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.


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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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CULTURETV News and playlist

We've had an extremely busy week here at CULTURETV covering the ins and outs of the global art world. And also developing new features such as VOD.
But let's not forget the high quality art videos, which has been added to the playlist: the impressions of the Biennale of Venice and the exhibition Soul in Brugge, Belgium.

New art videos: 'Hollywood'by Ulrike Feser / Wolfgang Stahr / Silvan Linden (D). The earth trembles, cars and palms tilt, small cardboard box living houses break, the resident puppet population flies into a surrealistic sky. '13terStock' by Florian Thalhofer and Kolja Mensing. A one minute overview of their interactive documentary film '13terStock'. Writer Kolja Mensing and film maker Florian Thalhofer have spent the summer on the Grohner Dune, a high rise house building complex on the outskirts of Bremen (D). Screenkiss by Jillian Mcdonald is a web project/video featuring several popular actors including Daniel Day Lewis, Vincent Gallo, Johnny Depp, and Angelina Jolie. Macdonald inserts herself into existing film scenes as stand-in for the actresses being kissed by or engaged in other gestures of romance with these actors.


CULTURETV New playlist

Art from around the globe! Videos from the heart of Africa to the Red Square in Moscow, from the West to the East, from the South to the North.

New on the playlist of this week. You will meet the Kenian painter Bertiers, see an impression of the famous COW Parade, now presented in Moscow and the One Minute Museum Visit at the Museum Boymans van Beuningen in Rotterdam with a flash of the Project Rotterdam which shows what the city’s artists and designers currently stand for.

New art videos. Like 'A Story' from Isidore Bethel. A sixteen old American schoolgirl.She made a fascinating animation with a typewriter.

'Project Rotterdam' Museum Boymans van Beuningen Rotterdam, (NL) 'Fountainhead' by Kolja Glaser / Andreas Bunte (D). 'Art Out of Africa'Bertiers' Painter from Kenia 'Looking for 1 hrs. Photo' by V.Shumov & L.Romanos (USA). 'Being sHe' by Chilo Eribenne (GB) 'Cow Parade' Moscow 'Symphony in the box/symphony in my head' by Ijose Benin (CAN). 'A Story' by Isidore Bethel 'Una Pelicula du Cinema Retrato Reverso' by Aaron Krach & Lloyd Blander (USA). 'Identity& Nomadism' PALAZZO DELLE PAPESSE, Sienna (I) 'BRINGING DEMOCRACY TO YOU' by Florian Zeyfang / Ulrich Heinke / Rolf Pilarsky (D). 25 Years of the Deutsche Bank Collection 'La Divina Comedia' by Frederic Peire (F).


CULTURETV New playlist

This week a brand new playlist with a variety of art videos, an exclusive video for CULTURETV of the 25 Years of the Deutsche Bank Collection and a Museum Visit of the exhibition 'Identity& Nomadism' at the PALAZZO DELLE PAPESSE, Sienna in Italy.

The complete playlist: 'Fountainhead' by Kolja Glaser / Andreas Bunte (D). 'Flars' by Michael Szpakowski 25 Years of the Deutsche Bank Collection 'Identity& Nomadism' PALAZZO DELLE PAPESSE, Sienna (I) by Pierre Mertens 'Symphony in the box/symphony in my head' by Ijose Benin (CAN). 'Looking for 1 hrs. Photo' by V.Shumov & L.Romanos (USA).

'Una Pelicula du Cinema Retrato Reverso' by Aaron Krach & Lloyd Blander (USA). 'Being sHe' by Chilo Eribenne (GB) 'BRINGING DEMOCRACY TO YOU' by Florian Zeyfang / Ulrich Heinke / Rolf Pilarsky (D). 'IDyl' Museum Middelheim by Pierre Mertens. 'La Divina Comedia' by Frederic Peire (F).



Tue Nov 01, 2005 00:00

The 2nd International Festival of Audio-Visual Arts “VIDEOLOGIA” will take place in Volgograd, Russia in the 1st decade of November 2005.
Artists are invited to participate!
The festival debuted in 2004 and united authors working with videoart, experimental cinema, animation, VJ works and musical accompaniment to video. The international competition selection and hors concourse programs of international & Russian festivals & curators were demonstrated in the cinema hall for four days. Jury and audience evaluated official selection videos. Along with screenings “VIDEOLOGIA 2004” included video gallery, theoretical forums, concerts and performative actions in clubs. Works taking part in the selection were subdivided into two nominations according to the main conceptual lines of the festival:
Intersection of video with other arts (poetry, painting, photography, dance);
(V)ideological statement of an artist.
Developing their theoretical and artistic interest in omnipresence of the aesthetical and the seeming lack of taboos for art in contemporary culture curators of “VIDEOLOGIA 2005” link its key conceptual lines to the issues of the 1st festival. As the sample of das Gesamtkunstwerk, integral creative work, audio-visual art incorporates poetry, dance, theatre, photography and even the non-spectacular self-criticism. This claim for omnivorous wholeness is consonant to the events on the present sociopolitical scene, where alteration has become constancy. The ability of audio-visual works to underline the multitude of thematic elements & to act as digital pseudo-equivalent of the endless scope of modifications makes it the art of kinetic Becoming rather than the art of statuary Being. Dissonance and constraint caused by constant becoming in love, politics, theory, production, economy, technology and war are relieved in cathartic (v)ideological statements, in which audio-visual becomes verbal and words turn into images.
We invite artists to participate in “VIDEOLOGIA 2005” with:
Experimental cinema and video
Video theatres
Video installations
Accompaniment to cinema
Works should be sent in PAL format.
VOB, DivX, MPEG4, XviD, FLASH, GIF, TIFF, BMP formats on DVD, CDR and VHS are accepted.
Duration of works should not exceed 30 minutes.
The panel of coordinators of the festival will view every video.
Only works created after January 1st, 2003 will be accepted.
The entry deadline is October 20, 2005.
The application form filling is required.
All deliveries from international participants should be marked: "no commercial value - for cultural purposes only".
Jury and audience will evaluate Works of the selection program.
Works, which will not take part in the selection program, will be included into curators’ projects and into video gallery also taking place during the festival.

The submission forms can be found in the attached files and on the official site of the festival

Email to:

Curators of the festival:
Nick Demidov mob. +7-903-316-82-60 8(8442) 23-83-54
Alexander Dudnik mob. +7-902-312-73-14 8(8442) 72-60-00
Yaroslav Khokhlov mob. +7-905-392-38-59
Ilya Permyakov mob. +7-903-478-67-38 8(8442) 35-40-40



The complete playlist 'Exten(z)sion IV project ' by Chiara Passa. 'Nutritionwaltz' by V.Shumov, C.Paul and V.Ory 'The General ' Sietske Tjallingii (NL) , A biting satire on patriotism and military power in post 9/11 America, nominated for the best Dutch short film 2004. 'When The Sun Goes Down' by Tino Schwanemann (D).In June 2004 he realized the video in NY. 'Unavoidable Excess of Motion' Winner of 2003 London Short Film Festival by Angela Alston & Ezekiel Das. 'The Golden Gate' by Doron Altaratz 'Trancend' by N.Bechtol and C.Paul 'Project Fox' by Volkswagen 'MMLights' by N.Bechtol and L.Romanos '5' by Alan Sondheim 'IDyl' Middelheim Park by P.Mertens 'Monday Mourning' by T.Cahill & L.Romanos 'Scaff Society' by T.Breman& A.Kozloski&V.Shumov 'Fusion ' Gabriel Orenstein (1959) Urugay.