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Artist Rick Silva’s new show, opening at Transfer Gallery tomorrow night, conjoins the digital and the physical in an exploration of the space that neither can reach — the afterlife. Inspired by Tibetan rituals in which the body is left on a mountain top to be eaten by birds of prey, Silva is giving artworks […]

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Ways of Seeing (1972) has been sweded by a massive group of digital, new media and web-based artists. Debuting in New York on September 6th, Ways of Something (2014) keeps the original audio track of John Berger’s seminal BBC program, but replaces all visuals with 60-second artworks, reworking the art history doc into relevancy and insanity. “I encouraged the artists to […]

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“The idea to use the stock market came to me in dreams,” says Claudia Maté. On view now at Brooklyn’s Transfer gallery, the Spanish artist’s first solo show “Sweet Finances!” turns the sterile and often merciless world of finance into data-infused and data-operative objects, installations and videos. “I think data can be beautiful by itself, even if it’s random. That’s why […]

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The art fairs are upon us! Follow ANIMAL as we stumble strategically through most of most of them. Next up, The Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair, a favorite. That gyrating form above is a low-res gif version of Rollin Leonard’s new video installation. Now imagine looking down at it in 4K Ultra High-definition. To create the moving image, Leonard built […]

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“Today, there is no ‘offline,’” Anthony Antonellis tells ANIMAL. “The internet is always there, it just gets smaller.” Last year, we documented Anthony Antonellis getting a tiny RFID chip surgically implanted into his hand with his 10-frame, 6-color, 1-kilobyte gif signature favicon. It was the world’s first net art implant (and, allegedly, “the Mark of the Beast!!!”). Antonellis’s […]

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From a flattened, remixed kid-face shuffling on a video billboard in Detroit, to the epic mutant on the exquisite corpse Tumblr project Cloaque, Rollin Leonard has been exhibiting photography-based work since 2004. It’s body horror… if body horror was very nice to look at. His first solo show of polished plexiglass’ed sculptures, looped moving images and digital collages “Trunks, Stems and […]

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You probably haven’t run into the artist LaTurbo Avedon at a new media gallery opening or bummed a cigarette outside “the club.” She has a shock of bright blonde hair recently shaved down to that undercut that’s so popular at the moment, misty hazel eyes, and porcelain skin, plus a hyperactive social media presence to […]

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Do you like crazy art GIFs?! On Saturday, Lorna Mills’ The Axis of Something solo show of animated GIFs and large-scale digital prints (made like this) comes to a close at Transfer Gallery in Brooklyn with an event! Lorna Mills has curated a group projections project called Clusterfuck Zoo featuring ” animal otherness, charismatic mega-fauna fights and cross-species romance (always the […]

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TRANSFER — New York’s only net art gallery — has an opening tomorrow night that is relevant to your interests. Especially if your interests are large scale physical manifestations of digital work poppin’ GIFs like this… This is Lorna’s Loose Lips Sink Ships! GIF from Run Computer Run, but for TRASNFER it’s all new everything: The […]

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“We exist within a built environment that is constantly mediated by the grid.” This Saturday night, Brooklyn’s net art gallery Transfer is holding the anticipated opening for artist A. Bill Miller’s “Gridworks,” combining “coldness and rationality of the grid confronts the warmth and playfulness of the human touch” with a series of new ASCII-based works. His visuals […]

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