Archives for the ‘chronology’ Category

Group exhibition, Berlin/Germany
After the Project is Before the Project is

“The formulation of diverse projects has now become the major preoccupation of contemporary man. These days, whatever endeavor one sets out to pursue in the economic, political or cultural field, one first has to formulate a fitting project in order to apply for official approval or funding of the project from one or several public […]

Gruppenausstellung, Berlin/Deutschland:
Nach dem Projekt ist vor dem Projekt ist

“Die Formulierung unterschiedlicher Projekte zählt zu den Hauptbeschäftigungen des heutigen Menschen. Was auch immer man heutzutage im wirtschaftlichen, politischen oder kulturellen Bereich unternehmen will, man muß zunächst einmal ein entsprechendes Projekt formulieren, um dann bei einer oder mehreren zuständigen Behörden einen Antrag auf Bewilligung oder Finanzierung dieses Projekts zu stellen.” Beginn des Projekts. Idee – […]

Ausstellung, Publikation und Edition, Wien/Österreich:
WITH TEXTS ABOUT ARTWORKS BY (Arbeit in Auslage)

WITH TEXTS ABOUT ARTWORKS BY ist die vierte und letzte Veranstaltung einer dem Thema “Wiederholung” gewidmeten Ausstellungsserie. Im wöchentlich wechselnden Rhythmus werden insgesamt 26 Plakate im öffentlichen Raum des zweiten Wiener Gemeindebezirks präsentiert. Die auf sechs Schaufenster verteilten Textplakate werfen gleichermaßen einen Rückblick auf die vergangenen von CONT3XT.NET organisierten Ausstellungen als sie deren zugrunde liegende […]

Exhibition, publication and edition, Vienna/Austria:
WITH TEXTS ABOUT ARTWORKS BY (Arbeit in Auslage)

WITH TEXTS ABOUT ARTWORKS BY is the fourth and final event in a series of exhibitions dealing with the topic of “iteration”. Arranged as a timebased and weekly changing exhibition of 26 posters in the public sphere of Vienna’s second district, the project makes use of shopping windows to take a look back at—and equally—to […]

Gruppenausstellung, Wien/Österreich:
Tja, im Loop kommt man weiter. (Wiederholung III, Fortschritt)

Fortschrittsdenken und das menschliche Streben nach dem Besseren, Wahreren und Schöneren sind unmittelbar an die Neuheit und Einzigartigkeit von Produkten, Services und Ideen gekoppelt. Dem entgegengesetzt steht die Erkenntnis der vergangenen Jahrzehnte über nicht eingelöste gesellschaftliche Utopien. Diese widersprüchlichen Tendenzen führen in allen Lebensbereichen unweigerlich zum Innehalten, zu Anpassung und Neuorientierung – kurz, zum destabilisierenden […]

Gruppenausstellung, Wien/Österreich:
Lebenslanges Lernen (Wiederholung II, Wissen)

Bildung, Erziehung oder einfach nur Lernen – der Erwerb und die Weitergabe von Wissen werden stets auf verschiedenen Ebenen durch Macht strukturiert. Einerseits wirkt diese mittels Ein- und Ausschlussmechanismen direkt auf gelernte wie auf zu lernende Inhalte, andererseits wirken Machtverhältnisse auch auf die Art und Weise, wie Wissen vermittelt wird. Der Begriff “Lernen” ist in […]

Gruppenausstellung, Wien/Österreich:
Wiederholung I, Raum (In der Kubatur des Kabinetts)

Innerhalb des vergangenen Jahrzehnts hat sich das Fluc am Wiener Praterstern zu einem “architektonischen Blickfang, zu einem fluktuierenden, multifunktionalen, vielstimmigen, multimedialen Kulturort, an dem Kunst und Alltag, kulturelle Praxis und öffentlicher Raum täglich neu verhandelt werden“ (Armin Faymann) entwickelt. Die Bespielung der Räume sowie die Räume selbst sind von situativer Umgestaltung und wechselnden BenutzerInnen geprägt. […]

