geert on Thu, 14 Feb 2002 02:25:02 +0100 (CET)

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Title: Re: thanks
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2002 11:44 AM
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Concept Origin: miltos manetas
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special thanks : michael ress for "turntable"

List of curators/writers, organizations that are inviting artists: Jan Aman, Andreas Angelidakis,, Stefano Chiodi , Joshua Decter, Laurence Dreyfus, Alex Galloway,Paul Groot,Patrick Lichty ,Peter Lunenfeld, Lev Manovich , Magda Sawon,, Hans Ulrich Obrist ,Marisa Olson, Michele Thursz, Roosavelt Savage, Philippe Vergne, Olivier Zahm and Purple Magazine .

Opening: March 05, 06 ,07 2002
WHITNEYBIENNIAL.COM is a website and an exhibition that will open in contemporary with the WHITNEY BIENNIAL at the WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART.

20 U-Haul trucks , their back door open and transformed to a screen ( we will install a computer and a projector inside each of them), will circle around the Whitney Museum for the 2 nights of the Whitney party ( March 05, 06) and for the day of the opening (March 07th ). Think of Modrian's Boogie Woogie activated . It will be a super parasite: a snake against a cow. A cow, as well as the institutional show, is large, slow and shortsighted, instead a snake is fast, clever and experimental.

The WHITNEYBIENNIAL.COM, will be an adventure: the most important international artists -but also designers, Internet geniuses and architects, are invited to contribute a Flash piece. It can be either an art work or their logo . Film previews are today usually better than the actual films : the WHITNEYBIENNIAL.COM will be a collage of previews.

All pieces, will be included in the "Turntable".This is an application that Michael Rees offered to the .Each "Turntable", is pre-loaded with up to 6 flashes : it uses them as samples and the user, like a visual DJ can make his/her composition online. He can change the colors of the background , make the flash larger or smaller, transparent or opaque etc."Turntable", is a revolutionary tool, because it opensources material and makes even from closed works a work in progress.

Question : Why shall they all do a Flash animation ?

Answer : It is an experiment : we believe that as Peter Lunenfeld writes at the KLM theory, "Flash is today's Pop". In fact , Flash is an easy technology which lets you draw a cartoon or a logo, animate it and even make it interactive: the user will click on it and the cartoon(or logo )will reply. It brings together all other forms of art such as photography, written text, movies and drawing in such a way that makes contemporary art of the past century look like a proud grandfather: Flash is, again according to Mr. Lunenfeld , "PoliTech, the irrepressible joy and lightness of being digital after the boom economy has gone bust." It is also scalable, that means that you can display it on different dimensions without any loss of quality. With very little budget and in a short time, you can do something that looks better than any "art video" : it relates the real space as well as it relates to the Internet and substitutes any need for heavy duty art installations. The only thing that you cannot do with Flash, is to put a dead cow in a glass box , but who does want to do that anymore ?

visit also : , the Internet section of the Tirana Biennial , curated by Miltos Manetas and the ElectronicOrphanage

Feb 16th, 2002
From 6-9pm ElectronicOrphanage presents :
Joel Fox ( and
975 chung king road
los angeles, california 90012
telephone: 917 2796372