“A key member of the New York conceptual art world of the 1960s, for over forty years he has been using language as his primary material. Whilst usually taking the form of large typographic wall texts he refers to his work as sculpture, and the words, phrases and statements he employs are often representative of states or processes grounded in the physical world.”
Artist statement Generator
Song Lyric Generator
The GRAMMATRON project is a “public domain narrative environment” developed by virtual artist Mark Amerika in conjunction with the Brown University Graduate Creative Writing Program and the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graphics and Visualization Center as well as with the support of many individuals without whom none of this would be possible.
The GRAMMATRON project has been exhibited at many international museums and festivals including Ars Electronica, The International Symposium for Electronic Art (ISEA), SIGGRAPH 98, The Telstra Adelaide Arts Festival (South Australia), Virtual Worlds 98 (Paris) and the International Biennial of Film and Architecture (Graz).
GRAMMATRON was one of the first works of Internet Art to ever be included in the prestigious Whitney Biennial (2000).
For essays and articles on the developmental process behind GRAMMATRON, see Mark Amerika’s Amerika-Online column at Alt-X