Group exhibition, Vienna/Austria:
Iteration I, Space (In der Kubatur des Kabinetts)

In the last decade the Fluc in Vienna’s Praterstern has developed into “an architectural eye-catcher, as a fluctuating, multifunctional, polyphonic multimedia culture venue where art and the everyday, cultural practice and public space is renegotiated from day to day” (Armin Faymann). The staging of the rooms as well as the rooms themselves is shaped by […]

Exhibition series, Vienna/Austria:
Experienced at Least Twice (Iteration I-III)

“A sign that genuinely remained only related to itself and thus totally in the category of firstness would in itself be a contradiction. Namely, if a first relates to itself, then this is conditional on a relation and therefore necessarily a second.” (1) Each sign exists in a time continuum between a preceding and a […]

Group exhibition, Vienna/Austria:
Lifelong Learning (Iteration II, Knowledge)

Education, upbringing or simply just learning—the acquisition and transmission of knowledge are always structured on a variety of levels by power. On the one hand, these have a direct effect on the contents already learned, and to be learned, by way of inclusion and exclusion mechanisms; on the other hand, the power relations also have […]

Group exhibition, Vienna/Austria:
Well, Being In The Loop Gets You Ahead. (Iteration III, Progress)

Progressive thinking and the human striving for something better, truer and more beautiful are directly coupled with the newness and uniqueness of products, services and ideas. Against this is the recognition of previous decades of unredeemed social utopias. These contradictory tendencies inevitably lead in all areas of life to pausing, adjustment and reorientation—in short, to […]

Ausstellungsserie, Wien/Österrich:
Mindestens zweimal erlebt (Wiederholung I-III)

“Ein genuin nur auf sich selbst bezogenes und somit gänzlich in der Kategorie der Erstheit verbleibendes Zeichen wäre ein Widerspruch in sich. Wenn sich nämlich ein Erstes auf sich selbst bezieht, setzt schon dieses Beziehen eine Relation und somit notwendigerweise ein Zweites voraus.”(1) Jedes Zeichen befindet sich in einem zeitlichen Kontinuum zwischen einem vorausgehenden und […]

Book launch, Vienna/Austria:
Content | Form | Im-material—Five Years of CONT3XT.NET

Why is it still easier to get an entire museum collection on the Internet than to get a single work of Internet-based Art in a museum space? As with the nature of this question, both aspects have to be taken into account: the field of Internet-based Art with its characteristics and proponents, as well as […]

Group exhibition, Venice/Italy:
The Invisible Pavilion — Venice Biennial 2011

Nothing but the total number of pixels is constitutive for the composition of a digital image; nothing but the resolution and the sampling rate amount to its quality; nothing but the memorized information is responsible for the perception of a piece of reality arranged according to the rigid structures of a two-dimensional grid. Even though […]

Re:Interview #017:
Art, New Media and the Curatorial | Sarah Cook

The book Rethinking Curating: Art after New Media was published in March 2010 by MIT Press and immediately became a standard work about current developments in the field of curating new media art. It explores the characteristics distinctive to new media art, including its immateriality and its questioning of time and space, and relates them […]

Re:Interview #016:
Stories Without Boundaries But Full of Lies | Les Liens Invisibles

Les Liens Invisibles is an imaginary, Italy-based artists’ duo comprising Clemente Pestelli and Gionatan Quintini. Their work is an eclectic recombination of pop net culture, reverse-engineering techniques, social media subvertising and any other kind of media re-appropriation. Since 2007 Les Liens Invisibles have been infiltrating the global communication networks in order to join and expand […]

Re:Interview #015:
Ever-Changing Chains of Work | Constant Dullaart

For Constant Dullaart the Internet serves as a medium as well as a subject of artistic production. His main strategy is the exploration of the multifaceted languages of contemporary images circulating on the Internet and their re-contextualisation as found material in a medium of its own. With his artworks, the Amsterdam- and Berlin-based artist digs […]

Lecture series, Vienna/Austria:
About Public Actions and Aesthetic Journeys — Photography and the Internet

