About this site
Name-Game.org is both the online documentation and the online extension of the Name Game gallery exhibition, first displayed at the Carnegie Art Center, North Tonawanda, April 2004. A PDF of the original press release is available here.
The Name Game is an exploration of network semiotics. It is a work of collection and display, reaction and analysis. The practice of naming and labelling is endlessly fascinating.
More information about the background of and approach to the project can be found in the artist statement (click here for a PDF).
The images used in the Name Game are mined from files made publicly available on the Internet.
About the artist
Sarah Wichlacz is a photographer and conceptual artist currently based in Buffalo, NY. Since completing her MFA from SUNY at Buffalo (UB) in 2004, she has been teaching photography at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and working on new projects. More information about Sarah Wichlacz can be found at SarahWichlacz.com.
Additional credits and notes
Shawn Rider collaborated on the interactive Name Game elements, supplying needed programming expertise. Shawn's website is located at ShawnRider.com.
The images used in the Name Game project are gathered from images made publicly available on the Internet. They have been collected using a range of image-collection tools. These images and videos remain the sole property of their original owners and are archived here for artistic, non-commercial purposes. If you own a photograph that is currently being used any of the Name Game elements and would like it to be removed, please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org)and I will remove the image from the site as soon as possible.
**Please Note: Some of the images and media used in the Name Game feature nudity and/or sexual situations.