rhizome/newmuseum booth in the armory show 2011

armory show 2011

I’m happy to announce that my work will be shown in this year’s Armory Show. The Rhizome / New Museum booth is curated by Lauren Cornell and includes works by artists Harm van den Dorpel, Sara Ludy, Takeshi Murata, Seth Price, Anne de Vries and Rafaël Rozendaal. You can find Rhizome at Pier 94, in booth L-26. The fair is open from Noon to 8pm March 3-5th, and then from Noon to 7pm on March 6th.

From Wikipedia: The Armory Show, The International Fair of New Art, is the largest contemporary art fair in New York, and one of the largest in the world.


goodbye farewell .com in berlin

2011 schleiermacher goodbye farewell berlin eddy the eagle


RR on louis vuitton digital discoveries

louis vuitton digital discoveries

Louis Vuitton, the French masters of luxury, just launched a new website: Louis Vuitton Digital Discoveries.
Japanese internet legend Yugo Nakamura was asked to present his favorite young artists, and I’m happy to be part of his selection.


BYOB London tomorrow! February 25

BYOB LONDON gif by daniel swan

BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) is a worldwide series of DIY one-night-exhibitions,
exploring the medium of projection.
The next edition happens tomorrow night in London and I hope to see you there.

Susanna Davies Crook wrote a feature about the BYOB idea on Dazed Digital.

BYOB London, curated by Kernel
February 25, 2011, from 18.30 to 22.00
The Woodmill, Neckinger Depot, Neckinger, London, SE16 3QN

Participating Artists:
Amalia Ulman, Anne de Vries, Aristide Antonas, Arran Ridley, Ben Vickers, Carl Burgess, Daniel Swan, Emily Jones, Harry Sanderson, Helen Marten & Fran Edgerley, Hyo Myoung Kim, Iain Ball, Jeremy Bailey & Kristen Schaffer, Jimmy Merris, Katja Novitskova, KERNEL (Pegy Zali, Petros Moris, Theodoros Giannakis), L_A_N, LuckyPDF (James Early, John Hill, Oliver Hogan, Yuri Pattison), Luke Barcelona Cano, Marc Kremers, Martin Cole, Matthew Stone, Theo Michael & George Tsioutsias, Mike Ruiz, Nicolas Roope, No New Info (Lauren Elder, Andre and Evan Lenox, Arend deGruyter-Helfer, Micah Schippa, Brian Khek), Paul B Davis, Poka-Yio, Rafaël Rozendaal, Richard Sides, Sascha Pohflepp, Tim Steer, Yuri Pattison.


why you answering these questions?

rafael rozendaal photo by nikola tosic

Damir Sadullaev asks: why you answering these questions?

Hello Damir, thank you for your question.

We live in the information age. We are free to share anything that comes to mind. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. However, blogging is not easy. You don’t do it once a year, you have to do it all the time. I kept thinking about my next text. What should I write about? In my mind I kept contradicting myself. I wanted to write about Art, but that is impossible since Art is an irrational endeavor.
I decided to start an open source interview called Ask Anything. The idea is simple; it’s an ongoing interview, and anyone can ask me anything. I try to answer as many questions as I can. You can send me questions by email, or on my Facebook Page. I’m curious to find out what you will ask.

I also have a blog called One Question Interview, which is the opposite of Ask Anything.


what is the combo to closedshut.com?

closed shut .com

Thomas Lynn asks: what is the combo to closedshut.com?

Hello Thomas, thank you for your question.

Many people have asked me and the answer is simple:
I will never, ever, ever, ever, disclose the combination to closed shut .com.
Not in this universe or any other.

This post is part of “Ask Anything”.
If there is anything you’d like to ask me, please leave a question on my Facebook Page.


new broken self silkscreen print

rafael rozendaal broken self silkscreen print

A new print in my Shop: limited edition of 40, signed silkscreen on heavy matte paper: Broken Self

You’re business is always greatly appreciated.


what will happen after the internet?

after the internet

Hello Jonathan, thank you for your question.

Does “after the internet” imply that the internet will end? What will we do when we run out of internet?
Or are you curious what the next big thing might be?
The stone age, the industrial age, the information age, and then…

The funny thing is, the future is usually not what we think it will be. 50 years ago, people imagined a future of flying cars and meals-in-a-pill. Instead, today we have budget airlines and organic food.


new piece: goodbye farewell .com

2011 goodbye farewell .com

new piece: goodbye farewell .com


november 2019 .gif

november 2019


interview magazine

2011 rafael rozendaal interview magazine

A short feature on yours truly in Interview Magazine.
Founded by artist Andy Warhol in late 1969, the magazine features intimate conversations between some of the world’s biggest celebrities, artists, musicians, and creative thinkers.


new piece: please donate .biz

please donate .biz by rafael rozendaal

new piece: please donate .biz


domain name music mix

Domain Name Music Mix by Rafaël Rozendaal

This is a playlist of songs/titles/lyrics that inspired me in finding domain names.

