Olia Lialina| Notes on Being Net Artist

18 years of being net artist were 18 years of explaining difference in between net art and web art explaining difference in between and net art removing the dot from net.artist being called media artist being mixed up with the austrian artist Lia being called cyberfeminist getting to know that i’m in a show from vanity search getting requests to send screenshots in 300 DPI refusing to show the work offline refusing to show the work without address bar rejecting Internet Explorer (and later Safari) being told that there is no fee for online works being interviewed about net art economic models praying that it works in the next browser version updating for the next browser version making no back ups editing files directly on server ignoring the rumors that net art is dead learning HTML teaching web design these are not the only things that happened to me, but the ones that were there from the very beginning and never went away Olia Lialina is a pioneering internet artist and theorist. She is an Animated GIF model and Professor for New Media at Merz Akademie, Stuttgart. vía Rhizome | Notes on Being Net Artist.
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