Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Stumbleupon reviewed nictoglobe

23 Maart 2007:
Lifehacker aka Marc Garret reviewed Nictoglobe

(Marc Garrett is co-director and cofounder,
along with artist Ruth Catlow of the net arts collective
furtherfield.org & furthernoise.org. )

stumblers, cyberculture, internet, arts, art
Semantic Disturbances

A series of browser based automata.
The work shows the ongoing net citations assembled
and chosen by the Brahamian Intelligence Service.

Texts found on the Web are rearranged, deformed, crushed
to make them appear as being derived from text.
However as a convenience to the reading audience,
a mechanism is built in to show the texts as they were
found on the World Wide Web.

The selection criteria are based upon the dismantling and
re-orienting attitudes towards art, science and religion in
our present society. The Brahamian Intelligence Service is a
co-operation between several Dutch, Amsterdam based,
media artists.

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Agam Andreas' entry for webbiennial 2007

Semantic Disturbances:

see http://webbiennial.org/galleries/g1.htm, agam andreas.

Brahamian Intelligence Service pertains to the UK

Our friends from Google Alerts noticed us of the following:

Intute: Arts and Humanities Blog
26 March, 2007
Strange Communications
Filed under:

* General Arts and Humanities
* Arts and Creative Industries
* Competitions and Awards

— wclements @ 1:50 pm

Recently I made an entry about Nictoglobe for Intute (and I am working on one for The Web Biennial).

Presented by the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, iS.CaM, The Web Biennial is in its third incarnation: http://webbiennial.org/. This time it is bigger and better than ever with three online Pavilions dedicated to web art.

Of course, the fact that my own artwork is in the exhibition does not influence my opinion at all. Where lies a strange tale…

Also included in the Biennial is the work of mysterious Netherlands art activists Nictoglobe. I liked their work. Always keen to spread the word, I duly created an Intute record for them. A few days later I was contacted by an Agent of the ‘Brahamanian Intelligence Service’. (Its relation to Nictoglobe, essentially a magazine, is not entirely clear to me. But it is an Intelligence Service after all). I began to worry. What is worse, they thought my name was ‘Walter’. Plainly, the situation was serious. Steps had to be taken.

Unfortunately, I had inadvertently violated their collectivist values by getting some of their publisher and author roles slightly wrong. It is fortunate the situation was easily fixed. The record is corrected and relations with the Brahamanian Intelligence Service are, I understand, amicable. At least I have since received no further communications from them. They did, however, apologise for calling me Walter.

Wayne Clements