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 STRP festival 24- 26th of March 2006, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

STRP is a festival at the intersection of art, technology and popular culture in the full context of all art disciplines. A festival where the public is treated to a broad palette of works through in-depth presentations and large spectacles, which provide an image of how visual art, design, stage arts, film, architecture and popular culture develop themselves through the means or appliance of both new and existing technology.

STRP Program:

Amorphic RobotWorks (USA) - Inflatable Bodies, Robotlab (GER) - Juke_bots, Bill Vorn (CAN) - Hysterical Machines, Pascal Glissmann, Martina Hofflin (GER) - Electronic Life Forms (ELF), Garnet Hertz (CAN) - Cockroach Controlled Mobile Robot #3, Gijs van Bon - Arabesk #23, Time's up/HRL (AUT), Bar Bot - Dr. Christoph Bartneck (GER) - eMuu, Robbert Smit, Graham Smith, HKU - Telemoby, Bjorn Schulke (GER) - Nervous, Markus Lerner, Andre Stubbe (GER) - Outerspace, Michiel van Overbeek - Nazarenos, Lara Greene (UK) - You Move Me, Fred Abels & Mirjam Langemeijer - Dirk

Marnix de Nijs - RMR (runmotherfuckerrun), C6 (UK) - Want & Need, //////////fur//// art entertainment interfaces (GER) - PainStation, Marnix de Nijs & Edwin van der Heide - Spatial Sounds, Mateusz Herczka - 4413, Debbie does art - Cockroachlounge, Walter Langelaar - SUB-OBJECT_2.1, Raymond Deirkauf, Beyond Expression - Ray's, Aldje van Meer en Radboud Mens - Realsound, Kim Boekhout van Solinge - Ruissimulatie, David Kousemaker - TouchMe, Prohaska, Sagmuller, Demblin (AUT) - Unplugger v1.1/Plug In to Black Out, Prohaska (AUT) - KRFTWRK, Crew (BE) - Degenerator 2.0, Paul Klotz - 3D-Quoter

Jeff Mills (DVJ-set, USA) - Derrick May (USA) - Daniel Wang (USA) - DJ Krust (UK) - Addictive TV (DVJ Set, UK) - Dick El Demasiado - Lady Aida - Steffi - Martyn (DJ Pan) - Robob - Rick Angel - Ari Daily - Caz One

Karl Bartos (Ex-Kraftwerk, GER) - Mouse on Mars (GER) - DMX Krew (UK) - Atom Heart (GER / CHI) - Octave One (USA) - Joris Voorn - Secret Cinema - Zeena Parkins & Ikue Mori (USA) - Beautyon (UK) - Daniel Wang (USA) - Kettel - Geigercounting - Dijf Sanders (BE) - Dexter - Like a Tim - Vert (GER/UK) - Drillem - Taeji Sawai (JPN) - Ella Bandita - Yutaka Makino (JPN) - RA-X and the Raiders of the Lost Cause - David Grubbs (USA) - Solid Decay - Hrvatski

Live Cinema
Peter Greenaway (UK): Tulse Luper VJ performance - Skoltz Kolgen (CAN) - Telcosystems - Addictive TV (UK): The Eye of the Pilot - Boris en Brecht Debackere (BE): Rotor - Optical Machines - SXNDRX: Videoboxing

Video-art/art videoclips
Cinefeel: Music Videos - Addictive TV (UK): Mixmasters - Optronica (UK): Visual Music on the Screen - WORM: Live Cinema DVD 1 - NOTV: Visual Music 2 - Floris Kaayk: The Order Electrus

