A is for Apple

Net.Art Project, 2002
(in collaboration with Rob Whynot, Randy Knott, and Randy Gervais)

www.aisforapple.net

A is for Apple is a flash website project that uses the hypertext linking of interactive work to investigate a cryptography or hermeneutics of the apple. Using a series of associative links, the work looks for hidden meanings, coincidences, and insights that stem from the apple.  The image of the apple leads to references and ideas borrowing from western metaphysics, popular culture, the history of cryptography, ideas of language, and psychoanalysis. The piece was constructed using the paradigm of collage. First paper collages were made that became the basis for Photoshop images. And then, in collaboration with flash animators Rob Whynot, Randy Knott, and Ron Gervais, animated and interactive pages were made.

GALLERY

SCREENINGS

2009
16th New Genre Festival , Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Kutsuttu, Galleria Henkeva Silakka/Online Gallery Spirited Herring, Finland.

2008
David Clark & Michelle Gay, Pace University Gallery, New York.

2007
Point and Click, Endicott College Art Center, Boston, USA.

2006
Blueprints: Diagrams: Models, Propeller, Toronto, Cur. by David Rokeby.
Prove Rommet, bit teatergarasjen, Bergen Norway

2005
404 Festival, Rosario, Argentina.
Chlorine Argon Potassium, (Solo Show) MICA Gallery, Baltimore.
Media Train, Vertex Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2004 
A is for Apple (Touring), Organized by the Medicine Hat Art Gallery, Canada.
Facts not Things (Solo Show) TRUCK, Calgary, Canada.

2003
Perspectives’03, Goethe Institut-Internationes Sofia, Bulgaria.
FIFI Festival 2003, Paris, France.
MAD’03, 2nd meeting of experimental arts in Madrid, Spain.
Encodings, Connecticut College, New London.
Toronto Online Film Festival, Toronto, Canada.
Media Art Festival Friesland, The Netherlands.
SIGGRAPH 2003, Web Graphics Program, San Diego, USA.
New Forms Festival 2003, Vancouver, BC.
43rd Cracow Film Festival, Crakow, Poland.
Canadian Digital Creativity 2003, Fabrica del vapore, Milan, Italy.
The Open Museum – The 2003 Net Art Open, The Irish Museum of Modern Art.
European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck, Germany.
7th International Video Festival Videomedeja, Budapest, Hungary.
Digital Visions, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.
I – Highway, Netart from Canada, JavaMuseum.
<Alt>DigitalMedia Gallery, AmericanMuseum for the Moving Image, NY.
Images du Nouveau Monde Festival, Quebec City, Canada.
ZeD, CBC National Television Broadcast, March 25, 2003
SXSW 2003 Interactive, Austin, Texas,  USA. ( Best in Show)
Transmediale03, Berlin, Germany.
Immedia2003, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Sundance On-line Film Festival, Park City, Utah.
16th Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Germany.
2002 Digital Clip Festival, Torino, Italy.
Pixxelpoint, Nova Gorica, Slovenia. (Best Interactive Award – Jury & Audience)
Fluxus: International Film Festival at Internet, Brazil.
FCMM, Montreal.
Hexa Web Net Project, Media_City Seoul, 2nd Biennial of Media Art, Korea.

2002
International New Media Festival, Brudenell, PEI. ( Three Awards)
Split2002: Splitski Filmski Festival, Spilt, Croatia.
Prix Ars Electronica, CyberArts 2002, Linz, Austria.
FILE2002, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (First Prize Winner)
Seoul Net Festival, Seoul, Korea. (Finalist)
Dalhousie Art Gallery, (Premiere), Halifax Canada

AWARDS

BEST IN SHOW – SXSW 2003 Interactive, Austin, Texas,  USA.
BEST EXPERIMENTAL – SXSW 2003 Interactive, Austin, Texas,  USA.
FIRST PRIZE – FILE2002, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
BEST INTERACTIVE (JURY)- Pixxelpoint, Nova Gorica, Slovenia.
BEST INTERACTIVE (AUDIENCE)- Pixxelpoint, Nova Gorica, Slovenia.
BEST ATLANTIC CANADIAN – 2002 International New Media Festival,  PEI.
BEST INDEPENDENT PROJECT- 2002 International New Media Festival,  PEI.
BEST SOUND DESIGN- 2002 International New Media Festival, Brudenell, PEI.

CATALOGUE

A catalogue was produced for the exhibition at the Dalhousie Art Gallery in 2002. The essay is by Gary Kibbins and the exhibition was curated by Susan Gibson Garvey.