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NeMe is a non profit, non government, Cyprus registered cultural organisation founded in November 2004. NeMe works on two platforms - a virtual and an itinerant one - and focuses on contemporary theories and their intersection with the arts.

NeMe's itinerant platform, the "IMCA" (Independent Museum of Contemporary Art) presents NeMe projects which include, exhibitions, performances, new media events, symposia and archives. The form of the IMCA is determined as a practice or process by the nature of each project with the notion of the exhibition "space" being constantly revised and redefined.

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Combining Art and Technology to Promote Sustainability

We have just published "Environmental Awareness through Eco-visualization: Combining Art and Technology to Promote Sustainability" by Tiffany Holmes in our site on
We hope that rhizome readers will find the text as thought provoking as we have.

Here's an abstract:

Eco-visualization technology made by media artists offers a new way to dynamically visualize invisible environmental data. Eco-visualization can take many forms. My own practice of eco-visualization involves animating information typically concealed in building monitoring systems, such as kilowatts or gallons of water used. A public display with real time visual feedback promotes awareness of resource consumption and offers a practical alternative to remote meters concealed in utility closets. The long-term goal of most eco-visualization practitioners is to encourage good environmental stewardship using hybrid practices of art and design. This essay contextualizes the emerging field of eco-visualization and its interdisciplinary trajectories.


Collecting New Media Art

[New media art] questions everything, the most fundamental assumptions: What is a work? How do you collect? What is preservation? What is ownership? All of those things that museums are based upon and structured upon are pretty much thrown open to question."
Jeremy Strick, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

In this comment, Jeremy Strick is both correct and being rhetorical. Lots of contemporary art raises these same questions. New media art, particularly in its network-based incarnations, does so perhaps more consistently, but none of the questions raised is radically new. In fact, one of the results of institutions' early investigations of collecting new media, the Variable Media Initiative, is significant precisely because of its cross-medium applicability. Nevertheless, there is a kind of crisis of collection - and hence cultural memory - because of the paucity of work in museum collections and the nature of new media art, which makes it difficult to recover adequately past a certain point.

It is fair to say that even among the few museums that have relatively active curatorial efforts in new media, none has a collection that even approaches the scope of its holdings in other media that its exhibits. At the same time, since at least 1997 when Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz first presented their Satellite Arts Project, and certainly since the invention of the World Wide Web in the early 90s, there has been an explosion of artistic new media activity, as is well documented on a website such as Rhizome or the archives of the Ars Electronica Festival, which presented for its 25th year in 2004.

Why? What accounts for this discrepancy between artistic activity and institutional collecting?

New article by Steve Dietz published in NeMe on


Re: Re: Manifesta 6 Forum Archives

Many thanks Marc, is a favourite of ours too. :)

marc garrett wrote:

> Thanks nemester...
> Great site - have been reading a lot of stuff on there recently :-)
> These 2 below for instance:
> NeMe: DARK MATTER - Activist Art and the Counter-Public Sphere by
> Gregory Sholette
> NeMe: Robotic Art Chronology by Eduardo Kac
> & more...
> marc


Manifesta 6 Forum Archives

NeMe has secured certain key posts (from 29 May - 4 June 2006) of the now closed forum of Manifesta 6 as saved by Janna, a neme and manifesta forum participant.

View the last discussions before Manifesta 6 was cancelled and its forum closed on! . also hosts articles posted in the Cypriot press regarding the M6 issue as well as a discussion regarding the M6 cancellation.


Manifesta 6 Cancelled

Manifesta 6, the Europe based international biennial of Contemporary Art, seems to have been cancelled due to disagreements between the IFM (International Foundation Manifesta) and NFA (Nicosia for Art). We have recently received an announcement by NFA and earlier today, the curators' (Mai Abu ElDahab, Anton Vidokle and Florian Waldvogel) response to that announcement in our forum at

The cancellation is a very sad both for the international art scene and for Cyprus too.

Please do contribute to the discussion either here at rhizome, at NeMe, or at the Manifesta 6 forum (whose closure seems to be imminent)