VJ Oxygen

Live visuals & presentations by Holland-Interactive

Special outdoor light installation by Har Hollands

Fritz Lang (GER) - Metropolis, Fred M. Wilcox (USA) - Forbidden Planet, Mamoru Oshii (JPN) - Ghost in the Shell 2, Het uur van de wolf - Op zoek naar een vergeten toepassing, Lesic, Lindgreen & Pancras, When I sold my soul to the machine, Len Lye (NZL) - Birth of a Robot, Lillian Schwartz (USA) - Pixilliation, Robert Seidel(GER) -Grau, Phillipp Hirsch (GER) - Inside, Alexander Rutterford (UK) - Gantz Graf, Alexander Rutterford (UK) - 3Space, Johnny Hardstaff (UK) - Future of Gaming, George Melies (FRA) - Le Voyage dans la Lune

TheatrePipslab: The washing powder conspiracy, produced by Paradiso-Melkweg Productiehuis - Crew (BE): _U - Eboman: SampleMadnesS
Ralf Schreiber, Tina Tonagel and Christian Faubel (GER) 'Chirping and Crawling' Robotworkshop

Karl Bartos (Ex Kraftwerk, GER) - Bas Haring - Dirk van Weelde - Dr. Christoph Bartneck (GER) - Kees Tazelaar - Koert van Mensvoort - Peter Verhelst (BE) - Hans Beekmans - Waag Society


Sonic Acts XI - The Anthology of Computer Art

Sonic Acts XI - The Anthology of Computer Art

23 - 26 februari 2006 - Paradiso / De Balie, Amsterdam

The eleventh edition of the Sonic Acts Festival will be held from
Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th February 2006 in Paradiso and De Balie
in Amsterdam. Entitled Sonic Acts XI - The Anthology of Computer Art,
the festival will include a three-day international conference, three
evenings and nights of live performances, an extensive film programme
and an exhibition. A DVD and a book on the festival theme will also
be published to coincide with it.

The three-day conference will provide a multifaceted and penetrating
overview of computer art. International speakers from computer arts,
film, the fine arts, music, the academic world, literature and art
history will, from the perspective of their own background, discuss
the historical developments, present the current position of computer
art, and consider its future. Jasia Reichardt (UK) opens the festival
at February 23 2006 with a Keynote lecture.

Reichardt is writer and curator and made history in 1968 with the
exhibit Cybernetic Serendipity. Speakers at the conference include
Lillian Schwartz (US), pioneer in the field of computer-generated art
and computer films; Curtis Roads (US), composer and author of the
influential Computer Music Tutorial; Stephen Wilson (US), professor
of conceptual design at the SFSU and author of the authoritative
Information Arts, Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology;
Joost Rekveld (NL), artist, produces abstract films and kinetic
installations since 1991; Ben Fry (USA), artist, who's current
research involves the visualization of genetic data. With Casey Reas
he is developing the open source programming environment Processing;
Manfred Mohr (US), computer artist since 1968 and considered as one
of the pioneers; Frieder Nake (DE), professor interactive computer-
graphics in Bremen and one of the three artists in the first computer
art exhibitions (1965, Stuttgart). A key-person in the field of
computer art and information aesthetics since then; Andreas
Broeckmann (DE), artistic director of the international media art
festival Transmediale in Berlin. In texts and lectures he deals with
post-medial practices and the possibilities for a 'machinic'
aesthetics of media art; Matthias Weiss (DE), studied art history and
philosophy and is considered an authority in the field of net-art;
John Oswald (CA), composer and sound-artist. Became famous in 1990
with his Plunderphonics; Rob Young (UK), editor for the music
magazine The Wire; Golan Levin (US), artist, composer, performer and
engineer, develops new forms of interaction with audiovisual systems;
Joan Leandre (ES), also known as Retroyou, artist working with
modified games; Wolf Lieser (DE), curator and founder of the Digital
Art Museum; Erik van Blokland (NL), designer and co-founder of
Letterror. Arjen Mulder (NL), Casey Reas (US) and Rutger Wolfson (NL)
will moderate during the conference.
The festival will start with performances by Granular Synthesis (AT)
and Curtis Roads & Brian O'Reilly (US). Granular Synthesis, renowned
for its monumental and impressive audio-visual performances and
installations, will perform Areal. Curtis Roads & Brian O'Reilly will
perform their international acclaimed octaphonic audiovisual piece
Point Line Cloud.

