post- media art manifesto

post- media art manifesto

ART MOVEMENT FOR reform of new media art and contemporary art scene

1. Reflecting on the New Media Art that cannot create any more an aesthetically meaningful or artistically inspirational works beyond a mere presentation of technological advancement;

2. The end of art took the art to run out of its authoritarian regime of intelligentsias, and toward the convergence of various cultural modalities and media. What we call the art today refers to not the object in a white cube, but the cultural practice encompassing various cultural phenomenon of the society.

3. Post- Media Art incorporates contemporary cultural trends, tastes, and various cultural forms (game, movie, web, graphic design, etc.) and remediate them. Media and art are the mixture of different facets of our culture.

4. We throw away the authoritarian, pedantic and intellectual practices of the past in the contemporary art scene, while promoting artistic indefiniteness, uncertainty, and open semantic approach.

5. We pursue perceptual, emotional, conceptual and empirical interactions. 'Communication' can only be achieved through the interaction.

6. We admit the co-existence between human and machinery, while allowing the social intervention of the art through independent criticism. The media has led social and political reformation.

7. We are against 'Spectacle'-obsessed modern culture , 'popularlist entertainment' and totalitarian mass communication.

8.Art differently works in the society. Thus, our job is to find an answer to the question: What should be the art for in the present era?

9.Technologies unleash our imagination

10. we are in the pursuit of spiritual experience in the new media place.

join us!
Sinae Kim
mail to: [email protected]


, Pall Thayer

What new media artist is NOT "in the pursuit of spiritual experience"?

What practicing artist is NOT trying to figure out "What should be the art for the present era?"

How can an artist be against the spectacle. Art is a spectacle.

You're right that "communication can not be achieved without interaction" but that doesn't really say much. The "interaction" could be nothing more than sitting in front of your TV and soaking everything in. I'm going to assume that what you meant is that "Communication shouldn't exist without active interaction as opposed to passive interaction."

In most cases assuming that work is about nothing more than technical advancement suggests a flawed reading of the work. Besides, today's technical advancements are contemporary cultural artifacts. You say that you want to incorporate contemporary cultural trends. These two statements don't function well together.

There's no reason to "admit the coexistence between human and machine" as we see it all around us. To reject it would be silly, to admit it is to state the obvious.

I fail to see what new and unexplored directions your manifesto is suggesting.

, curt cloninger



, marc garrett

Hi Sinae kim,

"Reflecting on the New Media Art that cannot create any more an aesthetically meaningful or artistically inspirational works beyond a mere presentation of technological advancement"

I find this 1st demand rather confusing. I guess what you are saying here, is that you are calling for people to explore an art that does not necessarily rely on processes Which are technologically determined alone - or as a means to an end.

I think that one of the issues that art faces at the moment, is how creativity itself within a digital context can continue to maintain meaning or offer any 'in-depth' values; when faced by an ever-suffocating grip from 'creative industry'. It is the artists themselves who can challenge this, and perhaps various curators. Yet, I have not seen many theorists taking on this issue in any succesful way, other than falling for the usual trick of saying that something is either dead, not in vogue or something as equally lazy. The disjuncture has been addressed to certain degrees, in respect of there beiing a cultural crossover of different practices merging, as in curator being artist, engineer being artist, activist being artist, programmer being artist and vice versa…

To argue for a 'post-media artworld' is like asking for the genie to fly back into the bottle - it's out now. Sure, there are those less interesting types within more traditonal 'gate-keeping' organisations (such as the ICA in the UK), education and similar contexts, trying to ignore it, but it will not go away - in fact, it is getting larger as a cultural movement. The other thing is, this movement has an empowerment which also critiques those who rule or try to dictate media art, traditional art and creative cultures at the same time, which is of course, extremely healthy and exciting if you are an artist or thinker worth a knickle. The challenge is, if the creative minds out there who are exploring this genre and ever expanding creative adventure, can be brave enough to move beyond their own vanity, thus engage in an art that is acknowledging and exploring with others as well. Supporting others, peers in the field and not just feverishly reflecting upon their own narcissistic desires alone. This is the big one…

I will respond to some of your other manifesto terms tomorrow…

wishing you well.


, sinae kim

I currently left the new media art of the form which is doing. Interactivity in new media art is tricky, though, as it can too often lead to experiences that are only superficially and fleetingly amusing. and also when I look around many art festival( Venice biennale, BIG museum..) it is Time of mannerism !

The art was applied technique always and experimented the technique of that time critically. The art will compose a cultural value with that oneself and there is not a necessity which will be bound in goal.

