MEXICO CITY.- Over the past ten years, Peter Hovarth has experimented with new Internet-based forms of cinematic narrative. His work is known for its pioneering exploration of video in the context of the Internet, combining hypertext with sound and Web programming.
In his first works, Hovarth combined photographs, texts, graphics and animation to create lyrical, a-temporal fragments. Over time, the artists aesthetic focused increasingly on film as he used video as a composition tool to render pared-down and yet detailed moving images in his framing and presentation of particular situations.
Through his continual explorations, the artist depicts the expressive capacities of Net Cinema in works that examine substantially diverse human conditions such as displacement, envy, loneliness, love, seduction, innocence, fear, individuality and identity. His works are constructed in a medium that represents an ideal setting, associated with certain thought structures that allow him to establish a dialogue with these relatively subjective experiences.
inmerso [foro.lounge] is a space designed for live performances of net art and interactive authorship, where the ambiance of a lounge and a casual atmosphere encourage immersion in the artwork.
Peter Horvath (Toronto, 1961) works in video, sound, photography and new media. At the age of twenty, he began exploring the concept of time-based art, which led him to found www.6168.org, making Net Art as the Web became a social network. Horvath has shown his work at institutions and festivals such as the Whitney Museum of American Art (Artport); 18 Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart; FILE Electronic Language International Festival, São Paulo; Videozone-International Video-Art Biennial, Tel Aviv; the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec; as well as at galleries in New York, Tokyo and London. He has also been the recipient of commissions and awards from Rhizome.org at The New Museum, New York (2005); Turbulence.org, New Radio and Performing Arts, Boston (2004).