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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Fri May 20, 2005 00:00 - Fri May 20, 2005

CULTURETV will launch its internet television channel on the 15th of June. CULTURETV is calling for video submissions from artists or/and artlovers.
Following its mission to be the first cultural dedicated internet television channel created by, for and with art audience, CULTURETV will offer 24 hours of programming in a unique, short-form content format. CULTURETV is inviting its audiences to become active collaborators, encouraging viewers to help shape the channel’s content and fulfil its mission.
CULTURETV seeks videos on what is happening in the (virtual) art world, opening events in galleries, museums, art fairs. But also short art films, impressions of works in studios or public space.

All submissions must be received by the 1 of June. The required format is 320 x 240 windows avi, quicktime mov or swf. An editorial team will be involved to select the material.

Those interested in submitting material can send an e-mail with CV, project description and url to


Apply for a chance to present your work at the launch of The Arts and Genomics Centre

Fri May 13, 2005 00:55

The Arts and Genomics Centre is a research centre formed to support the NWO-funded New Representational Spaces research programme, run jointly between the Universities of Amsterdam, Leiden and Maastricht in The Netherlands. The Centre brings together artists, genomics researchers and theoreticians to investigate and stimulate the interactions and intersections of art and genomics.

The Centre is now actively searching for artists who work or plan to work in the field of biogenetic art. In particular, the centre is offering the opportunity for artists to present their work and make an appeal for a collaboration with scientists at the centre’s official launch on Saturday 25th June at the Trippenhuis of the KNAW in Amsterdam.

For more information and to apply for the opportunity to present your work at the public launch of The Arts and Genomics Centre, please send or email a CV, example of work and a short statement explaining your interest in biogenetic art (in Dutch or English) to the address below. If selected you will be asked to prepare a 5-minute presentation of your current work and given the opportunity to explain your proposal and ask for collaborative assistance from scientists in the audience.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday May 25th, 2005. Applications received after this deadline cannot be considered for presentation at the launch, but your contact details will be kept on file for consideration for future centre projects. Please note on your application if you do not want your details kept on file.

Helen Chandler
The Arts and Genomics Centre
A1.15, Kruislaan 318
Postbus 94062
1090GB Amsterdam

Telephone: +31 (0)20 525 7789
Email: info @


New Geographies Project

New Geographies Project, in collaboration with, it summons to artists who are interested in web art, they can participate in the generation of on-line work proposals that reflect, meditate and analyze the problems and definition of new geographies. those new geographies are understood as relations generated from a globalized society (mobility, space, territory, emergent geographies, ubiquity, temporality, frontiers, and connected crowds)


MAzine launch at Cybersonica 2005

MAzine launch at Cybersonica 2005

MAzine is a new venture launched by the post graduate community at
Ravensbourne College to focus on issues, trends and discussions in the
area of networked media from technical, artistic, social and political
perspectives. We invite you to join us at the Science Museum's Dana
Centre, 28th-29th April.


MAzine@Cybersonica multi-blog

As one of our first projects we invite visitors and participants at
Cybersonica Festival to give their impressions and to express their
views in a multi-blog. The MAzine team will be reviewing events and
performances, offering up-to-date online coverage. Those unable to
visit the festival will therefore be able to get a sense of what's
going on and add their own observations or content.


About MAzine

MAzine will bring together a dynamic community, starting with those
engaged in post graduate and other research across the UK, Europe, Asia
and the Americas and will serve as a showcase for innovation in art,
design, science, technology and more. It represents an experimental
model for online collaboration and communication that challenges ideas
about intellectual property.


Contact us to find out about contributing to MAzine or subscribe to be
kept informed


28th-29th April

The Dana Centre
Science Museum
165 Queen's Gate
South Kensington
London SW7 5HE


The Wifi_art day at Palais de Tokyo

Tue Apr 05, 2005 00:00 - Fri Apr 01, 2005

Announcement of the wifi_art day at Palais de Tokyo site de creation contemporaine in Paris France on April 5 2005:

>On 11 am : Press conference with a presentation of Tokyo Ozone by Marc Sanchez senor curator of palais de Tokyo with Rafi Haladjian CEO of Ozone and Valery Grancher new media artist, lecturer, curator and co-founder with Christophe Bruno of, and Frederic Alstadt, Sebastien Fauvarque from Angstrom records.
Discover what is the WIFi and the opportunities brought by this network regarding art expressions, discover some artists projects who are using this new kind of network in openspace and public space.
Ask some questions to the artists ! enter in Tokyo Ozone universe ! Enter in Ozone universe: a young startup who's poducing pervasive objects which are bringing a new kind of communciation. Ozone is conceiving smart object for tommorow.

>From 8.00 Pm to midnight: Openjam performances which are showing the possibilities brought by wifi networks (with Angstrom records):
Artists list:
- Braille
- Canon boys
- Domokun

Don't Forget: Palais de Tokyo is opened everyday from midday to midnight except monday.

Palais de Tokyo
Site de creation contemporaine
13, avenue du President Wilson
F - 75116 Paris