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This year, Rhizome plans to upgrade our online archive of internet and new media art, the ArtBase. Founded in 1999, this archive currently holds over 2,400 works of art that represent a myriad of of new media art forms, genres and aesthetics. Our goal is to make the ArtBase a more rewarding place for artists to archive their work and a more valuable resource for curators, students and anyone who wants to learn about this field of art, its history and current directions.
Feedback from members and participating artists is essential to the staff as we work to plot out the new ArtBase. Email us your thoughts (email@example.com), leave comments here or, best yet, fill out this handy survey we've created by August 24th.
ASDF, the joint collaboration between Mylinh Trieu Nguyen and David Horvitz, announced a new project yesterday, S.A.S.E.. Adopting the format of the self-addressed stamped envelope, where the receiving party sends an empty envelope to the sender in order to obtain a reply, potential viewers of the ten email-based exhibitions must send an email request to ASDF to receive the show in their inbox. Each exhibition contains a statement, a works list, and a selection of images. Many of the exhibitions read much like art projects, such as Michael Mandiberg's "FDIC Insured" in which the artist assembles the corporate logos for banks recently closed by the recession, found from images searches and the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. Image searches figure into Jess Wilcox's "Discovery of Orange" as well, a show that loosely collects images referring to the color in an effort to illustrate its artificial manufacturing. The results fluctuate from Vincent Van Gogh's Cafe Terrace at Night to a photograph of construction cones to the Nickelodeon logo. ASDF are offering 11" x 17" prints of the email exhibitions as well, but only through - you guessed it - a self-addressed stamped envelope.