New Reviews/Interviews at Furtherfield.org, 31 July 2007

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1. On everything by Pall Thayer. Review by Sabine Gottfried.
2. Twisting Fistfuls of Time with David Rokeby Part 2. An interview by Charlotte Frost.
3. Review of Mediartists project by Wylie Schwartz.
4. Ripon by Knut Hybinette and Troy Richards. Review by Natasha Chuk.
5. Tom Moody’s BLOG. Review by Palo fabuš.

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On everything by Pall Thayer.
Review by Sabine Gottfried.
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In On Everything, text has become an arbitrary combination of fragments passing across the screen as an infinite stream of cooking recipes, marketing phrases, and personal diary entries, embracing any possible topic that can potentially find its way into text. Images, meanwhile, seem similarly decomposed and fragmented. Processed by something like a digital shredder, they are cut into shavings and rearranged into colorful, collage-like compounds only vaguely reminiscent of their originals.
www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=277

Twisting Fistfuls of Time with David Rokeby Part 2.
An interview by Charlotte Frost.
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2nd part of an interview with David Rokeby, which was originally in conjunction with his first UK retrospective ‘Silicon Remembers Carbon’, FACT, Liverpool, (20th April – 10th June). David Rokeby is an installation artist based in Toronto, Canada. He has been creating interactive installations since 1982. Focussing on interactive pieces that directly engage the human body, or that involve artificial perception systems. His work has been performed / exhibited in shows across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.
www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=274

Review of Mediartists project by Wylie Schwartz.
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Mediartists is an interactive experiment, an exploration into the potential for digitial artforms to return to the meaning and purpose in art. The site functions as a cyber-gallery, displaying media and digital art, experimentation in video and photography, and pedagogical texts. In the ‘mediart manifesto,’ for example, creator Simon Kavanagh presents his position as working within a ‘decomposition movement’ concerned with re-introducing the power and substance of the historical avant-garde through e-modern technology and creative thought.
www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=278

Ripon by Knut Hybinette and Troy Richards.
Review by Natasha Chuk.
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Created by artists Troy Richards and Knut Hybinette “Ripon” is a series of installations integrating an original video game with large-scale digital prints that use the setting of a violent dystopic society to upset the conventions of gaming culture. Named after and located in Ripon, Wisconsin, a small town founded on the writings of the French Utopian writer Charles Fourier that would later become the birthplace for the Republican party, Ripon is meant as something more akin to “happenings” or events with the different iterations of the game played only once. Each is designed for multiple monitors and projections that allow up to ten people to simultaneously “play” the game. The digital prints depict the world of the game and surround the projections to flesh out the installation and provide an immersive experience.
www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=275

Tom Moody’s BLOG.
Review by Palo fabuš.
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When it comes to questions concerning art and blogs, one has to resolve the distinction between blogs dealing with art and blogs being the art. When the editors of Artkrush #57 enlisted Tom Moody’s personal weblog in their art blogs selection, it was included in the former category. But is the latter forbidden for a blog like Moody’s, which, besides containing political thoughts and remarks of other artist’s work, contains entries of the author’s own work?
www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=276

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