[NetBehaviour] New Reviews & Articles on Furtherfield.org June 06.
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New Reviews & Articles on Furtherfield.org June 06.
-Boredomresearch - Theatre of Restless Automata Exhibition: Review by
-Michael Mandiberg - Oil Standard: Review by Yasser Rashid.
-A remix of Preoccupations. Written by Camille Baker.
-Midiatatica - Reviewer: Maria Victoria Guglietti.
-The Death of the Interview. FurtherCritic Article by [[Mez]].
-Rebecca Cannon - Kill Yourself. Review by Mathias Fuchs.
Boredomresearch - Theatre of Restless Automata. Exhibition.
At TheSpace4, Peterborough. UK.
Boredomresearch have used the three rooms at TheSpace4 to mount
something of a retrospective of their artificial life installations. The
front room has their latest work, custom-made screen units that look
like IKEA martian landers alongside one more standard large flat
rectangular screen. The middle room has explanatory text displays, a
projection of animations and a couple of iMacs along with paper-based
activities for people to do. The back room, blacked out, has a single
large-scale projection of Boredomresearch's earliest work on one of the
walls. Reviewer: Rob Myers.
Michael Mandiberg - Oil Standard.
A play on the concept of the Gold standard, Michael Mandiberg has
created the Oil standard Firefox plug-in, skewing web pages by replacing
dollars with their equivalent price in barrels of oil. As Oil standard
reveals, there is an alternate reality whereby oil replaces gold as the
standard by which we trade goods and currencies. Ironically, a lightness
of touch is added to the sinister realism of it all. Almost as if Oil
standard serves to sugarcoat the subject in hand, yet at the same time
it manages allow the issues that we usually ignore, to seep back into
public consciousnesses. Reviewer: Yasser Rashid.
A remix of preoccupations.
Database video art, Performance Video, Live Cinema + VJing.
Camille Baker writes about her interests, explorations in Database video
art, Performance Video, Live Cinema and VJing, and has been
investigating live or performance video, both as an artist,producer and
as a curator. "Camille writes about her interests, explorations in
Database video art, Performance Video, Live Cinema and VJing, and has
been investigating live or performance video, both as an artist,producer
and as a curator." Written by Camille Baker.
Midiatatica.org and the cannibalization of Tactical Media.
"Tupi, or not Tupi that is the question."
Tactical Media interventions range from performances to hackerism, and
they offer a chance for micro-subversion, immediacy and intimate bonds
between social actors. Critical Art Ensemble proposes a definition of
tactical media as the experimental wing of a(ny) given movement.In the
case of Midiatatica.org this critical and experimental use of media is
regarded as an alternative against mainstream artistic practice, global
corporativism, and high tech media art: One thing we had in mind while
translating the Tactical Media Lab and its concept to the Brazilian
reality was, throughout the entire process, never to close our eyes to
such a context. Reviewer: Maria Victoria Guglietti.
The Death of the Interview. FurtherCritic Article by [[Mez]].
_The Death of the Interview: a Meta:X.amination of Stelarc as
Watching the Stelarc interview [conducted via vidcam] by CTHEORY Live
[ie Arthur + Marilouise Kroker] I had strong associations with this
initial introduction 2 Stelarc's work ie art_scene panderings 2 the
figure of artist-as-ego + media-perpetuated artist-as conveyor of
jargonistic/post-biological/hierarchical figure. This progression of the
concept of a media-squeezed Stelarc illustrates:
- how a commercial artscene is nowadays governed by a constant
new-ism-seeking rhetoric of relational aesthetics.
Rebecca Cannon - Kill Yourself.
The Kill Yourself Game which Rebecca did in collaboration with Karen
Jenkin is a Java game for the mobile platform, designed for people who
are so bored theyd rather be dead. Five years ago, Rebecca Cannon would
probably have been called a media artist, a digital artist or a
multi-media buff. Now she is best described as a game artist. Rebecca,
the Australian artist, curator and writer has a keen interest in
computer games as an art form. She created political shooters, mobile
games, Java games and machinima clips, and is currently the curator of
the online archive of art games Selectparks. Rebecca Cannon is a core
figure in a group of game artists like Cory Arcangel, Mary Flanagan,
Anne Marie Schleiner, to just name a few. Reviewer: Mathias Fuchs.
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