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Thundergulch, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's initiative devoted to arts and technology, announces its continuation of salon-style presentations of works by artists working in digital media. An evolution of the @ the wall series initiated at The New York Information Technology Center, Thundergulch @ the Sony Wonder Technology Lab will showcase artwork by six prominent NYC Internet artists.

Sony Wonder Technology Lab's High Definition Theater
550 Madison Ave (main entrance is on 56th Street, between Madison and Fifth Aves)

Presentations begin @ 6:00 pm

Thursday, April 13
A NYC Sampling from Art Entertainment Network (AEN)

Featuring Vivian Selbo, Natalie Jeremijenko & Eric Zimmerman

Art Entertainment Network (AEN) is an online exhibition of more than 40 Web-based artist projects that exploit the convergence of media on the Internet in order to explode the boundaries between art and entertainment -- and daily (online) life. AEN is a concept portal curated by Steve Dietz, Director of New Media Initiatives at The Walker Art Center, designed by Vivian Selbo. (

Vivian Selbo is an artist and website designer with recent work including Killer @pp: Its @ll t@lk!. In addition to designing AEN for Gallery 9, she recently produced 16 Objects, Ready or Not, for Michael Craig-Martin, Conversations with Contemporary Artists, and InterNyet for the Museum of Modern Art, New York. During her tenure as interface director of ada'web, four projects, including her own Vertical Blanking Interval, became part of the design collection at the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.

Natalie Jeremijenko is a design engineer and internationally renowned techno-artist. Her work includes digital, electromechanical, and interactive systems in addition to biotechnological work. Her sculptural science experiment, Tree Logic, was displayed at the opening of MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA in Summer 1999. She has also been included in the Whitney Biennial '97, Documenta '97, and ARS Electronic Prix '96. A forthcoming retrospective of her work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Australia is scheduled for -date--.

Eric Zimmerman is an accomplished game designer, artist, and academic exploring the emerging field of game design. His diverse activities made him one of Interview Magazine's "30 to Watch" in 1999 and also one of International Design Magazine's ID 40 (40 influential designers) in 2000. His current digital projects include SiSSY FiGHT 2000 ( and STRAIN, which premiered at New York's Rotunda Gallery in 1999 and will be released this year on the Internet.

Thursday, May 4
Thundergulch/World Views intersects with the Whitney Biennial

Featuring Diane Ludin, Prema Murthy & John Simon

Prema Murthy and Diane Ludin are the two recent Thundergulch residents from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's World Views residency program, that takes place on the 91st floor of the World Trade Center. Prema Murthy, as part of the Fakeshop artgroup, and John Simon are both exhibiting in the "Internet" category of this year's Whitney Biennial. (

Diane Ludin, an Internet artist, is in the process of developing the work, Speed Economies: Broadcast Documents as part of her residency in the World Views program. She is creating a net-specific media collage, Genetic Response System: version 2.0, which is being commissioned by Turbulence and launching in May. She is also included in the group show, Tenacity, at The Swiss Institute, New York (March 24 - May 13). Ludin has developed past works with Prema Murthy, both individually and with Fakeshop.

Prema Murthy is an artist exploring online performance and digital media in conjunction with performance and installation works in physical space. Her individual pieces have included the web-based MIMIC (1997) ( and BindiGirl ( ) (1999), which was featured on THETHING.BBS. Fakeshop, of which she is a core member, is both an ongoing electronic arts project and a performance and installation series. In conjunction with the Whitney Biennial, Fakeshop will produce a live event, developed in collaboration with other digital artists, musicians, and theorists.

John Simon is an artist who uses technology as a process and a medium. He creates thought-provoking pieces that explore themes such as color theory and time and is well known for his Java applet, Every Icon. ( In addition to his inclusion in the upcoming Whitney Biennial, Simon's solo exhibition at Sandra Gering Gallery, New York opens in mid-April. (

ARTBYTE: The Magazine of Digital Culture is a media sponsor of these presentations. Through this collaboration, ARTBYTE hopes to bring together the creative forces merging art and technology, reaching out to the artists, designers, and others who are shaping the look and feel of the future.
Special thanks to Sonder Wonder Technology Lab for hosting these presentations.

Funding for Thundergulch is generously provided by the Bell Atlantic Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Heathcote Art Foundation, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. This project is made possible, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Electronic Media and Film Program and the Media Arts Technical Assistance Fund of the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. Thundergulch is also grateful for past and in-kind support from AT&T Foundation, Chase Manhattan Foundation, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts, J.P. Morgan, the New York Information Technology Center, Parsons School of Design Digital Design Department, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Rudin Management and VOID.

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