Marjan van Mourik
Since 2003
Works in Rotterdam United States of America

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BIO
Former gallery-owner, the last ten years working as a freelance curator, artpromoter and multimedia designer-artist in the field of netart. The During the years I had an contemporary art gallery my interest moved gradually from paintings to installations and conceptual art.

Then in 1994 the computer entered my life.

The contradiction between limitation on the one hand, unlimited freedom and no physical borders on the other hand, created new impulses and insights to explore the possibilities of the medium. My fascination for this platform was born.

I have travelled a long way obtaining the necessary technical skills,studying and experiecing the do's and the don;ts, preparing and presenting concepts of visual artists for the web. It has now become the art form for myself to express and to tell my story.

The images, the words, the colours, the sounds, the motions, they're all ready there. It is like a palet with paint, a keyboard characters,covered with jpg., gif, wave, MP3,mov., doc. and other files. They're at my disposition and I will put them in a new, different context. They form the remains of my travels trough my mind, the virtual world, the real world and life.

Marjan van Mourik (1958) studied art-history and multimedia.


The DIGITAL ART WEEKS


Will Pappenheimer:

The DIGITAL ART WEEKS

Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th July, 2006
CONCEPT

The Digital Art Weeks PROGRAM (DAW06) is concerned with the application of digital technology in the arts. Consisting again this year of symposium, workshops and performances, the program offers insight into current research and innovations in art and technology as well as illustrating resulting synergies in a series of performances, making artists aware of impulses in technology and scientists aware of the possibilities of the application of technology in the arts.

TALKS, PANELS & DEMONSTRATIONS

[Kon.[Text]], this year’s Digital Art Weeks SYMPOSIUM focuses on the Performative Surround in the arts and the technology that drives it. The Performative Surround pertains to the immersive quality and quantity of the setting of a performative artwork that employs electronic media enhancement to communicate in part or in whole its message to the viewer, who is therewith integrated into the performative arena by the communicative powers of the applied media. In a series of lectures, demonstrations and panels, artists and researcher will examine the use of electronic media in articulating the performer’s presence through the possibilities of the multi-sensuality of electronic media. The possibilities of blurring the divide between public and performer to bond them through the powers of dissemination and inclusion inherent within the technology behind the performative surround will also be considered as well as how communication between both performer and public can be interactively networked in real time through various forms of computer enhanced dialoging.

FILM, DANCE & PERFORMANCES

To draw a parallel between the symposium’s title [Kon.[Text]] and the phrase “in the body of the text” in terms how both performer and public are virtually networked by the expansion of the real into virtual, issues in media enhanced performance and its ...

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C5@ZeroOne_San Jose: C5 Quest for Success


Geri Wittig:

The C5 Quest for Success ­ Call for Participants Enter to play the C5 Quest for Success during the ZeroOne San Jose/ISEA 2006 Symposium August 9-12, 2006 http://www.c5corp.com

The C5 Quest for Success is an invited project for ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge. The ZeroOne San Jose Festival will transform San Jose into the North American epicenter of art and digital culture from August 7th to the 13th, showcasing the world's most innovative contemporary artists. http://01sj.org

Quest for Success is curatorial selection as urban game, testing competitors¹ analysis, management, and cooperative decision making skills - traits needed for success in Silicon Valley. The grand prize is a six to twelve week residency at the Montalvo Arts Center co-sponsored with C5 and a Silicon Valley corporate partner - a great opportunity for the right player with the right project pitch. Contestants navigate the streets of San Jose exploring GPS controlled narratives in an attempt to locate the C5 Corporate Limo. Once there, you just might have the opportunity to pitch your proposal to a panel of distinguished experts. A single winner from each evening's competition then advances to the final round on Saturday, August 12th. Three finalists representing TALK, DEMO, PERFORM 'present' their pitch live on-stage to an audience of thousands during the ZeroOne San Jose culminating celebration.

Does the smell of gasoline and oil perk you up like caffeine? Do lat and long coordinates make your heart sing? Then apply for a chance to win the Montalvo Arts Center ­ C5 artist residency. Six to twelve weeks in picturesque Saratoga, California, working on the project of your dreams with the assistance of one of Silicon Valley¹s corporate powerhouses. Does mapping make you giddy? Does your imagination swell ...

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Beijing Accelerator


Marnix de Nijs is one of my favourite artists. His works are non-pretentious and understandable by anyone. Some of them seem to be inspired by playground attractions (run, motherfucker, run), others that explore our relationships with machines are uncannily compelling (Spatial Sounds or Push/Pull)

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Beijing Accelerator clearly belongs to the recreation ground. The inspiration for it came when the artist was visiting Beijing, and realized how quickly the dynamics of a city could transform into such apparent modernism. Similar to an earlier prototype, Panoramic Accelerator, it explores the effects of a tempo-driven society on the individual, this new version has an enhanced cinematographic experience as well as a superior interface.

