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July 11, 2000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Andrea Polli is one of the ten artists selected to participate in THE FUTURE OF THE PRESENT 2000. The live art on the Internet series presented by FRANKLIN FURNACE, in collaboration with Parsons School of Design, Digital Design Department and the NetArt Initiative.
Rapid Fire On-Line web site premiere, Friday, July 14, 2000
Web traffic tracked from Friday, July 14 to Friday, July 28
Tracking information visible on-line and in performance on Friday, July 28th
Rapid Fire is a collaborative project focusing on the exploration and implementation of Intuitive Ocusonics, a process in which voluntary and involuntary eye movements create a visual and aural landscape.
Intuitive Ocusonics is the four-year effort of Andrea Polli, an experimental programmer, sound artist, and technologist who takes social implications of new technology to the extreme. She sees herself as a neo-concretist, merging and re-framing ideas of concrete art, music, and poetry. Intuitive Ocusonics melds visual and aural information through high end data transfer and tracking technology first developed by the US military.
Rapid Fire On-Line turns the voyeuristic lens back on itself by tracking the spread of information via the internet, a 'virtual fire'. For two weeks from July 14 to July 28, visitors to Rapid Fire On-Line will be tracked by their geographical location. After July 28th, live and on-line animated data visualizations designed by interactive artists Lourdes Costa and Andrea Polli will be presented for each of the seven days' site activity, allowing a live and on-line audience to visually track the history of the web site's traffic.
Rapid Fire On-Line also presents documentation of performances using Intuitive Ocusonics in the form of Quicktime video and RealAudio, and simulations of Intuitive Ocusonics which the user can operate to create visual poems from interactive typographic systems created by digital designer Seun-Ju O.
THE FUTURE OF THE PRESENT 2000 is made possible by the faith and foresight of Jerome Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc., the Heathcote Art Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts' Technology Initiative, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology.