Verbal3 artists bios
An artist, writer, and co-founder of artnetweb.com, a network of artists who explore the possibilities of new media in the practice of art. He has shown in galleries in New York and Los Angeles and his paintings are in several major collections. Since attending the Museum Studies Program at New York University he has also been involved in evolving issues of Intellectual Property and the changing relationship between artists and art institutions caused by new media technology. He currently teaches Information Systems for the Visual Arts in the Arts Administration Program of the NYU Department of Art and Art Professions.
Jennifer and Kevin McCoy live and work in New York City. They each received Masters of Fine Arts degrees from Rensselaer's integrated electronic arts program. Together they have created a body of work that engages in a conversation with automation. This conversation begins with their collaboration and extends to the viewer, often resulting in interactive or self-authoring artwork. Group exhibitions include "Greater New York" at the P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, "Tenacity" at the Swiss Institute of New York, "Subject to Sound" at The Rotunda Gallery, "The Art Entertainment Network" at the Walker Arts Center, "The Skin Game" at Smackmellon Studios, and "Tomorrow's Home Today" at The Manchester Museum of Science as part of the ISEA festival. Screenings and online works have been presented internationally at arts festivals in countries including Poland, Japan, Switzerland, France, Germany, and Holland. In 1999 they received the New York Foundation for the Arts grant in computer arts, a Jerome grant through the Walker Arts Center. and were artists in residence at the Worldviews program at the World Trade Center and Harvestworks Media Center. In 2000 they have received a commission to produce a web-based art project from The Alternative Museum in New York City. Articles about their work have appeared in Spin Magazine, Feed, and The Independent.
A co-founder of The Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT), a group who developed Virtual-Sit In technologies in 1998 in solidarity with the Zapatista communities in Chiapas, Mexico. He is Senior Editor of The Thing (bbs.thing.net). A former member of Critical Art Ensemble (1987 to 1994 - developers of the theory of Electronic Civil Disobedience in the late 80’s). Currently a Fake_Fakeshop Worker (www.fakeshop.com), a hybrid performance group, presented at the Whitney Biennial 2000. Ricardo has collaborated on a number of international net_art projects: with Francesca da Rimini on Dollspace (www.thing.net/~dollyoko), the Aphanisis Project with Diane Ludin. Artificial_Geographic with Fakeshop at Next5Minutes, and distributedhuman.com a recombinant project with net.artist Zhanga. He also presented EDT’s SWARM action at Ars Electronica’s InfoWar Festival in 1998 (Linz, Austria). His first digital zapatismo project was in 1996 – 97, a three month RealVideo/Audio network project: The Zapatista/Port Action at (MIT). His essays have appeared at Ctheory and recently an article in “Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas,” (Routledge, 2000), edited by Coco Fusco. He has edited EDT's upcomming book *Hacktivism: network_art_activism* by Autonomedia Press.
is a cross-media and digital artist. He is one of the core members of artnetweb an experimental artists website. In 1997 he organized two Cu See Me + RealAudio web jams for the Port-MIT exhibition at the List visual Arts Center, MIT, Boston, MA. His netcast talk show "Art Dirt" that ran from 1995-1998 on Pseudo programs has been acquired by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis as part of their digital studies archive. He now hosts a Real Video talk show called Collider that is streamed from The Thing website in New York. He has four projects on the world wide web including his homepage and his work has been featured in the Art Press (France) special edition #19 titled ,Techno anatomie des cultures électronique. His recent collaborative work, A SoaPOPera for Laptops, with Peter Sinclair won an honorable mention at Ars Electronica ‘98 and is part of a major exhibition at the Museé D'art Contemporain in Lyon, France titled, Sound Artists of North America. He is a professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York city and a visiting artist/ professor at the Ecole D'art D'aix-en-Provence in France.
Yael Kanarek is a media artist. She has been developing her project "World of Awe" for the past five years. "World of Awe" is based on a journal describing the adventures of a traveler in search of lost treasure. The latest version of the website was launched in July, 2000. All three versions, since 1995, have recently been added to Rhizome's Artbase archive. Ms. Kanarek is a recipient of The Alternative Museum Digital Commission 2000 and an artist-in-residence at Eyebeam Atelier. She has been showing her online and offline work internationally. Most recently included by Mark Amerika in "Ink.Cubation" and "FILE," the international electronic language festival in Brazil. "World of Awe" was selected as Shockwave.com Site of the Day on July 12.
