In September 2000, Monotonik was invited to the Ars Electronica 2000 festival in Salzberg, Austria, to present ourselves as a net.label and to talk about the past (.MOD), present (.MP3), and future (.???) of digital music and music on the Internet. We were part of Electrolobby, a ‘showroom for net-inspired digital culture and lifestyles’, and during the week we were there, participated in a number of presentations, workshops, and interviews about what we do with the whole net.label thing (see here for our press-release introduction and here for a pre-festival introductory text-interview with h0l about Monotonik and net.music…)
Representing Monotonik at the festival were Subi (Sam Brown), and Distance/Lackluster (Esa Ruoho), and Subi made a webpage with a diary of his stay in Austria, complete with lots of neat digital camera pics, links to video featuring Monotonik, and commentary about the festival. We’re now hosting this page, click on the link below:
Other exhibitors at our part of the Ars Electronica 2000 festival included cool links site Memepool, the brilliant Web game Sissyfight 2000, and various other slightly dodgy+cool art terrorists and Net anarchists. The theme for the entire festival was ‘NextSex’, with a concentration on ‘Sex In The Age Of Procreative Superfluousness’, and symposiums including distinguished scientists and the inventor of The Pill. Wow.
So once again, we’d like to thank the organisers of the Ars Electronica and Electrolobby for including us in their plans, and hope everyone who turned up to the festival had lotsa fun.