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10.21.13 Marina Galperina

“I threw up, literally. I was really excited, then my brain realized my face was in the TV in England and I was watching it from a hotel room,” Petra Cortright tells ANIMAL. “I felt really sick and threw up in the trash-can. I’m such a baby.” As one of the recipients of this year’s […]

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10.17.13 Marina Galperina

The Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair in South Bank, London has just opened. Earlier, we posted that Kyle Chayka and I curated an installation of 19 artists, 17 selfie-based video art pieces (all 30 seconds or shorter) with an interactive booth. It’s there. ATTENTION FELLOW PRESS PPL: Let me answer this Q 4u… Are […]

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09.25.13 Marina Galperina & Kyle Chayka

Earlier this year, the Shortest Video Art Ever Sold! project at the Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair in New York made a few headlines with the world’s first Vine sale (Shout out Angela Washko!) Ok, so there was a hacking of Vine involved, but the exciting part in the long-run is the ongoing conversation of a micro-collecting community and the work that artists […]

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07.11.13 Marina Galperina

Artist Petra Cortright — along with Peter Gidal, Patricia Lennox-Boyd, Oraib Toukan, and Erika Vogt — has been selected as one this year’s recipients of the Frieze Film Foundation grant curated by Nicola Lees. The artist, whose artwork exists predominantly on YouTube is known for her “videos that intuitively play with online language and tropes, such as the representation […]

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04.29.13 Marina Galperina

Tomorrow night, we’re throwing a party! With DJs! And video art projections! And a burlesque performance! And dancing! You should come. G1RLZ NI†E  has amassed a great line-up of visual artists. We were going for selfie and net-based projections as a pop-up art experiment co-opting a club aesthetic… and we ended up curating a show. Oops. ・゚✧*:・゚✧*:・゚✧*:・゚#GIRLZNITE FEATURED ARTISTS […]

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04.16.13 Kyle Petreycik

I’ve been desperately trying not to comment on Amanda Bynes, seeing as celebrity meltdowns are nothing new or particularly interesting, however… I want @drake to murder my vagina — Amanda Bynes (@AmandaBynes) March 22, 2013 At this point, I’m convinced that what Amanda Bynes has been doing on Twitter and in public is purely intentional. It may very […]

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11.13.12 Marina Galperina

In the wake of last weekend’s RiRi ‘n’ Azealia’s rape/pillage of net art culture and #plur vibes, here’s some fresh new work from net artist Petra Cortright. Because just because someone is tuned into a specific zeitgeist visual aesthetic, doesn’t mean that’s all they’re about — here’s Vicky Deep in Spring Valley. The piece is essentially an animated e-book, […]

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11.12.12 Marina Galperina

PLUR whaaa? Everyone on Tumblr is very upset that Rihanna’s SNL performance of “Diamonds in the Light” appropriated seapunk via green-screen. The fuck is seapunk? It’s that internet-art influenced music and visuals trend from last summer/whatev. It’s very specific. Dolphins. Fractals. Molly Soda. Tropical #vibes. Undulating, low-fi CGI. Green hair. Lots of intra-scene spillover with oily rainbows. Just do […]

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12.15.11 Marina Galperina

Around the same time that Ustream pulled the plug on Amber Hawk Swanson’s live performance of disemboweling her fuck doll clone, California-based web artist Petra Cortright had her much more demure video art piece yanked off YouTube for “tits.” Not tits, but “tits,” get it? […]

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