marcin ramocki
Since 2002
Works in brooklyn, New York United States of America

Marcin Ramocki is a new media artist living Brooklyn. His works have been exhibited at MoMa, Hirshhorn Museum, Pacific Film Archives, Art Futura, Wexner Center, ZKM, ACME Melbourne, Le Palais de Glace Buenos Aires and many more.

His recent project include the feature documentaries 8 BIT and Brooklyn DIY. Currently Marcin teaches New Media at Jersey City University. (
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"Random Access Poetics" at vertexList

Fri Mar 16, 2007 00:00 - Fri Mar 09, 2007

VertexList space has the pleasure to present “Random Access Poetics”,
featuring new media projects by:

[dNASAb], Ernesto Klar, Prize Budget for Boys and Lance Wakeling.

“Random Access Poetics” focuses on the processor-based new media work dealing with exposing invisible aspect of information. This exhibition brings together young Brooklyn new media artists and the Harlem/Toronto based collective Prize Budget for Boys.

The reception will take place on Friday, March 16th 2007, 7pm - 10pm.

In conjunction with the reception party Ms. PacMondrian will perform
"Trance Dance Seance" at 8.30pm. (free admission)

The exhibition will be on display until Sunday, April 22th 2007.

On display:


I-Pod Sculptures

The I-Pod, now being 5 years old, is deeply integrated into the lives of millions globally, and speaks of the fetishism that modern consumers have for new electronic mobile devices. [dNASAb] sees these new devices as raw materials for artistic creation. Thus the beginning of the

I-pod sculpture series. The first group are continuously looping, wall hanging, painted audio/video sculptures. The sculpture actually provides the energy, and audio components to make the I-Pod have a life and voice, It is a symbiotic relationship. Each I-Pod has its own unique custom

video and video playlists relating to the sculptural elements. [dNASAb] also has started to work directly onto the I-Pod screens sculpturally, integrating an image in motion on a two-dimensional screen is a visionary artistic precursor to the actual future technological advancements of video fabrics, holographic projection screens, and virtual reality.

Ernesto Klar

Parallel Convergence

"Convergenze parallele" is an audiovisual installation in which airborne dust particles passing through a beam of light are tracked, visualized, and sonified in real-time by a custom software system. The installation reacts to both natural and artificial air movements in the exhibition space, prompting the viewer to interact by blowing air towards the light and to observe the amplified sound-image relationships. The custom software system integrates computer vision and sound synthesis algorithms. The software pulses one electric fan with a dust receptacle that saturates the system at random intervals, and deploys a video camera to track the location of individual dust particles. This data is then translated into sound in real-time, mapping dust particles data to synthesized sound particles in a surround sound field. The visualization projected on the wall consists of an image-processed view that reveals the particles trajectory. "Convergenze parallele" explores the poetic potential of revealing and transforming the imperceptible, in the attempt to "see the invisible, or if you like, take a sounding on the incommensurable.

Prize Budget for Boys


Calderoids is an irreverent mash-up of fine art and video games, where you dodge and destroy Alexander Calder's kinetic mobiles in the triangular ship of Atari's space shooter Asteroids. The ubiquitous mobiles we hang over baby cribs were originally conceived by Calder as fanciful models of the universe: "There is of course a close alliance between physics and aesthetics." Based on a physically exact model of mobiles in space, Calderoids frees you from gravity to fly around and zap Calder's sculptures in your cosmic spacecraft.

Lance Wakeling

Study for Portrait of the Internet (static)_

Without crawlers roaming the internet and archiving links, images, and keywords, no one would have any idea how to find anything online. Search engines rely on crawlers to traverse links and chart the internet; spammers need them to harvest email addresses. My crawler is a simple creature, it makes 'slideshows' from images that people post on web pages, the images of the sites they link to, and the images of the sites linked to from there, and so on, and on. 'Study for Portrait of the Internet (static)' is a never-ending slideshow of GIF, JPG, and PNG images that runs off a modded xbox. A lot of the images that are downloaded are navigation widgets. As we move through larger landscapes of information with increasing speed, the apparatus for navigation becomes more and more the dominant component of our experience. Eventually, the experience of moving through data becomes more about interacting with the navigational apparatus and less about the environment being traversed--like the difference between riding a bicycle and piloting a jet.

