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Interview with Mark Amerika


Amerika describes himself as a "thoughtographer", an "artist-medium", a "fictional philosopher", a "remixologist", a "network conductor", a wanderer who constantly changes identities and roles in a fragmentary world where time acquires an a-synchronic and non real dimension. By trying to express the complexity and the interest of contemporary digital reality, he delves into different aspects of himself and draws on elements and traits that he transfers to the characters of his works, by using the media, the technological platforms of our time. Developing projects on the net, filming with mobile phones, remixing common moments and figures of today's culture in a VJ-like audiovisual rhythm, Amerika redefines the characteristics of today's culture and opens up the possibilities for new interpretations and thoughts from the audience itself. -- "UNREALTIME" at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens



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SATELLITE JOCKEY


http://satellitejockey.net/

satellite jockey uses the software google earth like a dj or vj
would use turntables or a video mixer. capturing satellite video of
pixilated landscapes and glitchy fly-overs and using them as source
material for live audio/visual performances and installations.

+2 vids now online at http://satellitejockey.net/video.htm

++think locally act globally

DISCUSSION

24 Hour Count: "a blog jam"


BOULDER - SCOTTSDALE - SYDNEY - WWW

24 HOUR COUNT
"a blog jam"

The 24 Hour Count is a multi-media blog band made up of Colorado
artists Mark Amerika, Rick Silva, and Nathaniel Wojtalik. For this
newly commissioned 24-hour online blog performance, the artists
will use a variety of media including the Internet, mobile phones,
digital video and photo cameras, mini-disk recorders, musical
instruments, and many computer software programs to improvisationally
remix, interpret, and respond to current events while filtering
their "digital readings" through the prism of Count Lautreamont's
"Songsof Maldoror," a classic French text written in the 19th century
and whom the Surrealists adopted as the progenitor of their
significant 20th century movement.

Sponsored by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Alt-X
Online Network, and the TECHNE lab at the University of Colorado at
Boulder, the artists performing this distributed multi-media blog
performance will be located in three different locations: Sydney,
Australia, Boulder, Colorado, and Scottsdale, Arizona.
The event starts at

December 17th
14:00 MST/Arizona
16:00 EST
21:00 London
22:00 Berlin

December 18th
08:00 Sydney

For 24 hours straight, the three distributed artists will use the
same blogging website as the virtual location for their ongoing
multi-media jam session. The performance will coincide with the
opening of the SOUTHWEST.net:Techno show in Scottsdale, and a living
archive of the blog jam site will remain online both in the gallery
through May 14, 2006, and on the web throughout the duration of the
exhibition and beyond.

For more project info:
www.djrabbi.com/24

For more exhibition info:
http://www.smoca.org/exhibit.php?id

DISCUSSION

surface to air


new work: surface to air
http://www.flickr.com/photos/surfacetoair/tags/
over 4 thousand surface pics from 4 continents taken over 4 years.

tags /
black / 15 pages / 288 photos /
http://www.flickr.com/photos/surfacetoair/tags/black/
blue / 15 pages / 296 photos /
http://www.flickr.com/photos/surfacetoair/tags/blue/
brown / 34 pages / 680 photos /
http://www.flickr.com/photos/surfacetoair/tags/brown/
gray / 45 pages / 887 photos /
http://www.flickr.com/photos/surfacetoair/tags/gray/
green / 28 pages / 544 photos /
http://www.flickr.com/photos/surfacetoair/tags/green/
orange / 13 pages / 255 photos /
http://www.flickr.com/photos/surfacetoair/tags/orange/
pink / 6 pages / 119 photos /
http://www.flickr.com/photos/surfacetoair/tags/pink/
purple / 4 pages / 66 photos /
http://www.flickr.com/photos/surfacetoair/tags/purple/
red / 17 pages / 321 photos /
http://www.flickr.com/photos/surfacetoair/tags/red/
white / 18 pages / 348 photos /
http://www.flickr.com/photos/surfacetoair/tags/red/
yellow / 16 pages / 301 photos /
http://www.flickr.com/photos/surfacetoair/tags/yellow/

werd,
rick
www.cuechamp.com

DISCUSSION

savetargetas.net


http://savetargetas.net/

new mp3/video blog

with contributors:
mark amerika
tim jaeger
paul d. miller
eryk salvaggio
rick silva
paul tulipana

DISCUSSION

Fw: DJRABBI in London and Seoul


DJRABBI in London and Seoul

The Colorado crew of DJRABBI consists of the art collective Mark Amerika, R=
ick
Silva, and Trace Reddell. The group creates DVD installations, performs li=
ve
cinematic remixes, strategically hacks net art culture, and rewrites notable
documents like the Bill of Rights and the Ten Commandments so that they spe=
ak
truth to our current political realities. Their work has been exhibited or
performed in over 20 international venues. Info on DJRABBI is available at
djrabbi.com

Upcoming exhibitions and screenings are taking place in London and Seoul.

Sometimes the DVDs, performances, hacks, and rewrites come together as in t=
heir
most popular work, "Society of the Spectacle (A Digital Remix)" (SOS). The =
SOS
DVD has been on solo exhibit, in group shows, and screened at major
international media art festivals including ARCO (Madrid), Sydney Film
Festival, transmediale (Berlin), the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts
(Tokyo), the Paris Biennial, Openbare Bibliotheek Eindhoven, Ciberart Bilba=
o,
and the LUXE Gallery in New York.

Upcoming exhibitions and performances:

E:VENT

solo exhibition:

"Syntax.Root: Loop"
Eventnetwork
London, UK
June 17 - July 15, 2005

multi-media performance:

Chocolate Nights Concert Season: Session 1
Live Music: Klaus Janek
Live Cinema & VJ Sessions: DJRABBI with the Light Surgeons
June 17, 2005

film:

"Society of the Spectacle (A Digital Remix)" (2004)
by DJARBBI

with

FILM (1965)
by Samuel Beckett

June 18, 2005

____

SE:NEF

exhibition/screening:

"Society of the Spectacle (A Digital Remix)" (2004)

Seoul Net Festival
Seoul Film Festival
May 1 - June 30, 2005
Seoul, South Korea

For more information:

http://www.djrabbi.com
http://www.markamerika.com
http://www.cuechamp.com
http://www.emedialounge.org.uk/
http://www.senef.net/eng/