"A man and a woman continue to discuss
without understanding the other. Each uses his/her own invented
language. The words on hope, left on the site by the visitors,
confront the images on war found on the web. 'confrontation'
leads to an incapacity to define war and hope as opponents,
but let them see more as striving forces that appear on
everly level of our live. Up to a point that sometimes we
can find hope in the image of war and war in the hope phrases."
Annie Abrahams is a multimedia artist born
in the Netherlands and living in France. She obtained a
Ph.D. in biology at the university of Utrecht and has a
diploma of the Art School of Arnhem. Her most important
project "being human", which concentrates on the
possibilities and limitations of communication on the net,
can be viewed from www.bram.org.
Clément Charmet is an art student from France. Interested
in computer art since 2002, he mainly uses Internet ressources,
code capabilities, and random functions to generate multimedia
contents. His work deals with the perception of informations
and reality through medias.
"A diaristic and 'open' composition
comprised of sound bits culled from various recordings.
The notion of 'frozen sounds' cited in Noise Water Meat,
A History of Sound in the Arts by Douglas Kahn (MIT Press,
2001) served as inspiration, specifically the references
to a peculiar storyline in which sounds were somehow material
and silenced when frozen by extreme cold. Upon thawing the
sounds could be heard but were no longer held to their original
temporal sequences. In this work, various times and places
mix via altered field recordings and re-recorded broadcast
media. The minimal interface allows for a random combination
of up to seven loops to sound together. Adjustments to the
composition are made by dragging and releasing the circular
graphic elements. Vertical positioning sets the volume and
horizontal positioning sets the pan of each loop in the
composition set. Clicking the "++" resets the
Nicholas Economos is a digital media artist
and educator living in rural Western New York. His art practice
involves work in interactive media, sound, video, animation
and prints. His work is in the archives at www.soundtoys.net
and rhizome.org where he is also a SuperUser, editing content
for the front page of the web site and the rhizome Rare
email list. An excerpt of his sound work, "daybreak"
is featured online in DRUNKEN BOAT #4, SPRING 2002 at http://www.drunkenboat.com/db4/
. He has recently exhibited at Art in General in New York
City, the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY, the
Chiangmai First New Media Art Festival in Thailand, DigiFest
2002 at DXNet in Toronto, the Cyberarts Festival in Boston
and Net_working in Bristol and London. He is a frequent
artist-in-residence at the Experimental Television Center
in Owego, New York and is a visiting professor at the Electronic
Integrated Arts Division of the S.U.N.Y School of Art and
Design in Alfred, New York.
"'Wienerwald', the forest surrounding Vienna. The photo
is real but monochrom when the paintings of G. Klimt were
coloured like a scenery. Question: what is hidden? The work
is a thought about the scenery and its 'behind'. Reflection,
magnifier, sliding, secret moving hiding place, background
noises all signs of the "nature" of our day life.
By the way, forest swarms with animal and vegetal life.
Have you already seen and heard?"
Isabel Saij, originally from France, lives
and works in Cologne, Germany and Vienna, Austria. She holds
PhD in Visual Art and Science of Art from Sorbonne, Paris.
Between 1983 and 1999 she has had solo and group exhibitions
in Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan
and Slovakia. She started using computer for her work, which
led her to computer generated art and net art. Her net art
has been shown world-wide, including soundtoy.net in UK,
Digital Vision in Canada and Iceca in Thailand. She was
one of the winners of Golden Pixil Award (Wales 2003) in
the category "European". Her
interview with soundtoy is available on the net.
"SOLENOÏDES cyber poems (serial
(9) shockwave movies and CD-Rom) -Solenoïdes : small
cylinders traversed by electric wires and which create magnetic
fields. This word which comes from Latin solen, shell living
in the sea half inserted in sand (knife), evokes loneliness;
it is employed here like metaphor of incommunicability but
also of the potential possibility to create a connection.
+ guest solenoïdes (serial / shockwave movies) networked
project / invited artists : Guillaume Vivier (France),
Pierre Rabardel (France), Eugène Savitzkaya (Belgium),
John Paul Bichard (England), Fast Forward (N-Y USA), Eric
Van Hove (Japan), Ralph Lichtensteiger (Germany), Emanuel
Dimas Di Melo Pimenta (Portugal)"
Tamara Laï is an italo-belgian media
artist working with net / web art, multimedia, computer
design, video - and writer. Video director since 1985
(PRIX ARCANAL (Arts du Spectacle) au F.I. de Video du C.A.S.B.
Paris 1992), Tamara Lai converge in 1993 to the digital
techniques and the writing of interactive tales and poetry
(CD-ROMS). Since 1997, she centres her researches on Net
- web Art (sites, cam_and_chat performances, videoconferences...),
and especially on the creation of networked collective spaces.
Her works were a part of main worldwide festivals and events.
Web ring : TELL A MOUSE http://www.tellamouse.be.tf
"The 'Stop Motion Studies' extend
my long standing interest in narrative and, in particular,
look at the subway as a stage upon which social dynamics
and individual behavior are increasingly mediated by digital
technology. As one of the most vibrant and egalitarian networks
in our cities, subways bring people from a wide range of
social and cultural backgrounds into close contact with
each other. This process plays a significant role in shaping
both the character of a city as well as our individual identities.
It is said that 90% of human communication is non-verbal.
In these photographs, the body language of the subjects
becomes the basic syntax for a series of Web-based animations
exploring movement, gesture, and algorithmic montage. Many
sequences document a person's reaction to being photographed
by a stranger. Some smile, others snarl, still others perform.
Some pretend not to notice. Underneath all of this are assumptions
and unknowns unique to each situation." Hz shows here
the first site of his series - a site on Gothenburg, Sweden.
The other sites of the series can be viewed from http://www.stopmotionstudies.net/
David Crawford was born in Riverside, California
in 1970. He studied film, video, and new media at the Massachusetts
College of Art and received a BFA in 1997. In 1999, his
"Here and Now" project was commissioned by New
Radio and Performing Arts with funds from National Endowment
for the Arts. In 2000, Crawford's "Light of Speed"
project was a finalist for the SFMOMA Webby Prize for Excellence
in Online Art. In 2003, his "Stop Motion Studies"
project received an Artport Gate Page Commission from the
Whitney Museum of American Art and an Award of Distinction
in the Net Vision category at the Prix Ars Electronica.
HZ NET GALLERY is curated by SACHIKO HAYASHI
For submissions and proposals for the gallery,
NET GALLERY #1 : March 2003
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