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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EVENT

el diario personal


Dates:
Thu Sep 11, 2008 00:00 - Thu Sep 11, 2008

Location:
Argentina

Take a look at my new work diary. It was made for the colective exhibition curated by Nancy Rojas for the Oficina Cultural de la Embajada de Espana en Argentina. This is a net-art work part of my contribution for the show: it is intended to be a kind of online personal diary but (publicly) shared with all who enter it and leave a message. At the same time it is sort of the diary of the exhibition itself.
Background images are selected randomly at any time the php file is open. They are photographies taken by myself or that have to do something with my artistic production.
You can also receive every comments of a day by email.
It is related to blog and fotolog format but I didn't wanted to do something like that but something visually and conceptually divergent from that format.
http://www.rechen.com/diary_show/index.php

Visiten mi nuevo trabajo diario. Forma parte de la exposicion colectiva curada por Nancy Rojas para la Oficina Cultural de la Embajada de Espana en Argentina. Es un trabajo de net-art parte de mi presentacion para la muestra. Especie de diario personal online compartido con todos los que quieran ingresar y dejar un mensaje. Al mismo tiempo deviene una especie de diario de la misma muestra.
Las imagenes de fondo son seleccionadas al azar cada vez que se abre el archivo php. Son fotos tomadas por mi o que se relacionan con mi produccion artistica.
Tambien pueden recibir los comentarios ingresados cada dia via email.
El trabajo se basa en el formato de blogs y fotologs pero no quise hacer algo con ese formato sino que fuera visual y conceptualmente divergente de esa modalidad.
http://www.rechen.com/diary_show/index.php

best/besos
rechen


EVENT

el diario personal


Dates:
Thu Sep 11, 2008 00:00 - Thu Sep 11, 2008

Location:
Argentina

Take a look at my new work diary. It was made for the colective exhibition curated by Nancy Rojas for the Oficina Cultural de la Embajada de España en Argentina. This is a net-art work part of my contribution for the show: it is intended to be a kind of online personal diary but (publicly) shared with all who enter it and leave a message. At the same time it is sort of the diary of the exhibition itself.
Background images are selected randomly at any time the php file is open. They are photographies taken by myself or that have to do something with my artistic production.
You can also receive every comments of a day by email.
It is related to blog and fotolog format but I didn't wanted to do something like that but something visually and conceptually divergent from that format.
http://www.rechen.com/diary_show/index.php

Visiten mi nuevo trabajo diario. Forma parte de la exposicion colectiva curada por Nancy Rojas para la Oficina Cultural de la Embajada de España en Argentina. Es un trabajo de net-art parte de mi presentacion para la muestra. Especie de diario personal online compartido con todos los que quieran ingresar y dejar un mensaje. Al mismo tiempo deviene una especie de diario de la misma muestra.
Las imagenes de fondo son seleccionadas al azar cada vez que se abre el archivo php. Son fotos tomadas por mi o que se relacionan con mi produccion artistica.
Tambien pueden recibir los comentarios ingresados cada dia via email.
El trabajo se basa en el formato de blogs y fotologs pero no quise hacer algo con ese formato sino que fuera visual y conceptualmente divergente de esa modalidad.
http://www.rechen.com/diary_show/index.php

best/besos
rechen


EVENT

diary/diario


Dates:
Sat Sep 06, 2008 00:00 - Sat Sep 06, 2008

Take a look at my new work diary. It was made for the colective exhibition curated by Nancy Rojas for the Oficina Cultural de la Embajada de España. This is a net-art work part of my contribution for the show: it is intended to be a kind of online personal diary but (publicly) shared with all who enter it and leave a message. At the same time it is sort of the diary of the exhibition itself.
Background images are selected randomly at any time the php file is open. They are photographies taken by myself or that have to do something with my artistic production.
You can also receive every comments of a day by email.
It is related to blog and fotolog format but I didn't wanted to do something like that but something visually and conceptually divergent from that format.
http://www.rechen.com/diary_show/index.php

Visiten mi nuevo trabajo diario. Forma parte de la exposición colectiva curada por Nancy Rojas para la Oficina Cultural de la Embajada de España. Es un trabajo de net-art parte de mi presentación para la muestra. Especie de diario personal online compartido con todos los que quieran ingresar y dejar un mensaje. Al mismo tiempo deviene una especie de diario de la misma muestra.
Las imágenes de fondo son seleccionadas al azar cada vez que se abre el archivo php. Son fotos tomadas por mi o que se relacionan con mi producción artística.
También pueden recibir los comentarios ingresados cada día vía email.
El trabajo se basa en el formato de blogs y fotologs pero no quise hacer algo con ese formato sino que fuera visual y conceptualmente divergente de esa modalidad.
http://www.rechen.com/diary_show/index.php

best/besos
rechen


DISCUSSION

new work


I'd like you to check out my last work
hidden community
http://www.rechen.com/community
some of you will find that there are images by your own. These are the
ones you sent to a former work of mine:
i_feel_so_uneasy (portrait)
http://www.rechen.com/portrait
I hope to have thanked you in due time. If not let me tell you that I
appreciate your collaboration very much.
best
rechen


DISCUSSION

feliz-happy


2008 <http://www.rechen.com/2008/2008-v1.php>
prueben con el mouse
try moving your mouse over
besos/best
rechen