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

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BIO
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.


The DIGITAL ART WEEKS


Will Pappenheimer:

The DIGITAL ART WEEKS

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

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.

TALKS, PANELS & DEMONSTRATIONS

[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.

FILM, DANCE & PERFORMANCES

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 ...

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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 http://www.c5corp.com

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. http://01sj.org

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 ...

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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)

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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.

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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 ...

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'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.

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Jonathan Schipper


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"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.

Watch now: Quicktime or Podcast (or in our Flash player on the sidebar of the home page)

TAGS: Art, Brooklyn, Conceptual, Cool Hunting Video, Technology,

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Re: [SPAM] RHIZOME_RAW: derrida was a flip-flopper


I totally agree with Eduardo.

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> > Not anymore but his inconsistency will remain forever.
> > Was Derrida a flip-flopper?
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> Can we be more respectful?
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> Don't make general statements unless you are ready to explain yourself.
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> He earned better than this--whether one likes theory or not.
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Re: bush speeches


Both projects are very good. I will place them in 10 minutes on
http://www.targetfound.nl
keep up the good (art) work

marjan

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From: "Pall Thayer" <palli@pallit.lhi.is>
To: "Plasma Studii - uospn" <office@plasmastudii.org>
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Sent: Friday, September 10, 2004 9:59 PM
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> Beautiful. Lots of fun for the whole family.
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> On fos, 2004-09-10 at 19:11, Plasma Studii - uospn wrote:
> > >http://www.actofme.co.uk/bush_speech/bushspeechwriter.html
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DISCUSSION

Re: Sponsorship & Sales Marketing


Lisa Brown wrote:

> We are looking for someone who has the knowledge and background in
> seeking sponsorship.
I´ll have knowledge and background of seeking sponsorship, please send me more information
Marjan
webmaster@targetfound.nl

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Ruins of the future, a virtual artproject by Pierre Mertens


Your email campaign ("Ruins of the future Press Release") has been sent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ruins of the future, a virtual artproject by Pierre=
Mertens ........................

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'Ruins of the future' , a virtual artproject =
by Pierre Mertens

Following the press releases of 'Ruins of the=
future' and ' the program ' Target received many reactions and congratul=
ations. It was announced in art magazines and websites as being a real ph=
ysical exhibition. Nobody questioned the reality of the event and nobody =
objected to the concept. Only women contested the fact that all participa=
t ing artists are male.

' Ruins of the future' is a complete virtual=
exhibition by Pierre Mertens on the internet as it was located in Peru.=

Contextual artist Pierre Mertens (1953, Antwe=
rp, Belgium) conceived the concept and asked Marjan Van Mourik to join him =
as a curator using the Internet context for this art project. The sponsor=
is also the artist in the skin of Pierre Mertens real estate, a virtual co=
mpany selling all museums worldwide.

The art project questions the artistic actual=
ity, as well in the art but also the role, the influence and the possibili=
ties of the internet.

In the light of globalisation the incestuous =
Western dominated art scene looked over the last two Documenta's and the 20=
03 Biennale of Venice to art of remote areas and developing countries. Pier=
re Mertens sees this as a self-criticism of the art scene and a search for =
more life connected art. Last years ' curators showed many artist s of de=
veloping countries and remote areas in the western contemporary art exhibit=
ions. Anxious for repetition of colonialism habits African curators were a=
ppointed and international exhibitions held in developing countries. Docume=
ntaries were presented as art in the western art context. A continuous stri=
ng of criticism from artists which followed with regard to these exhibition=
concepts is that those simply illustrate the curator's ideas. By virtually=
taking all positions Pierre Mertens questions the conditions of the relati=
onship between artists and curators.

Read the complete statement of the artist

Website: http://www.targetfound.nl/Ruins of =
the future/index.htm

Target Press Contact:
Marjan van Mourik
Artpromotor
email: webmaster@targetfound.nl
voice: (0051)54251551

http://www.targetfound.nl

or

Pierre Mertens, curator

email:pierre.mertens@pandora.be

voice:(0032)(3)6461800
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