_ InsertSilence

Founded in 2001, Insertsilence is a common identity/brand that Amit Pitaru and James Paterson share when working together. More concretely, Insertsilence is a website, an artists collective, a production team, and a friendship.

Between these two, Insertsilence have exhibited in London, NYC, San Francisco, Barcelona, Paris, Seoul, Amsterdam and Milan. Their work has been recognized by such magazines as Zoo Quarterly, Surface, Dazed & Confused, Creative Review, Shift, Create Online, Impress Korea, PDN / PIX, and RES, among others.

They have done commissioned work for the likes of Bjork, Playstation2, Nike, Diesel, Burton, Buck 65 and Mick Jagger. They have also taken part in exhibitions at the Design Museum in London, and the Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art.

_ Amit Pitaru

Amit Pitaru (b.1974) writes software to facilitate his work and research in the fields of audio-visual art, music, print and interaction design. Pitaru has exhibited and performed concerts in Europe, Asia, and America. As an educator, Pitaru develops curriculums that focus on the coupling of computation-design and creative thought process. He currently teaches at Pratt Institute and New York University's ITP. Born in Jerusalem, Pitaru currently resides in New York with his wife Makiko.

_ Pitaru.com
Founded in 1998, pitaru.com is a changing environment, that reflects Amit's current work and ideas. It currently holds a selection of personal works.

_ James Paterson

James Paterson is a visual artist who also works as an illustrator, broadcast & web designer. Paterson's synthesis of drawing, animation and programming has attracted the attention of a variety of galleries and clients worldwide. His work exists online at two primary sites: Presstube.com (his personal space) and InsertSilence.com (shared with Amit Pitaru). James was born in London, England in 1980 and currently lives in Montreal, Canada.

_ Presstube.com
Founded in 1999 with Robbie Cameron and Eric Jensen, Presstube began as a showcase for printmaking. It now serves a creative playground where James posts the majority of his solo projects.

_ Halfempty.com
Founded in 1998 by Martin Spellerberg, Emily Mets, and James Paterson, Halfempty is a creative collective with its physical roots set in Toronto. It is the home of James' earliest online work: Sunday, and jamespatersonarchive.

_ Exhibitions - Shows - Performances

_ ICA, "Forget Me Not and Other Stories"
_ London, 2003, 13 Feb - 15 Mar

_ Seoul Museum or Art, "Seoul International Media Art Biennale"
_ Seoul, 2002, 26 Sept - 24 Nov

_ Design Museum, "Web Wizards"
_ London, 30 Nov 2001 - 21 April 2002

_ Entropy, Brooklyn, 2002

_ Flash Forward, Amsterdam, 2002
_ Flash Forward, NYC, 2001
_ Flash Forward, San Francisco, 2001

_ Crackow Film Festival, 2002

_ OFFF, Barcelona, 2003
_ OFFF, Barcelona, 2002
_ OFFF, Barcelona, 2001

_ Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, 2003

_ Design is Kinky: Semi-Permanent, Sydney, 2003

_ Online Publications (selected)

_ 'Beauty.refresh(): A Glimpse Inside the Flash Art Scene'
_ 2001, Written by Colin Moock

_ Design Museum : Amit Pitaru Interview
_ 2002

_ Design Museum : James Paterson Interview
_ 2002

_ Designiskinky.net : James Paterson Profile
_ 2002

_ Physical Publications (selected)

_ Creative Review
_ UK, 2003/3, pgs #10, #50

_ Creative Review
_ UK, 2002/12, pg # 62

_ E-Project
_ TAIWAN, 2002, pgs # 253-260

_ The Web Design Annual 2003
_ JAPAN , 2002, pg # 339

_ ZOO Quarterly #12
_ UK, 2002, pgs # 74-79 + DVD

_ CODEX 3 CD-Rom : Narrative Exploration Beyond the Book
_ USA, 2002 (The home of 'configuration 1')

_ Design Is Kinky: Permanent
_ AUSTRALIA, 2002, pgs # 66-71

_ PDN/PIX
_ USA, 2002, issue #3, pg # 29
_ USA, 2001, ussie #3, pg # 14
_ USA, 2000, issue #10, pgs # 48-55

_ Surface
_ USA, 2001 Issue 31, Pgs # 192-194

_ Faesthetic
_ USA, 2002/2, pgs # 13-14

_ Shift
_ CANADA, 2002/11, pg # 42
_ CANADA, 2001/11, pg # 74
_ CANADA, 2001/2, pg # 51

_ Creativebase
_ UK, 2001, issue #6, pg # 16

_ Dazed& Confused
_ UK, 2000, issue#6, pg # 43

_ RES
_ USA, 1998, vol1 # 4, pg # 17

_ Awards & Juries

_ Flash Film Festival 2001: Art Award
_ Flash Film Festival 2001: Motion Graphics Award
_ Flash Film Festival 2002: Art Award

_ Sundance Online Nomination, 2003: For 'Delight'

_ Juno Nomination, 2003: Best Album Cover for Buck 65's 'SQUARE' album

_ PDN Annual 2002, Member of Jury Panel

_ Flash Festival En France 2002, Member of Jury Panel

_ Flash Film Festival 2000 / 2001, Member of Jury Panel