[NetBehaviour] New Reviews/Interviews at Furtherfield.org Feb 07 2008.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu Feb 7 17:10:02 CET 2008

New Reviews/Interviews at Furtherfield.org Feb 07 2008.


Artwork by Bjorn Magnhildoen
Review Title - Norwayweb and Databdoies
Review by Marc Garrett.
Morwayweb is a Net Art project by Bjorn Magnhildoen that Scrapes tax 
information of over 4 million Norwegians from different databases into a 
real-time artwork. "Norwayweb was originally part of a series called 
"Protocol Performance" realised in 2007 with the support of the 
Norwegian Cultural Council, section for art and new technology. This 
work uses specific data collected from a source or sources originating 
from the national system's database. The information is scraped from 
about 4 million Norwegian tax payer's databases. As soon as you visit 
the web page, you automatically trigger off the action of collecting the 
data. On the left side of the interface figures cascade down the page 
before your very eyes, which gradually evolves into what Magnhildoen 
calls a carpet. The term carpet is a reference to the textile based 
craft of weaving.."

[PAM] the Perpetual Art Machine
Review Title - You Can't Stay Here PAM!
Review/Interview by Eliza Fernbach.
Eliza Fernbach Interviews Lee Wells from [PAM] the Perpetual Art 
Machine. The online Video Portal, a growing Internet community 
collaborating with artists for exhibitions and distribution, based in 
New York. "Participation lies at the heart of the online video portal 
[PAM]. In fact the site has generated such response that the best way to 
communicate with the PAM founders is to find them in person. They are a 
visible, engaged group on the New York Art scene; Lee Wells, a curator 
and Artist in his own right, was introduced to Christopher Borkowski, a 
digital artist and IT specialist at the Guggenheim by Raphaele Shirley, 
whose credentials include working for Nam June Paik. Artist Aaron Miller 
had already been collaborating with Borkowski following on their student 
work at Rochester University. Conceived with Scope Art fair on the 
horizon, [PAM] was born in December 2005 two months after an impromptu 
brainstorming session at Shirley's studio."

Exhibition - Addressable Memory
By Michael Takeo Magruder
Review By Rob Myers
Touring exhibition by Michael Takeo Magruder.
At TheSpace4 in Peterborough 22nd September - 18th November 2007, 
touring the UK throughout 2008.

Michael Takeo Magruder's touring exhibition 'Addressable Memory'. 
Technology & aesthetics of mobile phones, Internet news feeds, video 
screens, computer image processing & virtual reality are all turned on 
themselves. "Michael Takeo Magruder is portraying this landscape of 
digital memory with its own tools, producing portraits of its 
inhabitants with its own palettes. In Addressable Memory the first draft 
of history is allegorized as a process of combining and quantizing 
disparate experience and telemetry. Of mashing-up and composing. The 
technology and aesthetics of mobile phones, Internet news feeds, video 
screens, computer image processing and virtual reality are all turned on 
themselves. At TheSpace4 in Peterborough this show takes up all three 
rooms. It will be touring the UK throughout 2008."

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