CELL - Initiators of Incidents - collaborates with
Kazunao Abe & Yukiko Shikata to present:
Online from November 1st through to December 31st 2000

Featuring websites by:
Akitsugu Maebayashi, doubleNegatives, exonemo, Mami Iwasaki, Yuki Kimura  (JP)
Daniel Rodenburg, D.U.M.B., Gabrielle Marks & Stefan Kunzmann, JODI, 0010  (NL)
Webmasters: Squint

Selection of Japanese artists: Kazunao Abe & Yukiko Shikata
Selection of Dutch artists: CELL - Initiators of Incidents -

can be described as a "work in progress" by Japanese and Dutch webartists, curators, programmers and theoreticians and public. During two months, the website - which is created especially for this occasion - will constantly change and expanded with individual and collective sites and textual contributions.

Squint is responsible for the basic site in the form of a database, becoming more layered as the number of works increase. Initially the participating artists will develop autonomous websites. These are sites that explore the (im)possibilities of the medium from various angles, such as: the working of language(generators) and databases, the (il)logic of searchengines, sound as an interface and programs as a means of visual communication.

Because the contributions are both Japanese and Dutch it is especially interesting to view the possible similarities and differences in the methods of working and the results of the works: are cultural differences erased when making use of such a globally orientated medium or do they reappear instead?

In addition to these basic sites there is space for collaboration between the participants; for linking, copying and interfering with each other 's works: these are the locations where protocols are traversed, where a collision is forced.  Various respondents have been invited, a/o David d'Heilly, Henk Oosterling, Maki Ueda, Maholo Uchida, - from programmer and cultural-philosopher to internet-critic -  to follow the developments and contribute textual donations.

Naturally the public also has the opportunity to respond! As of November 1st the entire site will be globally accessible to anyone with an internet-connection. The various participants will by then have laid a foundation. These works-in-progress will continue to develop in the ensuing two months; the faithful follower of
PROTOCOLLISION can check on changes daily.

Additionally, three meetings will be dedicated to
PROTOCOLLISION, in Tokyo, Rotterdam and Paris, where the participants and other guests offer presentations. Anyone who is interested will have the opportunity to ask questions and exchange ideas and experiences on the project PROTOCOLLISION. 

PROTOCOLLISION (featuring various guests) is presented (live):
November 16th 2000, from 16.00 through to 18.00 hours at Zaal de Unie, Mauritsweg 34 in Rotterdam, on the invitation of the Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF_00) Speakers: Yukiko Shikata & Henk Oosterling (proviso). Moderator: Tanja den Broeder
December 9th, from 15.00u. through to 15.30 hours at Forum des images, kamer 40 in Paris, on the invitation of the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA2000). Speakers: Squint.
Digital Hollywood, Blgdg. 2-3 Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, more information, ask:

More information about PROTOCOLLISION:
The Netherlands: CELL - Initiators of Incidents-, postbus 2042, 3000 CA Rotterdam,, website:, tel. 010-4127270 fax: 010-4127040  =A6  Japan:, 070-5457-1665