Featured Artists Arists-in-Residence
- Seoul-based web-art group consisting of Young-Hae Chang (Korea) and Marc Voge (USA). They compose animated poems in English, Korean and French, in which the appearance of language is synchronized to jazz music. Their technique cuts across the lines that separate digital animation, motion graphics and experimental video.
- A New York based poet, critic, film and video maker whose works contain elements of humor, liveliness and complex sound/image montage. In the words of LA Weekly, she makes "brilliant exciting work…a vibrant political filmmaking that's attentive to form." Her films explore gesture as language, using radical strategies of interruption and counterpoint to rewrite narrative. They include the cult classics MAYHEM (1987), COVERT ACTION (1984), and more recently DARK DARK (2001), THE FUTURE IS BEHIND YOU (2004) and MIRROR WORLD (2006). Her visual work has expanded into installation utilizing surround sound and multiple projectors, re-focusing her vertical montage in horizontal space. Her books include A MOTIVE FOR MAYHEM (1987), SCATTER MATRIX (1996) and the recent THIS IS CALLED MOVING: A Critical Poetics of Film (University of Alabama, 2005, Poetics Series). Current writing is available on the internet: "Sound Talk" in Viralnet: "An Experiment in Autobiography" in markszine.com special issue (Dec.2006) curated by Carla Harryman, and in OCHO upcoming January 2009.Electronic Poetry Center, SUNY Buffalo, and Director of the E-Poetry series of international digital poetry festivals.
- is a media archaeologist, writer, and exhibition curator. He works as Professor of Media History and Theory at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of Design | Media Arts. He has published extensively on media archaeology and the media arts, lectured worldwide, created television programs and curated media art exhibitions. His recent research has dealt with topics like peep media, the pre-history of the screen, and the archaeology of mobile media. He is just finishing a book on the history of the moving panorama (University of California Press), and working on another one on the archaeology of interactivity.
- born from the ashes of the costumed DIY punk band Soophie Nun Squad (1992-2007), HumanBeast is a duo performance act (un corps-a-corps d’ energies) comprised of the two visual artist/musicians Honeybeast and Humanola. The anamorphic performances embody costume, text, and sound offering paraverbal and metacorporeal transformations, and the layering of melody onto noise. The sets find philosophical footing in cyborgian and deleuzian theory and new corporealism, but also draw from a history of DIY punk, performance art, noise, and other intellectual and degenerate acts of creativity. The approach to each set is unique, containing an essential aleatory aspect. Recent work has focused on dissolutions of binary oppositions, the dissolving notion of extension, the blurring of inside/outside, and the domain of multiplicities.
- an experimental dance team working out of Brooklyn, NY. In collaboration with poet, critic and theorist Alan Sondheim, Foofwa performs digital work. They are best known for their dramatic interpretation of Second Life avatars; in these performances, Foofwa mimics or embodies digital representations of the human body.
- is an artist and writer originally from San Francisco, California. His work is widely available on the Internet. From 1997-2005 Memmott was the Creative Director / Editor of the online journal BeeHive. Memmott has taught electronic writing, visual culture, and digital art at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Georgia Institute of Technology, and California State University Monterey Bay and now lives and works in Karlskrona Sweden where he is a Project Director for the Culture Practice and Applied Technology Lab, and a lecturer in the Literature Culture and Digital Media Program at Blekinge Tekniska Högskola. Memmott holds an MFA in Literary Arts/Electronic Writing from Brown University.
- a Finnish concrete poet whose animated compositions are mathematically inspired and theoretically informed. He works as a translator and the edits the on-line magazine, Nokturno. Niemi has presented work in Denmark, Estonia, Finland and Sweden, and he is an active member of Nihil Interit, a poetry society that publishes both electronic and print literature.
Bill Seaman & Penny Florence- Penny Florence is Professor of Fine Art History and Theory and Head of Research Programmes at The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. She has published widely on fine art, poetry, film and feminist thought. She has also published an interactive version of Mallarmé's poem 'Un coup de dés jamais n'abolira le hasard', and is currently working on another, expanded electronic version, 'Foldback Mallarmé'. She co-organized the recent e-poetry series 'e and eye' at Tate Modern, London with John Cayley, Tim Mathews and Marko Daniel.
- Bill Seaman received a PH.D. from the Centre for Advanced Inquiry In Interactive Arts, University of Wales, 1999. He holds a MSvisS degree from MIT, 1985. His work explores an expanded media-oriented poetics through various technological means. Seaman's works have been in many international shows where he has been awarded two prizes from Ars Electronica in Interactive Art (1992 &1995, Linz, Austria); International Video Art Prize, ZKM, Karlsruhe; Bonn Videonale prize; First Prize, Berlin Film / Video Festival for Multimedia in 1995; and the Awards in the Visual Arts Prize. Seaman was given the Leonardo Award for Excellence in 2002. Selected exhibitions include 1996, Mediascape Guggenheim, NYC ? the premiere exhibition of the ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany; 1997, Barbican Centre (London); 1997, C3 - Center for Culture & Communication, Budapest; 1998, Portable Sacred Grounds, NTT-ICC Tokyo; 1999, Body Mechanique, The Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio, ; 2004, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University; 2005, Itau Cultural Center ; 2006, Harris Museum, UK. Seaman contributed a video set for SLEEPERS GUTS by Ballett Frankfurt. He has collaborated with Regina van Berkel on two major dance/performance/installations. He has been commissioned on a number of occasions. He is currently working on a series of poetic installations, scientific research papers and a book in collaboration with the scientist Otto Rössler. He is also collaborating with Artist/Computer Scientist Daniel Howe on multiple works exploring AI and creative writing - The Architecture of Association and Bisociation Engine. He founded the Digital+Media department at RISD and was formerly Chair and Graduate Program Director. He is currently a tenured professor in the Art, Art History, and Visual Studies Department at Duke University.
- a Mexican engineer and artist who lives in Paris. He has created artistic computer software and hardware, and his program MIDIpoet enables writers to produce interactive, visual poetry. He holds a Master's degree in digital arts from the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and he served as director of that same program from 2003-2006. He currently works for Sony as a computer investigator.
- Sandy Baldwin, Justin Cabrillos, JR Carpenter, Mark Cooley, Roderick Coover, Samantha Gorman, Ian Hatcher, Mark Jeffrey, David Jhave Johnston, Aya Karpinska, Justin Katko, Jessica Laser, Tan Lin, Judd Morrissey, Braxton Soderman, and more...