17 October 2011

Form Art by Alexi Shulgin

“In 1997, he released his first interactive work, Form Art, in which only minimum factors are programmed in the form of HTML. Shulgin describes this page as a “formalistic” aesthetical art site”. Navigating this site requires aimless click-throughs of blank boxes and links, which lead the viewer through countless pages of “form art” animations made up of Shulgin’s boxes. Some of the more interesting discoveries on the page include a “Gomputer Game”, which allows the viewer to make arbitrary decisions upon which link to cick- sometimes leading to the next round, other times often merely ending up at the “you lose” page. From the homepage of Shulgin’s Form site however, one can navigate to a list of the artist’s resume and their respective links. The webpage could very well be several years old if the latest postings accurately read “1997”, making this an interesting look into the early internet tools via HTML. This was aimed at the influence of a networking process on the Internet.” - Wikipedia. See more;