artists / artworks
<B> Gisle Frøysland </B>
is a Norwegian new media artist, vj and musician working with various themes connected to modern technology and
communications. He is founding member of BEK (» www.bek.no «) and initiator and main organiser of the Piksel festival for
open source software and art (» www.piksel.no «). Gisle Frøysland was born in 1961 in Bergen, Norway where he currently
DodoNews is a realtime online news
processor. Using current online news
services as an input, DodoNews produces
ever changing new texts using a cut-up
technique. The output gives a stunning
new approach to a deeper understanding
of the constant flow of international news
» www.dodonews.org «
<B> Erkki Kirjalainen </B>
(born 1975) is
a graduated designer and earns his living
by doing a bit of everything to do with
design, such as graphic design. As for art,
he creates it only for himself and
independently, as a counterbalance to his
bread-and-butter job. In computer-based
art he is most interested in combining
physical reality or totally untechnological
things to the virtual world and to the world
The idea of the net art work Make Your
Statement is based on the tragicomic
features of the news world and its clichéd
juxtapositions - artificially created
disagreements. His objective has been to
merge the poetry of refrigerator magnets,
children's picture books and world politics.
In realization, he has sought that goal by
using a neutral picture and sound universe.
» www.makeyourstatement.org «
<B> Outi Kotala </B>
(born 1974) is a
graphic designer and artist, currently
studying her Master's degree in New Media
at the University of Art and Design in
Helsinki, Finland. She is interested in
interactive narration, art and mobile
technologies. In her works she likes to
study the expectations of the participantactors
or audience, to stretch their attitudes.
In other words, she likes to make people
to think and question things they consider
Paper Doll Studio won the first price in the
2001 Pixxelpoint International Computer
Art Festival competition's Interactive work
category. It's an interactive multimedia
work that studies clothes and role models.
In her work Kotala deals with the ways
young people express their thoughts and
attitudes through clothing. Paper Doll
Studio asks if it is a conscious act to
express roles through the medium of
clothes and if so, how precisely one can
be defined on the basis of one´s clothes.
The piece is not asking what are you, but
are you one of these five role models?
» www.iki.fi/kotala/paperdollstudio «
<B> Christofer Lämgren </B>
1974) lives in Gothenburg, Sweden. He
works with text, image and audio material.
Lämgren contributes to the field of sound
art under the name jeanne_ikeda.
» www.christoferlamgren.com «
POSTCOMMUNICATION (2005) deals
with the deconstruction of an image familiar
to the viewer, such as the interface of the
Hotmail account, into its original
components that were used in the building
of the site. The work is based on methods
grounded on the ppp [point pattern picture]
tool, which is used to break down the fields
composing the virtual products. These
fields are for example text, image, audio
components or greater fields, such as
brands and hyperidentities. By revealing
the elementary structures, the fields that
compose the visual product, ORGANISATION: POSTCOMMUNICATION discusses the language of images, texts and sounds as
a mechanism of power and persuasion.
The deconstruction of the familiar image
makes it possible, by interaction, for a
viewer to build a new meaning for the
» www.postcommunication.org «
<B> Leo Nordwall </B>
(born 1980) has
been studying aesthethics and the history
of ideas at Södertörn University College.
He is very interested in how things are
perceived and how language and ideas
influence the perception of reality. Despite
his interest in graphical design he does
not create visual art, but is more interested
in participative arts, new media,
performance art and reality experiments.
He is a member of Interacting Arts.
Force majeure II: The Zone
Making the Zone, Nordwall wanted to prove
that a single auteur/new media artist could
create something different than the
stereotypical productions usually seen in
computer game stores. He wanted to prove
that this could be done without government
subsidies or major corporate funding.
Information about the game project: » interactingarts.org/thezone «
Force majeure II: The Zone can be played in the exhibition room.
<B> Ragnar Helgi Olafsson </B>
in 1971 in Reykjavik, Iceland, where he
also nowadays lives and works. He studied
hermeneutics and political philosophy in
1991-1997 at the University of Iceland.
Moving to France, he graduated from
l'Ecole des Beaux Arts d'Aix-en-Provence
in 2001. After making short films and
animations he now works chiefly with new
media in installations and web-based art.
