Natascha Fuchs interviews Günther Friesinger, one of the founders of monochrom - an art-tech-philosophy group located in Vienna, Austria. monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science and political activism.
Edward Picot reviews Michael Szpakowski's 12 Remixes, a series of 12 pieces mixing audio and sometimes video, that the artist submitted to a competition every month. Picot carefully analyses Szpakowski's creative method and shows how in almost every instance Szpakowski's remixes have a more resonant and spacious feel than the originals; the sounds are dirtier, fuzzier, more textured; and the rhythms are more complex.
On September 20, 2012, Chicago dirty new media artists jonCates and Jon Satrom each presented a performance as an intersection with the exhibition "Ex-Static: George Kagan's Radios" at Intuit, the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art in Chicago, IL. Their performances serve as examples of new media employed as a tactic in support of art rather than "new media art" as a condition represented by infatuation with expensive, new devices.
Michael Szpakowski reviews the online collaboration between Danish architect and video maker Sam Renseiw and British artist and composer Philip Sanderson. Building on a format excavated from the pioneer years of cinema in the 19th century and repurposed for the 21st, Lumière and Son is packed with networked playfulness and wit and, perhaps unexpectedly for something that is so much fun, a profound humanity.
Darko Aleksovski interviews artist Toni Dimitrov about his work 'Total surveillance' featured in the group exhibition SEAFair ’11 'Energy, Biopolitics, Resistance strategies and Cultural subversion'. Curated by Melentie Pandilovski, Elena Veljanovska, Zoran Petrovski, ending on the 20th November at the Skopje Museum of Contemporary Art, SEECAN (South East European Contemporary Art Network) and Kontejner, Zagreb.
The Open Source Embroidery project brings together programming for embroidery and computing. It's based on the common characteristics of needlework crafts and open source computer programming: gendered obsessive attention to detail; shared social process of development; and a transparency of process and product.
Edward Picot discusses the controversies that arise when computer games meet artistic purpose. Taking us through a detailed analysis of some emblematic examples of computer games that slip into the realm of art, he unfolds the strategies, motivations and critical issues
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