Treats a new mechanical medium but The directivity which is artistic is necessary.
The art function is a possibility of doing at one field for an aesthetic and emotional or political quest. Quite art it digital is analog is from the point of view which is general always core issues;
aesthetics of reappearance and perception, condition of the human being which fluctuates according to cultural and political development ,the world which is emotional and spiritual, Relationship of society, community and individual. Etc .
I think Essentially the quest must be considered as value of top about expression of artistic sensitivity and production of meaning.
The new media art must evolve dialectic. Now There is to a process of the experiment which expands the concept which art is general.

, Erika Lincoln
, Erika Lincoln

Attila Richard Lukacs

Richard Lukacs was born in Alberta in 1962. After spending ten years living and working in Berlin, he relocated to New York in 1986. He left New York in 2001 to live and work in Hawaii.

Lukacs is known predominantly for his paintings of male skinheads, primates and American military cadets during the early 1990s. These brutally explicit works shocked and provoked a generation of painters and critics alike.

During his time in Hawaii, Lukacs created a beautiful series of paintings with gold leaf entitled Flowers. The images are lush with decorative patterning and an oriental sensibility.

His 1999 exhibition, Arbor Vitae, dramatically differed in subject to his earlier bodies of work, but ultimately shared a common theme of looking at art historical traditions and references. These elegant paintings provide the viewer with a more introspective and private message.

In 2003, Lukacs returned with a vengeance to earlier themes of homosexuality, social deviance, sexual aggression, punishment and male supremacy in Of Monkeys and Men.

, abre

creative art

, m

very nice.

, Renato Alberti

"Art is dead, so what is left is to kill artists". [Ioffe]

(Ok that was only to get some audience attention).

… Hello,
I would like to express my thought about the manifesto.
I think we are witnessing the rise of the need for a manifesto even between those who enquire in the field of new media art, a need that could reflect the will to get out from a state of common confusion.
Maybe artists, in this era, have too much power on reality, too many tools to create and manipulate it and the result appears to be chaotic.

- I can remember the manifesto by dark mountain

- My personal humble attempt to engross people in creating a manifesto (years ago) started with the idea of searching in a rarefied level of shared principles to fix them as a starting point, for example:

(approved by General Assembly of United Nations in New York, on December 1948)
Art.1- All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

ART.11 - Freedom of expression and information
1.Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers.
2. The freedom and pluralism of the media shall be respected.
ART.13 - Freedom of the art and sciences
The arts and scientific research shall be free of constraint (*accorded to ethical limits) (…)

I invite YOU Kim and those who are interested, to give a look to a discussion that i started with a friend on our communication board.

At the end the question remains unsolved:
what is art?
why art should exist?
and so on…

Please Kim join to the discussion board if You find it useful.

- again the present one by Kim
It's meaningful that the Post-media art manifesto contains (point 8. …What should be the art for in the present era?) a question whose answer we would have been expected to get from the manifesto itself.

This means that we are looking for answers.
Who cares?
Maybe someone cares.

if we suppose that there's a need for a manifesto, i would suggest few steps:

Check who cares (who? how many?)
FInd or define principles
Share principles
Write a draft of the "charter"
Invite people to join

My personal opinion is that Artists are humans so their needs are not just those of the world of art: an artist's manifesto is about the era in which artists are living (in).

I found the thread very interesting.


I'm so sorry for my english.
I hope it wasn's to bad.

renato [+^+°]

, curt cloninger

Hi Renato,

My meta-manifesto approach (a bit tongue-in-cheek, but related to ideas of who, how many, and sharing drafts):


, Renato Alberti

Thank You Curt, i enjoyed and this is the result:

Work of Post-Art in the Age of Generative Reproduction

The flux creates, the body permeates. In the material reality, art objects are resurrections of the iterations of the flux – a flux that uses the body as a machine to deconstruct ideas, patterns, and emotions. With the synergy of the electronic environment, the flux is reaching a point where it will be free from the body to transcend immersions into the machinations of the delphic reality. Work of Post-Art in the Age of Generative Reproduction contains 10 minimal dhtml engines (also refered to as "shopbots") that enable the user to make cool audio/visual compositions.

measuring chains, constructing realities
putting into place forms
a matrix of illusion and disillusion
a strange attracting force
so that a seduced reality will be able to spontaneously feed on it

spritehat +^+°'s work investigates the nuances of pixels through the use of stopframe motion and close-ups which emphasize the Generative nature of digital media. +^+° explores abstract and cool scenery as motifs to describe the idea of cyber-intuitive reality. Using bobo loops, cathode rays, and interactive images as patterns, +^+° creates meditative environments which suggest the expansion of space…

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, sinae kim
, Mel Alexenberg

Join the Postdigital Art Facebook group and see my blog

, Renato Alberti

Would be interesting to put togheter all the manifesto draft and see what happen.
Are You interested?

