Marjan van Mourik
Since 2003
Works in Rotterdam United States of America

Former gallery-owner, the last ten years working as a freelance curator, artpromoter and multimedia designer-artist in the field of netart. The During the years I had an contemporary art gallery my interest moved gradually from paintings to installations and conceptual art.

Then in 1994 the computer entered my life.

The contradiction between limitation on the one hand, unlimited freedom and no physical borders on the other hand, created new impulses and insights to explore the possibilities of the medium. My fascination for this platform was born.

I have travelled a long way obtaining the necessary technical skills,studying and experiecing the do's and the don;ts, preparing and presenting concepts of visual artists for the web. It has now become the art form for myself to express and to tell my story.

The images, the words, the colours, the sounds, the motions, they're all ready there. It is like a palet with paint, a keyboard characters,covered with jpg., gif, wave, MP3,mov., doc. and other files. They're at my disposition and I will put them in a new, different context. They form the remains of my travels trough my mind, the virtual world, the real world and life.

Marjan van Mourik (1958) studied art-history and multimedia.


Will Pappenheimer:


Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th July, 2006

The Digital Art Weeks PROGRAM (DAW06) is concerned with the application of digital technology in the arts. Consisting again this year of symposium, workshops and performances, the program offers insight into current research and innovations in art and technology as well as illustrating resulting synergies in a series of performances, making artists aware of impulses in technology and scientists aware of the possibilities of the application of technology in the arts.


[Kon.[Text]], this year’s Digital Art Weeks SYMPOSIUM focuses on the Performative Surround in the arts and the technology that drives it. The Performative Surround pertains to the immersive quality and quantity of the setting of a performative artwork that employs electronic media enhancement to communicate in part or in whole its message to the viewer, who is therewith integrated into the performative arena by the communicative powers of the applied media. In a series of lectures, demonstrations and panels, artists and researcher will examine the use of electronic media in articulating the performer’s presence through the possibilities of the multi-sensuality of electronic media. The possibilities of blurring the divide between public and performer to bond them through the powers of dissemination and inclusion inherent within the technology behind the performative surround will also be considered as well as how communication between both performer and public can be interactively networked in real time through various forms of computer enhanced dialoging.


To draw a parallel between the symposium’s title [Kon.[Text]] and the phrase “in the body of the text” in terms how both performer and public are virtually networked by the expansion of the real into virtual, issues in media enhanced performance and its ...


C5@ZeroOne_San Jose: C5 Quest for Success

Geri Wittig:

The C5 Quest for Success ­ Call for Participants Enter to play the C5 Quest for Success during the ZeroOne San Jose/ISEA 2006 Symposium August 9-12, 2006

The C5 Quest for Success is an invited project for ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge. The ZeroOne San Jose Festival will transform San Jose into the North American epicenter of art and digital culture from August 7th to the 13th, showcasing the world's most innovative contemporary artists.

Quest for Success is curatorial selection as urban game, testing competitors¹ analysis, management, and cooperative decision making skills - traits needed for success in Silicon Valley. The grand prize is a six to twelve week residency at the Montalvo Arts Center co-sponsored with C5 and a Silicon Valley corporate partner - a great opportunity for the right player with the right project pitch. Contestants navigate the streets of San Jose exploring GPS controlled narratives in an attempt to locate the C5 Corporate Limo. Once there, you just might have the opportunity to pitch your proposal to a panel of distinguished experts. A single winner from each evening's competition then advances to the final round on Saturday, August 12th. Three finalists representing TALK, DEMO, PERFORM 'present' their pitch live on-stage to an audience of thousands during the ZeroOne San Jose culminating celebration.

Does the smell of gasoline and oil perk you up like caffeine? Do lat and long coordinates make your heart sing? Then apply for a chance to win the Montalvo Arts Center ­ C5 artist residency. Six to twelve weeks in picturesque Saratoga, California, working on the project of your dreams with the assistance of one of Silicon Valley¹s corporate powerhouses. Does mapping make you giddy? Does your imagination swell ...


