A Journal for Art That’s Purely Digital / Hyperallergic

Daniel Temkin, “Ceci n’est pas une glitch” [sic] (2010) (all images used with permission from nooart.org)

Daniel Temkin, “Ceci n’est pas une glitch” [sic] (2010) (all images used with permission from nooart.org)

LOS ANGELES — Artists who work in the digital realm — making GIFs, glitch artweb collage, short videos about ways to Google-Image search California — are increasingly gaining recognition with exhibitionsauctions, and biennials. A new artist/writer-led online magazine called NOOART: The Journal of Objectless Art seeks to further the discussion about this type of work, which exists in the world without taking up three-dimensional space. Hyperallergic caught up editor Raymond Salvatore Harmon to learn more about the reasons for NOOART and what it’s all about.

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Alicia Eler: Tell me the premise of NOOART and where the idea for it came from. Why did you decide to start it?

Raymond Salvatore Harmon: Non-Object Oriented Art [NOOART] has its roots in Fluxus, in post-performance art, arguably even in graffiti, but ultimately finds itself coming into its own with the advent of technologies like mobile video and the internet. It’s something that I and other artists have been talking about for over a decade but has until now been a very marginalized art form.

We have reached a point in history where there is a level of “technological transparency” that gives the average person access to powerful video processing, dynamic information exchange, and globalized communications in a familiar interface format (mobile/tablet/etc). Coupled with a generation of creators who do not remember a time before the internet, the evolution of art in the 21st century is just now beginning to take shape.

With the NOOART journal, I wanted to create a place that gave expression to these artists, both theoretical/philosophical as well as aesthetic expression. A place for a dialogue to begin, patterned around the journals of Dada in the early 20th century, but on a social platform like Tumblr in keeping with current publishing technology.

Read the full interview: http://hyperallergic.com/105059/a-journal-for-art-thats-purely-digital/