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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The 8th International New Media Art festival
August 24 - 26, 2006 in Riga, Latvia.
The opening of the festival and exhibition - August 24, 2006.
The exhibition will be open till September 17, 2006.
Press Release


Electromagnetic waves as material and medium of art

Pantha Rei - everything flows
In 2006 The "Art + Communication" festival, organised by the RIXC in
Riga, celebrates its 10th anniversary and the 8th edition. For the
first time the festival is conceived as a large-scale exhibition --
WAVES -- that looks at electromagnetic waves as the principle material
- the medium - of media art.

The exhibition brings together about 40 international works of (media)
art, in which electromagnetic waves are seen not just as carriers of
information, but as the material and/or theme of the artwork.

The artists of the Waves exhibition are challenging conventional
knowledge about and perception of waves. Electronic media such as
radio, TV and the internet are of defining influence on today's
societies. Subsequently the information sphere is tightly controlled
and subject to various artificially imposed political limitations. Yet
artists with their electronic and digital DIY kits are exploring
numerous ways of thinking outside the box, making their own waves,
creating alternative networks and engaging with strange scientific
phenomena -- which points at actually existing utopian potential.

The artworks on display at the Waves exhibition cover a wide range of
topics. Some of the works engage with interesting scientific phenomena
to provide unusual aesthetic experiences such as listening to the
background noise of the universe (Franz Xaver) or engaging with the
visual and aural qualities of light bulbs (Artificiel). As the human
sensory perception system gives us only limited access to
electromagnetic waves, sonification and visualisation of scientific
data are a major component of the exhibition. Other works explore
social and political implications of wave regulation (Julian Priest,
Bureau d'Etudes) and offer viable alternative communication systems
(Marko Peljhan).

Those are just a few examples out of a large scale exhibition which
interrogates the conventions of media art exhibitions. Whereas some
works are based on screens and audio-visualisations of waves, many
works rely on physical objects (Joyce Hinterding, David Haines),
obscure or forgotten communication technologies (Paul De Marinis) and
the antenna as an art object. Bringing together experienced and well
known artists with young experimentators between art and science,
Waves makes a statement by being the first large scale international
exhibition to focus uniquely on waves as the material and medium of art.

The exhibition features about 40 works by 70 artists from 18 different
countries, including: Anthony McCall (US), Derek Holzer (NL), Bas van
Koolwijk (NL), Jean-Pierre Aube (CA), Luke Jerram (UK), Bureau
d'Etudes (FR), Franz Xaver (AT), Scanner (UK), Erich Berger (NO),
Jacob Kirkegaard (DK), Joyce Hinterding (AU), David Haines (AU),
Mr.Snow (AU), Marko Peljhan (SL), Steve Heimbecker (CA), Catherine
Richards (CA), Farmersmanuel (AT), Yunchul Kim (KO/DE), Robert Adrian
X (AT), Norbert Math (AT), Martins Ratniks (LV) Clausthome (LV),
Antanas Dombrovskij (LT), Artificiel (CA), Bulat Galejev (RU),
TAKE2030 (UK), Paul De Marinis (US), Judith Fegerl (AT), Julian Priest
(UK), Roland Jankowski (AT), Aaron Kaplan (AT), Barry Hale (UK),
Disinformation (UK), Janis Garancs (LV), Adam Hyde (NL), Lotte Meijer
(NL), Aleksandar Erkalovic (HR), Adam Somlai-Fischer (HU/SE), Danil
Lundback (SE), Bengt Sjolen (SE), Mark Fischer (US), Jay Needham (US),
Atau Tanaka (FR), Cecile Babiole (FR), Laurent Dailleau (FR), Gints
Gabrans (LV), Oskars Poikans (LV), Martins Vizbulis (LV), Voldemars
Johansons (LV), and others.

The WAVES exhibition is complemented by a festival programme
consisting of a conference a performanceprogramme, a community day and
film screenings of classic and contemporary experimental movies.

Locations: The exhibition takes place at the Exhibition Hall ARSENALS
of the Latvian National Museum of Art (Torna iela 1, Old Town in
Riga). Conference, performances and film programmes ? at the RIXC
Media Space (11. Novembra Krastmala 35, entrance from Minsterejas iela).

Organisers: the RIXC Center for New Media Culture
Idea: Armin Medosch
Curatorial team: Raitis Smits, Rasa Smite, Armin Medosch (UK/AT).
Curator assistants and managers: Daina Silina, Signe Pucena.
Film programme curator: Erwin van?t Hart (NL).
Streaming programme co-ordinator: Adam Hyde.
Technical director: Davis Bojars.
Exhibition architect: Rudolf Bekic (AT/LV).
Designer: Martins Ratniks.

Press coordinator: Agnese Rucina <>, +371-7228478,
+371-9635167 (mob.)

Address: The RIXC, The Center for New Media Culture:
Address: 11. Novembra Krastmala 35 - 201, Riga, LV 1050, Latvia.
Tel. +371-7228478, +371-6546776 (mob.),
Fax: +371-7228477

Support: State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga City Council, Nordic
Council of Ministers' Office in Latvia, Centre Culturel Francais de
Riga, the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Riga, Nordic Culture Fund, British Council.








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Neterotopia is an event that takes place from 16th to 31st March in various spaces on the Net. Eleven artists from different countries have been invited to choose an Internet site and use the spaces usually reserved for advertising: Christophe Bruno on, Ghazel on, Susan Hefuna on, Nathalie Hunter on, Yuji Oshima on, Peter Lemmens and Eva Cardon on, Adam Vackar on, Stephen Vitiello on, Luca Vitone on, Version (Gabriela Vanga, Ciprian Muresan and Mircea Cantor) on, 0100101110101101.ORG on

These spaces are thus transformed into exhibition surfaces and points of
access to a pathway branching through the public and virtual space of the Internet, the major node of which is the website.

The project, ideated and curated by Daniele Balit, is simultaneously hosted via web by three European art centers, the site de creation contemporaine Palais Tokyo in Paris, the NICC - New International Cultural Center in Antwerp and the Careof in Milan. Through the stations installed in physical space, the public can see the artworks on-line, and experiment with digit@al, a special device by artist Pierre Mertens that puts a new slant on the rules of chatting.

Neterotopia is the result of works between the NICC and Love Difference /Pistoletto Foundation, and traces the confines of a hybrid space, with a changeable and heterogeneous geography, drawing on Michel Foucault


IZOLENTA /06 International Digital Film Festival

Wed Mar 01, 2006 03:43

IZOLENTA /06 International Digital Film Festival

is happy to inform you that we are ready to accept your art-works for the contest of IZOLENTA/06 Festival. All of the works sent will be divided into four categories: