Join us for the 20-year anniversary celebration of GRAMMATRON, the groundbreaking work of net art by Mark Amerika. The "Beyond GRAMMATRON: 20 Years into the Future" symposium and exhibition will feature presentations and panels focused on the convergence of net art and electronic literature as well as the curation and archiving of historical works of digital art. Symposium participants include Christiane Paul (Whitney Museum of American Art and New School), Frieder Nake (University of Bremen), Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett (Furtherfield Gallery), Dene Grigar (Washington State University Vancouver and President, Electronic Literature Organization), Beryl Graham (University of Sunderland), Arnaud Regnauld (University of Paris 8), Gary Hall (Coventry University), Sue Thomas (Bournemouth University), Cristina Figueroa-Vives (Casas de las Americas in Havana and Estudio Figueroa-Vives), and Kerry Doran (Director of Postmasters Gallery). The event includes a pop-up exhibition curated by Dene Grigar and is chaired by Dr. Nicholas Lambert, Head of Research at Ravensbourne and Chair of the British Computer Arts Society. The festivities will also include a rare spoken word performance of GRAMMATRON by artist Mark Amerika (University of Colorado).
These events are sponsored by Computer Arts Society; Ravensbourne College; the Electronic Literature Organization; the University of Colorado College of Media, Communication, and Information; and Washington State University Vancouver
Symposium: 15 September 2017,
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Exhibit: 14-15 September 2017,
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
All events are free and
open to the public.
Created in 1997 by Mark Amerika, GRAMMATRON is one of the first major works of Net Art and was selected for the 2000 Whitney Biennial of American Art.
AN ONLINE-ONLY EXHIBITION AT THE UPFOR GALLERY, THIS NEW WORK IS A REMIX COMPOSED OF ANIMATED MEGA-GIFS THAT REPURPOSE DATA FROM THE ORIGINAL GRAMMATRON SITE, SCANS FROM THE PROJECT PRINT ARCHIVE, AND EPHEMERA FROM ARTWORKS AND TEXTS THAT INFORMED GRAMMATRON'S DEVELOPMENT IN THE 1990'S.