The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own. —Susan Sontag Digital images can be transferred from one computer to the other in real-time, they are available anytime and anywhere—they are interconnective. Photos the existence of which is not yet founded on zeroes and ones will be digitalized with […]

Vortragsreihe, Wien/Österreich:
Von öffentlichen Handlungen und ästhetischen Reisen — Fotografie und das Internet

In der Regel aber macht die Kamera jedermann zum Touristen in anderer Leute Realität und unter Umständen auch in seiner eigenen. —Susan Sontag  Digitale Bilder können in Echtzeit von einem zum anderen Computer übertragen werden, sie sind jederzeit und allerorts abrufbar – sie sind interkonnektiv. Jene Fotografien, deren Existenz noch nicht in Nullen und Einsen […]

Re:Interview #014:
The ‘One Idea, One Result’ Method | Jan Robert Leegte

Between reality and illusion, between abstraction and the ornament, between the virtual and the real, between architecture and art—the main focus in Jan Robert Leegte’s artworks are the spaces inbetween. The Amsterdam-based artist continuously deconstructs the experience of architecture and sculpture by questioning the perception of space and material which is alternately brought into relation […]

Group exhibition, Vienna/Austria:
Display Praterstern — An Idea Of Community

Vienna-based artists and art initiatives, all of them located in the second city district, were invited to develop posters for the public realm of Bahnhof Praterstern, one of the most frequented and fluid areas in town. The topic of this collaborative event is Display Praterstern — An Idea Of Community and—according to the organisers of […]

Group exhibition, Velika Gorica/Croatia:
White, Yellow, Blue, and Black, one Coincidence, and one Object.

Then even your Abstract Paintings should convey a content? /// Yes. /// They’re not the negation of content, not simply the facticity of painting, not an ironic paraphrase of contemporary expressionism? /// No. /// Not a perversion of gestural abstraction? Not ironic? /// Never! What sort of things are you asking?—Gerhard Richter in conversation with […]

Gruppenausstellung, Velika Gorica/Kroatien:
Weiß, Gelb, Blau und Schwarz, ein Zufall und ein Objekt.

Also auch die Abstrakten Bilder sollen einen Inhalt transportieren? /// Ja. /// Sie sind nicht Negation von Inhalt, nicht Faktizität der Malerei, keine ironische Paraphrase auf Gegenwartsexpressionismus? /// Nein. /// Keine gestische Abstraktion? Keine Ironie? /// Nie! Was fragst du da für Sachen? — Gerhard Richter im Interview mit Benjamin Buchloh Reduktion in Struktur, Material […]

Group exhibition, Graz/Austria:
Untitled (The Author Entitles Texts By Experimenting With Art.)

The dominant components of the art reception are now the continuum of the artist’s mug, the integration into the world of celebrity, the calculation of capacity and municipal marketing of the institutions, the pop- and soap connection and the child-oriented cooperative interactivity.—Diedrich Diederichsen Pseudonyms, avatars and artificial characters—incognito and bodiless, authors appear transiently on blogs […]

Gruppenausstellung, Graz/Österreich:
ohne Titel (Der/die AutorIn tituliert Texte durch eine versuchsweise Kunst.)

Die dominanten Module der Kunstrezeption sind nun das Kontinuum der Künstlerfresse, die Eingliederung in die Celebrity-Welt, das Kalkül von Auslastung und Stadtmarketing der Institutionen, der Pop- und Soap-Anschluss und die kindgerechte Mitspiel-Interaktivität. — Diedrich Diederichsen Pseudonyme, Avatare und Kunstfiguren – Inkognito und körperlos-flüchtig präsentieren sich AutorInnen in Blogs und Online-Foren und nutzen diese als Schlupfwinkel […]

Re:Interview #012:
From Where and to Whom is a Text Speaking? | Stefan Nowotny

As early as the start of the 1920s, in his essay The Task of the Translator, [1] Walter Benjamin was already objecting to the binary nature of traditional translation methods and was promoting the idea of the transparency between an original and its translation. With the rejection of the idea of an original, Walter Benjamin […]

