as some lesser known works. In addition to the editors' critical texts, the book contains contributions from a variety of international scholars that illustrate, explain, and contextualize the various artifacts.

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Originally posted on networked_performance by Rhizome


AUTOMATIC UPDATE AT THE MOMA!

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The momentum of the dot-com era infused media art with a heady energy, artists, many switching from analog to digital equipment, tried their hands at a range of newly invented art forms. They built interactive installations, electronic publishing networks, and art for the Internet. Technology evolved so fast that in some cases an art form may have disappeared while an artist's work was still in the making.

By the year 2000, this quasi-revolutionary aura had dissipated and media art had settled into the mainstream. Automatic Update features several installations from this later period. They are mature works that ease the somber mood of the times with entertaining presentations. Nevertheless, their humor does not soften their biting commentary on our social milieu. What at one time was Pop art has now become pop life.

The exhibition is organized by Barbara London, Associate Curator, Department of Media.

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This exhibition includes work by Cory Arcangel, Xu Bing, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, and Paul Pfeiffer. The show's website features a plethora of web-based addenda, and info on screenings and other public events. ~mo

Originally posted on Art Blog by Rhizome


Live Stage: LoVid at Roulette [NYC]

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lovid.jpgRoulette: LoVid :: June 23, 2007; 8:30 pm :: 20 Greene St. (between Canal and Grand) 2 blocks west of Broadway :: $15 at the Door :: Harvestworks, DTW members, students, seniors: $10 :: Roulette & Location One, members free :: Reservations: 212.219.8242.

LoVid explores signal and memory through media crossing interdisciplinary projects. At Roulette the duo composed of Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus will perform with their homemade audio/video synthesizers Sync Armonica and Coat of Embrace. These sculptural instruments materialize LoVid’s signature wireful interactions with technology while generating enveloping and mesmerizing audio/video environments. The synthesizers were developed during a residency at Eyebeam in 2005 with additional support from Experimental TV Center’s Finishing Funds supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, and by mediaThe foundation.

LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus) overwhelms the senses with new media in their performances, videos, objects, and installations. LoVid has toured the US and Europe extensively performing, exhibiting, and lecturing at The Neuberger Museum, The Butler Institute of American Art , Evolution Festival (UK), The Kitchen, RISD, Mass Art, Kansas City Art Institute, University of Wisconsin, Futuresonic Festival (UK), The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Ocularis, The Happy Lion, and Institute of Contemporary Art London among many others. LoVid has been artist in residence at Eyebeam, Harvestworks, iEAR, Alfred University, and Stevens Institute of Technology, has received grants and awards from Experimental TV Center, NYSCA, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and Greenwall Foundation, and is a free103Point9 transmission artist. LoVid has recently received a commission for new web-based project from Turbulence.org.

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Originally posted on Networked Music Review by helen


Raw Bits micro.Fests

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Festival r4wb1t5 (raw bits)
Experimental Electronics

Mexico D.F.
June 20 - 24 , 2007
Centro Multimedia, CENART.
Casa Vecina
Centro Cultural La Piramide.

The r4WB1t5 micro.Fests in Mexico City will build contextualized, temporary and contingent social structures in the forms of interconnected New Media Art Festivals, Sound Art Events, Social Software, Open Networks of Collaboration and Realtime Audio and Video Performances. These handcrafted digital systems and timespaces will operate as open ports and collaborative situations. Selected artists from Chicago will inhabit these open sourced software architectures hosted by institutions, organizations and individuals in Mexico City. Artists in Mexico City will collaborate and continue conversations initiated by the MEXICAN r4wb1t5 macro..Fest hosted in Chicago during April 2006.

r4WB1t5 micro.Fests are international, decentralized, self-organized and independent festivals of raw bits of digital art and dirty new media. (A) r4WB1t5 micro.Fest is itself an open platform or framework for creating these events in alternative and conversational contexts such as bars, basements, lofts, art spaces, apartments, galleries, online video game environments and other networked spaces. (A) r4WB1t5 micro.Fests extend out of and feeds back into DaDaist, Situationist, Fluxist, punk, digital art and New Media theorypractices, histories, possibilities and positionalities. (A) r4WB1t5 micro.Fests are always free and open collaborative projects, available to anyone interested in self-organizing Digital Arts and dirty New Media.

