G.H. Hovagimyan
Since 2003
ghh@thing.net
Works in New York, New York United States of America

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G. H. Hovagimyan is an experimental cross media, new media and performance artist who lives and works in New York City. He was born 1950 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. In 1972, He received a B.F.A from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and received an MA from New York University in 2005. He is a professor at the School of Visual Arts in the MFA Computer Arts Department. He was one of the first artist's in New York to start working in Internet Art in 1993 with such artist's online groups as, the thing, ArtNetWeb, and Rhizome.
He has collaborated with English/French sound artist Peter Sinclair (sound artist) on a number of works. <br>

From 1973 to 1986 he was involved in the SoHo and Lower East Side underground art scene. He exhibited a rigorously conceptual art show at 112 Workshop in 1973. He was a friend of the artist Gordon Matta-Clark who was also involved in 112 Workshop. He worked with Matta-Clark on several projects namely; Days’ End, Conical Intersect, Walking Man’s Arch, and Underground Explorations. In 1974 during the video-performance series at 112 Greene Street, he performed opposite Spaulding Gray in Richard Serra's video, A Prisoner's Dilemma.<br>

Much of his early work was ephemeral in nature. It involved performance art, written and language works and temporary installations in galleries. A word piece, Tactics for Survival in the New Culture, was exhibited in "The Manifesto Show" (1979) organized by the artist collective colab. This particular piece was to become the basis for one of his first online hypertext works in 1993. He showed in several group exhibitions organized by Jean Dupuy, a French Fluxus artist living in New York at 405 E. 13th Street. In 1980 he did a series of punk performance pieces for Artist's Space series called Open Mic. One piece, Rich Sucker Rap was recorded by Davidson Gigliotti for a video tape called Chant Accapella which Electronic Arts Intermix carries in its catalog. He also performed in several No Wave Cinema films among them, The Offenders(1980) by Scott B & Beth B and The Deadly Art of Survival by Charles Ahearn.

In the early 1990’s he started working in Media Art and New Media Art. Some of the pieces involve using a combination of photographs and text, often mimicking advertising. In May, 1994 his twenty billboard project for Creative Time, Hey Bozo… Use Mass Transit, received quite a bit of press. The work was seen on several newscasts such as Good Day New York, and the NBC Nightly News (nationally). It was written up in the NY Post, NY Daily News, The New York Times, etc. A telephone interview with the artist and a report on the project was distributed over the AP newswire.

Around the same time he began working with computers and the internet. One of the earliest internet artists, his first pieces, BKPC, Art Direct and, Faux Conceptual Art, were written about in the art magazines Art in America ( Robert Atkins, 1995 Art in America, December, “Art On Line” pp.63) and Art Press (Special Issue, Techno: Anatomy of electronic culture, 1998) France. He also hosted an internet radio/TV talk show called Art Dirt. The first of it's kind, Art Dirt, is part of the Walker Art Center's Digital Studies Archives collection. Of his collaborative works with Peter Sinclair, the most well known are a Soapopera for Laptops/ iMacs, Shooter and Rant/ Rant Back/ Back Rant. Shooter, an immersive sound and laser installation was developed at Eyebeam Atelier as part of its’ Artist in Residence program.
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Re: Re: New on post.thing.net


gh responds:
Actually there are several forms of threaded discourse intrinsic to the cms we're using. You can start your own forum or comment on an article or post your own article. The only difference is that it's client pull. What are your objections to these type of structures? Do you prefer a closed discussion that only the initiated may read if they are subscribed to a listserv? In fact, the cms we use is more accessible to the networked world via google searches. The threaded discussions are actually a lot clearer and easier to follow that the traditional email listserv structure. I wonder what you objections might be then. Have you actually taken the time to use the new post.thing.net interface before dismissing it offhand?

annie abrahams wrote:

> I am against blogs
>
> I am for lists
>
> I won't participate, no blog for me.
> unless a participative blog as the noblog of jim punk (cannot find a
> link, has it disappeared?
>
> I hope other women also will leave the blogs to men and will try to
> invest lists again
>
>
> best Annie Abrahams
>
> On 11/27/06, G.H. Hovagimyan <ghh@thing.net> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I've taken over the editorship of post.thing.net.
> http://post.thing.net I've been inviting people to come and blog.
> There are many new bloggers joining from around the country and around
> the world. Some recent bloggers include:
> >
> > James Allan - England - http://post.thing.net/blog/171
> > Isabel Arvers - Switzerland - http://post.thing.net/blog/200
> >
> > Casper Straeke is reporting on the 4th international Media Art
> Biennale Seoul 2006. frontpage- http://post.thing.net
> >
> > Patrick Lichty has continued his thoughts on Craft and New Media
> first presented informally on rhizome. frontpage-
> http://post.thing.net
> >
> > The juxtapositon of these two essays is very exciting!
> >
> > I would like to extend a special invitation to women bloggers who
> would like to become part of this exciting discourse.
> > Hey! don't let the boy's club just rule things!! Contact me and I'll
> set you up with a blog!!
> > +
> > -> post: list@rhizome.org
> > -> questions: info@rhizome.org
> > -> subscribe/unsubscribe:
> http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
> > -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
> > +
> > Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
> > Membership Agreement available online at
> http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
> >
>
>
> --
>
> "FearingS" Participate in creating a collective voice about "fear".
> Help revealing it's actual tendencies. http://bram.org/peur/fear/
> "Peurs" Participez � la cr�ation d'une voix collective autour de la
> "peur". Aidez � en r�v�ler les tendances actuelles.
> http://bram.org/peur/fear/indexfr.htm
>

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New on post.thing.net


Dates:
Mon Nov 27, 2006 00:00 - Mon Nov 27, 2006

Hi All,

I've taken over the editorship of post.thing.net. http://post.thing.net I've been inviting people to come and blog. There are many new bloggers joining from around the country and around the world. Some recent bloggers include:

James Allan - England - http://post.thing.net/blog/171
Isabel Arvers - Switzerland - http://post.thing.net/blog/200

Casper Straeke is reporting on the 4th international Media Art Biennale Seoul 2006. frontpage- http://post.thing.net

Patrick Lichty has continued his thoughts on Craft and New Media first presented informally on rhizome. frontpage- http://post.thing.net

The juxtapositon of these two essays is very exciting!

I would like to extend a special invitation to women bloggers who would like to become part of this exciting discourse.
Hey! don't let the boy's club just rule things!! Contact me and I'll set you up with a blog!!


EVENT

Christina McPhee (open forum)


Dates:
Thu Nov 16, 2006 00:00 - Thu Nov 16, 2006

Hi All,

As part of the talk by Christina McPhee (co-sponsored by Rhizome) I've created a forum on http://post.thing.net for asking questions before the talk and continuing the discussion afterwards:

http://post.thing.net/taxonomy/term/223

In order to post to this you need to register and get a user ID & pswd here:

http://post.thing.net/user/register


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