Archives for the ‘interviews’ Category

Re:Interview #017:
Art, New Media and the Curatorial | Sarah Cook

The book Rethinking Curating: Art after New Media was published in March 2010 by MIT Press and immediately became a standard work about current developments in the field of curating new media art. It explores the characteristics distinctive to new media art, including its immateriality and its questioning of time and space, and relates them […]

Re:Interview #016:
Stories Without Boundaries But Full of Lies | Les Liens Invisibles

Les Liens Invisibles is an imaginary, Italy-based artists’ duo comprising Clemente Pestelli and Gionatan Quintini. Their work is an eclectic recombination of pop net culture, reverse-engineering techniques, social media subvertising and any other kind of media re-appropriation. Since 2007 Les Liens Invisibles have been infiltrating the global communication networks in order to join and expand […]

Re:Interview #015:
Ever-Changing Chains of Work | Constant Dullaart

For Constant Dullaart the Internet serves as a medium as well as a subject of artistic production. His main strategy is the exploration of the multifaceted languages of contemporary images circulating on the Internet and their re-contextualisation as found material in a medium of its own. With his artworks, the Amsterdam- and Berlin-based artist digs […]

Re:Interview #014:
The ‘One Idea, One Result’ Method | Jan Robert Leegte

Between reality and illusion, between abstraction and the ornament, between the virtual and the real, between architecture and art—the main focus in Jan Robert Leegte’s artworks are the spaces inbetween. The Amsterdam-based artist continuously deconstructs the experience of architecture and sculpture by questioning the perception of space and material which is alternately brought into relation […]

Re:Interview #013:
Monochromacity as a Reflection of Computing Processes in Internet-based Art | Thomas Dreher

A reduction of structure, material, and space; if colour articulates itself, independently of interpretation or context—does that make it autonomous? Monochromacity has been considered the most essential form of abstraction, having provided a source of inspiration for non-figurative and non-representational tendencies in contemporary art, these ideas need to be taken still further in the age […]

Re:Interview #012:
From Where and to Whom is a Text Speaking? | Stefan Nowotny

As early as the start of the 1920s, in his essay The Task of the Translator, [1] Walter Benjamin was already objecting to the binary nature of traditional translation methods and was promoting the idea of the transparency between an original and its translation. With the rejection of the idea of an original, Walter Benjamin […]

Re:Interview #012:
Woher und wohin spricht ein Text? | Stefan Nowotny

Bereits in den frühen 1920er Jahren wandte sich Walter Benjamin in seinem Aufsatz Die Aufgabe des Übersetzers [1] gegen den Binarismus traditioneller Übersetzungsmethoden und forcierte die Idee von Transparenz zwischen einem Original und seinem Translat. Mit der Absage an die Idee eines Originals nahm Walter Benjamin früh vorweg, was sich rund 60 Jahre später zu […]

Re:Interview #011:
There’s More Than One Way To Do Microcodes | Pall Thayer

“My medium is the code. (…) The viewer’s medium can be something else.” (1) As simple as Pall Thayer’s statement is, as strict is its execution within the series of so called Microcodes the Reykjavik-based artist started to develop in early 2009. Each Microcode is a fully contained work of art, the conceptual meaning of […]

Re:Interview #010:
Writing about Zeros and Ones | Josephine Bosma

At the 3rd Inclusiva-Net Meeting in Buenos Aires in March 2009, the Amsterdam-based writer and critic Josephine Bosma presented the synopsis of her activities as a Net Art critic during the past fifteen years. In her lecture entitled “Radical Diversity – The Confluence of Art and the Internet” she propagated a strongly interdisciplinary approach to […]

Re:Interview #010:
Escribir sobre Zeros y Unos | Josephine Bosma

En la tercera Net Meeting Inclusiva en Buenos Aires, en marzo de 2009, Josephine Bosma, escritora y crítica de arte radicada en Ámsterdam, presentó una sinopsis de sus actividades como crítica de durante los últimos 15 años. En su conferencia titulada ‘Diversidad radical: Confluencia del arte y de Internet’, postuló un enfoque marcadamente interdisciplinario […]

Re:Interview #009:
Who/We Are the Spies?! | Daphne Dragona

“Tagging”, “posting”, “sharing”, “commenting”, “rating” and … once again, the other way around: affective and opinion-driven practices of exchange seem to be essential key issues for the everyday behaviour on the so called Social Web. But, what happens with us, the users of commercially hosted platforms, when we share our experiences and comment on opinions […]

Re:Interview #008:
A Practice Without Discipline | Networked Cultures

In 2005 Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer initiated the Networked Cultures project, a research platform on the potential of translocally networked spatial practices. Interviews, exhibitions, films and presentations are the many forms they collaborate on architecture, art and theory projects and investigate urban network processes, spaces of geocultural crises, and forms of cultural participation and […]

Re:Interview #007:
Technological Mimesis | Marius Watz

Colourful explosions of organic forms, visual structures that can only be percieved when the spectator allows herself to enter the flow of contemplative effects one has got viewing the artworks: generative practices have first been developed at the intersection of scientific and artistic settings to research visual patterns and form. Nowadays generative systems are used […]

Re:Interview #006:
Indecisive Contexts | Mark E. Grimm

The Internet establishes its significance as artistic medium no longer in specialized communities but has become dispersed more and more into contexts commonly assigned to the “classical” art business. As a logical consequence the coherence of these structures is broken up and infiltrated. Traditional processes have been running along the line: Production of an object-contextualisation […]

Re:Interview #005:
Versatile m[c]o[mmunication]dality | Mary-Anne Breeze

mez, netwurker, data[h!]bleeder, ms post modemism, mezflesque.exe, ova.kill, net.w][ho][urker, Purrsonal Areah Netwurker, Phonet][r][ix … The pseudomyms of the Australian Internet artist Mary-Anne Breeze are as multifaceted and multilayered as is her artistic work. Since the beginning of the World Wide Web in the mid-1990ies she has developed her own language of artistic creation called mezangelle […]

Re:Interview #004:
Electronic Literature — Curating Ambiguity | Scott Rettberg

In autumn 2006 the Electronic Literature Organisation released the Electronic Literature Collection Volume One, including selected works in New Media forms such as Hypertext Fiction, Kinetic Poetry, generative and combinatory forms, Network Writing, Codework, 3D, and Narrative Animations. One of the main common characteristics of all Web-based literary products is that they often can be […]

Re:Interview #003:
Live Cinema — Language and Elements | Mia Makela

What is Live Cinema? Depending on how you set the boundaries, Live Cinema could be anything—from the visuals of the VJ in the club last night to sophisticated realtime performances based on complex interaction between musicians and visual artists at renowned festivals like Sónar in Barcelona. Generally it may be defined as a recently coined […]

Re:Interview #002:
The Big Book (C)rime | The Amazon Noir Crew

About one year after the release of Google Will Eat Itself the artists Paolo Cirio, Alessandro Ludovico, Hans Bernhard and Lizvlx (both UBERMORGEN.COM) foxed out Amazon, the second global Internet player. The results of the Media/Art-event called Amazon Noir — The Big Book Crime were presented on the 15th of November 2006. Amazon Noir can […]

Re:Interview #001:
Possibilities in Locative Media | Jeremy Hight

Locative Media—recently becoming more popular in Media Art discourses—has roots dating back to the dawn of history. Early myths like the Epic of Gilgamesh or more specific Homer’s Odyssee deal with issues of location and the recording of movement on earth’s surface. Developments since then include mediaeval cartography as well as the Situationist’s approach to […]