alexandra reill
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after ten years of film business alexandra reill focused on the development of experimenteal new media projects and - with a special view on interactive dramaturgies - transported all activities to the online platform kanonmedia, orginally founded in 1996 as the gallery kanon, situated in vienna / austria. today kanonmedia serves as a networking / content providing / exhibition platform for innovative & experimental new media projects as much as for the presentation of inhouse productions.
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Re: invitation to participate: your favorite four letter words


life

cheers, a
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----- Original Message -----
From: "D. Jean Hester" <jenajunk@hotmail.com>
To: <ivan@ivanpope.com>; <neil@devoid.co.uk>; <list@rhizome.org>
Cc: <marc.garrett@furtherfield.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 6:43 PM
Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
letter words

> so i should just go through the rhizome list and add all four letter names
> then? oh, but i need to add "eryk" twice... ;)
>
> -- D. Jean Hester
> www.divestudio.org
> Interviewer: "Must an artist be a programmer to make truly original online
> art?"
> John Simon: "Truly original? You Modernist! Whether you make art or not,
> understanding programming is an amazing understanding."
> from "Code as Creative Writing: An Interview with John Simon"
>
>
>
>
>
> >From: "Ivan Pope" <ivan@ivanpope.com>
> >Reply-To: "Ivan Pope" <ivan@ivanpope.com>
> >To: "neil jenkins" <neil@devoid.co.uk>, "rhizome" <list@rhizome.org>
> >CC: "marc.garrett" <marc.garrett@furtherfield.org>
> >Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
> >letter words
> >Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 06:20:11 +0100
> >
> >ivan &/or pope
> >
> >
> >--
> >Ivan Pope
> >ivan@ivanpope.com
> >www.ivanpope.com
> >www.tochki-inc.com
> >
> >"Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death"
> >Hunter S. Thompson
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "neil jenkins" <neil@devoid.co.uk>
> >To: "rhizome" <list@rhizome.org>
> >Cc: "marc.garrett" <marc.garrett@furtherfield.org>
> >Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 12:32 PM
> >Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
> >letter words
> >
> >
> > > neil
> > >
> > > :)
> > >
> > >
> > > On Thursday, April 17, 2003, at 11:40 am, marc.garrett wrote:
> > >
> > > > mine is 'marc'
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >>
> > > >> "Eryk" is my favorite four letter word.
> > > >>
> > > >> -e.
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> ----- Original Message -----
> > > >> From: "D. Jean Hester" <jenajunk@hotmail.com>
> > > >> To: <list@rhizome.org>
> > > >> Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 4:08 PM
> > > >> Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
> > > >> letter
> > > >> words
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>> Hey Rhizomers,
> > > >>>
> > > >>> I'd like to ask you to contribute/participate in my latest
> > > >>> collaborative-participative-what-the-hell-is-it-ART-THANG. (FYI,
I
> > > >>> have
> > > >>> included my bio at the end of this email.)
> > > >>>
> > > >>> It's SO EASY: send me a list of your favorite four letter words
(as
> > > > many
> > > >> or
> > > >>> as few as you want). Yeah, and remember, four letter doesn't have
> >to
> > > > mean
> > > >>> f*ck, sh*t, d*mn, although those certainly are glorious four
letter
> > > > words.
> > > >>> Hand, post, June, list, dive, chow, Oslo, poke are all perfectly
> > > >> reasonable
> > > >>> four letter words as well.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> The words will be used in a video installation planned for a
> > > >>> music/video/art/dance-like-crazy-people event at the Hollywood
> > > >>> Athletic
> > > >> Club
> > > >>> in Los Angeles for May 17. The words will be placed in a
database,
> > > >>> and
> > > >>> reconfigured in odd random pairings based on an algorithm, along
> >with
> > > > odd
> > > >>> random pairings of video footage.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Thanks, and send those words in to jenajunk@hotmail.com! I need a
> > > >>> lot
> > > > of
> > > >>> them...
> > > >>>
> > > >>> BIO: <warning: art jargon ahead>
> > > >>> D. Jean Hester is a media artist living in Los Angeles,
California,
> > > > whose
> > > >>> work combines programming, databases, film and video to create
> > > > interactive
> > > >>> pieces for both physical installations and online platforms.
Hester
> > > >> wishes
> > > >>> to involve users as active, thinking, engaged
> > > >>> participant-collaborators
> > > > in
> > > >>> the creation of art. Her work explores the nature of
interactivity
> > > >>> and
> > > >>> audience/user participation, and what happens when a work is no
> > > >>> longer a
> > > >>> stand-alone authored environment with a tightly controlled
> > > > author-defined
> > > >>> outcome, but when the users themselves are
> >contributing/collaborating
> > > >>> through the use of interactivity (be it physical real-world
> > > >>> performative
> > > >>> actions or interaction with a database or some other program). In
> > > >>> this
> > > >>> scenario the artist's intention is only part of the puzzle - the
art
> > > > does
> > > >>> not exist until it is engaged. Without a user as a contributor,
it
> > > >>> is
> > > >> only
> > > >>> a potentiality - not an actuality. Her work has been shown in
> > > >>> numerous
> > > >>> exhibits, festivals, and screenings in the United States, Canada,
> >and
> > > >>> Mexico, and can be seen online at www.divestudio.org.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> -- D. Jean Hester
> > > >>> www.divestudio.org
> > > >>> Interviewer: "Must an artist be a programmer to make truly
original
> > > > online
> > > >>> art?"
> > > >>> John Simon: "Truly original? You Modernist! Whether you make art
or
> > > >>> not,
> > > >>> understanding programming is an amazing understanding."
> > > >>> from "Code as Creative Writing: An Interview with John Simon"
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
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DISCUSSION

