September 1, 2000
In Ideogram Part 2
Andy Deck, Mark Napier and RTMark
Curator Michele Thursz in collaboration with Steve Williams
"Ideogram n. 1. a symbol representing not the object
pictured but something that the object pictured is supposed to suggest
2. a symbol expressing an object or idea without expressing the word for
it". Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines the historical possibilities
of symbolism. The evolution of language, on both a literal and a visual
level, is the subject of this series.
Ideogram Part 2 - explores the uses of the web as a collaborative environment.
Creating references to public art, territorial marking, style redefining
the uses of public and commercial space.
Studio", seeks to occupy and articulate a middle ground between
art and interactive entertainment, between communication and creativity,
and between independent and collaborative expression. Deck's web project
Artcontext explores the hybrid phenomena like network-drawing spaces,
game-like search engines, written pictures, and informative art.
Landfill", an endless archive of digital debris Digital Landfill
explores the fine line between these first cousins, art and debris as
the use of the found object. That continually mutate through the web interface.
Every contribution represents a choice someone made as an evaluation of
what 'belongs' in the work. The artwork, like the web, is a cumulative
Rtmark.com - is an internet broker of corporate sabotage projects
and other works which critique corporate power. They have presented and
promoted over thirty projects since they began in 1991, including Deconstructing
in Sick Day, gwbush.com,
September 13 - October 8,2000, Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 3pm or by
September 20, 2000 at 7-9pm / New Media Discussion > The uses of Autonomy
Michele Thursz, Director
New York NY 10013