over the past decade the Internet has witnessed the birth of a plethora of new and previously impossible art forms. these range from the simple encapsulated motion of the animated GIF to more complex approaches such as HTML-based website installations or new participartory creative paradigms, the appearance of which has provided a crucial alternative narrative to a mainstream contemporary art world increasingly plagued by facile conceptualism and creative stagnation.
hyperplex will consolidate this movement by providing a fully non-commercial, central and free online gallery space for these new art media. while other sites like dump.fm and rhizome have provided valuable spaces for the creation and discussion of net art, what we are building differs significantly from them, or indeed anything that currently exists, and will therefore supplement rather than replace existing services. up until now, GIFs and HTML installations have been scattered across the internet, found on disparate tumblrs and personal sites, but there's no easy or efficient way to browse, view, curate and comment on work. hyperplex will solve these problems.
please see our latest update for a detailed overview of the site.
from a technical point of view hyperplex is very close to completion. we’re attempting to collect $1000 in early funding through our kickstarter page; this will be used to pay Amazon EC2 hosting and bandwidth costs, which due to the number of artworks we store and process and the complexity of our social graph crawler, are significant. any help you can provide in this area would therefore be greatly appreciated. hyperplex is an entirely non-commercial project and will remain it for the foreseeable future. please contribute to this project - we sincerely believe that it can change an already extremely promising art movement and community for the better.
alex carlill (batemanesque) & peter le bek (vokoda)
- (43 days)