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
Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th July, 2006
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 ...
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 ...
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)
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.
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 Ã�Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½snap into placeÃ�Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ 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 ...
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.
"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.
Art is all around you. Not only in galleries, museums or art fairs. And also for example not only paintings, sculptures or photos. It is our aim and pleasure to show you art in all its appereances and this in a global view.
Multimedia art in Zurich: A restaurant is turned into a work of art. Beginning at sundown from 11.27 through 12.31.2005, the historically protected building housing the Lake Side Restaurant in Zurich is transformed into a 450 sqm. three-dimensional video art installation. It is the work of Berlin-based multimedia artist Philipp Geist, a rising star in the young art scene.
"Karlsplatz, one of Vienna’s main squares, is soon to be renamed Nikeplatz. Apart from the new name, it appears that a huge monument in the shape of Nike’s famous “Swoosh” logo will be built in Nikeplatz" . That was the news published in Vienna. Needless to say, it was all fake. This almost unbelievable prank is the work of the artist duo known as 0100101110101101.ORG, who this time tricked an entire city: Vienna.
And we have BBT, a video of one the Second Guangzhou Triennial, China. BBT presents an extreme architecture of networks, bridges, escalators, highways and towers; a continuous system that reunites the segregated Chinese society within one vertical neighbourhood.The video shows projection graphic information onto the facade of the tower block, turning its skyscrapers into giant bar diagrams. It highlights the political and economic dimension of the Chinese residential block.
The ART- MANEGE 2005, Moscow, the international artistic fair has been held in the halls TSVZ manege, for the first time after the reconstruction of building and in the tenth time from the day of its base. In the new fair have participated more than 60 galleries from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Volgograd, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Israel, USA.
Yang Fudong, Recent films and videos, is part of a generation who have daily lived through the radical changes in contemporary Chinese society. A recurrent theme in his work is the loss of emotional feelings and anomie among this younger generation of Chinese.
ACCESS by Marie Sester. ACCESS lets you track anonymous individuals in public places, by pursuing them with a robotic spotlight and acoustic beam system.ACCESS presents control tools generated by the surveillance technology combined with the advertising and Hollywood industries, and the internet.
About the video art Santiago-city urban caos is a multimedia video project on line from Chile. 20 short experimental videos that use the city , the people, and the conecction between this elements like primal matery to conform a net-art product, that talks about making an aestetic view about the concept "city", mixing documental and video experimental language.
Hope you will enjoy the videos.
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In this week playlist we proudly present to you SPOTS, which is on show at Potsdamer Platz 10 in Berlin. currently one of the world’s largest media facades. For a period of eighteen months, the eleven-storey glazed main facade of this office building owned by HVB Immobilien AG will host the light and media art installation SPOTS. The media facade has been designed by architects realities:united, the company founded by the two brothers Tim and Jan Edler.
We have the second part of DIGITALISED LOVE, M'ars Contemporary Art Center in Moscow. Love. Yes. Love. Or better, love that gets expressed through the use of digital equipment. Rather simply, “digitalised love” is the starting and ending point of Art Digital 2005. It will be the artist’s task to express his or her own impressions and resolutions on such a combination.
More and more art projects are only viewable on the internet. Synergy Gridcosm is a collaborative art project in which artists from around the world contribute images to a compounding series of graphical squares. Each level of Gridcosm is made up of nine square images arranged into a 3x3 grid. The middle image is a one-third size version of the previous level. Artists add images around that center image until a new 3x3 grid is completed, then that level itself shrinks and becomes the "seed" for the next level. This process creates an ever expanding tunnel of images, the newest level a direct result of the previous level which is a result of the previous level... and so on.
Alter Ego, which has largely been developed within the department of Medical Physics at University College London, is a screen-based installation of Alexa Wright & Alf Linney where users interact with what appears to be their own mirror image.
'Smash (Aggression)' by Marina Zurkow.'Aggression' is the fourth of six videos out of the 'Nicking the Never'installation, which we have shown in the last weeks. "Nicking the Never” is a multi-linear installation that incorporates screen-based animated narratives into a sculptural interface.
Then we have an unique video of the performance Arakinema by Noboyushi Araki, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (F). He hadn't been to Paris in 25 years. This was only the second time and it was at the Palais de Tokyo that the internationally renowned artist Nobuyoshi Araki presented his first performance in France.
And from 7 to 11 December The 16th Impakt Festival will take place on various locations in Utrecht (The Netherlands). CULTURETV will add during these days a daily new video flash to its playlist.
