net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

Newsseries in indie pavillon, Coruña.

newsseries_move.newseries2. tout va bien

presented in the independent pavilion, expocoruña, Spain.

curator: nilo casares [http://comisario.net]

curator’s assistant: ángeles b brines

architectural narrative: fündc (paz martín + césar garcía guerra + juanjo unceta rivas) [http://www.fundc.com]

technical coordination: javier pereira + raúl rey

institution: _move new media. digital arts fair_ director: ana montes, director’s assistant: pilar lópez cordal [http://www.move2digital.net]

opening: 12h00m/13.11.2008

dates: [13.11.08) (16.11.08]

location: expocoruña [http://www.expocoruna.com]

_independent pavilion_ (housed digital art)

the _indie pavilion_ opens with the new media digital show 008 and illustrates the most risky side of the digital art market

the _indie pavilion_ exhibits works that are entirely digital, that is, those that use the new media in a no banal manner.

the _indie pavilion_ is opens only during the digital arts fair; from 13th till 16th of november 2008.

the _indie pavilion_ tries to test the current digital arts state in its different representations. and aims to become the amplifier of what is being produced, in no way the selection of the artists should be seen as a contest. it tryes to show the latest production of digital arts but not its qualification. the present artists serve to confirm what is there but also to point the posible.

the architectural narrative of the _indie pavilion_ builds an archipelago of ducts of large dimensions on which the exhibition of the artistic pieces take place. it is at the *sea*, or interstitial spaces between the pipes, where the rest of activities happen.

as well as the digital art needs from a strong support of data cabling and electrical wires which feed and connect it, the visitor has another system of conduits, characterized in the pipes, on which he can circulate at different speeds and experience the visual and sound feelings that this art provokes. these channels, equal on the outer part, acquire complexity in their internal section, generating elfin spaces adapted to the needs of perception of every piece: acoustic sections, visual projections, objects exhibition, …

artists

_b.i.o._: alfonso carrasco
a sound installation and visual composition with loudspeakers. it imitates organic sounds from computer processes.
[http://www.stripart.org/art/?q=node/15]

_orbiter_: vera-maria glahn + marcus wendt
innteractive sound installation. it invites the visitor to reach the stars and interpret music.
[http://www.infostuka.org/projects/orbiter-interactive-sound-environment]

_controlled dream machine_: anaisa franco
this installation puts together a dreamy state for a machine.
[http://www.anaisafranco.com/projects_controlled.html]

_solargrafica_: andreas a. zinguele
video installation that shows the sun´s movements captured by a camera without a lense through long time lapses of exposure producing a new visual and sound landscape. [http://www.andreaszingerle.at/index.php?id=52,0,0,1,0,0]

_almost ashore. visions of bacbuc_: bjørn wangen
it´s an image of mankind´s state of constant internet connection. a landscape slowly but constantly polluted by words fallen from the net.
[http://www.wangen.nu/almost.htm]

_every word i saved (uttered)_: cristóbal mendoza
a software.art that highlights words taken from a database set by the author in 2002. the program picks those words from his database that have been used only once, stressing its lesser presence through a speech synthesizer.
[http://matadata.com/projects.php?id=8]

_the sonic body_: harry neve + anna chocota + thomas michalak
interactive installation shaped as a large stomach that produces all sorts of acoustic reactions when touched by the audience.
[http://sonicbody.co.uk/category/blog]

_lifefloor_: román torre sánchez
installation where the visitor will get involved in a virtual intelligent cell life. throughout the exhibition visitors interact in the ecosystem and the development of different generations.
[http://w3.romantorre.com]

_graffonic_: andré rangel + anne-kathrin siegel
a digital gadget to draw digital graffiti in real time.
[http://indicio.net/graffonic]

_taiknam hat_: ricardo nascimento + ebru kurbak + fabiana shizue
two cybernetic hats that react to the presence of radio waves.
[http://www.popkalab.com/th.html]

_calor, vapor, humedad. turner en el s. xxi_: marina zerbarini
from electronic interfaces and through internet the visitor will be able to interact with a private physical space not only locally but remotely. a webcam will let it visualize it. [http://www.marina-zerbarini.com.ar/calor]

_.newseries2. tout va bien_: annie abrahams
in seven minutes the work will take you to the first pages of 50 international newspapers accompanied by messages of calm to helps us through the tense political scenario of our times.
[http://bram.org/press/newsseries/index.htm]

_arabesque_: peter william holden
mechanical ballet presented as a flower made with legs. a representation of the  chaos and harmony in nature.
[http://www.peter-william-holden.com/installations/arabesque/arabesque.html]

_arca_: andreas göransson + fernando lbarrajón
a complete body experience created through interaction where communication and computer games become digital art.
[http://1scale1.com/node/49]

_the viewer_: julio obelleiro + casilda sánchez
interactive work which portraits the actual spectator´s movements on a screen.
[http://www.casildasanchez.net/theviewer]

_lightwriter_: ricardo lafuente
interactive installation where a cyber brush projects a text over photographic material of the person moving the brush.

_las naciones. a no interactive game_: daniel gonzález mellado
a interactive game: two teams two neighbouring towns confronted. the limits are set by game’s interface which clearly identify the areas where the user can move freely.

_hysterical machines_: bill vorn
robotic group. it exposes the paradoxical nature of artificial life through dysfunctional, absurd and deviant machines.
[http://billvorn.concordia.ca/robography/hysterical.html]

_soundtoys anthology (1996-2008)_: brian mackern
a retrospective of one of the most relevant pioneers of soundtoys and interactive sound-visual interfaces. it provides the audience the chance to produce their own project.
[http://netart.org.uy]

_it’s a kids life_: giles walker
it is a sculptural project. its minute characters shake at the close presence of each other. a reflection of the aggressive cycle produced by the commercialised network that exploits children through fierce marketing toys campaigns. [http://www.gileswalker.org]

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