Re:Interview #012:
Woher und wohin spricht ein Text? | Stefan Nowotny

Bereits in den frühen 1920er Jahren wandte sich Walter Benjamin in seinem Aufsatz Die Aufgabe des Übersetzers [1] gegen den Binarismus traditioneller Übersetzungsmethoden und forcierte die Idee von Transparenz zwischen einem Original und seinem Translat. Mit der Absage an die Idee eines Originals nahm Walter Benjamin früh vorweg, was sich rund 60 Jahre später zu […]

Group exhibition, Vienna/Austria:
Übersetzung ist eine Form. | Translation is a mode.

Just as a tangent touches a circle lightly and at but one point, with this touch rather than with the point setting the law according to which it is to continue on its straight path to infinity, a translation touches the original lightly and only at the infinitely small point of the sense, thereupon pursuing […]

Gruppenausstellung, Wien/Österreich:
Übersetzung ist eine Form. | Translation is a mode.

Wie die Tangente den Kreis flüchtig und nur in einem Punkte berührt und wie ihr wohl diese Berührung, nicht aber der Punkt, das Gesetz vorschreibt, nach dem sie weiter ins Unendliche ihre gerade Bahn zieht, so berührt die Übersetzung flüchtig und nur in dem unendlich kleinen Punkte des Sinnes das Original, um nach dem Gesetze […]

Gruppenausstellung, Innsbruck/Österreich:
Quasi dasselbe…? Diskurse mit poetischer Funktion

…bis an die Grenze zur gelungenen Nachdichtung, die so genial ist, daß man vom quasi selben zu etwas anderem übergeht, zu etwas Neuem, das dem Original nur noch gleichsam moralisch verpflichtet ist. — Umberto Eco Varianten und Versionen sind zentrale Bestandteile einer globalisierten und immer schnelllebigeren Alltagskultur. Produkte und Dienstleistungen – insbesondere aus dem Bereich […]

Group exhibition, Innsbruck/Austria:
In Other Words…? Discoures with Poetic Function

…on the edge of successful adaptation that is so ingenious that one goes from almost the same to something else, to something new, which is only morally obligated to the original.—Umberto Eco Variations and versions are central components of a globalized and constantly faster-paced everyday culture. Only a short time after their introduction, products and […]

One night art event, Berlin/Germany:
Curating YouTube — 3 Hours in 1 Second, or: What can I say with just one playlist?

Starting point for the project Curating YouTube is the artwork “Many Coloured Objects Places Side By Side To Form a Row of Many Coloured Objects” (1982) by Lawrence Weiner which according to the organisers describes the nowadays situation as it did around 30 years ago. The closed space of the museum, the White Cube, resisted […]

Performance lecture, Kingston Upon Thames/UK:
Writing Exhibitions, 7.9 Cubic Metres

Writing Exhibitions was a two day event at the Stanley Picker Gallery in Kingston-Upon-Thames, on November 28 2009, exploring connections of language and exhibition making. The event was the concluding part of Guess Work Guest Work, an exhibition by David Berridge and Compulsive Holding (Hyun Jin Cho and David Johnson). For its final weekend, the […]

Open Space—Centre for Art Projects, Vienna:
Material Consciousness — On the Project Folded-In

According to the hype of recent years, there are no more boundaries in the second generation of the World Wide Web: the public production of knowledge, global cooperation and translocal communication are flourishing and expanding in the form of networks in all directions. The utopias of freedom, inspired by the new medium and developed from […]

Open Space—Zentrum für Kunstprojekte, Wien:
Materialbewusstsein — Zum Projekt Folded-In

Glaubt man dem Hype der vergangenen Jahre, so gibt es im World Wide Web der zweiten Generation keine Grenzen mehr: Öffentliche Wissensproduktion, globale Zusammenarbeit und translokale Kommunikation florieren und dehnen sich in Form von Netzwerken in alle Richtungen hin aus. Die bereits zu Beginn des World Wide Webs entworfenen Utopien von Freiheit durch das Neue […]

