new media performance series 2003
see artist bios below
events held in the Jim Wise Theater / Kupfrian Hall / NJIT
Kostelanetz is a writer, artist, critic, and editor of the avant-garde
who is productive in many fields. In 1971, employing a radically formalist
approach, Kostelanetz produced the novel In the Beginning, which
consists of the alphabet, in single- and double-letter combinations, unfolding
over 30 pages. Kostelanetz's nonfiction work The End of Intelligent
Writing: Literary Politics in America (1974) charged the New York literary
and publishing establishment with inhibiting the publishing and promotion
of works by innovative younger authors. His "visual poetry" consists of
arrangements of words on a page, using such devices as linking language
and sequence, punning, alliteration, parallelism, constructivism, and minimalism.
Among his other works are Recyclings: A Literary Autobiography (1974,
1984), Politics in the African-American Novel (1991), Published
Encomia, 1967-91 (1991), and On Innovative Art(ist)s (1992).
His films include A Berlin Lost (1984) and Berlin Sche-Einena
Jother (1988), both with Martin Koerber. Kostelanetz issued many recordings
and audiocassettes on his own label and edited works on musicians such
as B.B. King, John Cage, and Philip Glass. His A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes
was published in 1999.
aND is a longtime DIY cultural anarchist & the creator of an
worth of visual-verbal lit, audio-art, performance ritual &
for the Macintosh, all distributed by Xexoxial
Editions . His hypermedia works reside
Crossmedia Broadcast. Recent work has focused on activating online collaborative
& media artists can create collective digital works in a real
Since 1991, he has made his home at Dreamtime
Village, a hypermedia / permaculture village
located in the driftless bioregion of southwestern Wisconsin.
much time to creating edible wilderness indoors & out,
such things as figs, citrus, cherries, grapes & chestnuts. 1998
creation of THE DRIFTLESS
GROTTO OF WEST LIMA, a permanent public grotto/park/installation which
when finished will feature a bird-operated time machine in a 25 ft blue
Azevedo, from the city of São Paulo, Brazil, is a plastic
artist, and graphic designer. He made the first exhibition of computer
painting in São Paulo in 1988. He is author of O que é
Design (What is Design), Os Signos do Design (The Signs
of Design), and Criografia: A Escritura da Imagem Congelada
(Cryography: the Scripture of Frozen Image). He is a advisor professor
of Post-Graduation Program in Education, Art and Culture of the
Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (Presbyterian University Mackenzie).
He published the cd-rom Interpoesia:Poesia Hipermídia
Interativa (Interpoetry: interactive hypermedia poetry), a work
by him and Philadelpho Menezes, his friend, colleague and art partner.
This cd-rom was awarded the Sérgio Mota award of culture
in the year of 2000. He is developing a new cd rom, titled Looppoesia:
A Poética da Mesmice (Looppoetry: The Poetics of the
Sameness), a posthumous tribute to his beloved friend and art partner
for many years and a continuation of the interpoetry as an esthetic
concept and a new media poetry.
Mencia is a London based artist/researcher of Spanish nationality,
born in Caracas-Venezuela. She is currently doing a Fine Art Practice
based Ph.D. at Chelsea College of Art & Design-The London Institute,
London, UK. Title: From Visual Poetry to Digital Art: An exploration
of new communicative systems formed by text as a visual, semantic
and aural element in the production of meaning using digital technologies.
Exhibitions She exhibits and has performed nationally and internationally:
Spain, England, Belgium, Holland, USA, Germany, Norway Cuba and