Finalist in Screengrab 2010 award for New Media Arts


On Friday night (15.10.10) at James Cook University’s eMerge Media Space the 2010 winner of the Screengrab New Media Arts Award was announced ~ Italian artists, Juliana Gotilla and Izabel Rainer Harbach.The $2000 prize which is sponsored by the School of Creative Arts represents the Media Space’s premier exhibition for the calendar year and attracts a global roster of artists working within the fields of screen based media and electronic arts.

The Italian duo’s video art piece, Fluid Network, captured the judge’s attention with its intriguing execution and quirky interpretation of this year’s theme – the Network.A strangely nostalgic construction, Fluid Network torments the viewer with the familiar sounds of network communication software – Skype, Instant Messenger apps, modems and ICQ chat alerts – as pools of liquid with an uncanny similarity to a map of the earth is slowly flooded by drops of water.It has to be seen – and heard – to be believed.

Judges, Bernadette Ashley, Jak Henson and Dr Steven Campbell awarded this year’s prize to Gotilla and Harbach after a lengthy deliberation, considering the 17 works selected for display.


Alan Bigelow[USA] “What They Said”
Derek Larson [USA] “Closed System Media I-IV”
Juliana Gotilla & Izabel Rainer Harbach [Italy] “Fluid Network”
Osvaldo Cibils [Italy] “Multimedia Head”
Vladimir Todorovic [Singapore] SILICA-ESC
Ali Miharbi [USA] “Movie Mirrors”
Martin John Callanan [UK] “I Wanted to See all the News from Today”
Anders Weberg [Sweden] “P2P Art – The Aesthetics of Ephemerality”
Myriam Thyes [Germany] “Global Vulva”
Marco Donnarumma [UK] “Golden Shield Music”
Marco Donnarumma [UK] “The Invisible Suns Project”
Benjamin Ducroz [Australia] “PRESS +”
Boris Eldagsen [Germany] “Spam : The Musical”
Benjamin Forster [Australia] “Premise: Etching Flow = Definition, 2009”
Jason Nelson [Australia] “Sydney’s Siberia”
Olle Corneer [Sweden] “Public Epidemic No 1”
Tom Corby [UK] “The Southern Ocean Studies”

As Mitch Goodwin, Creative Arts lecturer and one of Screengrab’s curators notes, “The cultural diversity of the works on show is indicative of the Screengrab exhibition’s primary goal, which is to critique screen culture via the very medium which makes the exhibition possible.Publicity for the award, the selection of the media works and the acquisition of the shortlisted entries is all conducted exclusively from screen to screen via digital media networks around the world.”

The Screengrab exhibition will be on show at the School of Creative Art’s eMerge Media Space at James Cook University until Friday 19th November.Entry is free.

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I Wanted to See All the News From Today in Live Herring ’08

LIve Herring 2008

LIve Herring 2008

Live Herring working group organizes Live Herring ´08 Media Art Exhibition at the autumn 2008 . Exhibition was on a show in Jyväskylä Art Museum (The Lower Gallery, Holvi) October 29 – November 23, 2008.

Live Herring ´08 media art exhibition presents media art as diverse phenomenon, concentrating to new media art. The exhibition space is filled with reflections and sounds. At the same time interactive art works invite visitor to participate and in Net dot lounge visitor is able to explore net art in privacy. In the exhibition there are pieces from nine artists living in Nordic countries. For Net dot lounge and Flash lounge Live Herring working group published an open call for submission for artists from all over the world.

Artists in the exhibition (selected from submissions):
Heidi Aho (Finland), Päivi Hintsanen (Finland), Tomi Knuutila (Finland), Mari Keski-Korsu (Finland), Antti Laitinen (Finland), Jone Skjensvold (Norway), Video Jack (Portugal/Finland), Bjørn Wangen (Sweden), Noora Westerberg (Finland)

Net dot Lounge presents works of following artists:
Chris Basmajian (USA), Jeroen van Beurden (Netherlands), Filip Bojovic & Vladimir Manovski (Serbia), Martin John Callanan (UK), J. R. Carpenter (Canada), Annabel Castro (Mexico), David Clark (Canada), Juliet Davis (USA), Andy Deck (USA), Jason Freeman (USA), Sami Heikkinen (Finland), Päivi Hintsanen & Noora Nenonen (Finland), Yael Kanarek (USA), Sara Milazzo (Finland), Adam Nash & Mami Yamanaka (Australia), Jason Nelson (Australia), Oskar Ponnert (Sweden), Rafael Rozendaal (Germany/Brazil), Silas FONG Sum-yu (Hong Kong/China), Sérgio Tavares (Brazil), Martin Wattenberg (USA), Ant Ngai Wing-Lam (Hong Kong/China)

Live Herring ’08 exhibition net artworks can be viewed from:

Flash Lounge, animations from following artists:
Anni Kinnunen (Finland), Jonna Markkula (Finland), Aku Meriläinen (Finland), Santeri Piilonen (Finland), Petri Tiainen (Finland), Väsyneistö (Finland)

Exhibition expands also outside of the museum building when the artist Antti Laitinen continues his art project Walk the Line. In Jyväskylä Laitinen realizes his self-portrait for the first time as a live performance. He will walk at the streets of the city with the GPS -navigator on October 27th, 2008 and the process can be followed on the internet as live-performance. His portrait realized in Jyväskylä will be exhibited in the exhibition along with the other pieces of series.

Another guest artist of the exhibition is media artist Mari Keski-Korsu. She will arrive for afternoon tee to Jyväskylä on Nov 7th.

Live Herring ´08 is visible also in outside of the museum building. As a part of the exhibition short screenings of media art are organized from the window of Jyväskylä Art Museum to the Kauppakatu. Live Herring visits also at homeappartement exhibition House Games.

For questions about media art or for guiding to exhibition there is ”Live Herring media art adviser” on a call on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons at exhibition. Public guiding will be also organized on Saturday Nov 15th and on Sunday Nov 23rd at 2 p.m.

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For exhibition Live Herring working group is in cooperation with local enterprises. Exhibition is supported by AudioCenter, GPS-seuranta and Kopijyvä. For exhibition cooperation was also done with University of Jyväskylä, Department of Art and Culture Studies . Live Herring ´08 exhibition is financially supported by Arts Council of Finland and The Finnish Cultural Foundation.

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