skinonskinonskin

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Auriea Harvey & Michaël Samyn
(spanish)

We are not just the consumers of technology. We strive to make love with it.
Living apart we came together and made the (possibly) first net art pay-per-view project, possibly the last. We make work for people.
skinonskinonskin. Love for sale.
A project of the 20th century Internet.
It is still best seen in Netscape 4.
It’s code has not been updated and probably never will be.
Waiting for an archeologist.
Love and code.
There will always be a special place in my heart for Netscape 4.
In 1999 it was the only browser that was the same on a Mac and on Windows.
I was on a Mac, he was on Windows.

One morning after a night when we met, online, in the wires, I open my mail to find a link to a page “breath.html”
Do artists and designers still work somewhere in secret… come together in clandestine meetings on locked servers? Whispers to each other left in the source code?
Now we live in a 21st century Internet. Is there time for this kind of love, one that does not adhere to any standards, does not care that it does not validate? …Where the backgrounds are black, empty pages are gray, guilty, never white…
Not just text on a screen but the opening to an entire new heart.

<source>
breath.html
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE=”Javascript”>
<!–

whispers = new Array();
whispers[0] = “breath me”;
whispers[1] = “i will love you forever”;
whispers[2] = “skin”;
whispers[3] = “skin on skin”;
whispers[4] = “skin on skin on skin”;
whispers[5] = “implode”;
whispers[6] = “soft”;
whispers[7] = “slow”;
whispers[8] = “can you feel me?”;
whispers[9] = “touch me”;
whispers[10] = “one more cigarette”;
whispers[11] = “i am so open”;
whispers[12] = “i want to feel you inside of me”;
whispers[13] = “smoke”;
whispers[14] = “i want to breathe you”;
whispers[15] = “we are smoke”;
whispers[16] = “yesss”;
whispers[17] = “deeper”;
whispers[18] = “i am disappearing”;
whispers[19] = “warm”;

//–>
</SCRIPT>
</source>

<source>
freezing.html
<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>freezing</TITLE><!– by Auriea Harvey for Michael Samyn –><!– 14 02 1999 –></HEAD><BODY bgcolor=000000><MAP NAME=”ImageMap65363″><AREA SHAPE=”rect” ALT=”Z” COORDS=”510,598,516,608″ href=”http://www.entropy8zuper.org” target=”_blank” onMouseover=”javascript:document.embeds[‘soundMovie’].GotoFrame(5);” onMouseout=”javascript:document.embeds[‘soundMovie’].GotoFrame(10);”></AREA></MAP><IMG NAME=”frozen” src=”hair/frozen.jpg” border=0 WIDTH=593 HEIGHT=825 USEMAP=”#ImageMap65363″><EMBED src=”./movies/cometome.swf” WIDTH=2 HEIGHT=2 PLAY=”false” NAME=”soundMovie” SWLIVECONNECT=”true” BGCOLOR=”#000000″></BODY></HTML>
</source>

<source>
<HTML>

<HEAD>

<TITLE>w o r d s</TITLE>

<!– designed by Michael Samyn for Auriea Harvey –>
<!– 14 February 1999 –>
<!– crossbrowserized on 8/7/00 10:40:06 AM –>
<SCRIPT src=”cross_browser_dhtml.js”>
document.write(“Included JS file not found”)
</SCRIPT>

<STYLE>
BODY { FONT-FAMILY:Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;FONT-SIZE:10px;COLOR:#666666; }
</STYLE>

</HEAD>

<BODY onLoad=”startMove();” BGCOLOR=”#000000″ TEXT=”#444444″ LINK=”#000000″ VLINK=”#000000″ ALINK=”#ffffff” MARGINWIDTH=0 MARGINHEIGHT=0 LEFTMARGIN=0 TOPMARGIN=0>

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE=”Javascript”>
<!–

//window.onerror = e8zerror

function e8zerror(msg, url, lno)
{
alert(checkVal);
return true;
};

//=========================================================INITIALIZE

dInitialize();
dStage();

//=========================================================VARIABLES

var checkVal;

theText = “and make you wet again”
+ “$you’re on top of me”
+ “$i’m breathing”
+ “$i cover you ”
+ “$you’re in control”
+ “$with my body”
+ “$mmmmm”
+ “$feel my hair”
+ “$yes”
+ “$over my skin”
+ “$sliding across you”
+ “$shivers”
+ “$my hands on your head”
+ “$it almost hurts”
+ “$arms holding you”
+ “$your hands on my head”
+ “$hold me”

$moving on top of you”
+ “$slowly”
+ “$careful”
+ “$mmmm”
+ “$whispering in your ear”
+ “$i’m humming”
+ “$your name”
+ “$over and over”
+ “$mine”
+ “$here”
+ “$saying your name”
+ “$come”
+ “$closer”
+ “$deeper”
+ “$warmer”
+ “$feeling closer to you”
+ “$softer”
+ “$deeper in you”
+ “$yes”
+ “$my breasts touching your chest”
+ “$i feel your lips moving”
+ “$talking”
+ “$my nipples against you”
+ “$i touch your breasts”
+ “$touch”
+ “$my breathing”
+ “$breathing”