Programme http://r4wb1t5mexico.blogspot.com/

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Originally posted on del.icio.us/ana.otero by ana.otero


recommended by supercentral:

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jill magid is having a solo show at gagosian on madison ave, starting the 27th of June.

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Originally posted on supercentral by Rhizome


Viva Vivoleum

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Collective efforts to expose injustice and systemic hypocrisy manifest in many different forms. Some people take to the street, others get loud in the blogosphere, while the Yes Men head to the limelight, using web- and email-based trickery to commit sensational acts of 'identity correction,' capture media attention, and ultimately cast their targeted subjects into dubious light. In the past, the Yes Men have impersonated, representatives from Dow Chemical, McDonalds, and the World Trade Organization. On June 14th, Yes Men Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno struck again, taking the stage at Calgary's Gas and Oil Exposition, as Shepard Wolff of the National Petroleum Council and Florian Osenberg of Exxon Mobil. The featured speakers at the costly keynote luncheon, Wolff and Osenberg discussed their plans for Vivoleum, a new fuel made from the deceased human bodies of climate-change casualties. Their message had a twisted logic that doubled as harsh criticism of the oil industry: Vivoleum wouldn't help the environment but would rather ensure the oil industry wouldn't dry up. Wolff and Osenberg were forced off the stage after they began playing a video detailing their first Vivoleum experiment. (See 'Tribute to Reggie,' as well as photos and press on their site.) Their performance may not have saved the world from global warming, but it has whipped the press into a frenzy of activity, and the Internet into a cacophony of discussion. The Yes Men have proved, yet again, that two regular guys can put a wrench in big power machinery, with the aid of faked websites and rented suits. In the words of artist and Rhizomer Pall Thayer, 'Viva Vivoleum!' - Lauren Cornell

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An Army of Macs Powers Brian Eno's Scuptures of Sight and Sound

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This weekend, the Long Now Foundation will host the North American debut of 77 Million Paintings, a new digital art installation by renowned visual artist and musician Brian Eno. The stunning works are a combination of constantly evolving images and sounds, all controlled by a massive bank of Macintosh desktop computers humming behind the scenes.

To create the digital sculptures, Eno generated a number of colorful digital slides and developed special software to display the images as randomly overlapping, constantly moving patterns of color and light. He also composed and collected various ambient sounds to be played back at random through a similar software application. The results are projected onto the walls or displayed on arrays of flat screen monitors.

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Originally posted on Wired Art by Rhizome


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Originally posted on del.icio.us/53os by 53os


Massive Links: Terence Koh Edition!

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Artist Terrence Koh exhibits excellent use of a default photoshop gradiant. Via: kohbunny.com

Terence Koh makes a lot of work, and not all of it is good. Peruse bunny holes though, the blog-like portion of his website, and you’re bound find some net art worth your time. I’ve compiled a list of some of the more awesome works I found on the site, and invite readers to add any additional links they find in the comments section for later reposting. Also, for those who enjoy a little cock from time to time, I’ve included a few of these pieces for good measure. As I recently noted; we’re not sporting nearly enough of that kind of thing around here!

Gerhart Richter meet Millie Vanilli (or Girl, You Know It’s True)
Men of the Internet meet The “WHITE PEOPLE” Wallpaper here today!
Craiglist meet 18 year horny male seeking same, (or ADVANCE OF ADVANCE)
A very slow cat slideshow (or 100 sentimental images of my cat)
SERGEI from the Romanian Olympics Running Team

BONUS LINK

Straight from Terence Koh at The Saatchi Gallery website:

The Darth Vader Toilet!

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Originally posted on Art Fag City by Rhizome


Kiln by Philippe Faujas

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French-born, Barcelona-based sound designer and artist, Philippe Faujas presents Kiln, a multi-form sound artwork presented as downloadable software, online flash composition and presumably as a physical installation (?), composed with sounds from SoundTransit.nl, where selected cycles of audio interspersed with silence, play back from multiple speakers in a darkened room with concert seating. The sounds are all creative commons licensed. Included are:

Derek Holzer (Binaural Tunnel Study, Binaural rainstorm, Seto song) * Yannick Dauby (Bats-Echolocation) * Planktone (Industry 2, Windmill) * Cedric Peyronnet (Fences And Wind) * Dallas Simpson (Binaural Environmental) * Nick Mariette (Wisdom Tooth Extraction In Binaural) * John Tenny (Desert Wind In The Hall) [via Sonic Surrounds]

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Originally posted on Networked Music Review by jo