Curt Cloninger

[ITERATION 1] ‘Twixt The Cup And The Lip #3 (Letting the language speak itself?) from curt cloninger on Vimeo.

Curt Cloninger is an artist, writer, and currently Assistant Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville (US). His art undermines language as a system of meaning in order to reveal it as an embodied force in the world. By layering, restructuring, hashing, eroding, exhausting, and (dis)splaying language, he causes language to perform itself until its meaning has less to do with what it denotes and more to do with how it behaves.

His art work has been featured in the New York Times and at festivals and galleries from Korea to Brazil. Exhibition venues include Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Granoff Center for The Creative Arts (Brown University), Digital Art Museum [DAM] (Berlin), Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (Chicago), The Art Gallery of Knoxville, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, and the internet.  Cloninger has written on a wide range of topics, including new media and internet art, installation and performance art, experimental graphic design, popular music, network culture, and continental philosophy. His articles have appeared in Intelligent Agent, Mute, Paste, Tekka, Rhizome Digest, A List Apart, and on ABC World News. He is also the author of eight books, most recently “One Per Year” (Link Editions). He maintains,, and in hopes of facilitating a more lively remote dialogue with the Sundry Contagions of Wonder.


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