Subject : SURGE - www.rhizome.org & www.free103point9.org
From : www.rhizome.org & www.free103point9.org
Date : January 10, 2006 - March 31, 2006
Link : http://www.free103point9.org/event.php?eventID=335
www.rhizome.org & www.free103point9.org
free103point9 and Rhizome are pleased to announce an online exhibition of web-based projects selected from an open call for submissions. Surge includes works by artists 31 Down, Abe Linkoln and Marisa Olson, Angel Nevarez and Alex Rivera, NYSAE (New York Society for Acoustic Ecology), Jim Punk, and Leslie Sharpe. The featured projects employ new media tools to both conceptually and formally address different possibilities for transmission art online. Some consider the nature of signals as they move through the ether; others appropriate forms of wireless transmission, such as the military’s aerial ‘drone’ or the programming language AsCii, to propose new kinds of digital communication. A public presentation in conjunction with the exhibition will take place at Participant, Inc. in New York in March, 2006.
ABOUT THE WORKS
Rrose AsCii morse Code, Jim Punk
The looping web-based video Rrose AsCii morse Code holds a single, still shot of a portrait of Rrose Sélavy, the feminine alter ego of Marcel Duchamp. Appearing at first to be a simple black and white drawing on paper, the portrait gradually reveals itself to be rendered not in ink but in the programming language AsCii (the American Standard Code for Information Interchange). As the portrait quavers in front of the camera, a morse code translation of the lines of AsCii code it is written in is steadily tapped out. Drawing on Duchampian plays on authorship and originality, Rrose AsCii morse Code evokes contested and timely issues of aesthetic creation and copyright online.