[ISEA97] Artist Statement: Vladimir Muzhesky – Mediasophical Reedetification

Artist Statement

In the context of the multimedia development and on-going digital space fractalization there is a question of the new media content, which captures us in a sort of synergetic state of semiotic alertness and unreadiness. Is the internet just a repository of infinite perceptual recombinations bound to be just another extension of the advertisement market, or is it a self-sufficient content generating zone, where concepts are shaped in-between the user’s mentality and the project of its symmetrical simulation embodied in the machine? Reedetification is an attempt to reconstitute a classical Greek philosophical situation of meaning derivation by means of a dialogue in a manipulated context. On the basis of the Nettropics virtual world network and Basicray Spatialities Virtual Tools users will hold in-session dialogues with nettropic dwellers using human and virtual reality language as concept shaping tools. This project is fully interactive and uses customized shared world interface and VRML files of prebuilt synthetic conceptual terrains as a basis for mediasophical dialogues. Repositiononing content generating activity in the synthetic space predetermines two basic architectural features of multiuser worlds: perceptual transgression and abstract validity. Within the context of content formatting activity a user’s ability to reconstruct an imaginary space on the basis of misleading perceptual markers and overloading patterns equals an ability to produce a philosophical statement in a discursive environment. In order to provide synthetic morphema’s for this bioelectronic statement the planes of shared virtual worlds are rendered with abstract simmulatory objects and scenes. Nettropic mailing list links the members of Reidetification network, and supports spurious memory exchange and traffic as a fundamental activity of a neural network involved in content production. Use the following address to join the content formatting network and participate.

  • Vladimir Muzhesky (Ukraine)  currently works as Moderator, Nettropic Network, since 1997. Has served as Curator at the Laboratory of New Technologies, Kiev, Ukraine, since 1995. Education: Kiev Shevchenko University: Department of Linguistics, Department of Philosophy, MA,1994. Recent residencies and commissions: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs scholar­ship 1996-1997; Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev Ukraine scholarship 1996-1997; Stichting Intendance, Amsterdam, NL, commission, 1996.; Rijksakademie of Fine Arts residency, Amsterdam, NL, 1996-1997; Steim Electronic Foundation residency, Amsterdam, NL, 1996. Projects in progress: Nettropics: Content Formating Network, (Amsterdam, NL) is a complex of virtual worlds and mailing lists on the internet focused on new forms of content on the Internet. Basic Digital Survival Platform at Digital City, (Amsterdam NL) is a project in progress aimed to develop self-organizing virtual reality environment based on the bio-electronic dynamics. Recent presentations and exhibits: Transmedia 97, Berlin, Germany; ISEA96, Rotterdam, NL; European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany, 1996; Amediality: Digital Matrices and Strategies, Kiev, Ukraine, 1996; Berlin Video Festival, Berlin, Germany, 1996; Next 5 Minutes: Tactical Media Conference, Amsterdam—Rotterdam, NL, 1996; Anabiosis, Blank Art Gallery ,Kiev,1996; ISEA94, Helsinki, Finland, 1994; Phosphorusloin, Blank Art Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine, 1995; Dirty Liaisons, Gallery of The Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine, 1995; World-Wide Video Festival, The Hague, NL, 1994; The Space of Cultural Revolution, National Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine, 1994; Steppes of Europe, Center of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland, 1993; Art MIF-93, Moscow, Russia, 1993.