The Golden Virus
The Golden Virus & Other Web Site Stories
cd-rom / internet  the main story contains 8 off / on
line screens: Aradin Eclipsovici meets The Golden Virus [un
virus câlin which instead of causing digital damage, grants
the user three wishes]. on screen # 3 open The Golden Virus
Monthly Report [at http://www.sorostm.ro/~kinema-ikon]
and send your wish to The Golden Virus Residence.
the main story another 9 stories in html format are accessed
off line: the characters of the reVoltaire archive witness various
events having taken place in Arad along time [the relocation
of the city, the emergence of certain enigmatic circles at the
end of six hunters street, the total sun eclipse, the city’s
seizure by French troops, Kafka’s visit etc.]. these characters,
although inactive and apathetic, are once again successful in
giving history a pataphysical perspective.
multimedia atelier // county_museum_arad_transylvania_romania // from
1995 on, members of the KINEMA IKON are engaged in making hypermedia
works on cd-rom, exhibiting them at electronic art exhibitions . the
general theoretical project was born concomitantly with the practice
of the creative process, in three stages: experimental movie (1970-1989)
video-art (1990-1994), now hypermedia, with the precision that individual
projects lead to individual works with marked stylistic differences.
beyond personal characteristics of the authors we emphasize two temptations
peculiar to the group as a whole, that is: the LUDIC & the ECLECTIC,
both as contents, & especially as a medium of expression, "temptations"
which naturally emerge from each author's style, where the deliberate
approach of a defense reaction & uninhibited attitude towards digital
developments is to be added. it is in this ludic & eclectic style
that the group is producing, by brainstorming, the annual magazine
INTERMEDIA we acknowledge the fact that we pay very little attention
to the dominant contemporary trend civic/social attitude; this is
due, too, perhaps, to the difficulty of east-west communication, derived
from imagologic cliches; hence the concept of SAFARIKON is born, viz.,
the hunt for irrelevant & tendentious images carried by Mass Media
International Ltd. fighting these cliches from the telematic imagology
perspective [discussion groups, MUDs, etc.] seems to us sheer utopia
& this is why we stick to the field of experimental digital art, under
the sign of interactivity, both on- & off- line.