Code Chronicles

Ana María Things I Am Saving to Write
Helena Sarin In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Grid
Ivona Tau The Late Memories of the Algorithm, the Beauty of Forgetting
LIA/ Proximity of Needs
Maya Man Trust Exercise
Sara Ludy Somewhere between flatworms and computers
Sarah Friend gentle automata (touching grass)
Sarah Ridgley Nymph, in Thy Orisons
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ProximityOfNeeds 20210428
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bitforms gallery

Video (color, silent)
Dimensions variable, landscape orientation
11 min, 31 sec, loop
Edition of 1, 1 AP
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LIA’s ProximityOfNeeds 20210428 was the second title after the working title, YCAGWYW, which stands for “you can’t always get what you want” – if you know the song by the Rolling Stones, then you know that the lyrics continue with “but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need”. All the black and white circle elements are finally “getting what they want”–the red circle. The screen-recorded version of the work stems from Proximity of Needs (2008), an interactive web-based work accessible at

Austrian artist LIA is considered one of the pioneers of software and net art and has been producing works since 1995. Her practice spans across video, performance, software, installations, sculpture, projections and digital applications.
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