AND-Festival, Liverpool/UK:
Manifestierungen von Hier und Jetzt | Echtzeit im Ausstellungsraum

… als Moment in einem Kontinuum, als Dauer von Vorgängen, als Folge von Ereignissen: entlang der Spuren, die das Phänomen Zeit auf ihrem Weg von der Vergangenheit in die Zukunft hinterlässt, kann es in der Gegenwart nicht ohne das Phänomen Raum betrachtet werden. Wurde die Zeit lange als “Gebiete des Dichters” [1] und der Raum […]

AND-Festival, Liverpool/UK:
Manifestations of Here and Now | Realtime in the Exhibition Space

… as a moment in a continuum, as a continuity of a procedure, as a sequence of events: in the present the phenomenon of time – leaving traces on its way from the past to the future – can’t be considered without reflecting upon the phenomenon of space. If for a long period, time was […]

Re:Interview #011:
There’s More Than One Way To Do Microcodes | Pall Thayer

“My medium is the code. (…) The viewer’s medium can be something else.” (1) As simple as Pall Thayer’s statement is, as strict is its execution within the series of so called Microcodes the Reykjavik-based artist started to develop in early 2009. Each Microcode is a fully contained work of art, the conceptual meaning of […]

Re:Interview #010:
Writing about Zeros and Ones | Josephine Bosma

At the 3rd Inclusiva-Net Meeting in Buenos Aires in March 2009, the Amsterdam-based writer and critic Josephine Bosma presented the synopsis of her activities as a Net Art critic during the past fifteen years. In her lecture entitled “Radical Diversity – The Confluence of Art and the Internet” she propagated a strongly interdisciplinary approach to […]

Re:Interview #010:
Escribir sobre Zeros y Unos | Josephine Bosma

En la tercera Net Meeting Inclusiva en Buenos Aires, en marzo de 2009, Josephine Bosma, escritora y crítica de arte radicada en Ámsterdam, presentó una sinopsis de sus actividades como crítica de net.art durante los últimos 15 años. En su conferencia titulada ‘Diversidad radical: Confluencia del arte y de Internet’, postuló un enfoque marcadamente interdisciplinario […]

Ausstellung & Kunstsalon, Wien/Österreich:
Im Prinzip, zeitbasiert — In der Kubatur des Kabinetts

Die Ausstellung Im Prinzip, zeitbasiert im Clubraum des Wiener Lokals Fluc präsentiert drei Künstler, deren Handlungsfelder in den Bereichen Film/Video, bildende Kunst und Literatur unmittelbar mit dem Prinzip Zeit verflochten sind. Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Michael Kargl und Jörg Piringer verbinden in ihren Arbeiten Fragestellungen über Material und Form mit der diskursiven Dimension zeitgenössischer Medienkunst. Entlang […]

Exhibition and art event, Vienna/Austria:
Timebased, In Principle — In der Kubatur des Kabinetts

The exhibition Timebased, in Principle in the Viennese club Fluc presents three artists whose practice in the fields of film/video, visual arts and literature is immediately interwoven with the principle of time. Without remaining on a formalistic level Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Michael Kargl and Jörg Piringer combine questions of material and form with the discursive dimensions […]

Re:Interview #009:
Who/We Are the Spies?! | Daphne Dragona

“Tagging”, “posting”, “sharing”, “commenting”, “rating” and … once again, the other way around: affective and opinion-driven practices of exchange seem to be essential key issues for the everyday behaviour on the so called Social Web. But, what happens with us, the users of commercially hosted platforms, when we share our experiences and comment on opinions […]

3rd Inclusiva-Net Meeting:
Trans.Form.Work | Arte Basado en Internet en el Espacio Real

“Translation is a mode.” (Walter Benjamin) — ¿Por qué sigue siendo más fácil encontrar la colección completa de un museo en Internet que dar con una sola obra de net.art en las salas de un museo? De acuerdo con la naturaleza de esta pregunta, han de tenerse en cuenta dos aspectos: el terreno del arte […]