, Alex Nodopaka

The Futurist manifesto by F. T. Marinetti written in 1909 is due for a revision.

Alex Nodopaka brings into the 21st century a pastiche of Marinetti Futurist Manifesto
under a new title… Futurismagory

May 15, 2003–Feb 2010

A. Introduction
I have been discussing the internal glow of great ships and been up to the walls alone. My heart is filled with an army of raging electric black spirits and drunkards beating their celestial whores, trampling underfoot my paper-like soul. Alone within the limits of great minds, beneath a mosque lamp whose brass cupolas are as bright as my soul and as fatigued as my native sloth on an opulent Persian carpet, I face the angelic whores with their black wings against the soul of great ships, because like them I am filled with the sentinels of an immense pride and feel I stand quite alone with my demented writing.
The hungry automobiles roar beneath my window as I listen to the sea when brouhaha distracts me. It is the visual festival of the bones of the Nile River suddenly swallowing celebrating villages!
I hunt palpable living and yet have no ideal mistress who would stretch her form and offer her corpse into twisted shapes of Byzantine rings! No reason to offer her my courage! Like a young lion I drive on, death with its dappled fur with pale crosses and shirt-collar under the shape of the desire to which I offer my burning balls and hunt for shirt-collars under the houses for the vast violet sky!
Death, tamed, went in front of puddles hurling me in front of velvet glances. From the ground a hideous husk and breast of creaking jaws give me glances from the unknown! Let me hurl myself, not from despair, but like a noise of an immense mouth. Sometimes I lay on the bottom of creaking jaws stretching at each corner and offer my hand nicely, but only to enrich the absurdity of it all.
And when further irritated I turn sharply back on my nurse! And Pouah! I see a factory gutter! After another loud exclamatory Pouah! I track her pink teats and flip head over heels in front of my tracks with the mad intoxication of a puppy biting its tail. What a mouthful of me suddenly there is, gazing at two persuasive but contradictory reasons. Oh, I savor a mouthful of puppies biting their tails when suddenly two cyclists bite mine.
I lower enormous irons grappling to fish up my heart. I thought I was revived running on the upholstery of fishermen and sharks that had run aground. With patient and smelly scales, mud-spattered and gouty naturalists crowds staring terrified at this marvel that had run aground and is rising slowly from the ditch crowds of joys pierce my heart and I feel the red-hot poker of good sense as I comatose.
Then, with face covered in factory mud, useless sweat and celestial grime, I dictate my first and last will titled, ‘Manifesting a Manifested Manifesto of Futurismagoric Futurism’ and spell the rules below.
B. Manifesting a Manifested Manifesto of Futurismagoric Futurism
1. To sing the love of danger, the habit of energy and rashness.
2. The essential elements of our poetry will be courage, audacity and revolt.
3. Literature has up to now magnified pensive immobility, ecstasy and slumber. We want to exalt movements of aggression, feverish sleeplessness, the double march, the perilous leap, the slap and the blow with the fist.
4. We declare that a new beauty has enriched the splendor of the world: the beauty of speed. A racing automobile with its bonnet adorned with great tubes like serpents with explosive breath a roaring motorcar that seems to run on machine-gun fire, is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace.
5. We want to sing the man at the wheel, the ideal axis of which crosses the earth, itself hurled along its orbit.
6. The poet must spend himself with warmth, glamour and prodigality to increase the enthusiastic fervor of the primordial elements.
7. Since beauty exists only in struggle there is no masterpiece that has not an aggressive character. Poetry must be a violent assault on the forces of the unknown, to force the bow before man.
8. We are on the extreme promontory of the centuries! What is the use of looking behind at the moment when we must open the mysterious shutters of the impossible? Time and Space died yesterday. We are already living in the absolute, since we have already created eternal, omnipresent speed.
9. We want to glorify war - the only cure for the world - militarism, patriotism, the destructive gesture of the anarchists, the beautiful ideas that kill and contempt for woman.
10. We want to demolish museums and libraries, fight morality, feminism and all opportunist and utilitarian cowardice.
11. We will sing of the great crowds agitated by pleasure and revolt. We shan't rob them of the multi-colored and polyphonic surf of revolutions in modern capitals: the nocturnal vibration of the arsenals and the workshops beneath their violent electric moons: the gluttonous railway stations devouring smoking serpents. Never hurt anybody by serving kosher hot-dogs.
