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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can you tell me


if you see the videos?
http://www.rechen.com/stripper
this is what is supposed to happen> when you click over I, II, III or IV
a new window of about 700px width is open and there videos must be loaded.
it's very simple but it seems there might be some problem with it.
thanks and best
rechen

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Re: g_i_o_c_a_t_t_O_l_O


i saw it. i also like the posibility of works like these of almost
infinite variations. they remind me of a work of mine 'chaos about
vesta's coat' wich is in the rhizome artbase. mine and yours have some
formal and maybe conceptual resemblances. but mine is a java applet. i
like the fact you did that in html.
btw, yes it's cpu consuming.
best
rechen

salvatore.iaconesi@fastwebnet.it wrote:

>thanks a lot!
>made another one of the series today.
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>empty html tables dancing for a happier life :)
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>http://www.artisopensource.net/giocattolo/index2.html
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>un-imaginatively, it is called g_i_o_c_a_t_t_O_l_O_2
>(and this one, too, seems to be pretty cpu-intensive... use it on firefox
>:) )
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>salvatore [xDxD]
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>>-- Original Message --
>>Date: Sun, 07 May 2006 12:38:05 -0300
>>From: roberto echen <rechen@rechen.com>
>>To: list@rhizome.org
>>Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: g_i_o_c_a_t_t_O_l_O
>>Reply-To: roberto echen <rechen@rechen.com>
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>>liked it very much
>>best
>>rechen
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Re: g_i_o_c_a_t_t_O_l_O


liked it very much
best
rechen

salvatore.iaconesi@fastwebnet.it wrote:

>g_i_o_c_a_t_t_O_l_O
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>a javascript gadget to please your eyes.
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>[maybe a bit heavy on CPU]
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>http://www.artisopensource.net/giocattolo/
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>[xDxD]
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