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Centrespace at DCA: JODI

Variable Art for the ZX Spectrum

This is a free event and does not require booking

This exhibition is part of the University of Dundee's Visual Research Centre (VRC) public programme. The VRC offers a high profile series of events and exhibitions, located within Centrespace, on level 3 of DCA.


For the month of August 2016, NEoN Digital Arts is proud to present the work of JODI. The artist duo, also known as Jodi.org, is considered one of the most influential artist groups working online. They are important pioneers in the artistic manipulation of videogames and their contributions to digital, avant-garde art have inspired many artists and cultural thinkers.

The exhibition features JODI’s experiments based on the ZX Spectrum, the 8-bit home computer that was manufactured in Dundee. It includes their programmes written in the computer language BASIC and their modification of Jet Set Willy, the popular platform game made available for the ZX Spectrum in the mid 80s.

JODI are Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans, an artist duo living and working in the Netherlands. They were recently awarded the Prix NetArt 2014 for their web works, and their installation My%Desktop (2002) was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2015.