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For Immediate Release
Furnace Archive, Inc.
DIANE LUDIN: i-drunners: re_flesh the body
Presented by Franklin
Furnace under the aegis of jihui (A Project of the NetArt Initiative):
Thursday, September 14, 2000 7 PM at Parsons Center for New Design 55 West 13th Street, 9th Fl. and live online at www.franklinfurnace.org.
Franklin Furnace is proud to present Diane Ludin, an artist in residence in its series THE FUTURE OF THE PRESENT 2000, hosted by Parsons School of Design, Digital Design Department.
Diane Ludin will be developing low-fi avatars: Ephemera, Discordia, Liquid Nation and Metrophage. Their dynamism lies in the construction through streaming net-broadcast media and webpages. Part of their unfolding drama belongs to connections drawn together between each other to illustrate a bloated, informatic world drowning in electricity and telecommunication technologies.
These low-fi avatars will create a world which straddles 'the real' (historic-documentary) and 'the artificial' (fictional-poetic-metaphorical) through text, audio, video and imagery and focus on the ways in which various media/informatic/industrial realms are dominantly female. They reassemble/re_semble themselves 'flesh' with sound, voice, visuals, skin and stories, dreams, scenes - rendering alternatives to the 'realities' we are barraged with by large industries of advertising and entertainment complexes.
FRANKLIN FURNACE ARCHIVE, INC. in its 24th season, presents THE FUTURE OF THE PRESENT 2000 ten presentations of live art on the Internet created during month-long residencies at Parsons School of Design.
The NETART INITIATIVE is a loosely knit, open source based, hub styled, forum oriented, action enabled consortium, where people meet, virtually and bodily, to communicate, exchange, and discourse for advancing the understanding of a virtual art, a networked art and an art that is pervasive and ubiquitous in the years to come.
jihui (the meeting point, a project of NetArt Initiative), a self-regulated digital salon, invites all interested people to send ideas for discussion/performance/etc, jihui puts you right under the spotlight. For more info, visit http://netart-init.org check under toBeIsToDo.
jihui is sponsored by Center for New Design @ Parsons School of Design
THE FUTURE OF THE PRESENT 2000 is made possible by the faith and foresight of Jerome Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc., the Heathcote Art Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts' Technology Initiative, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology.