the file arts flow

This is the scrapbook for The File Arts an online digital gallery, selling digital art. This tumblr contains anything that involves digital art and any artists and images we find interesting. Some of the artists featured here are associated with The File Arts, most are not. Some artists are not yet featured — we would love to. This blog like a sneak peek into the kitchen of the gallery. It offers no guarantees or excuses.




Utrecht — During the Dutch Film Festival in September, a new edition of Bring Your Own Beamer will take place. On the evening of Friday the 26th of September, the recently opened TivoliVredenburg will transform into an empty canvas where all sorts of artists and creative minds can exhibit their work. 

Bring Your Own Beamer is an internationally recognized recipe for a fantastic evening filled with visual surprises. It is founded by artist Rafaël Rozendaal, who organized the first edition with Anne de Vries in Berlin. On the 26th of September 2014 over 75 artists and makers will beam their artwork on walls, windows and escalators in the new music temple, accompanied by sound and interactive installations. Together with the audience we will make this the largest BYOB known in the Netherlands. 



Do you have work that you’d like to exhibit? Can you get your hands on a projector? You’re free to choose whatever work it is you want to present. Sign up now and mark the 26th of September on your calendar! We’re excited to welcome you at BYOB - Eyes Everywhere! 
SETUP’s annual theme is Sousveillance, based on the global surveillance disclosures. BYOB entries that relate to these matters are greatly appreciated (but not obligatory in any sense). 

In need for some inspiration? Check out the aftermovie of SETUP’s 2013 edition of BYOB in Amsterdam.

BYOB - Eyes Everywhere is organised by SETUP and Het Nederlands Film Festival and is supported by TivoliVredenburg, Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond, Liefhebber Design, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and the KF Hein Fonds.

This is in my hometown — I’m going!

Interactive Art & Computational Design, Spring 2014

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Aubrey Laret, “Blue Grass Red” [nd]


The Net Artist in Residence program is a new creative experiment with The New York Public Library Labs and Electric Objects: a residency to explore the creative possibilities of historical collections and the potential of the EO platform.

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Riccardo Albertini (therocketpanda), Untitled, 2014

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Ghost In The Machine

Portrait artwork by Ted Lawson is drawn with a machine using a direct feed of blood from the artist as the ink - video embedded below:

Artist, Ted Lawson, creates a life-sized self-portrait drawing, in his own blood, using a robot.



I think I’ve been watching too many cybernetic revolt movies. I want this digital art robot but then i was thinking, WHAT IF IT TIRES TO MURDER US OR THE ART BRAINWASHES US OR… ???

this is not a robot, its an expensive projector?


I ONCE HAD the pleasure of hearing a historically informed performance of a Bach sonata played on an organ made by master builder John Brombaugh. Brombaugh organs are tuned in what is called unequal temperament. It is a bizarrely little-known fact, but today’s tuning standard, equal temperament, is a relatively modern system. To hear Glenn Gould plunk away at Bach on a piano is a historical goof. Today, if confronted with Gould performing his music on a contemporary instrument, Bach would most likely wonder, “Why is this Canadian guy playing my compositions out of tune?” Like computer software, music is a set of instructions performed in real time on various instruments, and like all technologies, parts of these systems can become obsolete—even something as common as what we hear as C major. Moreover, technology—like taste—does not necessarily proceed in a straight line. If we traveled back to the 1700s and heard Bach play, we might just as easily ask, “Why is he playing his own stuff out of tune?” Hierarchies of authenticity might be best considered relative.

A historically informed setting for the images discovered by this preservation effort would dictate that the following real-time systems be strung together: Warhol’s images would be need to be visualized in real time and in real space by a period- specific, analog, cathode-ray-tube Amiga monitor hooked up to an Amiga 1000 running the specific version of GraphiCraft found on Warhol’s disk, booted using Amiga Kickstart 26.7, all running on US 110V, 60Hz power. This is the only performance of these sketches that would be 100 percent accurate to 1985. The images you see reproduced here are renderings of the raw digital files for contemporary print and Web—a Gould version, if you will. Luckily, though, we might be on the right track, because the performance of these images is not entirely limited to a given medium, technology, or period, any more than an image can exist as a true original, as Warhol knew better than anyone. In 1986, when asked how he would like to see his sketches displayed, Warhol replied, “Well, we could get a printout. I could just print this out if we had the printer.” I hope he would have been OK with making a few thousand copies.

via the warhol files: andy warhol’s long-lost computer graphics - / in print

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Circuit5selfies is an ongoing project of images of the artist created using various circuit bent cameras.

The project began in August 2014 using a Playstation 2 Eyetoy camera.

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Attila Csörgő
Slanting Water
Lambda print on photo paper
28 x 40 cm (framed)


Collaboration between ZEITGUISED and photographer Ben Sandler, Badlands, 2014. CG engineering by Marian Pramberger. image posted with permission of the artists.

The Badlands series is a collaboration between photographer Ben Sandler and the digital art group ZEITGUISED. Sandler’s photographs of the Arizona desert are juxtaposed with ZEITGUISED’s digital modeling tools tools to interpret the phenomenology of the region’s geological formations. The collaboration reveals the contrast of the stark reality of topography against the slick reductive qualities of the digital remodeling.

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Nightingale and Canary

Animations by Andy Thomas visualize birdsong samples into abstract sculptural forms - video embedded below:

Australian artist Andy Thomas specializes in creating ‘audio life forms’: beautiful abstract shapes that react to sounds. In this animated short, he visualizes two recorded bird sounds from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision [] in Hilversum.

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