Forum Archives 1996 – 2004

YEAR ZERO ONE published an online journal for dialogue about contemporary art practice and digital culture through reviews, essays and news. Thirteen editions of the forum were featured from 1996 to 2004. Current posts can be found on the YZO blog.

YZO FORUM: ISSUE#13 – Summer 2004
EnGUAGE: socially engaged media – by Jennifer La Fontaine & Camille Turner
Featured in issue#13 is: DEFINITIONS What is socially engaged media? CASE STUDY Women from culturally diverse Toronto downtown east use digital media and black and white photography to tell their stories in The Story Project. Interview with LISA HASKELL from London’s MAP (Media Arts Projects). RESOURCES – social media projects.

YZO FORUM: ISSUE#12 – Summer 2003
Psychogeography – Space, Place and Perception
Featured in issue#12 is: THE ART OF WALKING THRU GEOGRAPHIC SPACE IN FOUR PARTS by Von Bark. MURMURINGS an interview with the members of the [murmur] collective by Caitlin O’Donovan. THREE DAYS OF PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIC HEAVEN An overview of the PsyGeoConflux 2003 in NYC by David Mandl and Christina Ray . AT THE CORNER OF EITHER & OR An investigation of Kwan’s site-specific street performance. DON’T TOE THE LINE, OR TOE YOUR OWN LINE by Daniel Cockburn. PSYCHOGEOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT OF PING AND THE PsyGeoConflux 2003 by Kate Armstrong. GENIUS LOCI The search for a missing child by Siobhan O’Flynn. Theatrum Mundi: 911 THE HIJACKING OF TERRORISM by Moritz Gaede. PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIC LINKS COLLECTION a special thematic links collection by Michelle Kasprzak.

YZO FORUM: ISSUE#11 – Winter 2002
Featured in issue#11 is: ON NETWORKED COLLABORATIONS: A overview of “Unplugged:Art as the Scene of Global Conflicts” Ars Electronica 2002, Nina Czegledy. WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW?: Art is Play/Play is Art – Michelle Teran’s hybrid spaces, Suzanne Farkas. LAB RATS FOR ART: Experiments in the LoungeLab (BackUp Festival, Weimar, Germany), Gillian McIver. SITE SENSITIVE Sculptures that MOVE and Make you THINK: An exploratory investigation into Alan Storey’s kinetic projects, John Grande. MITTLE EUROPE: RECENT CULTURAL INITIATIVES: A survey of new, alternative cultural initiatives from mid-europe, Nina Czegledy. Enigma2: sound poetry, generative music, audio editing software and source code from Jim Andrews’ latest enigmatic web project.

YZO FORUM: ISSUE#10 – Spring 2002
Featured in issue#10 is TEXT FM: Open Broadcasting System: An interview with Graham Harwood and Matt Fuller, Michelle Kasprzak. FRAMING THE 20TH CENTURY from Soviet Man to Dolly the Sheep; some thoughts on the Cyborg Shadow, Gillian McIver. PROGRAMMING AS POETRY: A few brief musings on Antiorp, Kurzweil, and Stallman, David ‘jhave’ Johnston. IN PRAISE OF AUSTRALIA. MOI. MOI.: A report from Australia traces aspects of new media culture across the continent, Nina Czegledy. THEATRUM MUNDI – Honey I Still Love You: Recent site specific performance in Amsterdam, Moritz Gaede. RACE IN SPACE: Reflections on race as ‘otherness’ in digital space, Camille Turner

YZO FORUM: ISSUE#9 – Fall 2001
Featured in issue#9 is: LA BIENNALE DI VENIZIA: A report from the 49th Venice Biennale, Philippa Pires. ON THE MATERIALITY OF MEANING: Mobile Text & the New Paradigms of Virtual Literature, David Jhave Johnston. INFORMATION/MISINFORMATION: Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gregor Podnar at the Ljubljana Biennale, Bart Harnett . DREAMS COME TRUE: Dreamcatcher Video and the Kyiv International Media Art Festivals, Nina Czegledy. COMPUTER VOICES/SPEAKING MACHINES: New works by David Rokeby, Jocelyn Robert & Ämile Morin at the Banff Centre, Sarah Cook

YZO FORUM: ISSUE#8 – Spring 2001
Featured in issue#8 is: SARAI – THE NEW MEDIA INITIATIVE, A report and personal impressions of the Sarai New Media Initiative in Delhi, India. Nina Czegledy. WINDOW GALLERIES -All you need is love (or How to live in the real world and still be happy) Quirky Toronto phenomenon of exhibition spaces are adding a new twist to an old idea. Suzanne Farkas. ISEA 2000 Some thoughts about ISEA 2000 Revelation – a 3 day symposium in Paris by the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts. Philippa Pires. CRUMB: Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss Natalie Bookchin and Brenda Jackson talk about, “hacktivism” and community art in an interview with CRUMB’s Beryl Graham. DRUNKEN BOAT Over thirty artists have contributed to this communal project – a superb group of writers, some radical interactivity, sound/video/hypertext, and a visitor from beyond the grave.

