WINNERS OF THE THIRD ANNUAL PRIX NET ART

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JURY STATEMENT
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

Aether9

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Launch project

Aether9 is a collaborative art project exploring the field of realtime video transmission. It was initiated in May 2007 during a workshop at the Mapping Festival in Geneva, Switzerland. Developed by an international group of visual artists and collectives working in different locations (Europe, North and South America) and communicating solely through the Internet, Aether9 is a framework for networked video/audio performance, and the collaborative development of dramarturgical rules particular to Internet modes of communication.

The system functions as an open platform for participants of any technical level to transmit imagery in real-time and interact through a structured narrative performance questioning the issues of presence/absence, remote/local, identity and intimacy in the context of the electronic space.

Bakteria

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Composition with JavaScript

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Launch project

Composition with Javascript is an interactive work made using HTML, CSS, Javascript and jQuery, based on Piet Mondrian's “Composition with Yellow, Red, Black, Blue and Grey” (1920). It allows everybody deconstruct the original painting and form it again in whatever he or she wants. Lines are shiftable (just drag it with your mouse) and colours changeable (click on it). Texture of the painting was preserved for authentic look. One can play with composition, forms and colours, alter the harmony of the piece or even destroy it and compose something pictorial (see examples).

I used similarity among Mondrian grid structures and tabular web interface to make this project which aims to represent the relationship between modernity and postmodernity (or rather the way in which we as people living in postmodern epoch treat the art of modernism) and main cultural shifts concerned: from distance between artist and public to participation, from finished work to ongoing process, from purpose to play, from creation, totalization to deconstruction, from metaphysics to irony and so on.

Tweeting Colors

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Tweeting Colors is webpage comprised of vertical color bars created by special tweets from Twitter users. New bars are added from the left, pushing the existing arrangement to the right. Working with the Twitter feed is nothing new to A Feverish Dream, yet unlike Journal of the Collective Me or Ellsworth Kelly Hacked My Twitter, this piece allows the audience to directly manipulate the resulting visual. Anyone can view the piece, but a Twitter user can add bars by following these simple directions. The page auto-refreshes a few times a minute, so sit back and enjoy the Color Feed. Read more »

Tulse Luper Journey

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Launch project

Investigate the 20th century through Tulse Lupers life. Tulse Luper is the lead character in an ambitious series of projects initiated by film director Peter Greenaway.
So far, the project includes three feature films, a series of DVD's, travelling exhibitions, books, publications and this online game produced by Submarine.
These are all part of a growing universe of stories, facts, fiction, history and drama based on the adventures of a man who spent most of his live as a prisoner - mistaken for someone important, a spy, a lover, an artist, a writer and an observer.

Set against the background of 20th century history, Tulses journey through life reads as a personal, subjective history of events and developments that shaped the world as we know it.

Greenaways statement that "cinema is dead" calls for new ways of communicating ideas. This game is part of the search for a crossover format that breaks the boundaries and rules that have been imposed by film, theatre, books, games and other traditional media.

Created by developers, artists and students from around Europe, The Tulse Luper Journey explores new boundaries of online interactive media. Read more »

SY.SMN - SeeYou.SeeMeNot

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SY.SMN - SeeYou.SeeMeNot
intimate surveillance: zero tolerance

with html, java & sasa savel

by intima | virtual base
antwerpen, belgië - november 2002

intimacy = (her) obsession | fantasy = deeper & deeper | obsession = dis/appearing
frustration = repeating | loop = danger | one = not enough x 3 | me = her web cam

ms ie 6+, java, wav, opt. 1024x768

The Folksomy project

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Launch The Folksomy project

JODI's ongoing performance project, The Folksomy Project, takes YouTube as source material, with the artists utilizing custom software to select and manipulate user-generated videos from the popular website. Armed with a virtual "juke-box" of video clips, JODI focuses on YouTube users love-hate relationship with new technologies, from iPod love ballads to laptop smashing. As with much of JODI's work, The Folksomy Project is a study in how online systems (dis)function.

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NEWS

Furtherfield februari issue

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"Dragon's Eye Fourth Anniversary" (feature)
Over the past 4 years, Dragon's Eye has established itself as a resource for the enquiring listener seeking experimental ambient and sound art. Its 4th anniversary is marked by Flowers, compiling label veterans and newcomers, and which, with five other still fresh releases, prompts a timely mini profile.
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feature by Alan Lockett

see the other entries here Read more »

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Now showing on Tank.tv: Paul McCarthy

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February on tank.tv
In February tank.tv will be exhibiting a pair of videos from Paul McCarthy. 'Family Tyranny' & 'Cultural Soup' were cut from two days of taped performance at a community television studio in 1987. Featuring McCarthy's fellow artist Mike Kelley, these videos are filled with the disturbing images of familial horror and stomach turning abjection that characterise the artist's renowned body of work. Both works will be available on tank.tv untill 28th February.

Dr.Hugo Heyrman (((Motions of the Mind))) special

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Online since 1995, Dr. Hugo Heyrman became one of the pioneers in Net.art. He participated in 1988 at the 'First International Symposium on Electronic Art' (FISEA) in Utrecht, the Netherlands. In the 'Fuzzy Dreamz' series, a work in progress since 1996, he transforms his painting experiences into digital media and vice versa. He took part in various Net.art projects, including the online projects, Digital Studies: Being In Cyberspace 'ALT-X-site' (1997) New York and 'Revelation' ISEA 2000, Paris.

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( ( ( Motions of the Mind ) ) ) - a net.art project by Dr. Hugo Heyrman, exploring the telematic future of art and mind. Read more »

THE GAME OF WAR

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Comrades! Raise your glasses of champagne to mark Class Wargames' decisive victory on the cultural front: the launch of our film on Guy Debord's The Game of War. For the first time, the Situationist politics of this military simulation are carefully explained in sound and vision.
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NewMediaFest'2010 - 10 Years [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork] :||cologne

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NewMediaFest'2010 - 10 Years [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne - global heritage of digital culture, a festival context starting on 1 January 2010 and ending on 31 December 2010 online and in physical space.

Initiated 10 years ago by the Cologne based media artist Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, the project of the global network, entitled: [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne - developed from a small Internet based art piece to a global wide acting context of digital art creation - spread on a variety of project platforms dedicated to different types of contents and art media.
just to mention some--> A Virtual Memorial Foundation, JavaMuseum - Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art, VideoChannel Cologne, SoundLAB Cologne, CologneOFF - Cologne Online Film Festival. Read more »

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Sonic Acts XIII - The Poetics of Space

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The thirteenth Sonic Acts Festival in Amsterdam is entirely dedicated to the exploration of space in performative and audiovisual art, film, music and architecture. Sonic Acts XIII - The Poetics of Space examines the importance of physical space in times of far-reaching technological developments, and the physical and psychological impact of spatial designs.

SONICACTS trailer Read more »

Now showing on CologneOFF V

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CologneOFF V is excited to announce the Christmas 2009 update:

On 22 December 2009, CologneOFF V is launching the new
Program 5 - featuring 14 outstanding One Minute Films
selected and curated by the charming guest curator Alysse Stepanian (Iran/USA)
herself not only video artist´and participant in CologneOFF V,
but also a talented curator who is running her own curatorial project
"Manipulated Image" at the Complex in the city of Santa Fe/New Mexico (USA): Read more »