Mathias Jansson

Raquel Meyers and the Teletext transmission

Raquel Meyers (Cartagena, 1977) works with low-res graphics and photography for performance, web, video and installations. Currently she's experimenting with storytelling and text mode visuals (ASCII, PETSCII, etc) together with the musician Goto80. In September this year Raquel Meyers participated in Teletext festival ARD in Berlin.... READ MORE...

Law Of The Instrument. An Interview with Constant Dullart

When I heard about the Easter egg that make the Google search page rotate when you type “do a barrell” in the search field, I thought: “Hey wait a minute, this is old news. Constant Dullaart has already created the http://therevolvinginternet.com/ which make the same effect!”... READ MORE...

Anything I Love Goes Into My Brain. An Interview With Rafael Rozendaal

In the year 2000, Miltos Manetas published the famous Neen Manifesto in which he describes a new unidentified generation of artists who glorifies computers, artificially simulation and who use the web as their gallery. Two years later, Manetas and Peter Lunenfeld manifested the Neen concept in a spectacular 'hijacking' of the Whitney biennals domain name... READ MORE...

Art & Networked Culture. Tallin And The New Media Art

The Culture Capital of Europe 2011 is Tallinn in Estonia and the biggest art exhibition during this year has been the exhibition Gateways: Art and Networked Culture at KUMU Art Museum. For the occasion the German curator Sabine Himmelsbach has collected some of the most interesting New Media Art artists from Europe asEva e Franco Mattes, Aram Bartholl, Thomson & Craighead, Sašo Sedlaček, Julius Popp, Christina Kubisch, Les Liens Invisibles to mention some of the 27 participators.... READ MORE...

Shoot Me From Linz To Venice. “videoludica” And The Italian Game Art

Game Art, i.e. contemporary art inspired by videogames. It could be an artistic modification of an existing commercial videogame or a completely new artistic game (an Artgame), but it can also be a more traditional art forms like painting, photography, video or performance. Common for Game Art is that the aesthetic, the technique and culture from the videogame world has been essential when the art work was created or exhibited to the public.... READ MORE...

Aim, Fire, Poetry! Jason Nelson And The New Literature

The Australian digital artist and poet Jason Nelson also creates his own poetry videogames. He has made a trilogy with name as: Game, Game, Game And Again Game, I made this. You play this. We are Enemies and Evidence of everything exploding. The videogame poems are based on traditional platforms games in which Nelson combines text, pictures and sound from the different sources from the Internet.... READ MORE...

The Fine Art Of Glitches. Cheats And Errors

When a new generation of artists looks at Marcel Duchamp famous painting Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 from 1912 will they then say: Whoa, look an early example of glitch art! When Duchamp made his painting he left the traces from the person going done the stairs on the canvas. A similar visual effect could be experienced when you have a corrupt graphic card which is not erasing the traces from the moving object on the screen.... READ MORE...

Pain Is Not The Game. Virtual And Real In Videogame Art

When the German artists Volker Morawe and Tilman Reiff were young they used to play games that deal with punishment in some ways. The most popular was probably Folter-Mau-Mau Tilma Reiff explains. A simple card game where the looser would be punished according to the cards that remains in his hand. We remembered the special tension that arose from the threat of possible punishment and the excitement that came with it. The relief if you came away unpunished. It simply adds a lot of feelings to the experience.... READ MORE...

Anders Weberg. Url And Networks As Artworks

Web based art, must have an address, an URL, which tells the user where the artwork is stored on the web. This obvious, but inescapable fact has the Swedish artist Anders Weberg among others, thought about in there art works. So, If you digit www.theurlistheartwork.com/, in your browser you will be taken to a homepage with the text: The url is The artwork by Anders Weberg, October 2009. The actual address, the URL is in this case the artwork. Can a net.art work be more minimalistic and sublime than just a simple URL?... READ MORE...

Back To The Square. Shinji Murakami And Neoarcadism

When the video game industry in USA crashed in 1983 it was the beginning of the golden age for the Japanese videogames with companies as Nintendo and Sega. Top stars game designer as Shigeru Miyamoto, created during this period legendary videogames as Super Mario, Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda.... READ MORE...