Friday, February 20, 2009

Faculty Member's Work Featured in Turbulence Spotlight, by Scarlet Electric (the work of Chester College of New England faculty member Rachelle Beaudoin and Jeanne Jo) was featured in a recent Turbulence Spotlight.

Turbulence is a project of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. Now celebrating 12 years, Turbulence has commissioned over 150 works ($600,000) and exhibited and promoted artists' work through its Artists Studios, Guest Curator, and Spotlight sections. As networking technologies have developed wireless capabilities and become mobile, Turbulence has remained at the forefront of the field by commissioning, exhibiting, and archiving the new hybrid networked art forms that have emerged. Turbulence works have been included in the Whitney Museum of American Art's Biennial ('00, '02, '04), and its Bit Streams and Data Dynamics exhibitions; Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea; C-Theory, Cornell University; Ars Electronica, Austria; International Festival of New Cinema and New Media, Montreal; European Media Arts Festival, Germany; and the Sundance Film Festival, among others.

Of Beaudoin and Jo's project Turbulence said: "Part fansite, part cultural critique, part exercise in stalking, '' is a website devoted to Cory Arcangel. Featuring animated gifs, collage, and textured backgrounds, ""embraces an aesthetic deemed by Arcangel as 'dirt style.' Dirt style, as Arcangel defines it, is the 'true spirit of the web.' The site includes interpretations of Arcangel's projects-instead of endless SuperMario clouds, Princess Toadstool endlessly waiting for Mario. Instead of Number of the Beast compressed 666, the song 500 Miles by the Proclaimers compressed 500 times."

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