Wednesday April 11, 2001 was the release date of version 2.0 of ON OFF – an update to the original exhibition featuring international net art online an d in print released in December 2000.
ON OFF features new net art projects and theoretical texts on net art by leading artists, curators and art historians.
The idea behind ON OFF is that the net art projects gain a tangible dimension in the magazine Hvedekorn (printed in Copenhagen, Denmark), and a t the same time extend the magazine’s pages to the Internet. The contrast between the net as a global medium and a more local magazine is also an important part of the ON OFF experiment.
ON OFF v. 1.0 was released in December 2000, featuring projects by Mark Napier and Entropy8Zuper!
For ON OFF v. 2.0 New York based web artist Isabel Chang has created the project CUT2. The project consists of two cut-out paper dolls in Hvedekorn and a Flash project online featuring the stories of the two dolls, and avantgarde costumes for you to download, print, and play with.
The costumes were commissioned from independent stylist Kate Ruth by Isabel Chang.
ON OFF is organized by afsnitp.dk and the print magazine Hvedekorn, both based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
ON OFF is curated by Andreas BrF8gger, art editor of Hvedekorn and an editor at afsnitp.dk in collaboration with Peter Eriksen and Christian Yde Frostholm, both writers and editors at afsnitp.dk.
ON OFF is fully compatible with an English speaking audience.
afsnitp.dk is a Danish virtual exhibition room for visual poetry, literature, and visual arts. Hvedekorn is a print periodical for litteratur e and visual art, and a website.
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For ON OFF version 1.0 released in December 2000, Mark Napier chose to focu s on the printed part of his project, dealing with real and virtual “packaging” of content (such as the “packaging” of a magazine page). In addition to his project for Hvedekorn #3/2000, the ON OFF website features a large interview with Napier entitled “The Aesthetics of Programming”.
For ON OFF Entropy8Zuper! have created a computer game inspired portal base d upon the mythology of the four elements. The project is entitled sixteenpages.net, indicating that Entropy8Zuper! have chosen to actually remove 16 pages from all copies of Hvedekorn #4/2000, creating them online instead of in print.
Hvedekorn and afsnitp.dk have comissioned and collected theoretical article s on net art by international curators, art historians and artists.
Besides Isabel Chang’s project ON OFF v. 2.0 features a text by Andreas BrF8gger entitled “Art in a Culture of Cut-Copy-and-Paste”. The text provide s an introduction to Isabel Chang’s works and positions net art in relation t o fashion, design, and computer games, looking at the Internet as an ambiguou s niche+mass medium.
ON OFF v. 2.0 also presents an upgraded list of links, adding the category “art/fashion/design/games”.