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........ web/net art by Aleksandar Maćasev
 

Unstable portrait of Joseph Goebbels 2004
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Besides the Catholic church , which used quite elaborate principles in its counter reformation campaign, Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Minister of Propaganda, was the first to form principles of contemporary propaganda. The principles, used at first only for the purposes of war and politics, are now involved in total mass communication. In this present moment one cannot tell the difference between means of propaganda, advertising, entertainment, or education.
 
Copy & Waste 2004
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COPY & WASTE is a sort of a web page that deals with the problem of cloning in variety of ways. It treats the cloning as: copy & paste ideology, repeating, absurd of originality, multiplying and re-using It is rather inconsistent group of experiments that just treat mentioned phenomena in a visual way. It is a tank of ideas that can be used and re-used. It is always changing work in progress.
 
Selja 2003
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SELJA is a spoof political campaign ad for Velimir Ilic known as Velja Selja.

Velja Ilic, Sven Vath & Miss Kittin, Sanja Nikolic (TV Pink speaker) and magnificent BA hotline
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Jpeg_dicks 2003
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Jpeg_dicks are desktop pictures made of porn pics randomly taken from the Internet. The Worldwide Web owes its existence and broad expansion to pornographic content that is very effectively distributed and consumed. Its democratic and non-hierarchical structure allows the distribution of content to a wide variety of sexual groups. Images of penises are mainly consumed by the male homosexual population and, as all pornography, bear a high degree of purity of genre.
 
Kontrola 2003
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KONTROLA is a web social experiment that deals with a hoax virus. The basic idea is to launch a fake virus that affects the computer and human kind. The virus is constructed out of language.
 
:) 2002
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:) is a form of a chat performance. It was presented at the first international exhibition CONVERSATION, after Milosevic's era. The work is a sort of a compromise with the spatial gallery practice because curators asked the author to make "much more substantial work than plain web art consumed over the Net". Performace included two participants sitting next to each other and chating over the Internet. The complete chat was projected onto them and the wall behind. The point was absurdity of privacy on the net and net based identity. Performance partner: Andrej Dolinka.
 
Danse Macabre 2002

This work was presented at the VIDEOMEDEJA video festival in Novi Sad , Yugoslavia under the female alias Aleksandra Zivanovic (later Aleksandra Macasev). VIDEOMEDEJA is basicaly female oriented festival that promotes "female art discourse". The author constructs new (female) identity and simulates the "female art discourse" without anyone knowing about the hoax. Organizers accepted the entry and it was exhibited in CD category. Gender identity as a complete social construct that can be manipulated at will.

 
The best of Serbian advertising 2001
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... TV commercial [GAVRILOVIC] - it is a spoof comercial that deals with homophobia. In a voice-over, you can hear a speech by the priest, Zarko Gavrilovic (translation of the speech: "the god gave them those organs which they want to misuse... so STAND UP AGAINST that hell and satanic evil !!!") and you can see the scenes of violence and indifference from the pride parade. In the end you see the transformed logo of a Croatian meat processing plant, Gavrilovic and their slogan "it's excellent... it's Gavrilovic". Instead of a salami, the girl holds a cut-off penis. ...
 
Fe/male 2001
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This work deals with the relativity of gender. My portrait transforms in two minutes in my female portrait and vice versa. It repeats ad infinitum. It uses some elements of web iconography (real time clock, loading bar,e tc.). It' s a study of a human face and tiny differences in gender distinction. It was shown as an ambiental work in Belgrade gallery of the Student Cultural Center in December 2001.
 
Sponsor 2001
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"Sponsor" is a web art work that deals with the treatment of the human body as an object of desire. The work points out an essential impossibility of sexual pleasure from consuming pornographic content of the Worldwide Web. All the pleasure is strictly retinal and its limit is the surface of the computer monitor. The interactivity is just a simulation. ...
 
Folie a Deux 2001
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Folie à Deux is a web art work that simulates a test of cognitive reality! It is a simulated test of perception. The authors of this work (A.M. and Andrej Dolinka) are the test subjects that react to basic categories of reality. The reaction is in for of an art expression. The whole work points out the complete disparate perception of reality as well as the noise in Internet communication .

 
ADz 2000
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adZ [v 2.00] is a web art work made in the form of a simulation of a commercial web page! It is a web page which deals with phenomenon of advertising. It is a simulation of a common commercial web page, but articulated in a rather "cold" visual code. You can find all the usual elements: head, scrolling message, button links that lead to products and the banner of a sponsor. But in this case, the web page advertises ads. AdZ treats four basic categories of the advertising today: time, perception, entropy and gaze. ...
 

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