JODI, or jodi.org – a Netherlands-based artist duo comprising Joan Heemskerk (1968, the Netherlands) and Dirk Paesmans (1965, Brussels) – pioneered web-based art in the mid-1990s. By radically disrupting the conventions and functions of systems such as web pages, computer programs, video and computer games, mobile apps, and other digital technologies, JODI’s work destabilizes the relationship between computing technology and its users. JODI continue to work in the widest possible variety of media and techniques, from installations, software and websites to performances and exhibitions.JODI’s work is featured in most art historical volumes about electronic and media art, and has been exhibited worldwide at Documenta-X, Kassel; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; ZKM, Karlsruhe; ICC, Tokyo; CCA, Glasgow; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Eyebeam, NewYork; FACT, Liverpool; MOMI, New York, among others.
JODI is currently developing "WIFI 4G.arden”, a spatial site-specific work developed specifically for Adressaparken under the auspices of an Artist-in-Residence program made available through Trondheim Kommune on behalf of Trondheim Kommune, NTNU, and Adressavisa. The grant is managed by NTNU ARTEC.
In her lecture, Joan Heemskerk will be speaking about the work of JODI, or jodi.org, introducing different works and examples from their internationally renowned practice which spans over 20 years.
Kunstakademiet i Trondheim
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)