Roberto Echen
Since the beginning
Works in Rosario Argentina

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BIO
Roberto Echen -rechen- was born in Rosario, Argentina. Rosario is a city near Buenos Aires (300 km) with about 900,000 habitants.

In Argentine TV was born a few years before him. When he was a child TV was a kind of ghost.

He studied engineering till 5th (6th was the last) but he gave it up to devote himself to art. It was about 1980. Since then rechen has been working on art (on disciplines like painting, etching, video, etc).

He is a self-taught artist (this is never really true). He's received some awards (mostly with his paintings but some other with digital works).
Since 1987 rechen has been teaching at the School of Fine Arts of the National University of Rosario. He was reticent to incorporate computer technology (because he had some negative thaughts about the relationship between power and technology) but in 1997 (more exactly in november) he had his first computer and he changed his mind about it. Some time later he incorporated internet with the aim to make art on the net. He made his first web-art exhibition in the year 2000. This first exhibition was placed at a site devoted to art in Rosario named rosariarte (http://www.rosariarte.com.ar).

Since then he devoted to build his own site (http://www.rechen.com) with his net art works and some articles on art.

He recently joined a group of research on art and technology which belongs to the University of Rosario and the University has aproved the constitution of their own center of research. Their idea is that the Center works through internet instead of having a phisical place. He is now building the site for the Center.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: an answer to : Who's Afraid of Blue, Red and Green ?


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>>From the call from Creative Time, (one of my favorite arts orgs):
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>"Selichar invites participants to design an animation comprised of 15 vertical compositions in blue, red, and green."
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>It sounds like an interesting project but what is being asked for is a timed animation. So Jimpunk and Co. seemed to have re-purposed the call by sending links to net art not web art. That's why I made the Google-frame-collage-thingy as well.
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ok, Mark. i had misunderstood you. i think what we all have been doing
is a sort of outside answer to that proposal.

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>http://linkoln.net/whos-afraid-of-rgb.jpg
>http://www.rechen.com/rgb
>http://www.jimpunk.com/-colorheXaequo.-/
>http://tinjail.com/brg.html
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>As for the difference between net art and web art...that's a long long tragic story for another time.
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yes. anyway, it makes no point now, after your explanation.
thanks and best
rechen

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Re: Re: Re: an answer to : Who's Afraid of Blue, Red and Green ?


hi mark>
i like it very much, and see the differences as well, but i'd like you
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best
rechen

M. River wrote:

>and another...(more net art not web art)
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>top results from google for blue, green and red, 01-27-04
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Re: an answer to : Who's Afraid of Blue, Red and Green ? -colorheXaequo.-


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Re: picnic


t.whid wrote:

> Doesn't work so well for Mac OS X users either:
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picnic


since windows seems not to be able to work with last java versions i
recompiled this work for windows users [at least i hope so]
http://www.rechen.com/picnic

ya que windows parece no poder trabajar con las ultimas versiones de
java, recompile el trabajo para que los usuarios de windows puedan
visitarlo [al menos eso espero]
http://www.rechen.com/picnic

best/carignos

rechen