Monday, July 16, 2007

Net Arts

JavaMuseum - Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art is starting its 2nd phase by releasing an open call focussing on the question whether blogs and/or blogging can be tools for creating a new type of net based art.

The launch of this new project is planned to be in October 2007 also the occasion for re-launching JavaMuseum after a phase of re-structuring since 2005.
The new show "a + b = ba ? [art + blog = blogart?]" will be presented in sequence on divers festivals.
JavaMuseum - Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art, founded in 2000, realized during the 1st phase (2001-2005) 18 show cases focussing on Internet based art in a global context, including more than 350 artists from 40 countries.

For "a + b = ba ? [art + blog = blogart?]" JavaMuseum is inviting artists to submit such an art project in form of a blog. The entry details, regulations and entry form can be found on

Related to JavaMusuem quest and questions is the now online paper by Karin Wagner; Internet Art and the Archive at HumanIT:

Abstract: Internet art is ephemeral by nature and several initiatives have been taken to preserve it for the future. Apart from formal archives holding art of this kind, there are also artworks which exist outside these web based institutions. In what way can they be regarded as archived? In the article, criteria are suggested which can be used to judge whether an artwork is active or archived and these criteria are applied in the analysis of twelve different artworks. Different kinds of dating are important for how the status of a work is perceived by the visitor. The concepts of explicit and implicit archiving are used to characterize archiving of Internet art, where works can be "dead" and "alive" at the same time.

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