Beijing Accelerator

Marnix de Nijs is one of my favourite artists. His works are non-pretentious and understandable by anyone. Some of them seem to be inspired by playground attractions (run, motherfucker, run), others that explore our relationships with machines are uncannily compelling (Spatial Sounds or Push/Pull)


Beijing Accelerator clearly belongs to the recreation ground. The inspiration for it came when the artist was visiting Beijing, and realized how quickly the dynamics of a city could transform into such apparent modernism. Similar to an earlier prototype, Panoramic Accelerator, it explores the effects of a tempo-driven society on the individual, this new version has an enhanced cinematographic experience as well as a superior interface.

The participant takes position in a racing-chair on a motorized structure equipped with a joystick. While the participant controls both the direction and speed of the chair, rotating panoramic images are projected on the 160x120 cm screen in front of him/her. The aim is to synchronize the moving image with the rotation of the chair in order to view the images properly and block the disorientation associated with the uncoordinated spinning. If the user cannot synchronize the speed of the chair with the images his balance system will send different information to the brain then the eyes do, causing an intense feeling of discontrol and can eventually lead to nausea.


The target square in the top panoramic image needs to be matched with the same position shown on the magnified image below. As soon as this is achieved the images �¢ï¿½ï¿½snap into place�¢ï¿½ï¿½ and rotate in sync with the participants movement. After a short period of time however, a new rotating-panorama appears with a higher preset speed. This is determined as the next level (there are ...


'Brainmirror' by Adam Somlai-Fischer(hu) Bengt Sjölén(se) and Danil Lundbäck(se)

BrainMirror is an interactive experience where the image of the visitors brain appears mixed with his/her mirror image, using natural head movement as an interface to explore volumetric visuals of the human brain. Designed and built by 3 independent artist and technologist, putting our skills together we aimed for creating an interface that works without learning for all age groups, and fosters communal interaction, interaction among the different visitors.


Jonathan Schipper


"Attempt at an Invisible Sphere," a globe made from 215 cameras and screens, was our first introduction to Jonathan Schipper's work. When we had the chance to visit the Brooklyn-based artist in his studio recently, we got to check out more of the "mechanical paradoxes" that make up Schipper's ouevre and watch him tinker on his latest undertaking, an animatronic sculpture set in motion by a player piano reel of Slayer's "Raining Blood." The piece debuted in a group show that opened last Friday, 23 June 2006, called "Factitious" at Brooklyn's Pierogi Gallery, and will run through 31 July 2006.

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--Darklight Digital Festival Bulletin 2005 ---

Darklight festival brings the best in new digital art and cinema to Ireland.


--Darklight Digital Festival Bulletin 2005 ---
Darklight festival brings you the best in new digital art and cinema.
October 2005.

October 2005
Welcome to Darklight Digital Festival Update 2005

Email contents
1. Darklight Symposium key speakers and panel discussion ***FREE***
2. Making Movies For The Small Screen workshop
3. Nokia/Darklight Pocket Festival



::::28th OCTOBER: key speakers and panel discussion ***FREE***

Darklight 2005 is calling all developers and innovators in digital production to attend its symposium, exhibition and workshop event.

This forum promises to give us the answers to the increasing litany of questions on our rights and abilities as the employers of new power found in creative common licensing, citizen journalism, podcasting, blogging, ad-hoc networks, alternative broadcasting technologies, and new markets for wireless content/culture.
Darklight will engage internationally renowned key speakers, and host two panel discussions combining the collective knowledge of experts to set the matter straight on these issues.


Please register to attend at:
Places are limited so please register early.

Please forward this onto anyone who you think may be interested in Darklight events.

Darklight Symposium will take place on October....
27th : Workshop (E40) at The Digital Hub Learning Studio, 10-13 Thomas St. Dublin 8, Ireland.
28th : Symposium (FREE) at The Digital Exchange, Crane Street, Dublin 8, Ireland.



