jananne al-ani
nick crowe
lucy kimble
erika tan








  nick crowe    
  identinet commission

Over the last couple of years, the focus of Nick Crowe's work has been on different forms of internet use. In particular, online communities and the iconography of personal homepages have recurred as themes across a number of works in different media. Works that have resulted included 'The Citizens' (1999), a Book Works/Artec publication reworking the look of private websites, and 'The New Medium' (2000), which examined the growing use of cyberspace as a spiritual medium.

Recent international exhibitions include 'Look and Feel' (2000) at Buro Friedrich, Berlin; 'Double Feature: Nick Crowe and Gary Hill' (2000) at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; 'Short Stories' at Fabbricca Del Vapore, Milan, and 'A Fair Place' (2001) at Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art. Crowe also co-produced 'Mugger Music' (1997), a performance in New York City commissioned by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and in 1998 he exhibited 'The 10 Point Plan for a Better Helsinki' at the KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland.

Forthcoming projects include 'Travelogue', at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, and 'Tristero', a Film and Video Umbrella online project. Other digital pieces have included 'One Day and All of the Night', a web cam piece produced for World Aids Day 1996 and 'SERVICE2000', a 'cybersquatting project', which used available domain names similar to those of private and publically funded galleries to create parallel websites with their own specific graphic style.

Alongside his work as an artist, Crowe has also worked as Director for the Annual Programme, Manchester (1995-2001) and was a member of the organising committee of the Manchester Pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2001.


An Arts Council of England / Channel 4 Collaboration