Re: Mesopotamia. Babylon. The Tigris and Euphrates


yes marc, i was feeling this when listening to the news this morning ... it=
's so sad

love, a
----- Original Message -----
From: marc.garrett
To: list@rhizome.org
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2003 10:58 AM
Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: Mesopotamia. Babylon. The Tigris and Euphrates

Mesopotamia. Babylon. The Tigris and Euphrates

How many children, in how many classrooms, over how many centuries, have =
hang-glided through the past, transported on the wings of these words? And =
now the bombs are falling, incinerating and humiliating that ancient civili=
sation

Arundhati Roy
Wednesday April 2, 2003
The Guardian

On the steel torsos of their missiles, adolescent American soldiers scraw=
l colourful messages in childish handwriting: For Saddam, from the Fat Boy =
Posse. A building goes down. A marketplace. A home. A girl who loves a boy.=
A child who only ever wanted to play with his older brother's marbles.

On March 21, the day after American and British troops began their illega=
l invasion and occupation of Iraq, an "embedded" CNN correspondent intervie=
wed an American soldier. "I wanna get in there and get my nose dirty," Priv=
ate AJ said. "I wanna take revenge for 9/11."

To be fair to the correspondent, even though he was "embedded" he did sor=
t of weakly suggest that so far there was no real evidence that linked the =
Iraqi government to the September 11 attacks. Private AJ stuck his teenage =
tongue out all the way down to the end of his chin. "Yeah, well that stuff'=
s way over my head," he said.

According to a New York Times/CBS News survey, 42 per cent of the America=
n public believes that Saddam Hussein is directly responsible for the Septe=
mber 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. And an ABC news=
poll says that 55 per cent of Americans believe that Saddam Hussein direct=
ly supports al-Qaida. What percentage of America's armed forces believe the=
se fabrications is anybody's guess.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Print/0,3858,4638796,00.html

DISCUSSION

Re: Prix Ars Electronica 2003 Call for Entry!


it has been announced for a months; but the online submission has been
extended until 25th of march recently.

cheers, a

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rachel Greene" <rachel@rhizome.org>
To: <list@rhizome.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2003 10:45 PM
Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Prix Ars Electronica 2003 Call for Entry!

> is it just me, or should they have been posting about this deadline
sooner?
> or have I just completely missed their previous announcements?.... rachel
>
>
> > Prix Ars Electronica 2003 - Competition for CyberArts
> > Welcome to participate!
> >
> > The deadline for the entry is March 20, 2003 (postmarked)
> >
> > For the 17th time, the Austrian Broadcasting Company, Upper Austrian
Regional
> > Studio, as the organizer of the Prix Ars Electronica, invites artists,
> > scientists, researchers and developers from all over the world to
participate
> > in the annual CYBERARTS competition in the categories:
> >
> > Computer Animation, Net Vision / Net Excellence, Interactive Art and
Digital
> > Musics.
> >
> > The total prize money for the Prix Ars Electronica 2003 amounts to Euro
> > 100,000 (USD 98,650 app).
> >
> > If you are interested to participate please send us your work. Detailed
> > information and registration forms are available online:
http://prixars.orf.at
> >
> > Should you have any questions as a participant in the category Net
Vision /
> > Net Excellence, please feel free to contact: iris.mayr@orf.at
> >
> > Please forward this information to interested parties!
> >
> > best
> > iris
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DISCUSSION

