Editorial: Nisar Keshvani
True to the nature of the Web, this issue of fineArt forum is unique
as it was produced across physical boundaries.
As I was travelling and presenting at the Asian
Studies Association of Australia Inc's (ASAA), 13th Biennial
and the Australian
and New Zealand Communication Association 2000 conferences,
bits of the zine were gathered in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
The term break saw some of our staff travelling and editing from
Hong Kong, Manila and Singapore. Our production team then diligently
put it to bed from Brisbane.
Special thanks to an long-time buddy from my Singapore Police days,
artist Sazali Othman of Flinders University and the Experimental
Art Foundation (EAF) for net access and kind use of their computers
in Adelaide. Gracias!
Travel always brings forth exciting sights, and an opportunity to
have a taste of the vibrance within another community. I was fortunate
enough to visit various galleries, arts organisations and meet with
friends of fAf from across all boards. The 12th
Biennale of Sydney held at the Museum
of Contemporary Art and ArtSpace
was indeed refreshing. Other events included Experimenta's launch
and EAF's launch of James Angus' exhibition. Nothing beats or inspires
more than moving from the digital realm of emails, ICQ and the Net
to in-person 'flesh' conversations.
By refreshing ties with various organisations, fAf aims to provide
better coverage of art and technology events within Australia, for
This month, we welcome to the fAf team: Beth Rainbow, Tanya Shepherd,
Lauren Roe and Felicity Carpenter. Holly Robertson, our former Stuff
Editor, has extended her stay by taking on the Asst. Content Manager's
role. We bid farewell to Ladan Wise, Clairie Seet, Gillian O'Connor,
Tan Yew Ling and thank them for their valuable contribution to our
zine. We wish them best of luck.
This issue, we feature Mark Amerika's observations on Web-Art-Writing,
reviews of Australia Internet World 2K conference and 'Glossy',
by Ladan Wise and Clairie Seet respectively. Tan Yew Ling, provides
a taste of activity in SIngapore with her review of the Electronic
Music Lab's 'Zerotoblur' and 'Tri Arts "TRUE DEEP BLUE"
featured in the Singapore Arts Festival.
We hope you enjoy this cross-border issue.