See below for a list of Festival events and exhibitions, for which Rhizome is collaborating with our affiliate, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and other cultural institutions committed to emerging forms of media art. Tickets can be purchased through the box offices of our partner institutions. Festival Gala party tickets will be available through Rhizome, in October.

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556 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (212) 219-1222
  September 8, 2006 6:30pm

Participants: Reena Jana and Mark Tribe, Ed Halter, Alexander Galloway, Joline Blais and Jon Ippolito, and more...

Admission: FREE

  Series of Book Releases
Each launch party will recognize important contributions to the new media art field. The next installment in the CNMS series is a joint release for Alexander Galloway's Gaming (University of Minnesota Press) and Joline Blais and Jon Ippolito's At the Edge of Art (Thames and Hudson).


They Heart a Computer

512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (212) 255-5793
  October 3, 2006 8:00pm

Participants: Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans, Michael Bell-Smith, Ze Frank, JODI, Paper Rad, Shana Moulton and Takeshi Murata

Admission: $8

This evening of live performances and video screenings explores forms of expression, desire and anxiety prevalent in a culture increasingly influenced by the Internet. Doo Man Group (made of Ben Jones, Jessica Ciocci, and Jacob Ciocci of Paper Rad) interweaves live percussion with a dense collage of web-based visual emphemera. Jona Bechtolt (of Yacht) and Claire L. Evans combine music, dance and Powerpoint to explore the possibilities and fallacies embedded in online communities. In addition, videos by Michael Bell-Smith, JODI, Shana Moulton, Takeshi Murata, and humorist Ze Frank investigate how the Internet amplifies and exxagerates life offline.


DIY Computing

138 Bayard Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
  October 14 - November 19, 2006

Participants: Paul Slocum

Admission: FREE

Rhizome will co-present a solo exhibition by Dallas-based artist Paul Slocum who turns outdated technologies, from Ataris to dot matrix printers, into expressive and technically innovative art works. The emerging artist fuses nostalgia with a critical take on the rapid obsolescence of technologies.


Show & Tell

1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173
Tel: (212) 423-3500
  October 17, 2006 6:30pm

Participants: Tara Mateik and the Yes Men

Admission: $10/$7 for Rhizome or Guggenheim Members

Activists Tara Mateik, founder of the Society for Biological Insurgents, and the Yes Men, an "identity correction" collective, speak about their use of "disinformation" and tactical media as an attempt to shift balances of power.


Rhizome Commissions 2005-2006

556 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (212) 219-1222
  October 24, 2006 6:30pm

Participants: Hans Bernhard and Alessandro Ludovico, Peter Horvath, Jason Corace and Vicky Fang, Andy Deck, Jason Freeman, Sean Kerr, Ethan Ham and Tony Muilenberg, MTAA, Thomas Laureyssens, Adriaan Stellingwerff

Admission: FREE

The Rhizome Commissions Program makes financial support available to artists for the creation of original works of Internet-based art. In 2005, Rhizome awarded eleven grants to an international group of artists. All the works took the Internet as their primary vehicle for exhibition; several also extended off the web as sculpture, video or installation. This evening will celebrate the works with a one-night installation and presentations by several of the commissioned artists. Cocktails will be served.


A Conversation with Olia Lialina

601 W 26th Street, Suite 1240
New York, NY 10001
  November 2, 2006 6:30pm

Participants include: Olia Lialina and Caitlin Jones

Admission: FREE

In conjunction with the exhibition On and Off at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, celebrated artist and pioneer Olia Lialina will discuss her work with curator Caitlin Jones. Using her iconic work "My Boyfriend Came Back from the War" as a springboard, Lialina will address issues such as the changing aesthetic and thematic landscape of the web, new models of authorship and participation; and the outward expansion of network based ideas and practice into off-line spaces and contexts.

Partner Event:

2006 NYC Regional Show!

26 Greene Street
(between Canal and Grand)
New York City
  November 9-12, 2006 Noon-6pm
Opening reception:
Thursday November 9th, 6-8pm

Participants: Jason Van Anden, Yoav Bergner and LoVid, Mark Esper, James Powderly, Brett Doar, Bob Huott & Eric Singer, Ranjit Bhatnagar and Jonah Brucker-Cohen.

