Participating Artists
Art meets Media screening
Media online

Software Art
Net Art
Guided Tour

January 22(Sat.)
"Meet the artists"

February 5(Sat.)
"Meet the artists"

February 26(Sat.)
Artists' Talk

March 5(Sat.)
"Media online"

March 12(Sat.)
"Present of Madia Art"


February 22(Tue.)-27(Sun.)


"Move in a second! Animation workshop"
""Invisible Fields" try out"

January 21(Friday) - March 21(Monday), 2005 Gallery A, B, 5F Lobby, Entrance Lobby

Media online : Software Art / Net Art / Community

Net Art
Works below are exhibited at 5F Lobby as a part of "Media online".

03."The Digital Landfill"
05."Documenta Done"
07."Every Icon"
08."The File Room"
09."Form Art"
10."The Google AdWords Happening"
11."Google Talk"
12."If you want me to clean your screen"
13."Jodi original page "
14."Life Sharing"
15."The Most Wanted Paintings on the Web"

16."My boyfriend came back from the war"
17."plaNet Former"
21."Skint, the Internet Beggar"
22."Spam Radio"
23."Telematic Sculpture 4"
25."Unendlich, fast... "
26."Velvet-Strike "
27."The World's Longest Sentence"
28."Yes Men, The"

01. "asdfg"
A minimalistic, "nervously twitching" page made up of letters and other signals. "asdfg" is uncontrollable, and a look at the address bar shows how the browser automatically jumps between several different Web sites/files. This noisy poetry is somewhat a condensation of Jodi's Net vision.

02. "CCTV"
Heath Bunting
Cameras installed on streets at places around the globe enable the visitor to monitor the respective street corners in real-time. Each comes with a practical "fax crime report" system that links directly to the local police station. Part of a global panopticon observing local places.

03. "The Digital Landfill"
Mark Napie
A convenient tool to get rid of spam and junk mail, old (HTML) data and other digital waste in a single sweep! All unwanted items are displosed automatically by piling up layers of texts and images on the screen.

By typing on the keyboard, users can voluntarily "discode" or restore the HTML tags of any given Web site. The sudden exposure of the Internet's backside one usually doesn't take notice of activates our subconscious desires.

05. "Documenta Done"
Vuk Cosic
A clone of the Website of the "Documenta X" contemporary art exhibition in Kassel, installed as a protest against the habit to delete contents from the server once an event is over. Information related to Documenta X is still available here.

Using public stock listing as a tool to advertise their activities, etoy promote "cultural values". The "Toywar", their online-controversy with the online-company eToys, was their greatest piece, even though you could not tell from this homepage anymore...

07. "Every Icon"
John F. Simon, Jr.
Elements of an icon described by a 32 x 32 grid can be colored black or white. In a seemingly endless operation, all possible combinations are displayed through automatically generated algorithms. "A meditation on the computer interface." (Tilman BAUMGRTEL)

08. "The File Room"
A forward-looking Internet project dealing with issues of cultural censorship. Muntadas built and published a database of historical cases of censorship, while at the same time questioning the attempt to define "censorship" itself. In the digital age a new dimension is added to the significance of this take on the problem. [Currently not operating]

09. "Form Art"
Alexei Shulgin
A project consisting entirely of HTML codes, with metaframes (formative elements) slipping in as part of the contents. Shulgin launched the Form Art competition with this work and the hints at a new art movement implied.

10. "The Google AdWords Happening"
Christophe Bruno
An account of Bruno's campaign using Google's "AdWords" advertisements. Google users looking for information on certain keywords were suddenly confronted with Bruno's slightly provocative world of nonsense poetry in the form of AdWords ads. [Currently not operating]

11. "Google Talk"
Douwe Osinga
The user enters single words and clicks the start button, upon which "Google Talk" completes the sentence with parts automatically picked up from Google. A play of words on the borderline of "meaning", leaving interpretation up to the user. Osinga was eventually hired by Google evaluating his ability by the frequent Google hackings including this project.

12. "If you want me to clean your screen"
Olia Lialina
An early browser art classic. "If you want me to clean your screen, scroll up and down." By doing so, we can see her clean the screen from the other side(or at least it looks like that).