His work revolves around the themes of
participatory narrativity, time and memory.
is a real universal, on-line
rubbish dump, which is open to all internet
users. You can look through what other
people have thrown away, add your own
waste and take stuff home. WebWaste
collects trash from your own computer's
Recycle Bin and uploads it to the waste
dump. This process is anonymous, so no
one can know who threw what away. The
trash can include images, texts, sounds
and movie clips.
» www.webwaste.net «
<B> Thomas Petersen </B>
lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.
He graduated as a MA in Aesthetics and
Culture from the University of Aarhus. He
works from the assumption that digital art
forms are an integral and necessary part
of art history. He writes, curates, teaches
and produces digital artworks. He is also
a founder and co-editor of the digital arts
web magazine » www.artificial.dk «
Trace II is an interactive drawing. It is a
playful game of indirect creativity originating
somewhere between the actions of the
user, the program and the artist. The user
must click and keep the mouse in motion.
This attracts the nearby units and makes
them circle around the mouse pointer,
leaving a trail of drawings behind. The old
drawings are continuously deleted by the
new ones. The units rely on the activity of
the user. The more actively the user draws,
the more units are generated. When this
activity ceases, the units disappear one
at a time until there are only two left.
» www.crossover.dk/trace2/applet «
<B> Miikka Poutiainen </B>
is a media
artist and digital media designer who was
born in Helsinki, Finland in 1976. He has
both worked and studied in the digital
domain since 1996. In his works of art, he
uses and mixes graphics, animations,
photographs, videos, sounds, interactivity
and all other possibilities of digital media.
His artistic interests include modern
everyday realism and the effects of the
overwhelming visual culture and
technological acceleration on life and time
in modern society.
TimeDreams is an interactive web software
art work, which deals with the personal
time of its users in medialized and
technology-driven everyday life. The project
group includes Miikka Poutiainen, Wesa
Aapro and Kalle Jarva. In the work the
user travels through a surrealistic visual
and auditive world by completing tasks
and experiencing flowing animations. There
are graphical elements, photographs,
animations, sounds and texts. The work
gives the user feedback on his or her
relationship with time.
» www.timedreams.net «
<B> Páll Thayer </B>
(born 1968) is an
Icelandic artist who has been working in
the field of internet-based arts for the past
10 years. Having his background in
painting, Thayer is mostly concerned with
imagery and the effects that multi-userbased
interaction can have on abstract
imagery. Many of his works use interactive
musical interfaces to create this imagery.
His work has been exhibited in several
European countries, the USA, Canada
PANSE is an acronym and stands for
Public Access Network Sound Engine. It
is essentially a computer program that
emulates a musical synthesizer. However,
instead of being controlled from a
keyboard, it's controlled over the internet
via experimental interfaces that anyone is
free to create. It's meant to be an open
platform for experimental interactive audiovisual
net art and is open to all. PANSE is
a "multi-user" program so that users are
able to see and hear changes made by
themselves as well as others. This also
means that the separate interfaces interact
with each other.
» 220.127.116.11/panse «
<B> Bjørn Wangen </B>, born in Oslo, Norway in
1959, has studied in the Trondheim
Academy of Fine Art at the Norwegian
University of Science and Technology
(NTNU). He works as an artist and
educator of arts and media communication
(ICT) at the school of teacher education,
University of Malmö.
X - I am here displays satellite images
which are captured with a simple radio
antenna from Wangen's balcony in
downtown Malmö, Sweden. In Wangen's
own words: "This work is about being in
the world. It is about landscape imagery,
like the old romantic point of view; being
in the landscape, or looking at the
landscape. A simple cross points out my
position. I am in the world. If nobody
recognises me, the satellite will."
» kunst.no/wangen «
<B> BLF (Belly Liberation Front) </B> is an organization established in 2004 working for pluralistic values and ideals in our society. The wide-ranging group of men is campaigning particularly for better acceptance of big bellies and fatness. BLF aims to expose and defy prejudice against fat men by engaging in non-violent, radical, provocative and confrontational action.
» blf.sytes.net «
<B> Sachiko Hayashi </B> is a Japanese video and net artist (1962). She has her M.A. in Design and Digital Media from Coventry School of Art and Design, Coventry University, and two years of post-graduate studies at the Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm. The internationally recognized artist currently resides in Sweden.
