Issue 002: Performativity
julian konczak:

HIDRAZONE.COM are pleased to announce that the 2nd edition of the on-line digital arts journal has gone live with the theme PERFORMATIVITY. This work is also accessible via VODCAST - go to www.hidrazone.com for link.

Incorporating work that cuts across a number of disciplines, the 12 artworks featured ask you to re examine the nature of performance in a post-digital world.

International artists' work featured: LA based Anita Pontin playfully eroticises a camera phone movie in Happy Slap, NYC based Sarah Oppenheimer toys the performance of an art lecture audience, Swedish Interactive Institute artists Geska Helena Andersson and Robert Brecevic examine sexual identity in a series of public installations, UK digital artists Russell Richards and Julian Konczak profile their computational installation of pedestrian performance of Shibuya Crossing in Mass Production, The Institute for Infinitely Small Things perform Corporate Commands, From France Philippe Chollet creates an interactive tableau of Hardwar, India, Birth and Decay invites the user to invoke the generative processes of nature, UK based Boredomresearch investigate machines that perform artificial life, USA - Carole Kim creates dance performances that reconfigure the relationship between performer and audience. London based Igloo artists Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martelli combine movement with the user interaction of a games engine, Shea Craig creates database psychogeography of suburban America, Pia Lindman creates work at MIT performing human and robot behaviour.

HIDRAZONE is a space for practitioners and writers in the field of digital and interactive arts. We seek to encourage practical and theoretical research into a wide variety of digital art (new media art) such as net art, interactive art, software art, digital painting, and computational video. Our main goal is to provide a forum for encouraging aesthetic quality in digital and interactive arts practice, as well as promoting critical discourse and theoretical commentary in this emerging field.