3rd Inclusiva-Net Meeting:
Trans.Form.Work | Internet-based Art in the Real Space

“Translation is a mode.” (Walter Benjamin) — Why is it still easier to get an entire museum collection on the Internet than to get a single work of Internet-based Art in a museum space? As with the nature of this question, both aspects have to be taken into account: the field of Internet-based Art with […]

Re:Interview #008:
A Practice Without Discipline | Networked Cultures

In 2005 Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer initiated the Networked Cultures project, a research platform on the potential of translocally networked spatial practices. Interviews, exhibitions, films and presentations are the many forms they collaborate on architecture, art and theory projects and investigate urban network processes, spaces of geocultural crises, and forms of cultural participation and […]

Springerin Band XIV | Heft 4:
A Matter of Translation | Webcra.sh/2800

“Just as a tangent touches a circle lightly and at but one point, with this touch rather than with the point setting the law according to which it is to continue on its straight path to infinity, a translation touches the original lightly and only at the infinitely small point of the sense, thereupon pursuing […]

Curating, Communication & Open Source:
Interference — New Media Space | Forum #003

The Internet — on the one hand — blended seamlessly into our life. Internet Art — on the other hand — stayed separated from the “art scene”. What causes this separation? As often stated by people working in this area it is first and foremost the “classical art field” that is unwilling to look over […]

Curating, Communication & Open Source:
Interference — Real Space Exhibitions | Forum #002

The context in which new media art is shown is important: Be it festivals or DIY/hacker-labs, what they have in common is to give those forms of art a truly “avant-garde” aura that maybe had it’s time but is now obsolete. New Media Art is an art form as is painting, sculpting etc. and deserves […]

Curating, Communication & Open Source:
Interference — Defining Contexts | Forum #001

What does “Open Source” mean? It is a term derived from programming where programs are not only distributed as executables but also with respecting source code. The idea behind this is that everyone who understands the respective programming language is able to find errors, make improvements and develop a better version of the program for […]

Curating, Communication & Open Source:
Interference | Edited Forum

FORUM #003 New Media Space The Internet — on the one hand — blended seamlessly into our life. Internet Art — on the other hand — stayed separated from the “art scene”. What causes this separation? As often stated by people working in this area it is first and foremost the “classical art field” that […]

(New) Media Art in Museums:
Curediting | Kontekstualizacija Internetsje umjetnosti

0. Tekst Curediting – kontekstualizacija internetske umjetnosti promislja uvjete izlaganja i arhiviranja internetske umjetnosti u realnom prostoru. Iz motrista kustosa pretpostavlja da je “posao kustosa prijenos u drugi medij”, a “prijenos je postupak”, pa pokusava stopiti ideje “pohrane” i “uredenja”. Imajuci na umu da sa svakim novim radom internetske umjetnosti valja raspravljati o novim prezentacijskim […]

(New) Media Art in Museums:
Curediting | Contextualising Internet-based Art

0. The essay Curediting — Contextualising Internet-based Art reflects on the conditions of exhibiting and archiving Internet-based Art in the real space. From the viewpoint of the curator it assumes that “curating is translation” and “translation is a mode” and tries to merge the concepts of “curating” and “editing”. Bearing in mind that with each […]

Solo exhibition, Copenhagen/Denmark:
Phenomena of Interference — Michael Kargl

Interferences are sources of mistakes, if imagined within the microcosm of the mutual influence of language. However, the focal point of the exhibition series interference by the media artist Michael Kargl, who lives in Vienna, is not the disturbance, but that space of transition, where these interferences appear and which they constitute themselves at the […]

#11 Vague Terrain:
Curediting — Translational Online Work

“‘What is a curator?’ It is a question that doesn’t make sense, because the curator is not something; the curator does something.” (1) Cultural production and meta-discursive activities on the Internet have been expanded to use the online medium as exhibition space, distribution platform and social aggregator. Accordingly its practitioners have been characterised as context […]

#11 Vague Terrain:
Edited discussion list theme | Curator as Editor, Translator or God?

