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<nettime-ann> [ann] Turbulence Commission: "Peripheral no2: KEYBOARD" by Marika Dermineur


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March 1, 2006
Turbulence Commission: "Peripheral no2: KEYBOARD" by Marika Dermineur
with
Maud Palmaerts
http://turbulence.org/Works/keyboard/
Requires Flash Player 7, Speakers, and Fast Connection. Presented in
English
and French

"Peripheral no2: KEYBOARD" reflects anew on the keyboard, this strange
object which we have beneath our eyes without really seeing it. It
explores
writing and language and the articulation of the voice and hands; and
examines their importance for data processing and media classification
(images, texts, sounds). "KEYBOARD" is about automation, keyboards as
primitive interfaces, a tool that makes it possible for us to write,
capture, note, structure, communicate, index, research, etc.; and to
navigate into virtual spaces, in computer games for example, where the
four
arrows are used to move and other keys are assigned to specific actions.
It
is one of a series of works exploring material devices that are connected
to
the computer of the Net-surfer.

"Peripheral no2: KEYBOARD" is a 2005 commission of New Radio and
Performing
Arts, Inc. (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made
possible
with funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
"Peripheral no2: KEYBOARD" was made during a residency at La Chambre
Blanche, Montreal, Canada.

BIOGRAPHY

Net artist, Marika Dermineur focuses on questions/issues/subjects related
to
the network, the ability (for instance) of a program to produce
languages,
images or sounds and to effect us. Graduated from la Sorbonne, the Arts
Decoratifs and the Arts et Metiers (Paris), she is a member of the
experimental web platform Incident.net; a teacher at the University of
Rennes 2. She has conducted workshops and lectures about newmedia. Her
installations and net art works, such as Keyboard, Googlehouse, The
Inhabitants (Impakt production), There! (V2 residence) have been
presented
in numerous exhibitions and festivals: Videoformes 06, "Nuit Blanche" in
Roma and Paris 05, "Translation" (Basekamp Gallery, Philadelphia), File
festival 05 Sao Paulo, "Bis Repetita Placent" (Espace d'art
Contemporain,
Ruart), "Download" and "Blackout" (exhibition, Paris); Vancouver's New
Forms
Festival 2004, Ars Electronica, Instants Video 04. She won first prize
for
net art in 2003 in Filmwinter (de), and has received funding from Impakt
Online (nl), Turbulence.org (us), La Chambre Blanche (ca), and SCAM.

For more information about Turbulence, please visit
http://turbulence.org

Jo-Anne Green, Co-Director
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.: http://new-radio.org
New York: 917.548.7780 =95 Boston: 617.522.3856
Turbulence: http://turbulence.org
New American Radio: http://somewhere.org
Networked_Performance Blog: http://turbulence.org/blog
Upgrade! Boston: http://turbulence.org/upgrade




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