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Silicon Plateau Vol—1

Saturday, November 28th, 2015 | Posted by admin

As collaborative project with The Researchers at Work (RAW) programme at the Centre for Internet and Society and T.A.J. Residency & SKE Projects in Bangalore, last year we worked on Silicon Plateau Vol—1, a publishing project which began as a residency in Bangalore, also with the artist collective IOCOSE.

1 of 200 book covers, mad eunsing jpeg images from real estate promotional brochures found on the internet
1 of 200 book covers, made using jpeg images from real estate promotional brochures found on the internet.

Silicon Plateau Vol—1 is the first volume of a publishing series aimed at observing how the arts, technology and society intersect in the city of Bangalore. Guided by the belief in the importance of understanding technologies in their specificity rather than their universality, we wanted Silicon Plateau presents observations emerging from the personal experiences and perspectives of a variety of contemporary artists, writers and researchers, national and international, who either live in or have spent a period of time in the city, or have just crossed paths with its communities.

Silicon Plateau Vol–1 revolves around representations of the city of Bangalore. For this volume, our interest focused on how such representations are currently manifested in space, the way they are disseminated in the public domain in the form of advertising and urban development planning, for example how they are connected to the lives of the city’s inhabitants.

Silicon Plateau Vol–1 features works by artists Abhishek Hazra, IOCOSE, Tara Kelton, Sunita Prasad, Sreshta Rit Premnath and Renuka Rajiv, urban studies scholars Achal Prabhala, , Anja Gollor & Mirko Merkel and Christoph Schäfer, and writer Anil Menon.

Silicon Plateau Vol—1 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License and you can dowload a PDF version of the book here.

 

Complementary exhibition sites workshop at Embassy Gallery

Sunday, February 16th, 2014 | Posted by admin

A presentation and workshop for  the event C I R C U L A R,  a participatory publishing project organised by Kirsty Hendry at Embassy Gallery in Edinburgh, Wednesday 19 February 2014,  12pm – 4pm

The workshop will explore, theoretically and practically, the degrees of complementarity between online and offline sites of display and distribution and the forms of presentation, engagement and circulation inherent in such way of working, artistically and curatorially. The focus of the workshop will be on the movements to and from the online gallery and the printed publication.

For more information go here.

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or-bits.com presents UN-PUBLISH: OUTSOURCED Part Two: Museum of Vestigial Desire

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 | Posted by admin

OUTSOURCED is a two-part exhibition project organised for Banner Repeater serial publication UN-PUBLISH*. Through presenting two consecutive solo projects by graphic designer/artist Tara Kelton (14 Sept – 13 Oct 2013) and co-director of Museum of Vestigial Desire, Prayas Abhinav (19 Oct – 17 Nov 2013), UN-PUBLISH: OUTSOURCED explores the notion of outsourcing in its relationship with the users’ cultures and logics emerging from communicating through web-based services and online platforms.

The Museum of Vestigial Desire, an online platform funded and co-directed by Prayas Abhinav and Alishan Shahibaug, will be a guest presence inhabiting different contexts of display and engagement – the project space at Banner Repeater, the UN-PUBLISH 2.05 publication and or-bits.com –, speculating upon a future age in which there might be “nothing to show, nothing to see and nothing to disclose”. The Museum will perform itself by enacting a new episode of browsing activity. While mantaining its original essence as a feed of text, it will invite the viewer to break with the current ever-morphing flux of visual material and instead to sit and read, to stop and listen, offering a reading experience of its published books, journals and videos.

The exhibition will launch on Friday 18 October 2013, 6–8:30pm with a performance on the idea of Self by the Museum co-director Prayas Abhinav at 7:30pm at Banner Repeater project space.

Museum of Vestigial Desire, Lens, 2013. Courtesy of Prayas Abhinav.

Museum of Vestigial Desire, Lens, 2013.
Courtesy of Prayas Abhinav.

