You're the Artist Now, Dawg! (YTAND)

POSTED BY: patrick lichty | Sat May 29th, 2010 2:15 p.m.

YTAND (You're the Artist Now, Dawg!)
A Digital Minimalism Exhibition
Curated by Patrick Lichty
plichty at colum dot edu

User-driven viral media sites such as have created a form of “internet - native” aesthetics that also seen on sites like,, and many others, that have inspired New Media artists like Marisa Olson, Jon Satrom, JonCates and Cory Arcangel to create forms such as “dirt style” and “glitch”. As the site states, a “YTMND” is:
A page(s) featuring a juxtaposition of a single image, optionally animated or tiled, along with large zooming text and a looping sound file. YTMND is also the general term used to describe any such site.

A YTMND, as a potential net.artform, is a highly formal/minimal structure, and it is through this format that the curator is inviting artists to create their own pages as exploration of digitally minimal forms.

I'm happy to say that after receiving a wonderful set of entries, the final set of YTAND pages have been selected!


Jon Satrom - Treadmill Series
Nicholas OBrien - Double Underscore
Curt Cloninger - Precious Little Evil
Ryder Ripps - Brokencycle Twombly
Andy Deck - y+AnD!
Jody Zellen - All The News that Fits on a Page
Rachelle Beaudoin - Neon Love
Robby Rackleff - This Encapsulates the Death of My Childhood
Jacob Engblom - Appreciation
Emery Martin - Wooly Bully
Matthew Jenkins - oohoohoohyeahoohoohooh
Jacob Guza - Extruded Pretzel Oven
Michael Manning - The Distance Between Two Screens