Rafaël Rozendaal is a Netherlands-based artist who creates exceptional work; his art enkindles computer art, cyberspace, and more. His work is fantastic. He also has created a great deal of concept-computer art websites. The following interview with Ed Halter was extracted verbatim from Rozendaal’s One Question Interview blog, a brilliant concept where Rozendaal interviews great artists of all mediums — each are asked only one question.
Ed Halter is a critic and curator living in New York City. From 1995 to 2005, he programmed and oversaw the New York Underground Film Festival, and he is a founder and director of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York.
Rozendaal: Are you an idealist?
Ed Halter: My gut reaction is to say no, despite the fact that everything about my life seems to say yes. I suppose somewhere in that disparity lies the true answer.
End of Interview.
About Ed Halter: Ed Halter is a critic and curator living in New York City. His writing has appeared in Artforum, Arthur, The Believer, Cinema Scope, Kunstforum, Millennium Film Journal, Moving Image Source, Rhizome, The Village Voice and elsewhere, and he is a 2009 recipient of the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. From 1995 to 2005, he programmed and oversaw the New York Underground Film Festival, and has organized screenings and exhibitions for the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cinematexas, Eyebeam, the Flaherty Film Seminar, the Museum of Modern Art, and San Francisco Cinematheque. He currently teaches in the Film and Electronic Arts department at Bard College, and has lectured at Harvard, NYU, Yale, and other schools as well as at Art in General, Aurora Picture Show, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, the Images Festival, the Impakt Festival, and Pacific Film Archive. His book From Sun Tzu to Xbox: War and Video Games was published in 2006. With Andrea Grover, he is currently editing the collection A Microcinema Primer: A Brief History of Small Cinemas. He is a founder and director of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York.