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jodi Bring Game Hacks to U-Me
Internet art pioneers take up residence in UMaine's New Media Department.
jodi @ u-me
Thursday, May 4, 2006
In a rare appearance on this side of the Atlantic, the Belgian/Dutch artist duo jodi present their inimitable perversions of the Max Payne videogame, browsers, operating systems, and other mind-altering experiments in corrupted code.
Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans (http://jodi.org) are jodi, an artist duo from Rotterdam that is "almost synonymous with the exploration of the net interface as well as net.art itself," according to Steve Dietz of the Walker Art Center. jodi's media include Web sites, email lists, CD-ROMs, and computer games; recent exhibitions of their work have been mounted at New York's Eyebeam Atelier and Guggenheim Museum.
"Jodi.org removes the shimmering facade of the world wide web. There is no longer a seductive guise of glamorous sound bytes and Photoshop splendor. With regard to 'jodi.org' we find the 'organism' exposed. Raw, writhing, pixelated code, unruly windows, and routines sometimes crashing the browser. This is our baptism in information technologies."
--Cary Peppermint, Beyond Interface
"As artists who have chosen the web as their primary medium, they contribute one of the most achieved and sophisticated body of work to be found at this point."
--Benjamin Weil, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/Eyebeam Atelier
"Successful in a much larger arena than the art world as it exists today, [jodi] reach a much larger interested audience in a much faster interval of time."
--G.H. Hovagimyan, Art Dirt
"An antidote to our obliviousness to interface standardization....a 'View Source' option that the browser's pull-down menu doesn't offer."
--Christiane Paul, Whitney Museum of American Art
"A smart, apoplectic depiction of internet deep structure run amok."
--Ebon Fisher, Beyond Interface
jodi will also be meeting with New Media students to discuss their projects during the week leading up to Thursday's presentation. For more information about their visit, contact Jon Ippolito on First Class.
Updated: 2006-09-20 by Jon Ippolito
Posted 2006-05-02 06:49:52 by Jon Ippolito
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