DATA Event 44.0

Open Web Award 2011 – Graffiti Analysis / Graffiti Markup Language (GML) (2010) Evan Roth (us) from transmediale on Vimeo.

When: November 30, 2010

Location: Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin on Pearse Street in The Naughton Institute.


Evan Roth is an artist and researcher based in Paris whose work explores the intersection of free culture and popular culture. His notable projects include L.A.S.E.R. Tag and LED Throwies (Graffiti Research Lab), White Glove Tracking, EyeWriter, Graffiti Analysis and a collaboration with Jay-Z on the first open source rap video. Roth’s work is in the permanent collection of the MoMA (NYC) and has been exhibited widely in the Americas, Europe and Asia, including the Pompidou (Paris), the Kunsthalle (Vienna), the Tate (London), the Fondation Cartier (Paris) and the front page of Youtube. Roth has received numerous awards for his work, including the Golden Nica from Prix Ars Electronica, Rhizome/The New Museum commissions (2007, 2009), the Future Everything Award and Brit Insurance Designs of the Year (1, 2).

Roth is co-founder of the Graffiti Research Lab and the Free Art & Technology Lab (F.A.T. Lab), a web based, open source research and development lab. In addition, at the Parsons School of Design, he has developed and continues to teach courses on viral media for artists, where grades depend on Internet attention metrics, and urban hacking, a course a New York City councilman has declared “an invitation to break the law.” Roth and his work have been featured in multiple outlets, including NPR, the New York Times (1, 2, 3), Liberation, Time magazine (1, 2, 3), CNN, the Guardian, ABC News, and Esquire.

Constant Dullaart (the Netherlands, 1979) has just finished his residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, with a practice focusing on contemporary image language at it’s dirtiest. Trained as a video artist, his work has recently focussed on the Internet and re-contextualizing found material. His works are widely discussed online, and exhibited in museums and institutions internationally. Brian Droitcour writes for Art in America magazine:

“Dullaart’s readymades, however, demonstrate his interest in what might be called ‘default’ style – the bland tables of sans serif text and soulless stock photography that frame ads for some of the most common search terms (auto insurance, cheap airline tickets, pornography), baring the underbelly of the Internet’s popular use. But Dullaart’s readymades are more than a formalist exploration of the Internet at its most banal. They are also a study in the relationship of the index to its referent, an issue that Rosalind Krauss connected to the readymade in her 1976 essay ‘Notes on the Index, Part 1.’ Krauss defines indices as ‘the traces of a particular cause, and that cause is the thing to which they refer, the object they signify.’ …. Dullaart is a persistent investigator of new modes of constructing and relating meaning brought about by the Internet.” Dullaart lives / works in Berlin and Amsterdam.

Benjamin Pothier is an Artist and a Director He is a founding member of the artists collective Cellule0038753K, one of the first french VJ crew and Interactive Installation & films producers and directors.Their films (documentaries, music video, video art) have been shown in various international festivals including a ten years retrospective of Cellule0038753K at NEMO Festival 2004 (Paris).

Benjamin has studied Print (etching, silkprint), Video and Cinema at the Institut of Visual Arts (Orleans) where he received a Master in Art magna cum Laude for the social implications of his work.

He also has studied Arts, Choreography, Scenography and Contemporary Dance with Joseph Nadj at the National Choreographic Center of Orleans. With Iwana Masaki and Moeno Wakamatsu at Boris Vian Foundation (Paris). And with Hino Akira Senseï , amongst other Artists, performers and teachers.

As a Director he has worked for Institutions, Music labels and international Events including Nyon Film Festival “Visions du Réel” and the LIFT Conference.

He is currently working on the open-source oriented interactive documentary installation MAIITSOH, result of a ten year research including exclusive interviews of William Gibson, Noam Chomsky and Jeremy Narby amongst other artists, scientists and philosophers.

When not working on the MAIITSOH project, Benjamin cook vegetarian sushis, meditate and built sculptures with street found materials.