Re: No "NO WAR"


participating in the idea of changing the index through spreading the word
of the idea on our index and via email and interrupting all site activities
... www.kanonmedia.com
cheers, a
ps: great initiative!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eryk Salvaggio" <eryk@maine.rr.com>
To: <list@rhizome.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 8:17 PM
Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: No "NO WAR"

>
>
> I can't say I know what the right thing to do about the war is, as an
> artist. But as an editor I've always had a fairly good idea. After 9/11 I
> kept 1000 Ridiculous Tragedies going because I figured the diversion and
> constancy was what the world needed, now, I feel the exact opposite, and
> have put up a strike page. I didn't use the future farmers template
because
> I feel like the slogan "NO WAR" is really kind of obvious, I don't know
that
> anyone consciously "wants" war besides a few 15 year old kids who watch
the
> news after playing "First Strike" for a few hours. I think the people who
> support the war are people that think that the war is "a neccessary evil."
> And of course, the deep seated subconscious bloodlust innate in the
majority
> of human beings is not something that can be reached by anyone but
> themselves, even if people have no idea about that and no idea of where to
> start "looking" in order to get rid of that. [Not to mention, personally,
> the task of finding my own empathy- why it is that I say "I need to do
> something about this" but never actually do anything about it, why I
pretend
> I can "change the world" without touching it.]
>
> So my index consists of letters from Rachel Corrie, lifted from the
> Guardian. [Rachel Green had sent me the link.] Not just because she is a
> martyr- which is something I am worried about perpetuating- but because
they
> are really well written first hand accounts of what is going on over
> there.While the Palestinian / Israeli conflict has little to directly do
> with the war on Saddam, it was still Rachel Corrie- as per my last post-
> that made me realize I wasn't doing anything, not really, and to try to be
> authentic in who I was and how I presented myself, and to try to abandon
the
> bits of who I am that are fraudulent. Which is a whole lot, and I think
> that's true of everyone, but that is what war is about.
>
> This war is probably, really, not about oil or money or revenge, so much
as
> it is about neither the USA or the Iraqi government being willing to
accept
> that they are caught up in thier own ego agendas, the American Government
> refusing to admit its embargos are killing children, and the Iraqi
> Government refusing to admit they are a smaller, less powerful part of the
> world than they desire. You have these denials in place up and down the
> board in people, the secretaries and the phone operators, as well as the
> presidents and representatives, all wanting to believe they are working
for
> the side that stands for and does "the right thing." And I am not
suggesting
> relativity, or that everything is subjective, I'm saying this denial gets
in
> the way of accepting what they're actually doing. Neither side can admit
> this, so there will be violence to determine who is to blame for violence.
> The winner gets to look thier best in whatever instance the theatre is
> played out on in thier heads.
>
> The fact that entire governments get swept up into these games that are
> usually played out only in one on one relationships is a dangerous sign of
> what "solidarity" and "speaking with one voice" can do on a global scale.
> Which is why I don't want to start any mass movements or take part in
them,
> particularly one with a single minded message of "who is right, who is
> wrong," which is what the "NO WAR" banner does. What about our role in the
> war? What about our indirect support of the governments involved? If we
were
> dedicated to ending war, there are a lot of things I could do, but I don't
> do them because they are uncomfortable.
>
> So I am not putting up the "No War" banner because I don't want to simply
> satiate myself. I want to actually work on finding the ways I indirectly
> support war- and this is in my finances and my taxes, as well as it is in
my
> own brain and my own relationships with others, instead of masking that up
> with simple slogans and peace "actions". I have always been good at
> pretending I am peaceful, pretending I am concerned, pretending I "do the
> right things" or that I "do more than most people so it's okay." I mean
> that's blindness, really. And I feel that, quite simply put, the only
> "action" I can take at this level- since I am still driven by the need to
> "do something", is to get people to ask themselves honest questions with
me,
> and to find the truth of who they are when it comes to this one subject.
And
> I can't even do that, really, but Rachel Corrie can, so I'm giving up that
> tiny little part of the internet, that part of my "voice time," to let her
> do it, and I am hoping that that is the right thing to do, while I sort
this
> stuff out for myself.
>
> -e.
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "t.whid" <twhid@mteww.com>
> To: <list@rhizome.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 9:39 AM
> Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: NO WAR campaign
>
>
> > archive of this post:
> > http://www.mteww.com/cgi/mtaa-rr.pl/twhid/ff_nowar.html
> >
> > NO WAR campaign
> > And why MTEWW.com won't be taking part.
> >
> > FutureFarmers have replaced their homepage with an anti-war homepage
> > that says simply 'NO WAR' with links to resources and other 'NO WAR'
> > pages.
> >
> > I can't put mteww.com into the campaign because I don't believe in
> > the ideology behind the message. The <title> of the page reads "NO
> > BLOOD FOR OIL AND PROFIT!!!", I believe this is an overly simplistic
> > view of our current situation and a dangerous view to espouse. I
> > don't oppose the war for pacifist or ideological reasons, I oppose it
> > for security reasons. This war is going to make the world a more
> > dangerous place IMO. Also, the simple message of 'NO WAR' would lead
> > people to believe that I oppose all wars, but I don't. Sometimes
> > violence must be met with violence in order to achieve greater aims
> > (WWII being the example that everyone drags out).
> >
> > So, the FutureFarmer's 'NO WAR' message will not replace mteww.com's
> > index page, I'm not sure if M.River agrees with me but I maintain
> > mteww.com and I feel I'm allowed to make the decision.
> >
> > I encourage anyone who agrees with the ideology to take part. IMO the
> > message was simply sloppily crafted. I want my web site to give
> > information that's a bit more complex than what can fit on a picket
> > sign.
> > --
> > <twhid>
> > http://www.mteww.com
> > </twhid>
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DISCUSSION

