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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EVENT

ARTEFACT festival Leuven, Belgium


Dates:
Mon Feb 13, 2006 00:00 - Thu Jan 26, 2006

During the ARTEFACT festival for art and new media, the STUK building will be reinvented by Belgian and international artists. For six days they will use images, sounds and technology to build a fascinating and poetic world.

The program consists of installations, concerts, theatre & performances, a symposium and a software / video exhibition. ARTEFACT will connect to other locations over the internet, one of the highlights of the selection will, to a large extent, be an online experience.

Physical space and how it is perceived will be the common element in the program. All participating artists are looking for surprising forms of presentation, sublime moments, corporeal experiences and emotional technology. Artists and scientists will research space, place & distance and translate it into new forms.

The varied musical program of ARTEFACT features the encounter of architecture and music: sounds become places, and spaces become music.

http://www.artefact-festival.be/intro_en.php


DISCUSSION

Satellite of Love


During the International Film Festival Rotterdam alternative television makers from five disparate cities come together in a temporary television studio, newly elaborating ideas in on the spot production projects and freshly elucidating documents of their earlier work.
Satellite of Love is the name of this commune, where surrounded by media-art of the most diverse dimensions, creators and viewers can meet in invigorating circumstances, where television is not only being produced but also newly thought through, and perhaps even reinvented. Manifold ‘lean forward’ presentations and workshops are being programmed (Tea Time TV) as well as ‘lean backward’ screenings of particular licks in television-taste (TV Dinners). Naturally, a smorgasbord of screens will also encourage encounters with national television, VPRO’s digital channel and local broadcasters; an inclusive variety of Exploding Television.

http://www.explodingtelevision.net/

DISCUSSION

CULTURETV News


We open this week with the SONOFAGOD PICTURES of Gilbert & George. Now on show in the White Cube in London. “Lustrous, ornate, pictorially complex, vividly coloured, yet suffused with tenebrous solemnity, the SONOFAGOD PICTURES have all of the dramatic visual impact which one might expect to find in neo-Gothic medievalism - in Victorian reclamations of Celtic or Moorish symbolism, for example, regally bejewelled and portentous with romantic mysticism", writes Michael Bracewell.

Are Freud's intimates just more dirty laundry? This video activated piece adds more dirty laundry to the washer with detected movement from the user. Once paired up, the intimate apparel slowly drifts off screen for privacy.
This piece was part of Double-Vision's performance of "Evolutionary Patterns and the Lonely Owl, mutation #1" at the Mad Horse Loft,Oakland, CA. Watch a two minute excerpt of the performance of 'Sigmund´s Laundromat' by Jessica Gomula

Like a number of artists of the Chinese avant garde, Huang Yan calls on China’s tradition of ink and colour painting in his works. His photos of a male model whose torso is painted in traditional Chinese landscape combine one of the great Chinese art forms with body art. Body replaces paper and the traditional art form becomes signifier. With an austere purity Huang Yan affirms his place as an artist of the Chinese avant garde. The series is called Tattoo, a play on the finished product but also an indication of something which cannot easily be removed.

Encore II. Isaac Julien is one of Britain’s most innovative and provocative filmmakers. He has been involved with forging a new language around black representation.

Hope you will enjoy the videos.

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DISCUSSION

Pardon, Your Dress Is Singing


Think those mix tapes are passe? More like haute couture.

Sound and visual artist Alyce Santoro has created Sonic Fabric, a cloth made from pre-recorded, recycled cassette tape combined with other fibers. Using a minimally hacked Walkman, the fabric becomes an audible reminder of its musical past.

Sonic Fabric feels a bit like flexible plastic tarp, and is durable and hand-washable. Santoro's work has drawn lots of oohs and aahs, and is making waves in the design world.

She came up with the idea in 2001 as a conceptual art project where she used strands of cassette tape to determine the direction of the wind, combining the idea of wind-activated prayers on Tibetan prayer flags with her childhood love of sailing.

"As kid I would imagine I could hear sound coming off the tape if the wind hit it the right way," Santoro said.

She knitted a pre-recorded tape into potholder-shaped prototypes by hand. Later she tried a commercial loom and found her eighth-inch wide cassette tape fit onto it perfectly. Soon she began weaving tape with cotton.

Her first try yielded two yard-long panels that, for all she knew, would never make a peep.

Then one day in 2002, another artist suggested running a Walkman tape head over the fabric. They extracted a sound piece from a Walkman and mounted it on a block of wood. Moving it across the fabric, Santoro heard the cumulative noise of five tracks of sound.

"It sounds kind of like scratching a record backward. It's pretty garbled," she said.

Her latest creations play 20 tracks at once. She creates sound collages on a four-track, and the reader picks up five strands at a time.

Though it doesn't sound like Bach, her current work has taken off. She's worked with some designers to create a dress for Phish drummer Jon Fishman, which he "played" in concert.

Instead of splicing tapes together herself, a tape duplication specialist on Long Island now records Santoro's sound collages. She sells Tibetan monk-inspired bags and her take on Tibetan prayer flags online and at some stores. High-profile companies like Target and Nissan have also expressed interest in her work.

Santoro is overwhelmed by the attention.

"To me, the important part is being able to walk around in your favorite music or sound," she said.

"It's an absolutely fabulous product," said Samantha Delman-Caserta, co-owner of Brooklyn, New York, eco-conscious store 3R Living, which sells Santoro's products. She said customers love the look and feel of Sonic Fabric.

Eventually, Santoro hopes to make fabrics that can play individual sounds, and she's working with another artist on a compact fabric reader.

For now, though, she's still a little starry-eyed.

"I never in a million years expected to take the project this far," she said.

Wired 12.01.06 http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,70003-0.html?tw=wn_tophead_4

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This week on air we show Vagabondia from Isaac Julien. Isaac Julien is one of Britain’s most innovative and provocative filmmakers. He has been involved with forging a new language around black representation. Although his works largely retain a conventional narrative approach they are shot through with strategies which then serve to disrupt the stability of this narrative.
There is Buenos dias Santiago - an exhibition as expedition is part of a series of projects which the Swiss center of contemporary art Attitudes carried out with Latin American colleagues and exhibited in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Chile.

Further a first introduction video of a serie from Valentina Nisi. The Media Portrait of the Liberties concerns the development, production, and interactive delivery of multiple short stories about the Dublin Liberties community. Next week we will start with showing some of the stories.

Driftnet by Norimichi HIRAKAWA is a video of his interactive installation about surfing the web.

We show you an overview of paintings of Wei Dong. Wei Dong is one of the rare contemporary Chinese artists working in ink and colour on paper. His initial mastery of traditional Chinese technique was entirely self taught and he went on to study western style painting at university.

Last but not least the latest new media installation of the American artist Shirley Shor. Leaning is a dynamic sculpture - a kaleidoscopic experience of nomadic trails, and folds.the piece is a hybrid between a physical sculpture and a virtual animation.

Hope you will enjoy the videos.

Best wishes from,

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