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.


CALL FOR ENTRIES : Mobile&DMB Fest 2006


Kangok Lee:

CALL FOR ENTRIES : Mobile&DMB Fest 2006

Mobile&DMB Fest 2006 is open for entries of the competition section Mobile Express for international works as well as Korean works. Organized by Seoul Moving Image Forum and presented by Seoul Film Festival Executive Committee, Mobile&DMB Fest is trying to introduce brilliant works through New Media such as mobile and DMB. We sincerely hope you consider this an exciting opportunity to show your great endeavors in the new environment of digital art works.

WHEN : September 8 - 30, 2006 Screening of Competition Section and Out-of-Competition Section

WHERE : Mobile and DMB (broadcasting channel to be confirmed) SeNef website and Media Lounge, Supporting organizations¡¯ and sponsors¡¯ website, portal site

Mobile&DMB Fest 2006 SUBMISSION DEADLINE : July 28, 2006 (Arrived)

ELIGIBILITY For the competition section, only works completed after January 2005 may be submitted to the festival. Submissions should be creative works produced or adopted through digital technology. There will be no restrictions regarding genre or subject matter of the work and all types of works, including fiction, documentary, experimental, music video, animation, motion graphic, flash animation, game, web-art, etc. will be accepted. Running time should be under 20 minutes.

MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR SUBMISSIONS : 1)Application Form (available at http://www.senef.net) 2)1 still picture and 1 photo of director (300 dpi JPG file)

3)Preview material (VHS-Tape, DV 6mm, DVD, CD, File-Transferring or URL address for preview) * For File-Transferring indications, please contact us to program3@senef.net Contacts Mobile&DMB Fest 2006 Program Dept. (135-090) 5F, Youahn Bldg. 146-23 Samsung-Dong, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul, Korea Tel. 82-2-518-4332 / Fax. 82-2-518-4333

program3@senef.net http://www.senef.net

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Implant Matrix


Philip Beesley and Will Elsworthy’s Implant Matrix [http://www.philipbeesleyarchitect. com/sculptures/0610implant_matrix/implant.html] is an interactive sculptural installation currently on exhibition in Toronto. The piece uses purpose programmed micro-controlled sensors and actuators that provide a mechanical response to user stimuli. Arrays of shape memory alloy (SMA or “muscle wire”) driven pores open and close as people touch sensors that are suspended from the matrix. Despite being digitally manufactured of acrylic and mylar, the piece becomes an organic, living entity.

From the gallery text:

Implant Matrix Interaccess Gallery June 1-29, 2006

Philip Beesley and Will Elsworthy with Robert Gorbet and Steven Wood

Implant Matrix is an interactive geotextile that could be used for reinforcing landscapes and buildings of the future. The matrix is capable of mechanical empathy. A network of mechanisms react to human occupants as erotic prey. The structure responds to human presence with subtle grasping and sucking motions, ingesting organic materials and incorporating them into a new hybrid entity.

Implant Matrix is composed of interlinking filtering 'pores' within a lightweight structural system. Primitive interactive systems employ capacitance sensors, shape-memory alloy wire actuators and distributed microprocessors. The matrix is fabricated by laser cutting direct from digital models. The project is supported by the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology, the Ontario Arts Council and the University of Waterloo School of Architecture.

Assistant Designers: Eric Bury Liana Bresler Miriam Ho Desmond Shum

Philip Beesley is an experimental architect and artist who often collaborates with artists, performers and engineers. Textile-like 'field' installations have characterized his work in the past decade. His work has been recognized by the Prix de Rome in Architecture for Canada.

Implant Matrix: http://www.philipbeesleyarchitect.c om/sculptures/0610implant_matrix/implant.html

Other sculptural works: http://www.philipbeesleyarchitect.com/sculptures/sculptures.html

on exhibition ...

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Kill Yourself - Rebecca Cannon (Game Art & Mobile Technology).


ebecca Cannon would probably have been called a media artist, a digital artist or a multi-media buff. Now she is best described as a game artist. Rebecca, the Australian artist, curator and writer has a keen interest in computer games as an art form. She created political shooters, mobile games, Java games and machinima clips, and is currently the curator of the online archive of art games Selectparks. Rebecca Cannon is a core figure in a group of game artists like Cory Arcangel, Mary Flanagan, Anne Marie Schleiner, to just name a few.

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Sonarama


Thestreet

Ahhhh, summertime in Barcelona, can you feel the heat and the beats? Year-round this city's thumping to one rhythm or another, but summer months are a whole different story. For all the music festivals that descend on the town at this time of year, how anyone gets any sleep or does any work is a Catalan mystery. At its heart Barcelona is an electropolis and this weekend was the mother of all avant-garde electro music festivals, Sonar and the companion multimedia side show, Sonarama.

Habitat

First up, a video installation on the ground floor by Swedish artist Lars Arrhenius "was born out of the artist’s interest in the universe that is animation, the capacity for synthesis of the pictograph and the possibility of employing these mediums to reflect the life that beats in the city." I particularly enjoyed the animation "Habitat" (left), which moved through a cross-section of an apartment block showing different household scenes. It’s wonderfully voyeuristic as these strangely simple, but expressive, figures go about their evening. With muffled sounds as voices, the tone and rhythm infer just enough to make up the dialogue in your head; the awkward disagreement at the dinner party, the couple having sex upstairs, the guy watching TV alone next door. The limited gestures made it all the more amusing. A small arm movement or bob of the head insightfully conveyed the humor of human emotions in a minimal format.

Reactable

The next installation, the mind-boggling reacTable (left) "is an electronic multi-user musical instrument with a tabletop tangible user interface." Clear? No, I didn’t think so. Basically, players move shapes with different symbols on them across the table top. The reacTable reads the symbols, which connect to different synthesiser sounds and different speakers. You can play it like a multimedia instrument ...

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'The Space-Time Tunnel', Wang Du, until 03.08.06 BALTIC, Gateshead (UK)


Chinese artist Wang Du�s first UK solo exhibition will introduce The Space-Time Tunnel, a large-scale sculptural installation which submerges the visitor into a giddying media flow. Exhibition visitors are invited to journey through a mass of newspapers and magazines combined with more than 66 TV-screens, incessantly broadcasting programmes from global television networks.

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