The Cultural season took off and we have impressions of some museum exhibitions or events in Antwerp, Rotterdam, Moscow, Hasselt and Amsterdam. We have: - 'Russian POP ART part II, Moscow, - MONOPOLIS-Antwerp Witte de With, Rotterdam (NL) , ANGELS OF HISTORY, MUHKA, Antwerp. SUPER! Hasselt and the biggest underground festival ROBODOCK. Which was held in Amsterdam from 21-24.09.

- DiVA opens this thursday 6th October in Paris and we will be there. On Friday you can watch how, who and what of the opening. DiVA is the first art fair dedicated to video and digital art. Since the invention of photography, nothing has had a greater impact on artistic practice than the emergence of the personal video camera, and later, digital technology.

- About the new video art. This week we present the video Modern Living/Neurotica by Han Hoogerbrugge. The first incarnation of Han Hoogerbugge's Neurotica was as a comic strip cataloguing the adventures and misadventures of his life as an artist in the mid-1990s. Hoogerbrugge then adapted it for a series of digital animations that he posted on his personal website.First he developed them as Gif animated shorts and then introduced interactivity with Flash software.

Happy Holidays by Jessica Gomula (USA).
What happens when Santa Claus and Dr. Ruth bring people holiday presents to enjoy during their playtime together? Growing out of the abundance of sexual aides available on the internet, Happy Holidays adds the delight and joy often associated with Christmas time gift giving. What better way to give and receive?

Beware of the god by Deborah Kelly (AU). An animation, which will be shown on 42 projection screens in the underground rail network across Sydney city

Beware of the God is part of the exhibition Interesting Times, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 22 September - 27 November 2005.

Enjoy our program and don't forget to subscribe to enter the Video on demand page, there you can even watch more videos at the time it suits YOU.

DISCUSSION special issue on the art and politics of netporn

In cooperation with the Institute of Network Cultures, ( has produced a special
issue on the art and politics of netporn. Although a growing number of
theoretical and historical porn studies have appeared over the last
decades, few have focused on the analysis of netporn as complex networks
and its embedment within digital media environments. By publishing five
new articles based on original research online and freely accessible to
all, we hope to contribute to a climate of critical research surrounding
the topic of netporn.

The five new articles are:
- Nishant Shah, "Playblog: Pornography, Performance, and Cyberspace"
- Manuel Bonik and Andreas Schaale, "The Naked Truth: Internet-Eroticism
and The Search"
- Bert de Muynck, "The Art of Adult Architecture or the Politics of
Pornographic Planning"
- Tim Noonan, "Netporn and the Politics of Disability: A Catalyst for
Access, Inclusion and Acceptance"
- Mireille Miller-Young, "'Because I'm Sexy and Smart!': Black Web
Mistresses Hack Cyberporn"

Publication data:
"Special Issue: The Art and Politics of Netporn", ed. by Bas van Heur,, issue 20 (2005).
Stable URL:


Beware of the God

The 30 animation is now playing on forty-two projected
bilboards in Sydney train stations, and can be viewed
online at:

and the results of Sunday's experimental projection
onto clouds (clouds! in the sky!) as well as new
essays and links can be found at:

For info on the project by Deborah Kelly:
Beware of the God looks at the rise of religious literalists in the public sphere.
It is a public project, and part of the Museum of
Contemporary Art's Australian art exhibition that just opened in Sydney.



Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:57

Group for Research in Interactive Media
London Metropolitan University


a one day conference on digital media theory, culture, practice and play

Friday January 20th 2006

at London Metropolitan University, 35 Kingsland Rd, London, E2 8AA

The conference will focus on our experience of both mindful and playful human-digital relationships, and explore our interaction and engagement with new digital media environments including those involving mobile and ubiquitous media, new cinema, gameplay, wired spaces, and networked communities.

Call for Papers Deadline now extended to:
Friday 30th September 2005

Selected papers may be published in a special issue
of the journal 'Digital Creativity'