Gate Pages :: March
01: Andy Deck
DECK makes public art for the Internet that resists generic
categorization: collaborative drawing spaces, game-like search engines,
problematic interfaces, informative art. Deck has made art software
since 1990, initially using it to produce short films. Since 1994,
he has worked with the Web using the sites artcontext.com and andyland.net.
An avid critic of corporate culture and militarism, Deck's hybrid
news-art projects have addressed a variety of issues that are regularly
misrepresented in the mass media. In the interest of preserving this
available alternative media, and sensing the drift of the Internet
toward a marketing and entertainment medium, he has allied himself
with open source software developers, optimizing his work for use
with the Linux operating system, and publishing source code for much
of his software. His works have been exhibited at: Art on the Net
(Machida City Museum, Tokyo), Net_Condition (ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany),
Ideogram II (Moving Image Gallery, NYC), War Bulletin Board and Mac
Classics (Postmaster's Gallery, NYC), Art Entertainment Network (Walker
Art Center, Minneapolis), 1998 Prix Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria).
Andy studied for a Post-diplôme, at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure
des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; and received his MFA in Computer
Art at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), NYC. He has taught at the
Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Sarah Lawrence College,
and New York University, and now at SVA.