[NetBehaviour] "Why rock?" by Annie Abrahams and Clément Charmet
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon May 23 13:44:31 CEST 2005
Turbulence Guest Curators: "Why rock?" by Annie Abrahams and Clément Charmet
with texts by Alan Sondheim and Frédéric Madre
"Why rock?" presents sound works by net artists with real or supposed
rock affinities. Why rock? Is it a need to make an adolescent dream come
true or an urge to become more pop(ular)? Is it about making the body
present on the screen or taking control of the power of the word? Is it
an escape from net art production patterns or because we believe 21st
century rock stars will emerge from the net?
Works by Alexei Shulgin, Pavu, Richard Stallman, Igor Stromajer,
V.N.A.T.R.C., Talan Memmott, Cory Arcangel, Clément Charmet, Dragan
Espenschied, Annie Abrahams, Clement Thomas, Alan Sondheim and Marc Garrett.
ANNIE ABRAHAMS is an artist who has worked on the net since 1996. In her
work she often addresses the visitor directly; she wants him/her to be
aware of his/her loneliness in front of the computer. There is no other
person, there is only you and your imagination. Most of Abrahams's work
is featured on her site "Being Human / Etant Humain" (bram.org): about
low-tech mood mutators and interrogations on communication. Not
immersive. She teaches in the Art Department of the University of
CLÉMENT CHARMET is a French programmer and artist born 1981. His work as
an artist began in 2002 when he released several net art pieces which
dealt with automated data generation and manipulation of the network.
Since 2003 he has performed with Vincent Dorp under the name
thirtytwobit, a group interested in computer glitches and digital noise.
Charmet is also the web designer of panoplie.org, a French webzine about
contemporary art that has produced web works with non-web artists since
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