Michael Bell-Smith, William Boling, Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung, and Nina Katchadourian Discuss "Montage: Unmonumental Online"
February 16 2008
Rhizome Curator-at-Large Marisa Olson led a conversation with four artists from “Montage: Unmonumental Online.” The artists gave a brief presentations of their work and joined in a roundtable discussion of their diverse approaches to practices of appropriating, sampling, remixing, and otherwise responding to found material online.
Michael Bell-Smith’s work-in animation, video, Web sites, pictures, and audio-explores the ways in which technology mediates culture and personal experience. Recent exhibitions and screenings have taken place at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Galeri F15, Moss, Norway. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Time Out New York, and Artnet.
William Boling studied drawing and painting at Georgia Highland College, Georgia State University, and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Rennes, France. For twenty-five years he has practiced law while maintaining an active engagement with poetry and visual arts. He is currently a partner in the Atlanta based law firm of Powell Goldstein, LLP and serves on the adjunct faculty at the University of Georgia School of Law, where he lectures in his area of specialty, health care law and policy. Boling’s small press, Fall Line Arts Press has recently published Moving Gone Dancing, the critically acclaimed poetry collection of Mildred White Greear. Boling’s press also serves as the imprint for some of his own art and photographic work, including Photographs from O'Connor Country, Peel, Because They Come That Way, and other short-run and artist’s books. These and other photographic works are included in art, library, and special collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Emory University, Bard College, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, and the Window Gallery at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung is a new-media artist. He works in various media including Internet art, interactive installation, video animation, and performance. He won the VIPER International Award for the Internet in Switzerland and was given an Honorary Mention for Net Excellence in the 2002 Prix Ars Electronica. In 2007, Hung received the Media Arts fellowships from Renew Media, funded by The Rockefeller Foundation, to develop an online game about global warming.
Nina Katchadourian grew up spending every summer on a small island in the Finnish archipelago. Her work exists in a wide variety of media including photography, sculpture, video, and sound. Katchadourian’s work has been exhibited domestically and internationally at venues including P.S.1/MoMA, the Serpentine Gallery, New Langton Arts, Artists Space, Palais de Tokyo, and Sculpture Center. She has received grants and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and The Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation. In 2006, the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs exhibited a ten-year survey of her work and published an accompanying monograph, All Forms of Attraction.