The ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL ART features Giselle BEIGUELMAN
Giselle BEIGUELMAN, internationally renowned media artist, scholar and curator is currently Professor at the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Sao Paulo (FAU-USP). Her research focuses on contemporary nomadism and digital culture practices. Her recently published book Possible Futures: Art, Museum and Digital Archives, is dedicated to the discussion of preserving digital memory and culture. She was the curator of Tecnofagias – the 3rd 3M Digital Art Show and of the on-line festivals HTTP_Video and HTTP_Pix.
Her art works reflect on urbanity and community as seen through digital media and have been exhibited worldwide at festivals and museums such as ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany), Gallery @ Calit2 (UCSD, USA) and the Sao Paulo Biennial.
Her current work "Unlooping Film | Cinema sem Volta" 2014 is an endless slideshow fed with Instagram pictures produced by conflicting groups, which use the same hashtags. It performs a battle of language between the multitude and the masses.
BEIGUELMAN’s interventions in public spaces, networked projects and mobile art applications are often characterized by a strong interactivity and incorporation of spectators. Multi-user applications invite to participate in the art work by using mobile devices and sharing music, texts and pictures.
She is also a pioneer in digital poetry, one of her most famous works is "The book after the book" 1999, a hypertextual and visual essay that defines in the source of the page: "The Internet is no more than a big text. On the front, at the screen, text reveals itself as image."
Stephen WILSON: "Giselle BEIGUELMAN attempts to explore the future of reading and wirting in "The Book after the Book", a work focused on nonlinear narrative"
Simone OSTHOFF: "The Book after the Book, is a hypertextual and visual essay where criticism and Web art melt into the context of the Net’s reading and writing condition"