patrick lichty @ turbulence
Patrick Lichty is a technologically-based conceptual artist, writer, independent curator, animator for the activist group
The Yes Men, and Executive Editor of Intelligent Agent Magazine. His work spans over 15 years, dealing with media narrative/criticism and information aesthetics under many different contexts. He works in diverse technological media, including painting, mobile media, printmaking, kinetics, video, VR, generative music, and neon. Venues in which Lichty has been involved with solo and collaborative works include the Whitney Biennial as well as the International Symposium on the Electronic Arts (ISEA). After 15 years as a contemporary artist, Lichty is now a faculty member in the Interactive Arts and Media Department at Columbia College Chicago. You can usually find him at voyd at voyd dot co ,
Artist's Statement
Tabula Visum:
Tabular Vision & HTML Cinema
The digital image, static and dynamic, has often been represented as a 'translated' image, reinterpreted from an intermediate image file stored on the web. These images and video, although beginning with these files, have been translated to pure HTML code, and exist only as webpage code, and nothing else. In this way, they represent a very 'direct' method of representation in the browser.

In addition, there is an added time-based element that happens when the tables load into the browser, adding another time-based dimension to the pieces. In this way, even the time-based pieces of tabular serial imagery, or "HTML Cinema" have two dimensions of time; the one of the load, and the other of the serial.

Many of these images are excerpts from my wristcam photography/video works, which again translate well into these low-resolution images. Most of these pages, after conversion to pure code, were large enough to be unmanageable except in text editors. Therefore, while some of the images are the result of conversion, the final images are a hybrid of code and console handicraft by the artist.
Towards a Digital Minimalism (draft)
Speaking the (new) Media Culture
The Death of Net Art
Theory and the Eclectic
w/Microcinema Intl 7/2/2003
Javamuseum Interview Project
IDC Interview on Education in New Media
Interview Yourself @
Review: Das Wunderkammer (New Orleans Gambit Weekly, 2003)