Cathartic User Interface (CUI) (1995) is an interactive, multi-participant installation that allows users to quickly and effectively work through whatever conflicting emotions they harbor concerning the benevolent yet pernicious influences of computer technology on their lives. An open call was issued via the World Wide Web inviting the public to submit images, sound and texts dealing with their own personal experiences of, and frustrations with, digital technologies. This material was then incorporated into an installation consisting of a wall covered with ancient and obsolete PC keyboards. Users could pitch mouselike balls at the keyboards, thereby triggering an array of multimedia projections and sounds dealing with the more troubling and problematic aspects of technology. A ramp at the bottom returns the balls to the users for maximum cathartic effect. CUI can be utilized by any number of simultaneous users.
"Cathartic User Interface”, solo exhibition, 2000
"I’m very interested in the formal aspects of the web as a medium because it’s unlike anything that we’ve had before, specifically compostion is kind of problematic but it’s also challenging." — Rafaël Rozendaal
Phillips and Paddles ON! curator Lindsay Howard visit artist Rafaël Rozendaal at his Chinatown studio and discusses web-based art and his work ‘ifnoyes.com’.
Prelude to Rafael Rozendaal’s Postmasters show Opening November 30!
Believe me - it looks amazing in person!
Want to see the debut of Rafaël Rozendaal’s lenticular painting Into Time 13 08 13 in person? The Paddles ON! gallery exhibition opens today at Phillips and runs through October 12th at 450 Park Avenue, NYC (map).
Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm
Here is one of Rafaël Rozendaal's lenticular paintings - the image is derived from an algorithm. You have to see it with your own eyes. There is a surprise for you in store when you view these lenticulars in person. You will have a change during the artists' solo exhibiton at Postmasters new location in Tribeca in November, but also from Oct 10, on the occasion of the first ever digital art auction at Phillips Auction House (UES location) in collaboration with TUMBLR and Paddle 8.
Into Time 13 08 13
lenticular painting, unique
64 x 48 inches
courtesy of the artist and Postmasters Gallery
more on the auction in the Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304713704579091192929676208.html?mod=WSJ_NY_MIDDLETopStories
Films 4 Peace: Focus on Anthony Goicolea, part 2
Contemporary artists interpreting peace
films4peace is a short film commission by PUMA bringing millions of people from around the world together at screenings and online in celebration of World Peace Day, September 21st.
As an extension to our recent blog post on Anthony’s work, he’s sent us this video where he looks in more depth as his thinking behind his new work commissioned by films4peace for 2013.
Don’t forget: Saturday, September 21, 10AM-8 PM
EVA and FRANCO MATTES (a.k.a. 0100101110101101.ORG)
keynote speakers at PRATT hosted festival Phatt-B THE ART OF TECHNOLOGY TERMINAL, BKLN
PHATT B will include a series of panel discussions with artists, curators, and writers working in new media and digital arts, workshops on art and technology, and an exhibition of work from eight contemporary Brooklyn digital art galleries. All programming is underscored with the idea that technology is used as a fine arts medium for personal expression. Sponsored by Art F City.
Workshops and Panels led by Pratt faculty 10-5 PM
Keynote by Eva and Franco Mattes from 5-6 PM
Gallery Reception from 6-8 PM
Pratt Institute’s Myrtle Hall
215 Willoughby Avenue, back lot
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Eva and Franco Mattes were born in Italy in 1976. Neither of them received an art education, and since meeting in Madrid in 1994, they have never separated. Operating under the pseudonym 0100101110101101.org, they are counted among the second wave of the Internet artists, after Net.art, and are renowned for their subversion of public media. They are based in Brooklyn, N.Y., but also travel frequently throughout Europe and the United States.
Steve Mumford went to Guantanamo, Cuba two times in 2013 (Feb and May) to draw en plain air.
Here is a sneak peak into his 40+ drawings he made while there.
The series will soon be published by Harper’s Magazine (as were his works from previous trips to Iraq and Afghanistan) and then some will be on view at a large museum exhibition in 2014 (updates on that also soon)
"Camp X-Ray, 2-6-13"
ink and watercolor on paper
David Diao exhibition at the Arts Club of Chicago in 1979
you can see in the front David Diao’s Odd Man Out, 1974, 90 x 84 inches (228 x 213 cm)
Miniatures of the paintings at Postmasters Gallery exhibition in 2013
Go here for more info: http://www.postmastersart.com/archive/diao13/diao13direct.html