During the exhibition, Prayas Abhinav will present a series of live talks on or-bits.com, from Saturday 19 October to Saturday 26 October 2013. Talks will take place at Banner Repeater project space and both the online audience and the gallery visitors will be able to engage with Abhinav.
Talks schedule:
Sat 19 October; 2pm: SOURCE
Sun 20 October; 2pm: CHANNEL
Tue 22 October; 10am: HOLOGRAM
Wed 23 Oct; 10am: ORIENTATION
Thu 24 Oct; 10am: IDENTIFIER
Fri 25 Oct; 2pm: PACKAGING
Sat 26 Oct; 2pm: DISTRIBUTION
on www.or-bits.com/outsourced.php and at Banner Repeater project space.

The exhibition will be open from 19 October to 17 November 2013.
For more details about the exhibition download the PR here and go to the Museum.

* UN-PUBLISH is a series of critical works published on paper which are determined by ideas of shifting time and labour relations which are intrinsic to Banner Repeater’s location and which focus on the co-evolution of humans and technology.

Banner Repeater
Platform 1, Hackney Downs Network Rail
Dalston Lane, London, E8 1LA
Opening times: 8 – 11 am, Tue to Thu; 6 – 8pm Fri; 12 – 6pm Sat and Sun

or-bits.com presents UN-PUBLISH: OUTSOURCED at Banner Repeater

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 | Posted by admin

or-bits.com presents UN-PUBLISH: OUTSOURCED at Banner Repeater with Tara Kelton, 14 September – 13 October 2013, PV 13 September 2013, 6pm to 9pm (coinciding with the Artists Books Weekend) and Prayas Abhinav of Museum of Vestigial Desire, 19 October – 17 October 2013, PV 18 October 2013, 6pm to 9pm

OUTSOURCED is a two-part exhibition project organised for Banner Repeater’s serial publication UN-PUBLISH.

Through presenting two consecutive solo projects by graphic designer/artist Tara Kelton and co-director of Museum of Vestigial Desire, Prayas Abhinav, UN-PUBLISH: OUTSOURCED explores the notion of outsourcing in its relationship with the users’ cultures and logics emerging from communicating through web-based services and online platforms.

Contributing to Banner Repeater’s: UN-PUBLISH serial publication, and in conjunction with the multiple modes of dissemination of artworks that Banner Repeater offers, such as free distribution of artists publications from the reading room and public space of Platform 1 at Hackney Downs rail station in London, Kelton and Abhinav have developed two new bodies of work to be experienced from different locations: at Banner Repeater project space, in the UN-PUBLISH publication 2.04 and 2.05 and at or-bits.com.

Part one:
KARIZMA by Tara Kelton
14 Sept – 13 Oct 2013; PV Friday 13 September 2013, 6 – 8:30pm
Opening in conjunction with the Artists Books Weekend.

Tara Kelton, Still Life 6, 2013; Still Lifes created by desktop publishing workers in Bangalore, India. Parameters given: create an 8" x 10" composition with 2 apples, 1 orange, 1 lemon, grapes, a plate, bowl, jug and glass.

Tara Kelton, Still Life 6, 2013; Still Lifes created by desktop publishing workers in Bangalore, India. Parameters given: create an 8″ x 10″ composition with 2 apples, 1 orange, 1 lemon, grapes, a plate, bowl, jug and glass.

Part two:
Museum of Vestigial Desire by its co-director Prayas Abhinav
19 Oct – 17 Nov 2013; PV Friday 18 October 2013, 6 – 8:30pm

Museum of Vestigial Desire, Lens, 2013

Museum of Vestigial Desire, Lens, 2013

<< In her film review of The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010), Zadie Smith despises Facebook’s normalcy as defined by its autistic computer-nerd founders. “Maybe the whole internet simply becomes like Facebook: falsely jolly, fake-friendly, self-promoting, sickly disingenuous.” Smith asks if we shouldn’t struggle against this pacification. “We were going to live online. It was going to be extraordinary. Yet, what kind of living is this? Step back from your Facebook Wall for a moment: Doesn’t it, suddenly, look a little ridiculous? ‘Your’ life in ‘this’ format?
Geert Lovink, Networks without a cause, 2011 Cambridge: Polity Press; p.41>>

More details about the project soon on or-bits.com and Banner Repeater website.

