[SI] ~ 1966

ljudmila.org/~vuk/

“ASCII History of Moving Images - Psycho” ~ 1998

Standalone application on customized screen.

Private collection, Brussels / Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York.

“ASCII History of Moving Images - Psycho” ~ 1998
“ASCII History of Moving Images - Psycho” ~ 1998
One of the pioneers of net.art, Vuk Cosic became interested in ASCII code during a long period of research (1996-2001) on low-tech aesthetics, the economy, ecology and archaeology of the media, on the intersections between text and computer code, on the use of spaces in information, its fluid nature and infinite convertibility. Out of this came History of Art for the Blind, ASCII Unreal, ASCII Camera, ASCII Architecture, Deep ASCII and ASCII History of Moving Images, a history of the cinema converted into text format.

Following his participation in the Slovenian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2001, which he characteristically transformed into a further networking opportunity, inviting collaboration from other net.artists, Cosic plays the role of ‘retired net.artist’ with Duchampian irony. In 2005, London’s ICA held a retrospective of his work.