The participant takes position in a racing-chair on a motorized structure equipped with a joystick. While the participant controls both the direction and speed of the chair, rotating panoramic images are projected on the 160x120 cm screen in front of him/her. The aim is to synchronize the moving image with the rotation of the chair in order to view the images properly and block the disorientation associated with the uncoordinated spinning. If the user cannot synchronize the speed of the chair with the images his balance system will send different information to the brain then the eyes do, causing an intense feeling of discontrol and can eventually lead to nausea.

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The target square in the top panoramic image needs to be matched with the same position shown on the magnified image below. As soon as this is achieved the images �¢ï¿½ï¿½snap into place�¢ï¿½ï¿½ and rotate in sync with the participants movement. After a short period of time however, a new rotating-panorama appears with a higher preset speed. This is determined as the next level (there are ...

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'Brainmirror' by Adam Somlai-Fischer(hu) Bengt Sjölén(se) and Danil Lundbäck(se)


BrainMirror is an interactive experience where the image of the visitors brain appears mixed with his/her mirror image, using natural head movement as an interface to explore volumetric visuals of the human brain. Designed and built by 3 independent artist and technologist, putting our skills together we aimed for creating an interface that works without learning for all age groups, and fosters communal interaction, interaction among the different visitors.

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Jonathan Schipper


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"Attempt at an Invisible Sphere," a globe made from 215 cameras and screens, was our first introduction to Jonathan Schipper's work. When we had the chance to visit the Brooklyn-based artist in his studio recently, we got to check out more of the "mechanical paradoxes" that make up Schipper's ouevre and watch him tinker on his latest undertaking, an animatronic sculpture set in motion by a player piano reel of Slayer's "Raining Blood." The piece debuted in a group show that opened last Friday, 23 June 2006, called "Factitious" at Brooklyn's Pierogi Gallery, and will run through 31 July 2006.

Watch now: Quicktime or Podcast (or in our Flash player on the sidebar of the home page)

TAGS: Art, Brooklyn, Conceptual, Cool Hunting Video, Technology,

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Ruins of the future


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http://www.targetfound.nl/Ruins of the future/index.htm

Website: http://www.pierremertens.com

Target Press Contact:
Marjan van Mourik
Artpromotor
email: webmaster@targetfound.nl
voice: (0051)54251551

or

Pierre Mertens, curator

email:pierre.mertens@pandora.be

voice:(0032)(3)6461800

DISCUSSION

Ruins of the future


Ruins of the future
Arequipa, Peru - 1th september - 6th november - Target Foundation is pleased to announce The first Peruvian International Exhibition of Contemporary Art 1 th september- 6th november 2003, be held in Arequipa, Peru.

This exhibition brings together nine installations of the leading contemporary artists of the 21st century. Anish Kapoor(India); Mario Merz (Italy), Niele Toroni (Italy) Claes Oldenburg (USA) Christo (Bulgaria) Thomas Hirschhorn (Switzerland), Jeff Koons (USA), Joseph Kosuth (USA) and Richard Long (England) were asked to produce special works of art.

These works feature art as the site for a variety of everyday activities and scenarios that function as powerful social and political metaphors, each of these nine installations making use of ovens of foundation stones for future buildings. In these works Peru's architecture becomes both a provocative subject and a seductive site for exploring questions of cultural identity, social boundaries, and global politics. These works contrast Peruvians architectural and historical ideals with the reality of contemporary social and political concerns.

The name of the Exhibition has been chosen to encourage reflection on the concepts of historical identity and democracy in the context of globalisation. As in the eighties, it seems that in the last year the country has been facing once again the paralysing effects of strikes and violence. This is the reason that Peru was chosen for this event. Despite the difficult political and economic situation of the country the artists insisted that the exhibition should go ahead.

Organizers
Ruins of the future was organized by Target Foundation, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, the Curators being Marjan van Mourik, artpromotor of contemporary art and Pierre Mertens, contextual artist, Antwerp, Belgium. This exhibition is made possible by Pierre Mertens Real Estate Agents.

Website: http://www.targetfound.nl/Ruins of the future/index.htm
Website: http://www.pierremertens.com

Target Press Contact:
Marjan van Mourik
Artpromotor
email: webmaster@targetfound.nl
voice: (0051)54251551

or

Pierre Mertens, curator

email:pierre.mertens@pandora.be

voice:(0032)(3)6461800

EVENT

Program of Ruins of the future


Dates:
Sun Sep 07, 2003 00:00 - Sun Sep 07, 2003

Ruins of the future program
Arequipa, Peru - 04.09.03 Target Foundation is pleased to announce the program of Ruins of the future.