Last but not least we just like to remind you on our features of video on demand, available for the weekly playlist but also for all videos and more of the past months and the Video podcasting.
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- Water& Works Lucy&Jorge Orta, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL). The British artist Lucy Orta lives and works in Paris and teaches at academies in London and Eindhoven. Her field is the interface between fashion and social engagement. She focuses on themes such as shelters for the homeless, offering solutions as a designer and artist, and she often works together with students from the art academy or social activism groups. The current project is designed for the public domain and is about the purification of water and the provision of clean drinking water.
- 'Orchard' Propolon, Regina Gallery, Moscow. The Russian artist POROLON was inspired by Marina Tsvetaeva’s poem «Orchard» to the creation of new project which put you in the euphoria of light and color. The gallery halls will be decorated with the sponge sculpture, stone and glass installation. In artist’s mind the image of «Orchard» is the highest award for endless patience and hard work.
- 'Tanguntsa' Valery Grancher, Palais de Tokyo, Paris. "THE SHIWIARS PROJECT" an artist goes in a village of Indians of the deep jungle of High-Amazonia to establish a direct and creative bond with the Palais de Tokyo. The Shiwiars Indians live on the western slope of the Andes cordillera, in High-Amazonia, in one of the zones of the planet the most isolated and in which is largest. It is however with them that the French artist Valery Grancher chose to establish a direct and creative bond and to divide it within the framework of its project for the Palais de Tokyo.
- 'Subtitled Public' Rafael Lorenzo-Hemmer, Madrid. SUBTITLED PUBLIC consists of an empty exhibition space where visitors are tracked with a computerized infrared surveillance system. As people enter the installation, texts are projected onto their bodies: these “subtitles” consist of thousands of verbs conjugated in third person and they follow each individual everywhere they go. The only way to get rid of a subtitle is to touch someone else: the words then are exchanged between them.
- About the new video art. 'Lazyboy:Facts of Life' by Ingen Frygt (DK) You can't keep it simple when the subject is the multifarious facts of human life. This Ingen Frygt musicvideo for Lazyboy's spoken word track consists of 30 different scenarioes, 2- and 3D-animation as well as live actors on blue screen. The pictures follow the lyrics closely, but not acurately. The text contains one joke, one myth, and one lie, and on the visual side you will find Ingen Frygt themselves in a cameo role.
- 'Europe2020' by Myriam Thyes (D) The flag of the European Union transforms itself into all the flags of its member countries, from west to east, and further more into the flags of future and possible members. While the EU expands eastwards, the wolves return to the west. But who knows what the EU will look like in the year 2020?
'19' by Paulo Fernandez & Sebastian Parada (Chile) 19 is one of the 20 videos of the Santiago- city urban caos project. Santiago-city urban caos is a multimedia video proyect on line from Chile. 20 short experimental videos that use the city , the people, and the conecction between this elements like primal matery to conform a net-art product, that talk about make an estetic view about the concept "city", mixing documental and video experimental language. Watch the program
CULTURETV starts VODcasting. CULTURETV is worldwide the first art webtv channel starting this video equivalent of the popular Podcasting. People who have iTunes 4.9 installed can subscribe to the video feed of the world-wide acclaimed site and get their favorite videos at home delivered.
CULTURETV starts with video items which are in the weekly playlist, but will add specials to the VODcast.
"This is a logical step in using the ultimate technologies", says Marjan van Mourik, director of CULTURETV. "The platform to promote and present contemporary art is interesting to explore all its possibilities. Just with one goal and that is to get people interested in art. Art is a very important part in what is life about. Viewers can subscribe to different types of content and choose their own selection. We start with the art content of CULTURETV and depending on the success will add documentaries, art videos, art events, et cetera. VODcasting will help people finding quality art content tv."
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1. 'Summer of Love' Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (D)
2. 'TV' second video from the 'Santiago City_ Caos by Paolo Fernandez & Sebastian Parada (Chile)
3. 'Hotel-Kunstlerheim Luise' Berlin (D)
4. 'Living in Sjanghai' by Hu Yuang (China)
5. 'Congo-Belgium' by Myriam Thyes (L)
6. 'Playback' Robert Whitman, MACBA, Barcelona (ES
7. 'Buyo' third video from the installation 'Nicking the Never'by Marina Zurkow (USA)
8. 'EMBANKMENT' Rachel Whiteread, TATE Modern, London (GB)
9. 'Burn Hollywood Burn' by Sebastian Luetgert (D)
10. 'Mirror_SPACE' by Brigitta Zics (D)