WINNERS OF THE THIRD ANNUAL PRIX NET ART

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For the last three years, Rhizome and Chronus Art Center (Shanghai) have partnered to present the Prix Net Art, a cash prize that goes to artists who are committed to working online and who represent important directions in contemporary net art practice. In the past, two artists have been awarded, but this year, after much deliberation, the jury—comprising Zhang Ga, Artistic Director of Chronus Art Center, Distinguished Professor at China Central Academy of Fine Arts; Lauren Cornell, Associate Director of Technology Initiatives and Curator at the New Museum; Christiane Paul, Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at the New School and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art; and Aria Dean, assistant curator of net art and digital culture at Rhizome—elected to recognize three recipients, each of whom will receive $5,000.

After considering a rich field of candidates nominated by the general public and invited expert nominators, the jury selected two artists and an artist duo who represent differently formulated but intersecting concerns and directions in the field of net art. Read more »

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ART PROJECTS

Phone story

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Play Phone Story

Phone Story is an educational game about the dark side of your favorite smart phone. Follow your phone's journey around the world and fight the market forces in a spiral of planned obsolescence.

Play other games by Molleindustria

Molleindustria aims to reappropriate video games as a popular form of mass communication. Our objective is to investigate the persuasive potentials of the medium by subverting mainstream video gaming clichè (and possibly have fun in the process).

Remixthebook

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The remixthebook.com website is the online hub for the digital remixes of many of the theories generated in the print book and features the work of artists, creative writers and scholars for whom the practice and theory of remix art is central to their research interests.

remixthebook author Mark Amerika, along with co-curator and artist Rick Silva, has invited over 25 contributing international artists, poets, and critical theorists, all of them interdisciplinary in their own practice-based research, to sample from remixthebook and manipulate the selected source material through their own artistic and theoretical filters.

Sign after the X

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This net.art project is a collaboration between Marina Roy, David Clark, and Graham Meisner. This encyclopedic interactive website revolves around the letter X and it’s multiple meanings in our culture. This piece is a digital extension of Marina Roy’s book: “Sign after the X______”. The music is by Graham Meisner and the animation and images are by David Clark. Read more »

/death/null

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„It's a place to bury a hatchet.
Immortalise the ephemeral.
Make a meme memorial.
Mark a mortal thought.
An Obytuary.“

/death/null is a graveyard for digital files. each file you upload will be directly streamed to /dev/null on this system, the so called null device which is a kind of nirvana or black hole in a computer system. in the process, the system selects bytes from your file and calculates a digital fingerprint, creating an online gravestone. afterwards, you may wish to delete any copies remaining on your system. you can always return to visit the grave of your file on the graveyard.
but ...? Read more »

MAINTENANCE WEB

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ponic growth sediment pods; etheric cycling; astral healing routines... Launch project

Jennifer and Kevin McCoy are collaborators who reside in New York City. In 1997, at the invitation of The Thing, New York, they produced a large-scale net art site entitled MAINTENANCE WEB , made in collaboration with Torsten Burns. This project explored themes of tedium and endless maintenance--situations that technological process can engender.

The Possible Ties Between Illness and Success

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The Possible Ties Between Illness And Success (SV) 2006 from carlo zanni on Vimeo.

AUTHOR: Carlo Zanni CAST: Stefania Orsola Garello | Ignazio Oliva WORDS*: John Haskell MUSIC: Music composed and performed by Gabriel Yared Director of Photography: Aldo Di Marcantonio 1st Camera Assistant: Marco Pasquini 2nd Camera Assistant: Melania Cacucci Editing: Luca Mandrile Sound Design: Bruno Ventura Mix: Claudio Toselli Makeup Artist: Esmé Sciaroni Executive Producer: VOSTOK Film Code: Agustin Garzon Mason Voice off Eng: John Haskell recorded by Latif Mix Voice off Ita: Stefania Orsola Garello, recorded by Bruno Ventura

Qrime

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"Qrime is a set of short animations created in part to be shown on the web and some others now modified to be seen as short animations in video.

Qrime series express our particular view of the roll of violence in the society and its manifold relationship to human nature.

Considering that many of the fundamental motives behind the social problematic of violence in primitive societies seem to be still effective in our times. We have contemplated the words of those authors whose work we think has contributed to the insight into questions of violence as manifested in primitive legends and myths.

