Tyler Jacobsen (MFA 2003) awarded Rhizome 2008 Commission
Tyler Jacobsen (MFA 2003) awarded Rhizome 2008 CommissionDate posted: 2008-05-19 15:13:00
MFA alum Tyler Jacobsen, class of 2003, and his collaborator Kim Schnaubert have been awarded both a Rhizome 2008 Commission and the first ever Community Award for the Conglomco.org project "zHarmony".
Rhizome is pleased to announce increased funding for its Commissions Program. This year, eleven emerging artists/ collectives have been awarded commissions, for a total of $23,000, in support of new works of Internet-based art. The commissioned works will be presented on Rhizome.org and at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as archived in Rhizome's online archive, the ArtBase.
The commissioned artworks were selected by Rhizome members and a jury composed of Suhjung Hur, Curator, Art Center Nabi; Rudolf Freiling, Curator of Media Arts, SFMoMA; Marc Garrett, CoDirector and CoFounder of Furtherfield; Christina Ray, Founder and Director of Glowlab and the Conflux Festival; and Lauren Cornell and Marisa Olson of Rhizome. Rhizome members awarded three of the eleven commissions including our first ever Community Award, a new category created this year to support projects that enhance participation and communication on Rhizome.org. This award went to conglomco.org (Tyler Jacobsen & Kim Schnaubert) for zHarmony (see below for details).
The Rhizome Commissions program is supported, in part, by funds from
the Greenwall Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, the National Endowment
for the Arts, and by public funds from the New York City Department of
Cultural Affairs. Additional support is provided by generous
individuals and Rhizome members.
zHarmony Member Selection
by conglomco.org (Tyler Jacobsen & Kim Schnaubert) zHarmony is an addition to Rhizome that will combine the Compatibility Matching System of online relationship services like eHarmony with Rhizome's existing database of artists. zHarmony will produce a unique artist profiling system that can automatically match artists with like-minded collaborators (or groups of collaborators) based on multiple points of compatibility.