Posts for July 2007



Interferences is an interactive installation created by Matteo Sisti Sette and Maribel Pozo which consists of a back projection screen showing an artificial life system which is sensitive to electromagnetic waves emitted by users mobile phones.

In its �natural� state, image and sound are in constant evolution, moving and growing as if alive. Their growth and evolution is altered in the presence of electromagnetic waves. This work tries to draw attention to a phenomenon whose physical and material relevance we tend to ignore. Little is known about the effect these radiations produce on human body. Maybe they are not dangerous. Many elements of our environment are not, yet they concern us because of their aspect or noise or odour. If we couls [sic] see, or hear the amount of energy which is carried by electromagnetic waves and which passes through our body, would we behave the same way as we do?

The installation is created with Pure Data and Processing.


Originally posted on networked_performance by Rhizome

Art for Floating MP4 Players


Lump Gallery/Projects in Raleigh, North Carolina is an artist-run space that has been presenting, since 1996, some of the most provocative projects in the region. Last year one of its members, Michael Salter, moved to Eugene, Oregon where he founded Lumpwest, which he calls 'the third and silent partner of Lump Gallery/Projects.' Operating with a DIY attitude, Lumpwest has been making a name both locally and nationally with a program of experimental exhibitions such as 'Particulate,' currently on view. For this show, artist Chris Coleman brought together eight other artists--Tom Bendtson, dNASAb, Colin Ives, Adrianne Little, Laleh Mehran, Alexander Renya, G.A. Rhodes, and Adam Weekley--who created videos that are showcased in MP4 micro players (iPods, etc) hung in single row on all the walls of the gallery. For example, Renya's work addresses the aesthetics of advertising with a surrealist touch and Weekley reflects on gender issues. Salter says of dNASAb's work, he 'displayed a dynamic, dimensional, gestural chaos of beauty from somewhere between nightmare and recognition.' Given these strong and diverse contributions, Particulate is thus a surprising exhibition of introspective, visual inspections of personal mythologies and the collective imaginary that offers an intimate yet psychologically engaging experience to the viewers. - Miguel Amado


(Q&A) Your Assignment: Art


A curator of crowdsourced art talks about new media projects and how crowds produce and present art.


Leah DeVun interviews Andrea Grover, founding director of Aurora Picture Show and curator of Phantom Captain: Art and Crowdsourcing.

Originally posted on Wired News: Top Stories by Rhizome



"superb video by Charles Broskoski A.K.A. cabbi"


Originally posted on by 53os

Computer Film as Film Art


[Malcolm Le Grice essay (1986) on the aesthetic potential of computer technology. An excerpt:

I want to attempt to discover if there are any aesthetic criteria which are special to, and grow out of, the use of the computer as an artistic tool, or as part of the artist's process. It would be dangerous and unhelpful at this early stage to try to define some kind of categorical aesthetic for computer art, but it could be valuable to indicate how such a basis for criteria could be established, and try to define some preliminary principles.]


Originally posted on by cory_arcangel

The Wall Piano


As we traipse around the summer's degree shows on the hunt for the hottest, brightest, tastiest new talent, some projects just leap out and slap us about the head with their all-round neatness. Like this: a little bit of tech-trickery that turns an ordinary wall into, you guessed it, a piano.

The Wall Piano is the work of Hon Lam Li (Patrick to his friends), who has just graduated from the London College of Communications Interactive Design BA. Watch a video of it in action here

We got in touch with Patrick to find out more:

CR: How does the Wall Piano work exactly?

P: There are two microphones attached on the wall surface. Those microphones are acting like human ears for the computer. Therefore, the computer is able to hear people who tap/bang on the wall. The program that I made could translate those hits into piano keys.

It all depends on how hard you hit the wall. The lower key will be produced when you hit it harder; and the higher key will be produced when you hit it softer. Just like every other modern piano, it has 88 keys.

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Originally posted on CR Blog by Patrick

Cao Fei's "iMirror" Second Life documentary on YouTube


Here's Cao Fei's Second Life documentary - directed by her SL avatar China Tracy - on YouTube!

iMirror - part 1

iMirror - part 2

iMirror - part 3


Originally posted on NEWSgrist - where spin is art by Rhizome

TAGallery 005_Collection_of_collections. | CONT3XT.NET.NEWS #12.07


TAGallery by CONT3XT.NET extends the idea of a tagged exhibition and transfers the main tasks of noncommercial exhibition spaces to the discourse of an electronic data-space. The method of tagging allows the attribution of artworks to different thematic fields. EXHIBITION_005 was tagged/curated by LeisureArts and is reduced to the following simplified statement: 'Tags/bookmarks as collections = A collection of collections.'



With projects by: Valery Nosal, Miriam van Houten, PSB Gallery, Pam, Grettir Asmundarson, Tuwa, Alberto Barullo,, Fred Beshid , Darren Meldrum


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This year's theme: SHORT & FAST


This year we are looking for digital work that is short and fast (small in file size and quick in linear time). The 2007 exhibits will be held at various airfields in the northern Orkney Isles, home of the "The World's Shortest Scheduled Flight".

ACCEPTED FORMAT: .MOV files. Maximum file size: 5MB Maximum Length: 2 MINUTES (approximately equal to the shortest scheduled flight time).


2007 CURATOR/ORGANIZER: ROBB MITCHELL ( As a curator, producer and event organiser, Robb Mitchell has had founding roles in the development of many interdisciplinary creative initiatives including The Chateau (, Free Gallery (, Machinista Glasgow 2004 and the new media / hacklab ( Electron Club at Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) Glasgow. He is also a board member of Clydeside Initiative for the Arts (( Studio Warehouse). With New Media Scotland ( he organised the Scottish node of the Upgrade! ( international network of art & technology gatherings.

ABOUT PIXEL POPS!: PixelPops!, now in its 3rd year, is an ongoing, traveling series of annual digital art exhibits, each with its own theme and each curated in a new location by a new individual. The series is wildly organic in the sense that it changes with each year's new locale and the creativity that each new curator brings to it. Year after year the online catalogue continues to grow and provide new resonances and global connections in artistic interpretation. PixelPops was founded by and is set in motion each year (from afar) by Colleen Tully ( Previous guest curators ...


Originally posted on Raw by Colleen Tully

July 2007 on -empyre- : empyrean documents


July 2007 on -empyre- : empyrean documents

This month, we open up the context of the much-awaited Documenta 12 and attendant Magazine Project to our network especially as we are being featured July 16 to 22, 2007 in Kassel.

If you've been to Documenta, fire away, send us your observations and critiques; even if you haven't. No special guests this month: it's about the network and your individual views. Sergio Basbaum and Christina McPhee will moderate posts.

The online Magazine is finally online at http://

-empyre- contributions are here:

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Originally posted on Raw by Christina McPhee