By depicting each theme from an aggresively digital visual style our goal is to relate the contemporary viewer to the inalterability of his own humanities", Motomichi Nakamura

Qrime.com is as url no longer available. But the animations are saved by Archiv.digitalcraft.org"

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Fluxus 2010: International film festival on the internet

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Both a product and a reflection of the technology of its times, Fluxus – International Film Festival celebrates the 10th anniversary of its first edition. Born in the environment of new technologies, under the signs of aggregation, portability, mobility, interaction and the democratic nature of the medium, Fluxus has been created in the hopeful atmosphere of the 2000's, which conceived the Internet as a promising channel to the audiovisual exhibition as well.

Now, in 2010, Fluxus proposes a new challenge to the cinema exhibition, joining the Internet and the Museum: Fluxus takes place simultaneously here in this website – fluxusonline.com – and at the São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound (MIS-SP), where the Fluxus Gallery is installed. The Internet and the Museum challenge the spectator to see, to share and to pass through this flow of moving images.

The Fluxus Gallery, which will occupy the exhibition hall of MIS-SP until June 20th, provides the possibility of a collective exhibition space, a movie-oriented place composed by 12 screens, which allow the spectator to have simultaneous views of all the films in the Festival. Exclusively at the Fluxus Gallery, there is also a space devoted to a retrospective presenting 14 films of past editions of the Festival. Renowned artists have been invited to the event, such as Seoungho Cho, Anney Bonney, Anouk de Clercq and Cao Guimarães, among others. Read more »

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Today, Too I Experienced Something I Hope to Understand in a Few Days

Today, Too I Experienced Something I Hope to Understand in a Few Days

An art project by James Coupe, commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices. The project is site-specific to Barrow-in-Furness and the first artwork to be made inside Facebook.

A site-specific artwork that auto-generates films based upon narrative data collected from Facebook profiles. Using a combination of status updates, YouTube uploads and video portraits, the work looks at people in Barrow-in-Furness from a range of different perspectives, each one a form of surveillance. Read more »

Structure

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a Dance video by David Terranova en Plaster (music)

A Short Film about War

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A Short Film about War is a narrative documentary artwork made entirely from information found on the worldwide web. In ten minutes this two screen movie takes viewers around the world to a variety of war zones as seen through the collective eyes of the online photo sharing community Flickr, and as witnessed by a variety of existing military and civilian bloggers.

As the ostensibly documentary 'film' plays itself out on one screen, a second screen logs the provenance of images, blog fragments and GPS locations of each element comprising the work, so that the same information is simultaneously communicated to the viewer in two parallel formats -on one hand as a dramatised reportage and on the other hand as a text log. The artists offer this tautology in an attempt to explore and reveal the way in which information changes as it is gathered, edited and then mediated through networked communications technologies or broadcast media, and how that changes and distorts meaning -especially for the world's users of high speed broadband networks, who have become used to the treacherously persuasive panoptic view that Google Earth (and the worldwide web) appears to give us.

Now showing on Tank.tv:

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This March tank.tv will be exhibiting a selection of nine videos made between 2001 and 2009 by the artist Aurélien Froment.

Without reducing Froment’s work to ineffectual buzzwords it is safe to say that both process and situation both have central roles within his oeuvre. Working through the thematic prisms of play, theatre and architecture Froment allows himself to take a magpie approach to the specifics of art and culture as subject matter. This scope takes in Friedrich Froebel’s building blocks for children, Frank Lloyd Wright, knot-making, Kazimir Malevich and lazy stage prompters, amongst many others. This range of foci is held together by assonance, rather than archetype and the gentle tide is always back to process, learning and the potent pregnancy of situation. Read more »

ADM Tries to Take Down Funny Video; Big Business Has No Solutions; Now What?

ADM Tries to Take Down Funny Video; Big Business Has No Solutions; Now What?

A legal complaint from agribusiness giant ADM has resulted in the removal from Youtube of a fake video of ADM's CEO making over-honest pronouncements.

The Yes Men Last week, the filmmaking team behind The End of Poverty? partnered with the Yes Men to create a parallel, imaginary World Economic Forum in which world leaders came up with real solutions to poverty. The leaders seemed, in a series of videos, to be supporting a set of initiatives based on 10 Solutions to End Poverty, a petition for which the filmmakers are trying to get ten million signatures by the end of 2010. Read more »