13. "Jodi original page"
This Web site started the reign of Net art pioneer Jodi's HTML-terror. The site underwent countless renewals, and is still operating as one of the longest-running Web projects.

14."Life Sharing"
Giving "file sharing" a new name, "Life Sharing" displays in real-time files stored on the project's server, allowing visitors unlimited access. This work introduces a new approach connecting the private and the public.

15. "The Most Wanted Paintings on the Web"
Komar & Melamid
An example of one of the most successful cases of contemporary artists experimenting with the Net. Based on the results of surveys on contemporary art conducted in various countries, Komar & Melamid have created each country's "most and least wanted paintings". The artists' strategy is as cynical as it is convincing.

16. "My boyfriend came back from the war"
Olia Lialina
Supposedly the first Net art piece that moved people to tears... The artist has made a sequel, as well as text, VRML and blog versions of "My boyfriend...", which also functions as an archive of related works developed by a large number of artists.

17. "plaNet Former"
The "plaNet Former" is a spherical 3-D interpretation of Web links, showing how one or more so-called "former agents" clumsily build links to Web addresses entered voluntarily by the user. The real-time visualization of this process creates the impression of a living creature.

18. "_readme.html"
Heath Bunting
James Flint's text on the artist consists of words that each link to "[the respective word].com" Web sites. Causing in the viewer a sense of discomfort by dismembering a coherent text and linking from the parts to multiple, actually existing sites, this piece can be considered a critical intervention in criticism.

19. "Reconnoitre"
Tom Corby, Gavin Baily
"Reconnoitre" was created as an alternative browser that displays contents in the form of text floating on the screen, inviting the user to "drift" in a virtual maze of letters.

20. "Refresh"
Alexei Shulgin et al.
A multi-nodal collaboration project of artists spread across numerous locations, linking automatically to "Refresh" pages on a variety of servers. Users can participate by creating their own "Refresh" page as part of the chain.

21. "Skint, the Internet Beggar"
Heath Bunting
Provides users with a cosmopolitan online identity. In return, feel free to spare a dollar to the deadbeat lurking in run-down alleys of the information super-highway. Credit cards accepted.

22. "Spam Radio"
Richard Airlie and Ian Morrison
A radio program streaming via the Internet junk mail messages that were automatically transformed into sound. For some mysterious reason the annoying flood of spam mails that reach us by the minute gains a pleasant edge when turned into a soundtrack...

23. "Telematic Sculpture 4"
Richard Kriesche
The first "Internet installation" at the Venice Biennale's Austrian pavilion (which eventually crashed the pavilion's wall). The mobile spherical sculpture exists also in cyberspace, where its movements are controlled by the data flow on the Net. [Currently not operating]

24. "TraceNoizer"
The "TraceNoizer" browses the Net for information on a name the user enters voluntarily, and uses the gathered data to build a fictitious Web site of the person in question. According to a frequency analysis of the topics found, a "data body" of the person is created out of information scattered across the Net.

25. "Unendlich, fast... "
Holger Friese
"If Yves Klein produced work on the Internet..."(Tilman BAUMGRTEL)

26. "Velvet-Strike"
Annemarie Schleiner et al.
A collection of (antiwar) spray paints to use as graffiti on the walls, ceiling, and floor of the popular network shooting game "Counter-Strike". Images as conflicting as terrorists and antiwar messages appearing at once in the game hint at an affinity in revolting against the norm.

27. "World's Longest Sentence, The"
Douglas Davis
Probably the first work for the World Wide Web, and still one of the most successful pieces of Net art. Any user can contribute to the verbal collaboration in texts, performances, songs, and other forms of their choice.

28. "The Yes Men"
Opposing economic globalization by suggesting a variable alternative world. The Yes Men use the Internet as a "medium for contemporary political performance", to confront society with,, and other sites they launched.

29. "X"
Heath Bunting
The people might find "" chalked on the street and what does it mean..? Heath left it wherever he went and by the people who find it and send their interpretations, his O`portraitO?L would emerge.