Ms. Kanarek is actively promoting media art. She curated an online gallery for the theglobe.com. She organizes The Upgrade! A monthly gathering of net.artist hosted by Eyebeam Atelier and is the creator of "Verbal," a media-performances series. Verbal1 took place at Momenta Art in 1997 and Verbal2 at Exit Art in 1998. Ms. Kanarek also teaches at Harvestworks.
is a media artist who lives and works in New York City. Her most recent work has been created specifically for the internet as a continued exploration of female subjectivity within a global networked environment. In 1999, Ms. LaPorta has received her first commission for the creation of Distance, a web-specific work hosted on Turbulence.org (New York) with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. She will exhibit an installment of Distance at Atelier Sevigne, Paris this September.
An artist working with social ephemera, video, new media performance and hypertext. Some of her recent projects have been shown at the Swiss Institute in March of 2000 - Tenacity: (entitled;*reflesh the body* a touchable video project) http://www.thing.net/~tenacity, The World Views Residency Open Studios Program in the spring of 2000 (*Ephemera in four deposits*), and a website commision by Turbulence titled: *Genetic Response System 3.0* : . Her upcoming performance work *i_d_runners* to be presented by Franklin Furnace's Future of the Present series in September.
Diane Ludin was Associate Editor at The Thing during 1996 - 1997. Previously, the Managing Editor for Blast 3 and 4 (http://www.blast.org). Her collaborations include; a project for Blast 5 Drama *Burnings* with Prema Murthy and Ricardo Dominguez, also *Future's Memory* with Floating Point Unit, and the Vanessa Beecroft *ThingProject* and *LOS DIAS Y LAS NOCHES DEL MUERTOS* with Francesca da Rimini. She is also a reciepient of The Walker Art Center's Emerging Artist grant, 2001. Home Page: http://www.thing.net/~diane
Mark Napier, a painter turned digital artist, packed up his paints in 1995 to create artwork exclusively for the web. Since then he has created a wide range of internet projects including Digital Landfill, The Shredder, The Distorted Barbie, and Potatoland.org, his studio on the web. Noted for his innovative use of the web as an art medium and for his open ended evolving artwork, Napier's work has been reviewed in the New York Times Online, HotWired, Art Forum, Publish, Yahoo magazine, and the Village Voice. His work has been awarded honorable mention by Ars Electronica 98 and has been chosen for WNET's ReelNY project, the ASCI Digital Art 98 show, and the Berlin Transmediale Festival 99.
Tim Whidden & Mike River
M.River & T.Whid Art Associates are the cultural sub-division of MT Enterprises World Wide (http://www.mteww.com). Formed in the late 30's as a privatized extension of the WPA Art Program, MTAA are fundamental to the understanding of the late 20th century art movements: Boisism, Non-Spectator Performance Art, Remote Art Imaging, and the "shotgun" curatorial strategy.
MT Art Assoc. are also the founders/curators of the Visual-Text Art Venue (http://www.mteww.com/vtav). Recent live demonstrations of MTAA art practice have been staged at 4 Walls in Brooklyn, PS1 Contempory Art Center in Long Island City, and inside the Brooklyn Bridge with 4 Walls and Creative Time. Artifacts of MTAA art practice have been viewed at Art & Idea in Mexico City, and at S.M.A.K. in Belgium.
Cary Peppermint is a varied-media artist who lives and works in New York. Peppermint's work is involved with self-described acts called "exposures" (an ongoing series of interruptions amidst "the spectacle" or self-perpetuating mass proliferation of images or texts often rooted in the service of capital). These "exposures" may encourage dialogues of profanity, transgression and the possibility of contemporary transcendence or maybe not... Peppermint's works comprise some of the first real-time performance art conducted over the internet including "The Mashed Potato Supper" and "Conductor Number One". His latest work involves expanding the idea of net.art to include a multitude of social networks within and beyond the internet that engage and employ mass media publications and dot.coms such as the New York Daily News, ebay.com and mp3.com in the services of art.