Re: Re: RHIZOME_RARE: Re: Rhizome @ DEAF03


lovely, marc

----- Original Message -----
From: "marc.garrett" <marc.garrett@furtherfield.org>
To: "Michael Szpakowski" <szpako@yahoo.com>
Cc: <list@rhizome.org>
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 6:19 PM
Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: Re: RHIZOME_RARE: Re: Rhizome @ DEAF03

> I agree,
>
> Obviously Net Art Clique circles do not reside on the list here...it has
> been pre-ordianed it seems - not open for discussion. May be the list
users
> are just income-based space fillers, and not necessarily people that the
> Rhizome gang wish to explore new opportunities with. I think that this is
> quite obvious really...
>
> Even if we are based in Europe, and could offer strong links and
> ideas/funding regarding such ventures. The reality is, that it is much
more
> to do with institutional connections rather than bottom up creativity.
> Therefore those who are pretty good at getting imaginative things going
but
> do not have the immediate institutional clout will be left on the
> side-lines, sounds familiar? Or grudgingly taken into the fold because
they
> are a pain the ass as a niggling enemy.
>
> To be honest, Michael - there are other ventures that are
> happening/formulating right now that we ourselves are involved in, and we
do
> not isolate anyone - whatever their backgrounds or connections. People are
> always under the deluded impression that if someone has the connections
that
> they will be useful - not always true. We are more interested in
> compassionate, explorative individuals and what they can offer on their
own
> terms with their own directed energy, this opens up avenues to make
amazing
> things happen. The beauty of creating something special is that there is
> real love generosity involved and not just connection based concepts. That
> is what makes things work - people will learn this sooner or later, to
form
> a good working relationship with others is not just by curriculum based
> snobism. We have a group right now in the UK who are getting together to
> form somethiing that people can truly feel part of, and it will
> significantly challenge insitutional 'default divide and rule'
methodology.
> If you really want to change things, you start with people - not academics
> alone. People are the source and the reason to do anything worthwhile.
Let's
> topple this cynical rome!
>
>
> daring to want a less isolationist world...
>
> marc
>
>
>
>
> >
> > <We are particularly
> > > interested in
> > > discussing the potential emergence of a Rhizome node
> > > or offshoot in Europe.>
> > Hmmm -I think I know what you mean Mark, but for those
> > of us in old Europe who've been enthusiastic
> > participants in both list and artbase for a good while
> > it might have been put perhaps a little more
> > diplomatically - it would be nice to have a discussion
> > about it on the list, or a set of proposals/thoughts
> > on the site, for those of us whom work or cash
> > precludes 'being in the Rotterdam hood'
> > best
> > Michael
> >
> >
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