Commissioned Projects
Screening Circle by
Andy Deck
The Battle of Algiers by
Marc Lafia and Fang-Yu Lin
Co-commissioned with Tate Online. Launched March 22, 2006. Co-commissioned with Tate Online. Launched March 1, 2006.
Screening Circle adapts the cultural tradition of the quilting circle into an online format. Visitors to the site can enter the drawing area to compose loops of graphics and affect and edit each other's screens. The pieces can be made by one person or by several people and the arrangement of the segments can be haphazard or precise. In the screening area, the resulting motion graphics will be on view instantaneously. The Battle of Algiers recomposes scenes from the 1965 film of the same name by Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo. The original film is a reenactment of the Algerian nationalist struggle leading to independence from France in 1962. Lafia and Lin recomposed the film along a cell-based structure, in which French Authority and the Algerian Nationalist cells are represented by stills from the film and move according to different rule sets.
    The Dumpster by
Golan Levin with Kamal Nigam and Jonathan Feinberg
      FollowThrough by
Jennifer Crowe and Scott Paterson
    Co-commissioned with Tate Online. Launched February 14, 2006.       Follow Through was on view in the Whitney's 5th Floor galleries from Dec. 1, 2005 - Jan. 29, 2006.
    The Dumpster is an interactive online visualization that attempts to depict a slice through the romantic lives of American teenagers. Using real postings extracted from millions of online blogs, visitors can surf through tens of thousands of romantic relationships in which one person has "dumped" another.       Follow Through is a mobile, audio-visual project accessible to museum visitors on portable media players in the Whitney's 5th Floor Permanent Collection galleries. The artists reference the structure of the existing audio tour and invite visitors to engage in a set of exercises that bring well-established behavioral codes of museum attendance into relief.
{Software} Structures by
Casey Reas (with Robert Hodgin, William Ngan, Jared Tarbell)
Launched August 2004. Launched September 2002.
Inspired by Sol LeWitt's wall drawings, {Software} Structures explores the relevance of conceptual art to the idea of software as art. Reas created three unique structures -- text descriptions outlining dynamic relations between elements -- which were then implemented: 26 pieces of software derived from the textual structures were coded to isolate different components, including interpretation, material, and process. For each of them, you may view the software, source code, and comments. CODeDOC is an exhibition consisting of 12 small commissioned works. The project takes a reverse look at 'software art' by focusing on and comparing the 'back end' of the code that drives the artwork's 'front end' --the result of the code.
    IDEA LINE by
Martin Wattenberg
      VOYEUR_WEB by
Tina LaPorta
    Launched Fall 2001.       Archive version of the July 2001 gate page.
    The IDEA LINE displays a timeline of net artworks, arranged in a fan of luminous threads, mapping lines of thought through time.       VOYEUR_WEB collapses the private and public spheres by connecting the blueprint of an apartment to images from webcams that open a view into the apartment's rooms. During the month of July 2001, VOYEUR_WEB linked to live webcams. The links have been replaced with an archive version of the original work.