12. We shall become a desperate gang and polyphonic surf of nothing with the bottle on the dresser that shall sing with the great crowds. We shall suspended factories from the clouds by the thread of their smoke and bridge them with the leap of gymnasts across the diabolic cutlery of sunny rivers.
13. We shall sniff the horizon and ride the breasted locomotives, puffing on the rails like enormous steel horses with long tubes for bridle, and the gliding flight of aero planes whose propeller shall sound like the flapping of a million flags to the applause of enthusiastic crowds.
14. Pubic dormitories where you sleep forever with beings you despise or do not know. I am issuing this manifesto of ruinous and incendiary violence, by which I am founding Futurismagory, because I want to deliver myself from the gangrene of professors, archaeologists, tourist guides and antiquaries. There is a good lunch, pleasure and the horizon. It is a right-hand foot into mutton pies and I sing of flame with quivering curds!
C. Corollary
What can you, a useless admirer of the artist, try to the best part of you to out-clever the guy that slipped? You drive, waiting for fun and want to emerge exhausted but not diminished, from which you have to waste the family secrets, like your strength in a useless admiration of cold sea. Don’t you want to drink from a funeral urn and create action?
Indeed daily visits to museums, libraries and academies, those cemeteries of wasted effort, cavalries of crucified dreams, registers of false starts is for artists whose prolonged supervision by the parents is for intelligent young men, drunk with their own talent and ambition.
I call for you to load up on crucified dreams, daily visits to museums and dare cavalries of false starts. All these towns and academies must be drowned in the bathtub full of drugs and register their wasted effort before becoming zombies! But what prolonged supervision by the sharpest knife with big branches for the dying is your little dormouse where you slept a moment when your Muse went snicker-snack! And living Futurismagory like the babe Alice said will have none of balm for fiddle-de-dee and she can't do sums like the dying perhaps!
For the dying, the invalids and the prisoners it may be all right. It is, perhaps, some sort of balm for their wounds, the admirable past, at a moment when the future is denied them. But we will have none of it, we, the strong and living Futurismagorists!
Let the good incendiaries with charred fingers come! Heap up the LORD thy womb, until our brother unto the glorious swim ashore on a glorious canvas! And undermine the fire to the gate of the good. But if the libraries let the border of refuge, thy lips are like a pomegranate split open!
The oldest among us are not yet 100 years old from afar, we have therefore the catacombs come against us leaping on the bottle's on fifty hippo-heimers backs! I do not like it one little bit! They smell like useless manuscripts! Just look at the good scent of peppermint cucumber sausage-paste butter! They come along humming, clutching the poodle's eating noodles and one fish. They chew, clutching the catacombs of bed all night and when we serve hot dogs with plumbing by the catacombs of the good scent of sour gooseberry!
But we shall not nearly be so strict as though she our Muse does not care for simply saying you are sorry for saying that they flame gaily beneath the wretched fire with the canvases of ourselves. They will find us under the monotonous rain, crouched next to our hands waiting distracted by revealing a sad hangar echoing with food in the depths of your daughter!
They will crowd around us for art can only be drunk with a shame! They will shine radiantly from their hearts and hurl themselves forward to wink and thing three! For art can only be drunk with anguish and exasperated and paddle in a poodle of disappointment and admiration for us artists. Red fish, two fish, sir, will be drunk with anguish and admiration.
The oldest among us are not yet thirty, and yet we have already wasted treasures, treasures of strength, love, courage and keen will, hastily, deliriously, without thinking, with all our might, till we are out of breath. Look at us! We are not out of breath; our hearts are not in the least tired. For they are nourished by fire and speed! Does this surprise you? It is because you do not even remember being alive! Standing on the world's summit, we launch once more our challenge to the stars!
And were you to object we know just what our beautiful false intelligence affirms: `We are only the sum and the prolongation of our ancestors'. What does it matter? But we will not listen! Standing on the world's summit we launch once again our insolent challenge to the stars!

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You could call your self rain or tattoo your skin to green.
I would not suggest the following names:

mister universe
Wu Bat Man Tang Clan

ah, and oh. too short maybe.

How about your so very busy group could start composing new words and letters. less harm. save memory, save the planet!

, Erika Lincoln
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, John McArdle

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