net.art generator

From Rhizome Artbase
1997
Description

Pioneering Internet artist Cornelia Sollfrank infamously created 289
international female artists to compete in the 1997 Hamburger Kunsthalle Net
art competition. Using a computer program that collected random HTML
material from the web and recombined it automatically, Sollfrank multiplied
her talents and saturated the competition with automated works made by
virtual women. Her net.art generator is the follow-up to this piece.
Sollfrank commissioned four artists to build programs that would similarly
comb the Internet for material and reassemble the found text and images into
HTML artworks. Each net.art generator yields radically different results,
according to the search methods and search engines it uses. net.art
generator raises essential questions about the medium of the Internet,
specifically the issues of authorship and authenticity. - Lauren Cornell

Cornelia Sollfrank
9 June 2005
Metadata
Variant History
outside link
1997
open submission
9 June 2005
Cornelia Sollfrank
static files
9 June 2005
cloning
Rhizome staff