the digital pocket gallery
536 Gallery, Canada
Jeremy Turner (b.1974 Victoria B.C., Canada
- Lives in Vancouver). Turner is the founder and co-curator of
the 536 Arts collective in Vancouver, Canada and co-curator for
the Digital Pocket Gallery. In 2000, he developed the 536 Pocket Gallery concept which was inspired by an exchange of email correspondences with New York based artist Karen Roff dating back to 1997. As a result of correspondences like these, he named a gallery he ran in 1999 out of his apartment with Sang Nguyen in Vancouver called "The Pocket Gallery". He has a BA in Art History and Music Composition
from the University of Victoria.
Since 1998, Turner has been creating, researching,
and developing new virtual worlds through found software architectures,
web-site templates, manufactured chat-rooms, modified interviews,
revised literary text documents, compact audio discs and customized
interactive kiosks. He usually prefer to collaborate with other
artists rather than keep conceptual indulgences to himself. Formalistic
explorations aside, he feels that the most rewarding creative
experiences emerge from playful socializing.
Independent Artist, U.K.
Jessica Loseby is a new but established net.artist
from the UK. She exhibits primarily on the net in net.art galleries
and exhibitions and at her own online gallery: http://www.rssgallery.com
Her work is also found in the Rhizome artbase. In England she
has shown her digital prints nationally including a recent solo
installation in central London. Her work centres around the cyber-domestic
aesthetic. Is there room in the global arena that is the net for
the small, the domestic and the whims of a neurotic woman? Mixing
words and animation her work is often text based, sometimes using
music and manipulated photographs to create narratives and skewed
perceptions - reversing the view of the net telescope and narrowing
the field of vision. Jessica Loseby is young(ish), has three children,
one husband and no time
Pirun, iKatun, U.S.A.
Pirun and Kanarinka are the co-founders of iKatun,
a non-profit intermedia collective in based in Boston MA, U.S.A. They get along really well.
iKatun's collborative artworks and performances
explore questions of communication, information, and ideology.
This frequently leads to examining the structures behind technology
and the anatomy of messages and their transmission.