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Cube Cola - Standing on the hands of giants.

Many are aware that the creative activities and conceptual shifts of todays contemporary artists, are not easy to define as art in the traditional sense. Especially when much of the cross-cultural, relational contexts, canons and definitions of art are re-shaped by these two individuals, Kate Rich & Kayle Brandon. Who seem to effortlessly break through paradigms like there is no tomorrow.

Hello Korea #4: 4th Int'l Media Art Biennale Seoul 2006

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Han-Su Lee

Leandro Erlich

Matilde Ter Heijen

It REALLY feels dated to critique anything that contains the word Media Art nowadays. There is absolutely no reason that one can continue the ever-lasting debate on the step-daughter Media Art and why she - arguably- is yet not emancipated enough to be fully adopted into the rest of the family of all "new" Fine Arts disciplines. However, it is a boomerang question that has traveled from the West to the East. Media Art Biennials and fairs are mushrooming - and here in Seoul strongly present. ...

GVA N3krozoft Performance

Last week, during three evenings in Geneva, we had the chance to discover the last performance of the young swiss collective: Like some of their other works, it was dealing with video surveillance, geopolitics, fictions and a mix between acting and video screenings. This time, we were following John Doe, a secret agent, lost behind pipelines, satellite antennas and Iraki terrorists.

Hello Korea #3: Back in the GDR!

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found in Mugeodong, Ulsan, South Korea.
A real shocker for Germans - The old nick name for the Deustche Demokratische Republik (DDR) was "Zone"- short for Soviet Occupied Zone. Nowadays a Korean Game Parlor.
More of such parallel suprises around the DMZ?

Making the Empire Cross

I recently stumbled across Making the Empire Cross by Brisbane artist Priscilla Bracks. Her practice explores the human condition and world we inhabit. She is especially interested in chaos, change, the patterns chaos creates, and the way these factors impact upon personal, social and national identities.

the day i met mouchette

I met mouchette at the last, an event organised by the neen artist nikola tosic ( Neen is a new artistic movement launched in 2000 by the artist Miltos Manetas. ( On that day, I discussed with the neenstars, angelo plessas (, andreas angelidakis ( and nikola tosic about neen and What are the differences in between, is it the same, is it part of a same movement or idea? I disagreed. I repeated what Vuk Cosic said once, relating the story of that "it wasn't meant as an art movement in bthe beginning but more as a way to prevent people of what could become internet". Neen was created by Miltos Manetas as a new art movement: the art of now, websites are the art of nowadays. Neen is often done with flash, a proprietary software. Free softwares are more in the side. Neen is a brand, is one? I don't beleive. Neen was an attitude. Is one? I just don't know. But on the same day, I met Mouchette!

Split Festival Quick Report

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I'm in Split, Croatia for the Split Festival of New Film. This is the eleventh season. You might call this, "the little festival that could." It's not as well known as the E.M.A.F or V.I.P.E.R or the other film and media festivals around Europe. Split does have a habit of taking chances. Branko Karabatic, the festival head states that he started the festival with three other friends. They named it the festival of "New Film" as a riff off "Expanded Cinema" ala Gene Youngblood and Exploded Cinema which is a term used in Amsterdam to talk about "Media Art."

Jack Burnham

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Unknown photographer, Photograph of Jack Burnham (exhibition curator). Reproduced in 'Software. Information Technology: Its New Meaning for Art', exhibition catalogue, The Jewish Museum, New York, 1970, p.10.
All Systems Go: Recovering Jack Burnham’s ‘Systems Aesthetics’
Luke Skrebowski
Tate Papers
Spring 2006

... As Pamela Lee has recently reminded us: ‘systems theory was applied to emerging forms of digital media ... but it also served to explain art not expressly associated with technology today: conceptual art and its linguistic propositions, site-specific work and its environmental dimensions, performance art and its mattering of real time, minimalism even.’

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