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Who are the Jodi

Internet provocateurs JODI pioneered Web art in the mid-1990s. JODI was formed in 1994 by Joan Heemskerk (b. Kaatsheue, NL, 1968) and Dirk Paesmans (b. Brussels, 1965). Based in Holland, JODI were among the first artists to investigate and subvert conventions of the Internet, computer programs, and video and computer games. Radically disrupting the very language of these systems, including interfaces, commands, errors and code, JODI destabilized the relationship between computer technology and its users. Heemskerk and Paesman attended Silicon Valley’s electronic arts laboratory CADRE at San Jose State University in California; Paesmans also studied with Nam June Paik at the Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf.

JODI’s recent solo exhibitions include INSTALL.EXE at Eyebeam, New York, [plug-in], Basel, and BuroFriedrich, Berlin; and Computing 101B at FACT Centre, Liverpool, England. Their works have also been exhibited at Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow; Kunstverein Bonn; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany, and Documenta X, Kassel, Germany, among others.


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