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.

TRANSMEDIA :29:59 - March

+media art in public urban space+

March 1 - 31, 2006:
29th minute: Myfanwy Ashmore - 'Mario Trilogy'
59th minute: Kate Armstrong + Michael Tippet - 'Grafik Dynamo'
Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto

Year Zero One is pleased to present TRANSMEDIA :29:59, a year long=20=20
exhibition on the pedestrian level video billboard at Yonge-Dundas=20=20
Square in downtown Toronto. Launched August 1st 2005, TRANSMEDIA :=20
29:59 features one minute video works 24/7 every half hour on the=20=20
29th and 59th minutes.

Featured for the month of March is Myfanwy Ashmore's 'Mario Trilogy'=20=20
and Kate Armstrong + Michael Tippet's 'Grafik Dynamo'.

Myfanwy Ashmore's Mario Trilogy is three hacked versions of the=20=20
original Super Mario Brothers video games dumped to single channel=20=20
video output for Transmedia :29:59. 'Mario Trilogy' is part of the=20=20
'CONTROLLER: Artists Crack the Game Code' exhibition at InterAccess=20=20
Electronic Media Arts Centre from February 24 - March 25, 2006.

Kate Armstrong + Michael Tippet=92s Grafik Dynamo is a work=20=20
that loads live images from blogs and news sources on the web into a=20=20
live action comic strip. The work is currently using a feed from=20=20
LiveJournal. The images are accompanied by narrative fragments that=20=20
are dynamically loaded into speech and thought bubbles and randomly=20=20
displayed. The work takes an experimental approach to open ended=20=20
narrative, positing a new hybrid between the flow of data animating=20=20
the work and the formal perameter that comprises its structure.

TRANSMEDIA :29:59 is curated by Michael Alstad + Michelle Kasprzak

Year Zero One gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Arts Council,Yonge-=20
Dundas Square and Clearchannel ...


opp: NY solo show (& Visa) for non-US artist

Marisa Olson:

From: Sixten Kai Nielsen


Wooloo Productions and White Box present AsylumNYC: an opportunity for
non-US artists to exhibit and live in New York City. AsylumNYC will
provide a talented artist with both a solo show at a recognized New York
institution and the legal aid necessary to obtain an artists visa in the
United States of America.

White Box
525 West 26th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
New York, New York 10001

April 24, 2006, 8PM �


LED Throwies

99808915 5E7984650D

Check out this video from the Graffiti Research Lab at Eyebeam OpenLab


99Rooms by Kim Koester, Richard Schumann, Johannes Buenemann, Stephan Schulz

99Rooms is a unique internet art project that interweaves wall painting, photography, animation and sound in a manner entirely unknown until now. Shortly after its launch in June 2004, more than two million individuals throughout the world have already visited this interdisciplinary composite work of art.

99rooms stemmed from the mystical, often apolocalyptically charming pictures created by Berlin artist Kim Koester within the countless vacated premises of East Berlins industrial sector. Photos of these paintings were initially produced in digital form and then animated through a cooperative effort between Richard Schumann & Stephan Schulz and then subsequently complemented through a personal sounddesign from Johannes Buenemann. The final product of this year long effort is a scintillating intermediary world which invites the observer into an journey through its morbidly-beautiful rooms.


Virtual tourist agency

Everlandia challenges people's imagination to pick and compose from those landscapes, skies, plants and animals, which better match the image of their dreamland. The invented land remains the property of its creator and is saved on the website. The visitor will be able to send it from the gallery as a postcard and keep it in their heart.


Everlandia is part of the Node London festival. Check it at the Digital Studio, ICA, in London until 2nd April. An Everlandia agent hands visitors a questionnaire and other agency offers. Visitors are also able to send a postcard, buy souvenirs, order Everlandia wallpaper, complete the questionnaire and earn a souvenir.

By Martin Bricelj.