+ “$into yours”
+ “$my head in between them”
+ “$kissing”
+ “$feeling your waist”
+ “$your nipples”
+ “$your thighs”
+ “$feeling you back”
+ “$your neck”
+ “$your legs”
+ “$we are disembodied arms and mouths ”
+ “$all the way down to your toes”
+ “$a mass of skin”
+ “$i’m fast”
+ “$i am on your mouth”
+ “$moving on top of you”
+ “$slowly”
+ “$careful”
+ “$mmmm”
+ “$whispering in your ear”
+ “$i’m humming”
+ “$your name”
+ “$over and over”
+ “$mine”
+ “$here”
+ “$saying your name”
+ “$come”
+ “$closer”
+ “$deeper”
+ “$warmer”
+ “$feeling closer to you”
+ “$softer”
+ “$deeper in you”
+ “$yes”
+ “$my breasts touching your chest”
+ “$i feel your lips moving”
+ “$talking”
+ “$my nipples against you”
+ “$i touch your breasts”
+ “$touch”
+ “$my breathing”
+ “$breathing”
+ “$into yours”
+ “$my head in between them”
+ “$kissing”
+ “$feeling your waist”
+ “$your nipples”
+ “$your thighs”
+ “$feeling you back”
+ “$your neck”
+ “$your legs”
+ “$we are disembodied arms and mouths ”
+ “$all the way down to your toes”
+ “$a mass of skin”
+ “$i’m fast”
+ “$i am on your mouth”
+ “$and then on your knee”
+ “$your ankles”
+ “$your ear”
+ “$your right nipple”
+ “$your behind”
+ “$your belly”
+ “$your left nipple”
+ “$your toes”
+ “$writhing together”
+ “$your eyes”
+ “$humming again”
+ “$mmmmmmm sigh”
+ “$singing your body”
+ “$with my breathing”
+ “$your body humming a song for me”
+ “$i can no longer see”
+ “$just feel”
+ “$full”
+ “$of you”
+ “$you filling me”
+ “$i am inside of you”
+ “$oh yes”
+ “$close”

/=========================================================HTML

aurieasHeart = ‘<CENTER><IMG src=”gr/heart.gif” ALT=”bestillmybeatingheart” WIDTH=”297″ HEIGHT=”434″ BORDER=”0″>’
+ ‘<EMBED src=”./movies/heart.swf” WIDTH=20 HEIGHT=20 SWLIVECONNECT=”true” BGCOLOR=”#000000″ NAME=”heartM”></CENTER>’

thisHTML = ”
//dMakeDiv(thisHTML,thisName,thisX,thisY,thisW,thisH,thisColor,thisTile,thisZ,clipL,clipT,clipR,clipB,thisClassN,thisVisibility,thisExtra,thisMethod)

thisHTML += dMakeSimpleDiv(aurieasHeart,’aurieasHeartL’,0,0,’100%’,500,’none’,’none’,’visible’,’get’)

for ( i = 0 ; i < words.length ; i++ )
{
thisHTML += dMakeSimpleDiv(words[i],’wordL’ + i,halfW-rand(50),halfH-rand(50),140,20,’none’,’none’,’hidden’,’get’)
};

document.write(thisHTML);

//=========================================================FUNCTIONS

function startMove()
{
floatWords(0,Math.round(words.length/4));
setTimeout(“floatWords(Math.round(words.length/4),Math.round(words.length/2));”,5000);
setTimeout(“floatWords(Math.round(words.length/2),Math.round(words.length/4*3));”,10000);
setTimeout(“floatWords(Math.round(words.length/4*3),Math.round(words.length));”,15000);
};

function floatWords(startNumber,endNumber)
{
for ( i = startNumber ; i < endNumber ; i++ ) { floatWord(i); };
};

function rePos(thisNumber)
{
dMove(‘wordL’+thisNumber,’document.’,halfW-rand(50),halfH-rand(50));
floatWord(thisNumber);
};
function floatWord(thisNumber)
{
var randTime = (rand(15) + 5 )*1000;
var thisRand = rand(4);
if ( thisRand == 1 ) { dMoveStraight(‘wordL’+thisNumber,’document.’,-100-rand(100),rand(stageH),randTime,’wordVal’+thisNumber,’rePos(‘ + thisNumber + ‘);’,”); }
else if ( thisRand == 2 ) { dMoveStraight(‘wordL’+thisNumber,’document.’,rand(stageW),-20-rand(100),randTime,’wordVal’+thisNumber,”,”); }
else if ( thisRand == 3 ) { dMoveStraight(‘wordL’+thisNumber,’document.’,stageW + rand(100),rand(stageH),randTime,’wordVal’+thisNumber,’rePos(‘ + thisNumber + ‘);’,”); }
else if ( thisRand == 4 ) { dMoveStraight(‘wordL’+thisNumber,’document.’,rand(stageW),stageH + rand(100),randTime,’wordVal’+thisNumber,”,”); }
if ( rand(4) == 1 ) { dShow(‘wordL’+thisNumber,’document.’,’visible’); };
};
//=========================================================EVENTE CAPTURING
function mDown(e) {};
function mUp(e) {};

function mMove(e)
{

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Auriea Harvey & Michael Samyn

Auriea Harvey is Entropy8 and Michael Samyn is Zuper. This couple is known by their work together Entropy8Zuper! Their work has been featured by Ada’web, the San Franciso Museum Of Modern Art, the Korea Web Art Festival, the New York Digital Salon, Opera Totale, Walker Art Center, etcetera. It has received numerous awards like the SFMOMA Prize for Excellence in Online Art, a Cyber Lion at the Cannes International Advertising Festival, several Webby awards and Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship nominations. In 2002, Harvey and Samyn founded Tale of Tales. They moved their focus away from web based projects towards interactive 3D environments. “Now they develop – with the support of the VAF in Brussels – a prototype and demo for “8” a video game based on the fairy tale of
Sleeping Beauty.