Last Meal Requested is a collage of media communication and collective memory's construction mechanisms. It plays with two poles on two different levels: the past / the present, the society / the individual. The work concerns the Halabja massacre (1988), the beating-up of Rodney King (1992), and a public execution in Taliban-Afghanistan (1999). Images from these three incidents are investigated in their historical context, thus juxtaposing the present with the past. Simultaneously, voices taken from various documentaries intermingle with the images, thus offering personal perspectives on the social conditions.
» www.e-garde.net/lmr «
According to the artist, serial killers have become one of the determining factors of the 20th century and onwards. By the work Trapped The artist aims to mirror and reflect our own responses to the enigma of the human psyche and to cast light over the complexity of such issues as death penalty that society has to face. The work Trapped is based on direct quotations from serial killers. The site is composed of both the artists' own image materials as well as sampled materials from others.
» www.e-garde.net/trapped «
<B> Mari Keski-Korsu </B> (born in 1976) is an artist, whose interest lays in human communication, coincidences, creating spaces and befallings. Her working method is process like and she works with photography, net art, multimedia, streaming happenings and video that has led her also to the art of VJ'ayig. In addition, she works with organizations like Katastro.fi, Muu Ry, Kaulbach Society and Amfibio. Keski-Korsu's art has been shown not only in Finland but also around the world.
Elephant Paths is a project that explores a geographical and social space. Geographically paths have been mapped by using GPS-mapping devices (Global Positioning System) and one point of view to these paths reveals via video triptychs and via users' stories concerning the paths. All these forms together create a map which can be eyed on the website. The main idea of the project is to show cultural similarities and differences, prevent racism and increase tolerance: bring out this common humanity existing everywhere.
» www.elephantpaths.net «
<B> Thor Magnusson </B> is an Icelandic musician and programmer working in the fields of music and generative art of all kinds. He is co-founder of the ixi software collective. Thor is mainly interested in improvisation, live performances, installations and audio software production and is currently based in Brighton where he is doing research in artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction and audio programming.
Ixi software is a collective of people interested in the creation of musical instruments. They are focusing on screen based graphical user interfaces for open source audio programming languages. Both physical and virtual interfaces interest them, but on Ixi software website there are many applications that can be downloaded for free. Our belief is that it should be the artist that defines the scope of his or her instrument (and therefore music), not a commercial software company.
» www.ixi-software.net «
<B> Yvonne Martinsson </B> graduated at the English Department, Stockholm University.
Today, she works in netbased new media as a writer / artist and has exhibited at, for instance, Javamuseum and the Web Biennial 2005. As she tells us: The text is my territory. Though not only words, letters, syllables written or spoken, but the text in a broad sense [...].
lalalangue is a visual text at the far and near end of language that includes the two works "re[a]d scream" and "a lacanian phantasy." The intertextual drive is strong as it reworks psychoanalytic concepts and travesties the aesthetics of both porn and art sites.
» freewheelin.nu/texts/lalalangue «
the spam_boot cites Modernism and is a travesty of contemporary generative art/codework at the same time as it parodies our vain wish for print and stability.
» freewheelin.nu/texts/spam_boot «
<B> Ahti Parviainen </B>: A male not mule aged about forty-five says my passport. Been making art since 1979. Trying to survive in the world full of strange things ´n strangers. Trying to get in somewhere and then to get out of something. To work over death of colleagues, death of reality. To work things over to be ready to meet me little lost boy in the front of the mirror, tiny drop in the ocean.
Alone is a video work, viewable via internet. Internet has played an important role while making the art work: Parviainen found the composer of his video work, Fujiyama-Geisha, through internet. The art work itself is maybe not 'net art' as theory books define the term, but it was born with the help of internet.
<B> Lars Vilhelmsen </B>was born in 1970 and he has exhibited as an artist since 1995. His works are conceptual in their nature including photos, videos, sculptures and installations. His work has either political, activistic or social character, although nowadays he is also interested in the questions of private and personal.
How scandinavian of me is an on-going photo album / documentation project which was started in London 2001. In the project Lars Vilhelmsen has been photographed in the tourist snapshot style in front of tourist attractions. By wearing a non-official style clothes (t-skirt and sport trousers or jeans) and by standing barefoot on pieces of wood, Vilhemsen underlines his Scandinavian cultural background and how it accompanies him wherever he goes.
» howscandinavianofme.dk «