The Friday programme is being compiled in collaboration with Jace
Clayton (a.k.a. DJ/rupture), founder of Negrophonic and Soot Records,
and will include: The Bug feat. Ras B (Rephlex, UK), Beans (Warp,
US), Ghislain Poirier (Chocolate Industries, CA), Vex'd (Rephlex,
UK) , DJ /rupture & No Lay & G-Kid (Unorthodox, UK), Team Shadetek
presents: Heavy Meckle feat. Matt Shadetek, Sheen, Jammer, Chronik &
Ears (Warp / Jah Mek the the World, UK/US), Hrvatski (Planet Mu, US),
Aaron Spectre (Death$ucker, US), Ove-Naxx (Adaadat, JP), Scotch Egg
(Wrong Music, JP), Doddodo (Adaadat, JP), Drop the Lime (Tigerbeat6,
US), Filastine (Soot, US), Nettle (theAgriculture, ES), 2/5 BZ
(Gozel, TU), Gustav (Mosz, AT), Planning to Rock (Twisted Nerve, DE),
Toktek & MNK (NL).

On Saturday Performances by: Matthew Dear (Spectral Sound, US),
Reinhard Voigt (Kompakt, DE), Ada (Areal records, DE), TBA (Max
Ernst, DE), AGF & SUE.C (Orthlorng Musork, DE/US), Portable (Scape,
ZA), Fe-mail (NO), NotTheSameColor (AT), SKIF & Bas van Koolwijk (US/
NL), Moha! (NO), OfficeR(6) (NL/US/NO), Jason Forrest (Cock Rock
Disco, US), TinyLittleElements (AT/DE), Anne Laplantine (FR), Boris &
Brecht Debackere (BE), Nancy Fortune (Viewlexx, FR).

The film programme will look at purely digital film art with a number
of historical overviews, documentaries and contemporary computer
films. Work will also be shown from the archive of the Institut
National Audiovisuel, Groupe de Recherches des Images. In two
programme series work will be shown from filmmakers such as: Raymond
Hains, Jacques Brissot, Nicolas Schoffer, Caroline Laure, Marie
Claire Petris, Peter Foldes, Robert Lapoujade and Piotr Kamler. Much
of this material has never been seen before in the Netherlands: it
offers a wealth of historical material related to abstract film and
musique concrete. There are two filmmaker in focus programmes:
Lillian Schwartz and John Whitney; there is one programme with very
early computer films by filmmakers like Michael A. Noll, Chuck Csuri
and Stan Vanderbeek; there is a programme with early 'computer aided
design' works and there is a programme with works from SIGGRAPH.

The exhibition will include a number of key-works from the pioneers
of computer-art, including works by Ben Laposky, Manfred Mohr, Edward
Zajec, Frieder Nake, Tony Longson and Vera Molnar. Also works will be
shown from the Sonic Acts 2006 DVD, by artists such as: Bart Vegter,
Semiconductor, Effekt, Telcosystems & Jason Haas, Martijn van Boven,
C.E.B. Reas, Meta, Driessens & Verstappen, Karl Kliem, Chris
Musgrave, Peter Luining, reMI, Scott Pagano & Keepadding, Kurt
Ralske, George Issakidis and Daniel Perlin & Dj /rupture.

Sonic Acts XI
Thursday February 23 - Sunday February 26 2006
Paradiso, Weteringschans 6 - 8, Amsterdam, +31206264521
De Balie, Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam, +31205535100

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VIPER is forum for innovation and creativity - as one the leading internationally renowned festivals dedicated to supporting and mediating qualitatively outstanding and innovative works and projects VIPER presents for five days recent productions from all over the world: interactive fillms and installations, video essays, net art projects, VJ-events and performances.

Thursday, 16 March 2006 | Kunsthalle Basel | 8:00 P.M.

