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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"MobLab: Japanese-German media camp 2005"

Deutschland in Japan 2005/2006
"MobLab: Japanese-German media camp 2005"
A live art & communication project with young artists from Japan and Germany (MobNauts),who develop creative ideas with mobile technology while traveling Japan in a bus.Welcome to the mobile laboratory!



This week a REAL global playlist, which we present to you. Impressions of exhibitions in Europe and Asia. Art videos from Latin-America, Germany and the USA. Don't forget to register for Video on Demand. You can watch there what you missed and more ....!

- 'Playback' Roger Whitman, MACBA, Barcelona. Robert Whitman (born in New York in 1935) was one of the first of a heterogeneous circle of artists to adopt the fledgling language of performance and conceived a distinctive personal style. His theatre works were distinguished by a poetic, fleeting phantasmagoria. To express the illusion and reality of a dreamlike physical world he used projections by a series of resources, from shadows to slides and films. Silent cinema and ritualistic, atavistic theatrical forms inspired his hallucinatory vision.

- The Unilever Series: EMBANKMENT of Rachel Whiteread, TATE, London. Although the inspiration for EMBANKMENT came from the single box she found in her mother’s house, Whiteread selected a number of differently-shaped old boxes to construct the installation for the Turbine Hall. She filled them with plaster, peeled away the exteriors and was left with perfect casts, each recording and preserving all the bumps and indentations on the inside. They are ghosts of interior spaces or, if you like, positive impressions of negative spaces. Yet Whiteread wanted to retain their quality as containers, so she had them re-fabricated in a translucent polyethylene which reveals a sense of an interior. And rather than make precious objects of them, she constructed thousands.

- Photo Exhibition: Shanghai Living In early 2004, photographer Hu Yang began documenting the lives of ordinary Shanghai residents. He originally planned to include 100 households in his survey, but over the course of the year 500 families allowed him to interview and photograph them in their homes.

- Blinkenlights Part II Berlin (D). The truly impressive blinkenlights seems to be finally running again for the next week at the Alexander Platz in Berlin. Blinkenlights is basically a huge 18 x 8 pixels monochrome screen based on computer-controlled lights that are placed behind each of the windows of a small skyscraper.

- About the new video art. The first video of the project 'Santiago City_Caos by Paolo Fernandez & Sebastian Parada (Chile). Santiago-city urban caos is a multimedia video proyect on line from Chile. 20 short experimental videos that use the city , the people, and the connection between this elements like primal material to conform a net art product. Further we have Bash by Marina Zurkow (USA). Bash is one of the six chapters of "Nicking the Never”. The newest version of the installation entitled MIRROR_SPACE by Brigitta Zics (D). Interactive networked installation, which projects a personal, virtual mirror-image onto the screen, with the aid of the combination of the face of the visitor and data collected simultaneously from the Internet.

- Become CULTURETV VJ (video journalist) of in your country! We want in every country of the world a responsible person who informs us on special art events, special artists, art video clips, … in his/her country . You are willing to help to make popular in your country and you inform us about specific ways to realize that.



- A lot of new stuff on our playlist this week. But also fresh information about fairs, new media events, interesting articles and of course the artists.

- Blinkenlights Berlin (D). The truly impressive blinkenlights seems to be finally running again for the next 2 weeks at the Alexander Platz in Berlin. Blinkenlights is basically a huge 18 x 8 pixels monochrome screen based on computer-controlled lights that are placed behind each of the windows of a small skyscraper. Users can create their own animations to be displayed, play Tetris, Pong or Pac Man against each other in real time via their mobile phone (call 0049190-987654) or install a small software program to play via their computer instead.

- Argos Festival 2005 (Brussel B) has started past Thursday and we broadcast their daily video news. So keep on watching!

- Passage of Matej Kren in the Pallvy Palace, Bratislava (SLO).The project itself is a metaphorical synthesis of a number of formal semantic elements: an entrance, a path, "endless walls" of books, mirrors, light, an exit and even the physical presence of the viewers themselves. Here, viewers change from "passive" observers into actors that help form the works.

- The Lloydhotel & Cultural Embassy Amsterdam (NL). The Lloyd Hotel, situated in the heart of Amsterdam’s Oostelijk Havengebied (Eastern Harbour Area), is innovative in every way. The listed national monument, dating from 1921, has been converted into a hotel, and is now a true showcase for Dutch architecture and design.

- Become CULTURETV VJ (video journalist) of in your country! We want in every country of the world a responsible person who informs us on special art events, special artists, art video clips, … in his/her country . You are willing to help to make popular in your country and you inform us about specific ways to realize that.

- About the new video art. This week we present the video Guzzle by Marina Zurkow . Guzzle is a chapter of "Nicking the Never”. "Nicking the Never is a multi-linear installation that incorporates screen-based animated narratives into a sculptural interface. Composed of allegories about a young girl stuck in a kinetic world of emotional pitfalls, this kaleidoscopic trip into the states of selfhood bases its structure in the Tibetan Buddhist Wheel of Existence, whose images luridly and vividly describe the human struggle with need, jealousy, complacence, aggression, desire, and ego. Borrowing this emotional taxonomy, “Nicking the Never” unfolds in six corresponding short chapters: “Guzzle,” “Bash,” “Buoy,” “Smash,” “Nuzzle,” and “Dash.”


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- Olafur Eliasson 'Notion Motion' After his highly-praised large yellow ’sun’ at the Tate Modern in 2003, Olafur Eliasson has developed a special project for the three largest galleries of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam (NL). The presentation can be seen until 8 January 2006. We made an impression of it, not easy to film but it will show you the beauty of this exhibition.

- Argos Festival 2005 (Brussel B) will start on this thursday and from that day on will we broadcast their daily video news. So keep on watching!

- Terra Infirma Shirley Shor has opened this sunday in the RAM Foundation,Rotterdam (NL). It is a New Media Installation. Searching is about network of incessant, and circulation. It consists of a sandbox and a real-time animation. The lines are generated in real-time by software code and merge with the white sand to create a possible changeable topography. Searching bring together land and low. The act of drowing / tracing a line in the soul, initiate a concept of low which derives order from notions of space. marking the presence in the soil is an act of ownership and territoriality.

- About the new video art. This week we present the video Bleury by honeybyte (Leah Lazariuk & Pierluigi Vecchi) Honeybyte's Bleury is a layering of two different video sequences, which juxtapose perceptions of the urban landscape and the innocent yet inquisitive eyes of children.

'THE BRAND NEW ANTI RACISM CAMPAIGN'by Egill Saebjornsson and The Most Wonderful by Susanne Winterling. These has been presented by A -Clip short hello and long good-bye, 55 very different films, which in their broadest definition deal with states of insecurity, including war, economic and existential crises. However, rather than presenting apocalyptic scenarios, these films point toward individual and collective degrees of freedom through cinematic means.