Erik Loyer is a media artist whose works explore synergies between narrative, music and interactivity. His award-winning The Lair of the Marrow Monkey received an Honorable Mention at the 1999 Prix Ars Electronica and was one of the first websites added to the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Subsequently, Loyer received a Rockefeller Film/Video/Multimedia Fellowship to develop Chroma, an episodic narrative about virtual racial identity told through voice-over, music and interactive graphics that won the Best Digital Creation award at the Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media. Loyer's work has been exhibited at venues including the American Museum of the Moving Image, the Taos Talking Pictures Festival, and the Electronic Language International Festival in Sao Paulo, and he has been commissioned by organizations including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Annenberg Center for Communication, and the MIT Press. An alumnus of new media pioneers Inscape and The Voyager Company, and a recent instructor in USC's Interactive Media Division, Loyer is currently a Creative Director for Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular, a new e-journal dedicated to opening academic scholarship to the full range of experimental new media practice.
The original marrowmonkey.com is no longer online, but it is at least partially accessible in the Internet Archive.
Every month from March 2001 to February 2006 an artist was invited to present their work in the form of a “Gate Page” on artport. Each of these pages functioned as a portal to the artist's own sites and projects.
Wherever necessary and possible, these works are made functional through emulation and reconstructions from the Internet Archive. Not all of them have been restored to their original state and their conservation is ongoing. You can also view the original Gate Pages archive to see how they were presented at the time of their creation.
See more on artport, the Whitney Museum's portal to Internet and new media art.