Rhizome is dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. We support artists working at the furthest reaches of technological experimentation, as well as those responding to the broader aesthetic and political implications of new tools and media.
Hey Artists! If your old media is sitting somewhere collecting dust, too old for contemporary compatibility, now is your chance! Rhizome’s Digital Conservator Ben Fino-Radin (soon to be MoMA’s ☹) will be heading XFR STN, a artist-centered media archiving project set to occupy The New Museum’s fifth floor gallery until September 8.
When the gallery opened, it was located between a bootleg trailer, an ice truck and a vacant lot. Its closing party was covered in the Los Angeles Times and looked like a “portrait of the new LA,” featuring neurosurgeons, fashion designers and visiting curators. It was nonetheless still only meters away from homeless men selling oranges…At what point does resistance become more permanent? When does the heterotopia become a safe and more sustainable space for different forms of living and discourse?
This weekend in New York, artist duo LoVid will be painting QR codes on participants’ faces and photographing them, positing that the converging relationship between our bodies and our data has become uncomfortably close. The results will be exhibited in Lower Manhattan on July 7.
As an artist, my interface with holography and laser technology is always aimed at achieving a particular art piece that communicates the concerns of all my work. They are chance, change, it-ness, attention, a concern with perception.
That Jetty is—by design—subject to the chaos of nature and decay. It was a place where, as Smithson wrote, “No ideas, no concepts, no systems, no structures, no abstractions could hold themselves together in the actuality of that evidence.”
Rhizome: Prosthetic Knowledge Picks: Other Worlds - Return
A collection of items from the Prosthetic Knowledge Tumblr archive and around the Web, returning to the theme of “Other Worlds” (previously explored in a post from August 2012), which takes a brief look at independent creative games that challenge conventions of the form and bridge the divide between art and gaming.
Included are ‘Void One’, ‘Bad Trip’, ‘Memory of a Broken Dimension’, ‘FRACT OSC’, ‘Paradis Perdus’, and ‘EXO’.
Hello World! is a large-scale audio visual installation comprised of thousands of unique video diaries gathered from the internet. The project is a meditation on the contemporary plight of democratic, participative media and the fundamental human desire to be heard.
On one hand, new media technologies like YouTube have enabled new speakers at an alarming rate. On the other hand, no new technologies have emerged that allow us to listen to all of these new public speakers. Each video consists of a single lone individual speaking candidly to a (potentially massive) imagined audience from a private space such as a bedroom, kitchen, or dorm room. The multi-channel sound composition glides between individuals and the group, allowing viewers to listen in on unique speakers or become immersed in the cacophony. Viewers are encouraged to dwell in the space. -Baker