[spectre] 1st ADA Media Art Online Exhibition launched: CODeDOC Remediated curated by Christiane PAUL
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Wed Oct 5 16:27:51 CEST 2016
1st ADA Media Art Online Exhibition launched: CODeDOC Remediated
curated by Christiane PAUL
ADA is pleased to announce the launch of its first online exhibition,
which lets users ‘re-experience’ two exhibitions on Net Art, and
uses a diverse set of documentation media. On display are two
outstanding exhibitions from the early 2000s – CODEDOC (Whitney
Museum, 2002) and CODEDOC II (Ars Electronica, 2003), which explored the
relationship between frontend and backend in Digital Art Works.
Participating Artists are Ed BURTON, Mark NAPIER, Mary FLANAGAN,
EpidemiC, Camille UTTERBACK, Scott SNIBBE, Joan LEANDRE, Martin
WATTENBERG, Alexander R. GALLOWAY, Maciej WISNIEWSKI, Bradford PALEY,
Golan LEVIN, et. al.
In the curatorial process, we were faced with two challenges:
1. How to document and disseminate the variable and differing
interfaces and stages of the art work?
2. How to deal with technical obsolescence?
Since most digital artworks cannot be viewed by every user due to
outdated software or browser settings, the aim was to document artworks
in all of their complexity - allowing every user a comprehensive insight
into them. We developed a 'Grid of Analysis', in which several
documentation media –from keywords, technology, texts to videos- can
be viewed simultaneously. This not only ensures documentation as
encompassing as possible, but is meant to display the most important
aesthetics and subjects of Digital Art such as interactivity,
sequentiality and narration. Links to the original art works can be
accessed, while media such as our video narratives document and showcase
You can enter the exhibition at the bottom of ADA’s front page. In
the introduction slide, you will find a text collection available for
download and information on technical requirements. Then you can browse
through the art works slide by slide, search through the documentation
and try out the links to the original art works from CODeDOC and CODeDOC
II – remediated for your re-experience!
SEND US YOUR CONCEPTS
ADA is a Web 2.0 based online database for Media Art, which actively
includes its community of hundreds of scholars and artists. We hope the
online exhibition has sparked your interest and imagination – feel
free to send us your own exhibition concepts and participate in the
documentation of Digital Art!
The ADA Team (digitalart.editor at donau-uni.ac.at)
ARTISTS and SCHOLARS are invited to become members of the online
community and set up their ADA profile!
To ensure a high academic standard, five published articles and/or
exhibitions are required to become members of the ADA community. Apply
for an account here:
SHARE YOUR RESEARCH WITH PEERS AND THE COMMUNITY
Community members can upload publications and PDFs, announce upcoming
events, post comments, document exhibitions, conferences and other
ADA: THOUSANDS OF ARTWORKS
Since its foundation in 1999, the ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL ART (former
Database of Virtual Art) has grown to be the most important online
archive for digital art. In cooperation with established media artists,
researchers and institutions it has been documenting the rapidly
evolving world of digital art and its related fields for more than a
decade and contains today a selection of thousands of artworks at the
intersection of art, science and technology. ARTISTS and SCHOLARS are
invited to join the community and set up their own archive pages.
EXPANDED DOCUMENTATION FOR THE NEEDS OF DIGITAL ART
Due to the processual, ephemeral, interactive, technology-based and
fundamentally context-dependent character of digital art, it is at risk
for becoming extinct without an adequate documentation. Therefore, the
ADA is based on an expanded concept of documentation, which takes
account of the specific conditions of digital art.
ARTISTS represented, among many others: Rebecca ALLEN, Suzanne ANKER,
Cory ARCANGEL, Roy ASCOTT, Louis BEC, Maurice BENAYOUN, Paolo CIRIO,
Charlotte DAVIES, FLEISCHMANN & STRAUSS, Masaki FUJIHATA, Ken GOLDBERG,
Agnes HEGEDÜS, Lynn HERSHMAN LEESON, Ryoji IKEDA, Eduardo KAC, Ken
RINALDO, KNOWBOTIC RESEARCH, Lev MANOVICH, George LEGRADY, Golan LEVIN,
Rafael LOZANO-HEMMER, Joseph NECHVATAL, Michael NAIMARK, David ROKEBY,
Jeffrey SHAW, Julius v. BISMARCK, Paul SERMON, Karl SIMS, SOMMERER &
MIGNONNEAU, STANZA, Nicole STENGER, THOMSON & CRAIGHEAD, Peter WEIBEL,
Advisory board: Christiane PAUL, Roy ASCOTT, Erkki HUHTAMO, Gunalan
NADARAJAN, Martin ROTH, Jorge La FERLA et. al.
Oliver GRAU (Head and Scientific Conception), Janina HOTH, Wendy
COONES, Ann-Christin RENN, Viola RÜHSE, Devon SCHILLER, Florian WIENCEK
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