Even something as basic and established as an online discussion list can present a slew of decisions concerning control and reception that could be described as editorial or curatorial. To moderate or not to moderate, and how? Digest or individual posts? How to deal with domineering members? How open or directive to be in debate? […]

Group exhibition, Ljubljana and Ribnica/Slovenia:
You Own Me Now Until You Forget About Me.

Language operates between literal and metaphorical signification. The power of a word lies in the very inadequacy of the context it is placed, in the unresolved or partially resolved tension of disparates. A word fixed or a statement isolated without any decorative or ‘cubist’ visual format, becomes a perception of similarity in dissimilars—in short a […]

Appropriation Practice:
Digital Quotations — Art After The Artist

“Art is about the production of singularities” (1) and the Internet is a huge repository of artistic material: texts, sounds, and (moving) images. So what is more obvious than to use theses fundamentals to produce singularities again? The times when the artist was understood to be a “creator” and a “genius”, to be someone who […]

Appropriation Practice:
Citas digitales — arte después del artista

“El arte trata de la producción de singularidades”(1) e Internet es un enorme almacén de material artístico: texto, sonido y animaciones. Así que, ¿qué hay más evidente que utilizar estos fundamentos para producir singularidades otra vez? Los tiempos en los que el artista se entendía como “creador” y “genio”, como alguien que creaba algo “nuevo” […]

Re:Interview #007:
Technological Mimesis | Marius Watz

Colourful explosions of organic forms, visual structures that can only be percieved when the spectator allows herself to enter the flow of contemplative effects one has got viewing the artworks: generative practices have first been developed at the intersection of scientific and artistic settings to research visual patterns and form. Nowadays generative systems are used […]

Curating Media/Net/Art:
Circulating Contexts — Mailinglist #003

[CC] (3) facing participation / the lack of collaboration Carlos Katastrofsky carlos.katastrofsky at cont3xt.net Fri Jul 6 12:18:40 CEST 2007 Not everyone is always participating in everything. Curators “whose practice includes facilitating events, screenplayings, temporary discursive situations, writing/publishing, symposia, conferences, talks, research, the creation of open archives, and mailing lists” (1), need to know about […]

Curating Media/Net/Art:
Circulating Contexts — Mailinglist #002

[CC] 2 virtual/real representations in real/virtual spaces Franz Thalmair franz.thalmair at cont3xt.net Sun Jun 17 10:04:29 CEST 2007 It is easier to get an entire museum-collection on the Internet than to get a single exhibition of Internet Art in a museum-space. Provided that there is a computer with Internet-access, Net Art can be viewed at […]

Curating Media/Net/Art:
Circulating Contexts — Mailinglist #001

[CC] visualising work.flows and (filtering)processes Franz Thalmair franz.thalmair at cont3xt.net Fri Jun 1 21:57:41 CEST 2007 Curating on the Internet is a working process that wants to be visualised in the same way as the processes frequently hidden behind Internet-based Art. The curator, “who does not want to get ‘inside’ or ‘outside’ the system, but […]

Curating Media/Net/Art:
Circulating Contexts | Edited Mailinglist

Edited Mailinglist #003 Facing Participation | The Lack of Collaboration Not everyone is always participating in everything. Curators “whose practice includes facilitating events, screenplayings, temporary discursive situations, writing/publishing, symposia, conferences, talks, research, the creation of open archives, and mailing lists”, need to know about how to activate and motivate a potential audience for collaboration. However, […]

Curating Media/Net/Art:
Theories and Resources — Curating Bibliography

Arns, Inke / Lillemose, Jacob (2005): It’s Contemporary Art, Stupid Art-Place-Technology Symposium (2006): I Organise Stuff therefore I Am Art-Place-Technology Symposium (2006): Curator is a Title you Earn, not Take Art-Place-Technology Symposium (2006): The Museum and the Digital Archive Art-Place-Technology Symposium (2006): Who is Collecting New Media Art? Ayers, Robert (2007): Code in a Box […]

