Galza - stone age multimedia team
Galza is a group of artists who draw ASCII-art. It was formed in 1999.
Our memberlist contains mostly Russians, also a guy from Belgium and
one from Finland. There also have been works of an American, a Canadian,
and a Swede.
Our ASCII-art is done by just using characters of the ASCII table. We've
been drawing this way because in the old days, computers didn't have
any graphical user interfaces yet. People were stuck to text. As a way
to embellish textfiles and the interfaces of BBS's, we started drawing
in ASCII mode. You can consider it stone age multimedia.
The ascii artists ganged up into groups. Virtual communities were formed.
Our art is being released in a zipfile once every few months, as it
is common in the underground artscene .
Nowadays, far less people know and appreciate textmode and text- mode
art specifically. That's why we decided to get out of the relatively
small virtual community of underground artists, and try to spread our
works to a broader public. We make ASCII t-shirts (zeroboutique)
and we've had exhibitions in 1999, 2001 and 2002 in Moscow and Izhevsk
(Russia), including one in the famous DOM Gallery. Another, and by far
the most important aspect is our website. There we've put our heritage
in a graphical form, so that anyone with a standard webbrowser can enjoy
our art and sideprojects.
Find the menu by clicking on and dragging the slider on the right; use
the arrow and esc keys to navigate through each artist's work. The site
requires the Flash plugin. It is located at www.galza.tk
We thank Turbulence
to grant us this forum to express our thoughts and to introduce people
to this unknown part of multimedia.
Filip De Haes/Otium, Galza