Ms. PacMondrian : "Trance Dance Seance"

Inspired by the outrageous costumes and antics of 80s London club god Leigh Bowery and the exuberant theatrics of contemporary videogame cosplay, The Ms. Pac-Mondrian Trance Dance Seance Performance reincarnates Piet Mondrian's spirit through ecstatic dance. Ms. Pac- Mondrian, the psychedelic shaman, dances a burlesque to the boogie woogie sound effects
of the game. Guided by Mondrian's firm theosophical belief that he was an old soul reincarnated many times, the PBFB invite you to a kinaesthetic/synaeasthetic extravaganza to raise the dead and bring back the boogie


Paul Slocum and Cory Arcangel perform @ vertexlist

Sat Oct 14, 2006 00:00 - Sun Oct 08, 2006

DIY Computing

VertexList and Rhizome co-present a solo exhibition by Dallas-based artist Paul Slocum who turns outdated technologies, from Ataris to dot matrix printers, into expressive and technically innovative art works. Throughout all his work, variously video, sculpture, installation and sound, the artist fuses nostalgia with a critical take on the rapid obsolescence of technologies.

The opening reception will take place on Saturday, October 14th 2006, 7pm - 10pm.

The exhibition will be on display from Saturday October 14th to November 26th, 2006

A live performance by Cory Arcangel will take place at the opening reception, Saturday October 14th at 9pm

Paul Slocum's page:

Cory Arcangel's Page:

DIY Computing includes five works new and recent works. In the looping, 60 second video Time Lapse Homepage, Slocum visualizes a website’s transformation through screenshots and sound clips that shows the aesthetic evolution of his personal homepage since it was first launched in 1997. Deep House for Band &Choir (2006) is an installation that involves more than 1970 sheets of music and a loop of the music playing. He composed the piece for the instrumentation of a high school band and choir using software for house music. On DC Power Supply (2005), Slocum recreates Jr. High School book cover doodles into a power supply circuit and LEDs. In the installation Century Caller (2005), Slocum plays with memory, time, and obsolescence through telephone calls automated to play a set of melodies made with samples of my his voice. In Last Chair (2006), Slocum performs as a violin player at an Elton John concert waiting to join in at the end of the chorus -- or rather as what he believe this person might be like. In this piece, and throughout his work, Slocum exacts a slight modification of a pop cultural artifact through a gesture that is both personal and also broadly resonant.

ABOUT RHIZOME: Rhizome is a leading online platform for the global new media art community. Our programs support the presentation, creation and preservation of contemporary art that uses new technologies in significant ways. Rhizome is an affiliate of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.

ABOUT VERTEXLIST: vertexList is an artist-run space in Williamsburg Brooklyn, founded in 2003 with a mission of supporting emerging media artists. vertexList seeks artwork conceptually involved in exposing the codes of post-capitalist culture, both via new and traditional media. vertexlist is named after the property of a vector image which holds all numerical information about the image.

VertexList gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday 2pm - 6 pm, or by appointment.

We are located between Graham and Manhattan Avenues on Bayard St. For more info

please visit our website or call 646 258 3792.


8 BIT: world premiere at Moma

Sat Oct 07, 2006 00:00 - Mon Sep 18, 2006


a documentary about art and video games
Premiering October 7th in New York at the Museum of Modern Art (8 pm)
(212) 708-9400 11 West 53 Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, New York, NY.
Second screening: Wednesday, Oct 11, 8.30pm

Marcin Ramocki


Art Interfaces by CJ Yeh at vertexList

Fri Sep 15, 2006 00:00 - Tue Sep 05, 2006

VertexList space has the pleasure to present 'EQUALS


Anti-Pharmakon @ Artmoving Projects

Fri Sep 08, 2006 00:00 - Tue Sep 05, 2006

Marcin Ramocki, Anti-Pharmakon

166 North 12th Street (corner of 12th and Bedford)


September 8 - September 15, 2006

Opening: Friday, September 8, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Anti-pharmakon is an attempt of sabotaging and displacing the familiar context of software/interface. "Torcito Portraits" are digital animations based on re-purposing an old Macintosh musical software Virtual Drummer. "Anti-pharmakon" is a simple, interactive installation composed of a treated computer keyboard, CPU and a wall projection. The third piece is a laser cut metal rendering of recognizable software interface elements.

Also on display (project room) : "Horror Make-up" by Jillian Mcdonald,