01: Misfits – Hybrid Moment hybridmoment.com
02: Nirvana – Big Long Now biglongnow.com
03: Hot Butter – Popcorn popcornpainting.com
04: Brenda Lee – I’m Sorry iamveryverysorry.com
05: Sheer Terror – Burning Time burningmytime.com
06: 7 Seconds – (We Will Attack In) Red And Black wewillattack.com
07: Marcia Griffiths – Electric Boogie electricboogiewoogie.com
08: Ice-T – Pain (lyrics) unliketherest.com
09: Lil Wayne – 3 Peat (lyrics) onmylevel.com
10: Urgehal – Nekromisantrop nekromisantrop.com
11: Mayhem – From The Dark Past fromthedarkpast.com
12: Morbid Angel – Prayer Of Hatred (Formulas Fatal To The Flesh album) fataltotheflesh.com
13: Shining – Eerie Cold (from Kvarforth’s knuckle tattoo) coldvoid.com


what question do you ask yourself most often?

kaiseki dinner rafael rozendaal

Joris Dockx asks: What question do you ask yourself most often?

Hello Joris, thank you for your question.

During any given day, various questions pass through my mind. Am I doing OK? How can I do less and make more money? Where will I find new ideas? Will the world still exist in 40 years?

One thing however, is ALWAYS on my mind: food.
When do I eat next? What will it be? Where can I find the absolute best?
I wake up every morning contemplating the food of the day. Where to go, what to do, who to eat with…

I’m always hungry. I was born with an infinite appetite. I’ve learned to stop eating at a point that seems reasonable, but it doesn’t mean I’m full. It’s never enough. A part of me just wants to eat bacon all day. Nothing can beat bacon; it’s greasy AND crispy AND salty.
But I don’t want to look like Jabba the Hutt so I try to find things that are both healthy and delicious.
Local food is always best, it makes traveling even better.

To follow my eating habits, check twitter.com/RRfood


memories from DLD 2011

eric schmidt rafael rozendaal photo by nik kosmas

I was lucky to be part of the DLD 2011 conference. DLD (Digital-Life-Design) is an annual gathering of leading figures in technology, science, business and culture. I showed work on touchscreens, VJ-ed at the party, and observed.

Flying business class is nice, staying at a 5-star hotel is even nicer. The skylight pool was the best.

There is a lot of money in tech.
I overheard a conversation between 2 investors: “Thanks for that tip, you saved me 40 million.

30 year old CEO Andrew Mason spoke about turning down Google’s 6 billion dollar offer for Groupon.com. Computing power is very cheap nowadays so startups can scale easily. I wonder if the same will happen to engineering. In the near future, creating a web service could be as easy as sending an email.

A presentation on space tourism; tickets range from 200K (suborbital flight) to 150 million (flight around the moon). “It might seem hard to believe but for some people 200,000 USD is not within their means, we’re working on cutting the prices even further.

Sean Parker (Napster, Facebook, Spotify) spoke about The Social Network: “It’s a great movie but also a complete work of fiction.” Later that night I saw him in the hotel elevator, drunk with 2 hot girls in his arms, looked like the movie to me.

Wellness expert Deepak Chopra spoke about spiritual wealth: “Truly rich people don’t spend money they don’t have on things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.

Poet Hans Magnus Enzensberger spoke about the term cloud computing: “It is in interesting choice… most IT words are very dull. Clouds stimulate the imagination. However, clouds are very unpredictable, you should not be surprised if they leak and it starts to rain.

Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt (photo above) spoke about self-driving cars and realtime voice translation. Our present is very futuristic. Geeks rule the world and the future looks even nerdier. “Your kids are either asleep or online.” I wonder how long it takes till we let Google into our dreams.


new piece: tennis

2010 tennis court

New piece: Tennis, released on JST CHILLIN, curated by Caitlin Denny & Parker Ito.


xlr8r magazine interview

2011 xlr8r interview

A lot of your work seems to be about endlessness, an endless mountain range or a deep black hole or thepersistenceofsadness.com. But this infinity runs up against the limits of attention, of the time the viewer is willing or has to spend. Does anything last forever?
Our perception of time is very primitive. I expect some major discoveries very soon. The earth was once thought of as a flat surface with the universe rotating around it. It turned out we were seeing things in a limited way. (More…)


gold on black

domain names black gold

domain names black gold

domain names black gold

domain names black gold


do you ever feel uninspired? if so, what do you do about it?

sun tree alvarado

Kate Ellen Murphy asks: Do you ever feel uninspired? If so, what do you do about it?

Hi Kate, thank you very much for our questions.

You first question: If I answer “yes”, it would mean I believe I am almost constantly inspired. I don’t know if I ever was truly inspired. I have lots of ideas, and I’m happy about where I’m headed, but it’s just a beginning, and hopefully I will grow all the time. I don’t think I have been truly inspired yet.

The second question: I noticed I get ideas when I’m bored. Solitude and boredom help me focus. Sitting in a train, walking on the beach, riding my bike. Being bored is quite painful, I naturally try to fill my time with things to do; meeting people, checking email, facebook, reading, museums, movies, concerts. But I need boredom to get ideas. Computers need a lot of attention, you are never really alone when the internet is near. I try to go out on my own as much as I can. Solitude is uncomfortable yet necessary.

This question is part of “Ask Anything”.
If there is anything you’d like to ask me, please leave a question on my Facebook page.


hybrid moment in mcsweeney’s app

Publishing house McSweeney’s released the latest version of their iPhone/iPad app. The app is regularly filled with new content by people such as Spike Jonze, Chris Ware, Judd Apatow, Jonathan Ames, Maurice Sendak, Miranda July, James Franco, Nicholson Baker, Wells Tower, Catherine Keener, Weird Al Yankovic, Francis Ford Coppola… and now me! My piece Hybrid Moment was adapted for iPhone/iPad and works great. Enjoy!