Mark Napier at the Big Screen Plaza

As part of LISA’s partnership with the Big Screen Plaza, we will be showing excerpts from one of Mark Napier‘s works during the month of August on the Big Screen at the Eventi Hotel at 30th and 6th in Manhattan.  We are excited that Mark is working with us for this project.


Mark Napier is a pioneer of digital and internet art. Through his early
web-based artworks such as “The Shredder”, “Digital Landfill”, and “Feed”,
Napier explores the potential of worldwide networks as a public space for
art. His experience as a software developer informs Napier’s software
craft — he uses code as an expressive form, and the Internet as his
exhibition space and laboratory.  Napier’s work has been included in
seminal exhibitions of Digital Art including the Whitney Museum of
American Art’s Data Dynamics exhibition, the 2002 Whitney Biennial, the
San Francisco Museum of Art’s 010101: Art in the Age of Technology, and
the net_condition exhibition at ZKM (Center for Art & Media) in Karlsruhe,

A recipient of grants from Creative Capital, NYFA, and the Greenwall
Foundation, Napier has also been commissioned to create artwork for
SFMOMA, the Whitney Museum, and the Guggenheim. Napier’s work has also
been exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, PS1, the Walker Arts Center, Ars
Electronica, The Kitchen, Kunstlerhaus Vienna, Transmediale, Bard College,
the Princeton Art Museum, ASCII Digital Festival, bitforms gallery in
Seoul, and la Villette in Paris among many others.

Napier lives and works in New York city.  He was born in the United States
in 1961.


This video contains a selection of 838 flags from the 2002 net artwork
“net.flag” by Mark Napier.

Net.flag is a website where visitors create their own flag mashup from
pieces of the international flags.
Since the project opened in 2002 over 22,000 flags that have been created
by visitors.

Acquired into the permanent collection of the Guggenheim museum, the
artwork is available on the Guggenheim website at

Big Screen Schedule:

August’s Leaders in Software and Art choices (a 60-min. loop), including works by Dennis Miller, Mark Napier, Matt Pearson, and Ursula Endlicher, are expected to show on the Big Screen at the following times (schedule subject to change.  Please check schedule at before attending).

aug 1, 2pm
aug 2, 9-11am
aug 3, 10pm
aug 4, 7-9pm, 12-2pm
aug 7, 8pm
aug 10, 3pm, 7-9pm
aug 11, 1pm
aug 12, 9am, 11am
aug 13, 3pm
aug 14, 9am

aug 15, 2-3pm
aug 16, 9-11am
aug 17, 10pm
aug 18, 12-2pm; 7-9pm
aug 21, 8-9pm