Ruins of the future in Arequipa presents nine installations of the leading contemporary artists of the 21st century. Anish Kapoor(India); Mario Merz (Italy), Niele Toroni (Italy) Claes Oldenburg (USA) Christo (Bulgaria) Thomas Hirschhorn (Switzerland), Jeff Koons (USA), Joseph Kosuth (USA) and Richard Long (England) These works were specially created for Ruins of the future.

Over the period of 60 days, installations will become workshops, or be
turned into offices, or stages for performances and locations of
interaction. In addition there will be temporary projects including
plays for the theater, lectures, or performances that will take place at
arranged dates and times.
Some artists with works that generally have a communicative approach
will hold public presentations and will directly involve the audience in
this aspect of their work.

Finally the curator/ artist Pierre Mertens will give lectures in different cities in the world about the concept and the context of this exhibition.
These events are an essential part of the Ruins of the future exhibition.

Events International
September 13
Lecture by Pierre Mertens curator/artist
Location: Hotel Saint-Petersburg
Saint-Petersburg 194044
Pirogovskaya emb 5/2
Russia

Time:20.00

send an e-mail at webmaster@targetfound.nl for your reservation

October 12
Lecture by Pierre Mertens curator/artist
Location: Will be noticed soon as possible ,Berlin
Germany

more international lectures will be scheduled in Belgium and The Netherlands

Events in Arequipa
September 8, 7:00 p.m., september 9, 8:00 p.m.
Theater Performance: Teattro Municipal
LatinoMusic Company
Confessions Of Mario
Ticket reservation: Tel +51.54251551

September 10 - Oktober 13
Radio Broadcast
Ruins of the future (Past and Future)

September 13, 6:00 p.m.
Public Workshop
Mario Merz
Distributive Justice: Good Old Theories and Bad Practices
Round table
Distributive Justice Project installation space.

September 25
Public Presentation
Richard Long with Anish Kapoor

October 6, 13, 1:05 - 2:00 p.m.
Radio Play
A Family in Arequipa

October 16, - 4:30 p.m.

Public Presentation
Pierre Mertens
A Platform of Discussion and Debate around
Ruins of the future

Location:Valley of Arequipa

October 26, 27
Lecture by Christo and Jean-Claude
Documents from The Umbrella Projects
Location:Valley of Arequipa
Time: 6:30 pm

Website: http://www.targetfound.nl/Ruins of the future/index.htm


EVENT

Ruins of the future


Dates:
Sun Sep 07, 2003 00:00 - Sun Sep 07, 2003

Ruins of the future
Arequipa, Peru - 1th september - 6th november - Target Foundation is pleased
to announce The first Peruvian International Exhibition of Contemporary Art
1 th september- 6th november 2003, be held in Arequipa, Peru.

This exhibition brings together nine installations of the leading
contemporary artists of the 21st century. Anish Kapoor(India); Mario Merz
(Italy), Niele Toroni (Italy) Claes Oldenburg (USA) Christo (Bulgaria)
Thomas Hirschhorn (Switzerland), Jeff Koons (USA), Joseph Kosuth (USA) and
Richard Long (England) were asked to produce special works of art.

These works feature art as the site for a variety of everyday activities and
scenarios that function as powerful social and political metaphors, each of
these nine installations making use of ovens of foundation stones for future
buildings. In these works Peru's architecture becomes both a provocative
subject and a seductive site for exploring questions of cultural identity,
social boundaries, and global politics. These works contrast Peruvians
architectural and historical ideals with the reality of contemporary social
and political concerns.

The name of the Exhibition has been chosen to encourage reflection on the
concepts of historical identity and democracy in the context of
globalisation. As in the eighties, it seems that in the last year the
country has been facing once again the paralysing effects of strikes and
violence. This is the reason that Peru was chosen for this event. Despite
the difficult political and economic situation of the country the artists
insisted that the exhibition should go ahead.

Organizers
Ruins of the future was organized by Target Foundation, Rotterdam, The
Netherlands, the Curators being Marjan van Mourik, artpromotor of
contemporary art and Pierre Mertens, contextual artist, Antwerp, Belgium.
This exhibition is made possible by Pierre Mertens Real Estate Agents.

Website: http://www.targetfound.nl/Ruins of the future/index.htm

Sponsor Website: http://www.pierremertens.com

Target Press Contact:
Marjan van Mourik
Artpromotor
email: webmaster@targetfound.nl
voice: (0051)54251551

or Pierre Mertens, curator email:pierre.mertens@pandora.be
voice:(0032)(3)6461800



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