Curating Media/Net/Art:
Theories and Resources — Curating Organisations

ARS Electronica ARCHIVE Ars Electronica possesses one of the world’s most extensive archives of Digital Media Art from throughout the last 25 years. It consists of the Catalogue Archive and material documenting the Ars Electronica Festival (from 1979), the Archive of the Prix Ars Electronica (from 1987), material on Ars Electronica projects as well as […]

Curating Media/Net/Art:
Extended Curatorial Practices on the Internet

Curating Internet-based Art in a media of its own developed into a multifaceted communication process on content among users of all backgrounds and provenances. Net curators are deemed cultural context providers, meta artists, power users, filter feeders or simply proactive consumers. Curating (on) the Web, as termed it in 1998 already, not only creates a […]

Springerin Band XIII | Heft 3:
Net.Worked_Curating: Exhibiting on the Internet

Curating Internet-based art forms in the medium of the Internet has expanded to become a multi-layered communication process between users from a broad range of different backgrounds. Net curators are described as cultural context providers, meta-artists, power users, filter feeders or simply as proactive consumers. The activity that Steve Dietz, founder of New Media Initiatives […]

Re:Interview #006:
Indecisive Contexts | Mark E. Grimm

The Internet establishes its significance as artistic medium no longer in specialized communities but has become dispersed more and more into contexts commonly assigned to the “classical” art business. As a logical consequence the coherence of these structures is broken up and infiltrated. Traditional processes have been running along the line: Production of an object-contextualisation […]

Re:Interview #005:
Versatile m[c]o[mmunication]dality | Mary-Anne Breeze

mez, netwurker, data[h!]bleeder, ms post modemism, mezflesque.exe, ova.kill, net.w][ho][urker, Purrsonal Areah Netwurker, Phonet][r][ix … The pseudomyms of the Australian Internet artist Mary-Anne Breeze are as multifaceted and multilayered as is her artistic work. Since the beginning of the World Wide Web in the mid-1990ies she has developed her own language of artistic creation called mezangelle […]

Re:Interview #004:
Electronic Literature — Curating Ambiguity | Scott Rettberg

In autumn 2006 the Electronic Literature Organisation released the Electronic Literature Collection Volume One, including selected works in New Media forms such as Hypertext Fiction, Kinetic Poetry, generative and combinatory forms, Network Writing, Codework, 3D, and Narrative Animations. One of the main common characteristics of all Web-based literary products is that they often can be […]

Re:Interview #003:
Live Cinema — Language and Elements | Mia Makela

What is Live Cinema? Depending on how you set the boundaries, Live Cinema could be anything—from the visuals of the VJ in the club last night to sophisticated realtime performances based on complex interaction between musicians and visual artists at renowned festivals like Sónar in Barcelona. Generally it may be defined as a recently coined […]

Collaborative online exhibitions:
Tagallery — Meta/Collections of Meta/Data

The Tagallery is an experimental online exhibition space extending the idea of a tagged exhibition and transferring the main tasks of non-commercial exhibition-spaces to the discourse of an electronic data-space. The most basic method of generating a freely accessible, modular network of personal associations on the World Wide Web is to create a link and […]

Re:Interview #002:
The Big Book (C)rime | The Amazon Noir Crew

About one year after the release of Google Will Eat Itself the artists Paolo Cirio, Alessandro Ludovico, Hans Bernhard and Lizvlx (both UBERMORGEN.COM) foxed out Amazon, the second global Internet player. The results of the Media/Art-event called Amazon Noir — The Big Book Crime were presented on the 15th of November 2006. Amazon Noir can […]

Re:Interview #001:
Possibilities in Locative Media | Jeremy Hight

Locative Media—recently becoming more popular in Media Art discourses—has roots dating back to the dawn of history. Early myths like the Epic of Gilgamesh or more specific Homer’s Odyssee deal with issues of location and the recording of movement on earth’s surface. Developments since then include mediaeval cartography as well as the Situationist’s approach to […]