NOOG is a free online collector’s album for virtual 3D objects by Nnfenren, Martin Böttger, Joel Baumann and Kim Asendorf.
ExtraFile is conceptional software art but with a practical usage.
Its main intention is to wiggle the static system of image file formats.
All started with the idea of inventing a new image file format, a format as a piece of art. Far away from the mainstream and commercial standards. Just to express the feeling of using and saving data in a new, fictitious or artificial way. Getting the filename extension into the scope of the artwork itself. In simple terms: Creating an exclusivity.
The freedom not to have to pay attention to the file size or the loading and saving times provides the option to implement artistically byte orders, odd quality behaviors and visual designed formats.
ExtraFile is breaking the rules of commercial formats like JPG, PNG or TIFF. It is a pioneer art project in storing image data. The process and the resulting bytes, regardless of content, become the artwork itself.
You want painters to build their own canvas?
Digital artists and collectors deserve exclusive formats. Personalized files, including costume headers or comments. Every bit could be placed like the artist wants it.
Seeing digital art as a collector’s item is still pretty new. Especially image files are only seen as print as an art object of value. The GIF is now in the role to change this, cause it has a small resolution and is an animation. You can print it as a flipbook, but it’s heart is so digital, it is at home on a display only. GIF lovers want and deserve the original GIF.
It is just a matter of time when digital art in it’s original format, as file, will be in every significant art collection. And then the GIF will be the most important file type.
The GIF MARKET is located on the way to future. It’s not on the destination, much more shortly after the start, but it’s one of the pioneer projects for giving files a value.
The project contains a series of 1024 animated GIFs, each named by a #number. The GIFs show a black line which marks the centre for the 1px large particles rotating around it. #1 is the most unique, it has only 1 pixel flying around, and therefore the most expensive. Down to the end there are so many particles that you can’t see the difference between #950 and #1000.