Where:
Banner Repeater
Platform 1, Hackney Downs railway station
Dalston Lane, London E8 1LA

> Forthcoming exhibition events at Banner Repeater:

Curators’ talk: or-bits.com and Banner Repeater in conversation
Sunday 6 October 2013, 2-3pm as part of Art Licks Weekend 2013
Ami Clarke of Banner Repeater and Marialaura Ghidini of or-bits.com will discuss the UN-PUBLISH programme and the development of this exhibition project.

Into Practice Book Sprint
Saturday 16 November 2013, 10am-5pm
Into Practice, a collective of UK-based artists, curators and researchers that exists to provide knowledge which facilitates practice, will organise a one-day Book Sprint exploring the themes of the exhibition with invited participants.

On the Upgrade – WYSIWYG + Book Launch events in June 2013

Thursday, May 30th, 2013 | Posted by admin

We are pleased to present On the Upgrade – WYSIWYG, a new or-bits.com publishing project.

On the Upgrade – WYSIWYG is a POD book, also distributed as a PDF, which includes artworks by Jamie Allen, Renee Carmichael, David Horvitz, IOCOSE, Michael Kargl, Sara Nunes Fernandes, Julia Tcharfas, Maria Theodoraki and Richard Sides along with interviews contextualising the artistic processes of the featured artists.

On the Upgrade – WYSIWYG
is a book exhibition, or an exhibition in a book. It is a new configuration of selected material that was firstly presented online or for web broadcast and operates as an artistic, curatorial and design re-alignment of material originally compiled for online consumption for the book interface. The starting point of this project was that of conceiving the book format as an interface and reflecting upon the tensions that might exist between this holdable interface and the web interface along with that of the computer. Thereby reading patterns, the specificity of engagement with the material presented in a book and what site-specificity might mean in relation to moving between online and offline modes of presentation are some of the aspects that have been considered at the time of the making of the book.

What are the representational languages of the interface? How does it work as text, image, sound, space and so forth, and what are the cultural effects, for instance of the way it reconfigures the visual, textual or auditory?” From Soren Pold, Interface Realism: The Interface as Aesthetic Form, 2005

We are holding two EVENTS to launch the project:

Wednesday 26 June 2013, 6:30 – 8:30pm
at The Northern Charter, Newcastle-upon-Tyne;
With a conversation between Ralf Brög (SITE magazine), Marialaura Ghidini (or-bits.com) and Sam Watson (CIRCA Projects) about intermedia publishing, and more.
Book a free place here, http://orbitsbooklaunch.eventbrite.co.uk/#
http://thenortherncharter.org/

Friday 28 June 2013, 6:30 – 8:30pm
at Banner Repeater, London;
With: AND, or-bits.com and Studio Hato in conversation: on modes of bridging online and offline publishing and distribution (6:45PM)> Jamie Allen‘s a Fluxus Score for Google Chat & Browser, ‘Sounding the Alarm with a Muted Bell’ (7:30PM)>Sara Nunes Fernandes‘ reading of ‘The Sideways boy and the levitating granny, the frontal man and the backside woman, the upside-down man and his wife who had her feet on the ground’ (8PM)
http://www.bannerrepeater.org/

On the Upgrade – WYSIWYG is available as a POD book and PDF on Lulu.com, our website and selected online distributors and bookshops. More info on our website, http://www.or-bits.com/editions.php

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The design of On the Upgrade – WYSIWYG is by Studio Hato, London

On the Upgrade
is the publishing series of or-bits.com that explores the relationship between artistic production and distribution online and print publishing. The projects within the series look at processes of translation of artistic material which, originally created for a website, migrate to a different site, taking up different forms and formats, in print. On the Upgrade considers the possibilities, limitations and characteristics inherent in the movement between sites of creation, display, dissemination and engagement in relation to the increasingly broader notion of publishing. It also functions as an offline archive of material and artworks firstly presented on or-bits.com that, with each new project, respond to the site-specificity of the chosen print format, a format conceived as an expansion of the original site of display, its source (our website). On the Upgrade started in September 2011 within or-bits.com off-site activities such as gallery exhibitions, events and workshops.