Nick Briz


4 January 2014

Curated by one long-dead Soviet hero, Vasily Zaitsev, design and exhibit installation, M0N3Y AS AN 3RROR, has been available to view at the website since September last year.

It’s the first of what will hopefully be a rich and ongoing platform for supporting and promoting net and digital art on the M0US310n site and does what the title promises, which is focus on money. That’s from the perspective of some of the most exciting artists out there, including Nick Briz, Addie Wagenknecht, Martin Kohout, Jennifer Chan and many more, announcing “This is very EXPENSIVE”. The pieces on appear to disrupt a system of capital as a major glitch in itself because, after all, “*ONLY FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, VIMEO & FLICKR MAKE REAL MONEY WITH ALL THIS”.

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New media artist announces ‘prosumer manifesto’.

Nick Briz. Apple Computers.
12 March 2013

Chicago-based new media artist Nick Briz has released an open letter to Apple Inc. petitioning the company to relax its policy of ‘planned obsolescence’. The half-hour pseudo-documentary mimics the interface of his afflicted MacBook Air, features interviews from his peers, and past footage of an idealistic Apple co-founder Steve Jobs elaborating on the ideology of ‘creative copying’ that, Briz claims, the company is now in opposition to.

Becoming known as the ‘default art computer’ for its user-friendly interface and industrial design, Briz and his fellow prosumers highlight that among its good qualities, a rapid updating policy makes past projects, made within the Apple ecosystem inaccessible, while rendering its hardware components obsolete far too frequently. Something not mentioned and worth exploring further is the phenomenal amount of technological waste such a rapid turn-over would produce, which is something photographer Pieter Hugo investigated in his Permanent Error exhibition last year, pointing to a global issue far greater and more urgent than just artistic inconvenience.

You can see the video in full and as intended here.**

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