PRINT November 1995



ALTHOUGH THE NET’S BEEN around since the ’70s, it’s still in an embryonic stage as a space for serious art. Ädaweb, a new World Wide Web site geographically based in New York, represents an attempt to address the art world’s byte deficit by commissioning virtual, site-specific, interactive “installations” from a number of artists (including Julia Scher, Charles Long, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and Renée Green) who would seem to have some relationship to the digiscene. When you call up ädaweb, you get a welcome screen with five kidney shapes labeled “ project,” “ influx,” “context,” “archive,” and “extension.” Clicking “project” brings up the menu of the site’s inaugural piece, Jenny Holzer’s please change beliefs, 1995. Activating one directory within this work brings up short black and white Quicktime movies of some of Holzer’s texts, which with a little tinkering could be captured and used

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