YZO FORUM: ISSUE#7 – Winter 2000
Featured in issue#7 is GROWING THINGS @BANFF: Report on a gathering of artists and scientists at the Banff New Media Institute which focused on the accelerated growth of bio and nano tech. CREATING SPACE FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES: A survey of unique projects by women artists which push the boundaries of traditional art ‘space’. SURGE: A review of a collaborative project by filmmaker Barbara Sternberg and installation/performance artist Rae Davis at the Koffler Gallery. MOUCHETTE: Will she ever be rich enough to own herself? News about Mouchette and the sponsored campaign to trademark her name. OF SHIFTING SHADOWS CD ROM launch at InterAccess by Gita Hashemi. Returning to the 1979 Iranian Revolution through an exilic journey in memory and history. MAID IN CYBERSPACE: News of StudioXX’s fourth festival of women’s web art – Mutating Cultures and Indentities

YZO FORUM: ISSUE#6 – Spring 2000
Featured in issue#6 is INTERCOURSE: Review of Istvan Kantors lastest installment of the ‘File Cabinet Project’ at InterAccess. SURVEILLANCE: A Survey of P.Elaine Sharpes latest exhibtion at the Art Gallery of York Universtiy. PANDORAS BOX: Three Cats in a Box with Bots; Convergence/Teleconferencing/Inter-facing and the Delicate Chemistry of Balance, Review of Pandoras Box exhibition at InterAccess. HUM Review of Duncan Macdonald and Jessica Thompsons exhibition at the Pekao Gallery. SUBTLE TECHNOLOGIES 2000: News about the upcoming Subtle Technologties Conference which Blurs theboundaries between art and science. PING Report on the launch of internet based electronic networking service for the media art community in Toronto and abroad.

YZO FORUM: ISSUE#5 – Winter 1999
Featured in issue#5 is SEARCHING FOR NOURISHMENT IN THE LAND OF CYBER-TOAST: Report from the Media Lounge at Montreals Festival International Nouveau Cinema Nouveaux Medias.SIGGRAPH 99: MILLENNIUM MOTEL: Exhibit Highlight at Siggraph in L.A. grounds emerging technologies. MONSTERS OF MEDIOCRITY: Review of Philip Glass/Robert Wilson 3D Opera ‘Monsters of Grace’. DIGITAL ME – Constructed Identity in Canadian New Media: Ed Video Media Arts Centre Exhibition. PLAYING WITH FIRE: Armand Vaillancourt: Social Sculpture.

YZO FORUM: ISSUE #4 – Spring 1998
Featured in issue #4 is LICHEN: Mary Anne Barkhouse & Michael Belmores Toronto Sculpture Garden installation reviewed by Harold Alegria-Ortiz, ART IN PUBLIC SPACES; Creating Memory and Community by Design: Women who are redefining public art – article by Suzanne Farkas, THE SUBTLE TECHNOLOGIES CONFERENCE: Artists, Scientists and various specialists meet at InterAccess Electronic Media Art Centre for two day conference, SENSEBUS: The next big project of the Art and Robotics Group.

YZO FORUM: ISSUE #3 – Winter 1997
Featured in Issue#3 is “Red Lands” a review of Gu Xiong’s exhibition at A-Space, views regarding ‘Burn Your Money’ jhave’s performance at the ‘Bank of Symbiosis’ exhibition, news about Toronto’s latest Artist Run Centre at 1313 Queen West, and a virtual tour covering three months of Toronto art events.

YZO FORUM: ISSUE #2 – Spring 1997
Featured in Issue#2 is “Magnitude Absolute” a review of an exhibition by the MAN-size Collective, news about Archive Digital Library,”Digital Photo Essay” a visual survey of art activity in Toronto, and “the Designer With A Thousand Faces’ views about the dismantling of the Typography trade in the digital revolution.

YZO FORUM: ISSUE #1 – Winter 1996
Featured in Issue#1 is a review of Evan Penny’s solo exhibition at Wynick Tuck Gallery in Toronto, news about collective activity in Toronto from The Syndicate, Impure, YellowHat, etc. Views about the OAAG conference, and a piece on Art and Economics.