Participant, Inc.

Tue Jan, 10 2006, 7PM - Fri Mar, 31 2006, 7PM

An online exhibition of web-based projects selected from an open call for submissions, organized by free13point9 and Rhizome. Surge includes works by artists 31 Down, Abe Linkoln and Marisa Olson, Angel Nevarez and Alex Rivera, NYSAE (New York Society for Acoustic Ecology), Jim Punk, and Leslie Sharpe. The featured projects employ new media tools to both conceptually and formally address different possibilities for transmission art online. Some consider the nature of signals as they move through the ether; others appropriate forms of wireless transmission, such as the military's aerial 'drone' or the data format ASCII, to propose new kinds of digital communication.

Surge Live, a reception to celebrate the exhibition took place on March 28th, 26 at Participant, Inc. gallery. Presentations were given by several of the featured artists: 31 Down, Angel Nevarez, and NYSAE (New York Society for Acoustic Ecology)