Traditionally the major focus is on the moving image. Thereby VIPER's unique profile includes works, which are positioned in the field of fine arts as well as film works. On the occasion of the festival the parallel leads of both genres indicates the numerous references and makes evident that cinema's visual heritage and mass media's impulses of TV, video and Internet that have permanently grown in public awareness are creating an explosive reservoir of visual innovation. From one of the most vivid fields of activity in contemporary art, the authors present highly sovereign positions: With an observant view on society's phenomena, between documentary and imaginative staging, they develop authentic image-worlds and narratives. VIPER mediates the most exciting positions and celebrates its 25th anniversary with the presentation of more than 200 works and projects from over 26 countries.

VIPER presents with the 25TH VIPER | SCREENINGS a counter position to the filmic productions a la Hollywood. In their playful use of filmic codes and new narrations the authors lay a manifold foundation for tomorrow's cinema: Betulius and Merz, Marika Chernikova, Erika Fraenkel, Harald Holba, Oliver Hockenhull, Pascal Marquilly, Els Opsomer, Racke and Muskens, Hito Steyerl, Peter Tscherkassky, Laura Waddington, Susanne Winterling, Marcia Vaitsman
Programmes: Passage Cinema, New Narratives, Challenging Tradition, Con/Frontal Views

The 25TH VIPER | EXHIBITION with its accompanying authors' symposia present amongst others the following Swiss and international positions: BIT (Bureau of Inverse Technology), Elli Ga, Alexander Hahn, Adad Hannah, Sven Konig, Ine Lamers, Cecilia Lundquist, Galina Myznikova/Sergey Provorov, Astrid Nippoldt, Nicolas Party, Andrea Polli, Annelies Strba, van der Haak/ Rem Koolhaas /Silke Wawro. On the occasion of its 25th anniversary VIPER puts with SWISS MEDIA ART | NO PEAK NO VIEW an additional special focus on Switzerland: today internationally renowned authors will be personally present in Basel and show and discuss their work with the audience: Emmanuelle Antille, Hubbard and Birchler, Zilla Leutenegger, Yves Netzhammer, Marco Poloni, Studer van den Berg

The 25TH VIPER | FORUM NEXT GENERATION is a pulsating platform for young practitioners and media pioneers - here the advanced scene around wireless art, design&interaction, social software and gaming culture will present itself and are theory and practise standing under the sign of exploring new knowledge and activity zones.

The VIPER | JAPANESE CONNECTION launches a display for its Japanese partners - in their inimitable attitude towards adapting and transforming foreign influences with elements of tradition, an entirely own culture of independent artistic filming has been established.
Presented will be works by: Yusuke Sasaki, Kei Oyama, Isamu Hirabayashi, Mika Seike and others


MediaLAB Amsterdam presents: Mark Meadows lecturing on "Spirituality and

In this lecture Mark looks at how machines are replacing humans.
Addressing such important issues as microwave ovens, Hans Moravec,
Spiderman, The Gorillaz, Japan, and new forms of electronic art, Meadows
presents his recent work and discusses the rise of the digital human.
The lecture promises to be very interesting as he is planning on
"throwing one hell of a curveball!"

Mark Stephen Meadows (alias pighed) works at the point where visual art,
literature, and computer interactivity coincide. He has spent time at
Xerox-PARC, Stanford Research Institute, and has co-founded three
companies that relate to artificial intelligence, interactive narrative,
or virtual reality. His 3D animation and interactive design has been
flown by a list of companies that include Lucasfilm, Sony Pictures, and
Microsoft. Since 1987 he has been selling his artwork in galleries and
museums throughout the United States and Europe, with his work winning
awards that include the Ars Electronica Golden Nica, and The
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum



The NODE.London Season of Media Arts runs from 1 March - 1 April 06.

The full and expanding calendar of over 100 media arts events taking place across London in over 35 locations is now online.

At you can view detailed information about projects, artists, participants, venues and organisations; you can find events, submit details of more media arts projects taking place in London in March 06, and view the developing map of media arts in the capital.

Please come and join in.