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The lineup for the New Museum’s Triennial survey of early-career artists was announced on Friday. Curated by Lauren Cornell and Ryan Trecartin, this iteration is titled “Surround Audience.” The selection isn’t too surprising for anyone familiar with the two curators’ previous work, but the number of great artists is impressive. As a multi-disciplinarian artist, Trecartin […]

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What happened since Rosalind Krauss introduced the term “post­media,” full of semiotic contradictions? After Felix Guattari used the expression “post­-media era” and producer and consumer melted within the media, dissecting themselves? What happened after Miss Krauss wrote A Voyage in the North Sea. Art in the Age of the Post­-Medium Condition, chatting about post­-medium, killing […]

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Artist Rick Silva, whose new media landscapes were on view at TRANSFER Gallery last year, has just launched a new project — The Silva Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future. The 18 short videos 30 seconds in length depict fantastical birds or their parts in flight — a cube of ruffling feathers, sleek swallows diving […]

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Here’s a browser-based webcam from artist Andrew Benson of Wolf and Unicorn (gif art series about love and death) and INTOTHEZONE (a digital and psychedelic Tarkovsky adaptation). Prosthetic Knowledge explains: It’s “a WebGL realtime visual distorter with a smooth yet digital grainy effect.” Try Flow Cam right here right now. “Technically speaking, it isn’t datamoshing,” Prosthetic Knowledge’s Rich Oglesby schools us. “Datamoshing is […]

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The Illusion of Life is an experimental biotech art project by Minsu Kim. It looks like a synthetic breathing machine. It has a central round air chamber, silicon air valves, and a cup that funnels air into your ear, just so. There are also control units that modulate the qualities of its “breath” and “vocalizations.” Neural Magazine […]

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ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week, Brooklyn-based artist Rhett Jones talks about his feature film The Villains inspired by Jean-Luc Godard’s La Chinoise, Marshall McLuhan and the proliferation of DIY new media. He also premieres the project’s next stage as a Search Engine Generated Artwork […]

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ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Rick Silva illustrates his work process — “encounters between the tools of digital communication and the unbuilt environment.” He makes new media landscapes on site and is currently exhibiting at TRANSFER gallery in Brooklyn. For the enpleinair.org site/series […]

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ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original idea sketch next to a finished piece. This week, Eva and Franco Mattes tell us about their piece Catt (2010) and trolling Maurizio Cattelan.  Known for their provocative projects that involve and expose its willing and unwilling participants, Eva and Franco Mattes have stolen many little bits […]

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