image by 3D Consciousness
“To err is human, to glitch, divine.”
Writer and Researcher Dorothy Howard recently launched the Arachne webzine with co-designer with André Fincanto. The central question the Arachne webzine takes up is the relationship of mythology to the internet–originally called the ‘World Wide Web’ (www) by one of its creators, Tim Berners-Lee. The zine’s theme comes from myth of Arachne, an origin story for the spider described in Ovid’s The Metamorphoses. The symbolic relationship of a spider to the internet could be interpreted in many ways.
The zine’s thematics of gender, labor, and technology focus this project on explorations of the landscape upon which ideas of self, society, public, community, and craft, are constructed online today, using the myth of the spider as a starting point. Contributions reflect writer’ interpretations of the theme.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for content inquiries.
Another issue may be in the works.
images by jj brine
+ VECTOR GALLERY 11:11:11
November 11, 2015 at 11PM
A note from Vector:
Dear Los Angeles,
Tonight we operate on the reasonable assumption that there is only one surviving non-art object in the world. According to Satanicmedia.com and its trusted affiliates, the one thing left in this world that is unambiguously not art or a potential subject of artistic inquiry is the PostHuman Vagina of Vectorian Minister of State, Lena Marquise. The fact that there remains in this day and age a single tangible thing that is “definitely not a piece of art in any way shape or form … the last specimen of its kind” leads us to believe that Lena’s vagina is the critical, living key to contextualizing art in history, herstory, and all other temporal recording potentialities.
If we allow ourselves to forget for the merest of all moments that this particular vagina is NOT– and will NEVER be — ART, then we have lost sight of all reason. In what will prove to be a rapturous and unabashedly Satanic celebration of the sustained existence of a physical thing that is definitively and securely sequestered from the encroaching ART context, we have decided that our 11/11/11 Mass must revolve around it entirely.
A series of prayers and performances will be delivered to, for and from Lena’s vagina, and a series of sermons by Ministers of The Vectorian Government will ritually incarnate an alien omniscience therein, augmenting all sectors and services attributed to any and all derivatives of reality and its discontents.
To speak evermore plainly, Lena’s vagina will act as the conduit through which an autonomous, imaginary awareness system will take shape and manifest in the minds of all in attendance, creating an organic working interface for elevated experimentations with mechanized telepathy.
Feel free to bring an offering to Lena’s vagina or prepare a devotional hymn. Such things will be duly noted and smiled upon, naturally.
The event will last for quite some time and further details continue to emerge
COST OF ENTRY = YOUR SOUL
3217 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057
November 14 through December 19, 2015
1030 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Saturday, November, 14 from 7 – 11 PM
With live DJ set by HDXD
DiMoDA is a preeminent virtual institution and a virtual reality exhibition platform dedicated to the distribution and promotion of New Media Art. For its debut, DiMoDA will be presenting works by Claudia Hart (NY/CHICAGO), Tim Berresheim (DE) Jacolby Satterwhite (NY) and a project by Aquanet 2001 (Salvador Loza and Gibran Morgado) from Mexico City.
The atrium of the museum is architected and modeled in 3D by Alfredo Salazar-Caro. Viewers wear an Oculus Rift to enter DiMoDA, immediately approaching a number of ‘portals’ which can be used to access the ‘wings’ of the museum. Exhibiting artists have complete control to shape the virtual environment in which their works are installed inside the museum.
As a virtual institution, DiMoDA is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting Digital artworks from living New Media artists, while expanding the conscious experience of viewing Digital art in a Virtual space. The DiMoDA building is intended as a home for contemporary digital art and incubator for new ideas, as well as an architectural contribution to the Internet’s virtual landscape.
Conceived in 2013 by Alfredo Salazar-Caro and William James Richard Robertson, DiMoDA launches in November of 2015 with its first exhibition as a pavilion in The Wrong Biennale and a physical exhibition at TRANSFER in New York from November 14 through December 19th, 2015.
Still from “Outeretina” by Daniel Wechsler
Still from “Termuda Briangle” by Eduardo Makoszay
+New Additions #10: UNSTABLE SIGNAL / GLITCH VIDEO
On Wednesday, November 11th, Vancouver’s Video Out will host a screening of works newly in distribution at VIVO Media Arts Centre that were selected based on the Call for Submissions “Unstable Signal: Glitch Video”.
The program will include video works by artists that engage the aesthetics of signal failure, noise, technological disruption, and the physical degradation of analogue and digital materials.
The program for New Additions #10 was selected by guest jury members Sara Gold of House of Gold and Dr. Garnet Hertz, Canada Research Chair in Design and Media Arts and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media at Emily Carr.
images by Olga Fedorova + Organ Armani + Erica Lapadat-Janzen
+The New Flesh
The New Flesh is an ultra-fresh Post-Cronenbergian exploration into the absorption of the human form into 1’s and 0’s. This digital art group exhibition, presented at VIVO Media Arts Centre in Vancouver, in affiliation with The Wrong (again) – New Digital Art Biennale, considers what flesh is through the screen of a computer. Is it still richly visceral when it has been flattened out, objectified, brightened, collected, or swiped through lazily?
Despite what virtualist mythologies betray, the issue of embodiment is more important than ever in cyberspace – technology makes culture and geography evaporate but biologies remain. The featured artists engage with conceptualizations of these base biologies, and create visual manifestations that consider what the body has become in our technoprogressive age through sculpture, projection, digital stills, single channel video, .GIFs, and installation.
if you have a collection, show, gif, tweet series, dystopic fantasy or lucid dream for next week’s THIS WEEK IN NET ART, email info to email@example.com