Admission: FREE

  ArtBots is very happy to announce a regional NYC show as part of the science+art festival 2006 this fall. The show will feature works old and new by eight New York artists and groups who have appeared in previous ArtBots shows.

Partner Event:

New Media Performance Documentary

529 West 20th Street
2nd Floor
New York, New York 10011
  Thursday, November 16, 6:30 pm

Participants: Christina McPhee in conversation with GH Hovagimyan

Admission: FREE

At the multimedia exhibition of McPhee's "La Conchita mon amour" at Sara Tecchia Roma New York, Christina McPhee and G.H. Hovagimyan will reflect on performance, documentary and the construction of place in the new media spectacle of human trauma in environmental disaster. "La Conchita mon amour" is an ongoing site study of a beach town north of LA, where residents have created a monument out of a lethal mudslide. McPhee works across media in digital photography, video, drawing and the net at sites where cultural and enviromental change collide. G. H. Hovagimyan is a new media performance artist and curator whose video performances transform the punk aesthetic of live rant into cultural critique on the web.

Partner Event:

The Blip Festival

15 Nassau St.
New York, NY
  November 30th - December 1

Participants: Anamanaguchi, Aonami, Cory Arcangel, Bit Shifter, Bubblyfish, Coova, Covox, Crazy Q, Mark DeNardo, and many, many more

Admission: See

  The Blip Festival is a four-day international cultural event focusing on the chiptune phenomenon – musicians making electronic music using low-bit video game hardware like the Atari2600, Game Boy, or Commodore64. The largest and most comprehensive event in the history of the form, the Blip Festival will include workshops, art installations, and nightly concerts boasting an international roster larger and more far-reaching than any previous event of its kind.


Open Source: On the Line

The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
  December 4, 2006 6:30pm

Panelists include: artist Cory Arcangel, Wikipedia Co-Founder Daniel Meyer, Rhizome Director of Technology Patrick May; artist Joy Garnett; lawyer Laura Quilter; moderated by Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts, the Whitney Museum of American Art

Admission: $8, free for all students as well as members of and New School faculty, staff and alumni with valid ID.

This panel will explore the aesthetic and political possibilities afforded by different open source systems. Our diverse panelists will examine sites like Wikipedia,, as well as p2p networks and social networking sites. They will also explore offline artwork, arts institutions and businesses that have sought to adopt open source models, and current challenges to the continuation of this ethos, such as 'Net Neutrality' legislation.


D.I.Y. or DIE

  Online: December 18, 2006
IAO: December 1- January 15, 2007

Participants: See exhibition

Admission: Free at IAO. Free online.

In celebration of their respective ten-year anniversaries, Turbulence and Rhizome collaborated with Upgrade! New York to present an exhibition of works that they commissioned or presented over the course of their histories. From re-purposed commercial software to homegrown digital knitting applications and works that offer alternative constructions of identity and nationality, D.I.Y. or DIE presents a cross-section of Internet-based art that, much like punk and grassroots activism has the urgency and invention required to change existing standards of art practice.


Networked Nature

617 West 27th St., Ground Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 239-2758
  January 12 - February 18, 2007
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00-6:00pm

Featured artists: C5, Shih Chieh Huang, Futurefarmers, Philip Ross, Stephen Vitiello and Gail Wight.

Admission: FREE

Reception for College Art Association
Friday February 16, 6-8:30pm
FREE and open to the public!

See here for address.

Networked Nature will present work that comments on our relationship to nature in network culture. The works will make new contributions to the discourses of extant genres, such as sculpture, earth works, and landscape, while also demonstrating the scientific beauty and complexity of electronic and digital art.

Networked Nature is supported, in part, by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, the College Art Association, the New York City Department for Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the The Arts.

Networked Nature will run in conjunction with CAA's annual conference in New York, February 14-17, 2007.

Festival Party


  To Be Announced

Performers include: LoVid and Crystal Understanding

Admission: To Be Announced

Details to be announced.