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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.

 

UN-PUBLISH: OUTSOURCED Part Two > MUSEUM OF VESTIGIAL DESIRE

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 | Posted by admin

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: Banner Repeater, the UN-PUBLISH publication and or-bits.com.

The Reading Laboratory, 2013; installation shot

The Reading Laboratory, 2013; installation shot

Clockwise: Rise of the reader, Prototype of the Museum of Vestigial Desire shop (background) and The Reading Laboratory, 2013; installation shot

Clockwise: Rise of the reader, Prototype of the Museum of Vestigial Desire shop (background) and The Reading Laboratory, 2013; installation shot

The Reading Laboratory (self and missed opportunities books), 2013

The Reading Laboratory (self and missed opportunities books), 2013

Rise of the Reader, 2013; installation shot

Rise of the Reader, 2013; installation shot

The World Belongs to Us and Ability to Swim, 2013; installation shot

The World Belongs to Us and Ability to Swim, 2013; installation shot

Prototype of the Museum of Vestigial Desire shop, 2013

Prototype of the Museum of Vestigial Desire shop, 2013

Prototype of the Museum of Vestigial Desire shop (detail), 2013

Prototype of the Museum of Vestigial Desire shop (detail), 2013

The Reading Laboratory, 2013; opening night

The Reading Laboratory, 2013; opening night

The Reading Laboratory, 2013; opening night

The Reading Laboratory, 2013; opening night

Prayas abhinav 5-minute conversational sessions; opening night

Prayas Abhinav 5-minute conversational sessions; opening night

Prayas Abhinav 5-minute conversational sessions; opening night

Prayas Abhinav 5-minute conversational sessions; opening night

UN-PUBLISH source, 2013; Platform 1 Hackney Downs Rail Station

UN-PUBLISH source, 2013; Platform 1 Hackney Downs Rail Station

The Museum of Vestigial Desire is an online platform funded and co-directed by Prayas Abhinav in collaboration with Alishan Shahibaug. The Museum is a textual presence, a publishing entity which seeks to enable access to residual particles of human desire which have been cached at remote sites and are made available locally via software on a web browser. Its function is that of a portal which enshrines these fragments of desire in language, thereby confronting the contemporary culture of the visual which continuously shapes our forms of communication, and thus our drives and the manifestations of our selves.

In a time when the ever-changing aggregations of images created by corporations are incessantly distributed and mediated by technological devices, the Museum of Vestigial Desire asks its audience to take a step back and replace the act of envisioning through images with that of seeing through reading; questioning our assumptions about the faculty of vision. For UN-PUBLISHED: OUTSOURCED, the Museum of Vestigial Desire, maintaining its original essence as a feed of text, will invite the viewer to break with the current ever-morphing flux of cultural material and instead to sit and read, to stop and listen.

As a guest presence inhabiting different contexts of display – the project space at Banner Repeater, the UN-PUBLISH 2.05 publication and or-bits.com – the Museum will speculate upon a future age in which there might be “nothing to show, nothing to see and nothing to disclose”. It will perform itself by enacting a new episode of browsing activity, offering a reading experience of its published books, journals and videos. This new episode of browsing, as a whole,
will propose reflections upon the ways in which “reading without seeing” might materialise and potential modes of being without being seen; it will disclose a system constructed by the museum’s directors by performing a process of cultural analyses upon human desires. This system, as an interconnected display, might then reveal how human desires are often formed around the false emotions generated by the visually-driven and automated interactions which are so common in our technologically-driven society. Desires and drives will be stripped down to their essence through language, which is employed here as a possible vehicle to awaken real emotions.

Download Press Release and list of works.

UN-PUBLISHED: OUTSOURCED

Part one:
Karizma by Tara Kelton
14 Sept – 13 Oct 2013; PV Friday 13 September 2013, 6 – 8:30pm

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

at Banner Repeater project space, UN-PUBLISHED paper 2.04 and 2.05 respectively (distributed on Platform 1 at Hackney Downs rail station) and or-bits.com

 This project was supported by Banner Repeater with funding by Arts Council England and Chelsea Arts Club Trust.

UN-PUBLISH: OUTSOURCED Part One > TARA KELTON

Saturday, September 21st, 2013 | Posted by admin

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, Tara Kelton has developed a new body of work, KARIZMA, to be experienced from different locations: at Banner Repeater project space, in the UN-PUBLISH publication 2.04  and at or-bits.com (14 Sept – 13 Oct 2013).

Clockwise: Leonardo, 2011; Clown Fish.jpg, Horizon.jpg, Aurora.jpg, Redwoods.jpg, Rocks.jpg, 2013; Flowers (Arrangement), 2013

Clockwise: Leonardo, 2011; Clown Fish.jpg, Horizon.jpg, Aurora.jpg, Redwoods.jpg, Rocks.jpg, 2013; Flowers (Arrangement), 2013

Clockwise: Clown Fish.jpg, Horizon.jpg, Aurora.jpg, Redwoods.jpg, Rocks.jpg, 2013; Flowers (Arrangement), 2013; Still Life 1, Still Life 2, Still Life 3, Still Life 7, Still Life 13, Still Life 16, 2013

Clockwise: Clown Fish.jpg, Horizon.jpg, Aurora.jpg, Redwoods.jpg, Rocks.jpg, 2013; Flowers (Arrangement), 2013; Still Life 1, Still Life 2, Still Life 3, Still Life 7, Still Life 13, Still Life 16, 2013

Clockwise: Flowers (Arrangement), 2013; Still Life 1, Still Life 2, Still Life 3, Still Life 7, Still Life 13, Still Life 16, 2013; 28.psd (Suit stack), 2013

Clockwise: Flowers (Arrangement), 2013; Still Life 1, Still Life 2, Still Life 3, Still Life 7, Still Life 13, Still Life 16, 2013; 28.psd (Suit stack), 2013

Still Life 1, Still Life 2, 2013

Still Life 1, Still Life 2, 2013

Clockwise: 28.psd (Suit stack), 2013; Drawing Ideas, 2013

Clockwise: 28.psd (Suit stack), 2013; Drawing Ideas, 2013

Drawing Ideas, 2013 (Close-up)

Drawing Ideas, 2013 (Close-up)

 

UN-PUBLISH 2.04: Catalogue, 2013 (banner repeater's Reading Room)

UN-PUBLISH 2.04: Catalogue, 2013

 

UN-PUBLISH 2.04: Catalogue, 2013

UN-PUBLISH 2.04: Catalogue, 2013

"Tara Kelton, Fine Artist", 2013

“Tara Kelton, Fine Artist”, 2013

Impressionist Photoshop pattern brushes (Van Gogh, Monet, Pissarro) , 2013 on or-bits.com

Impressionist Photoshop pattern brushes (Van Gogh, Monet, Pissarro) , 2013 on or-bits.com

Tara Kelton‘s new body of work KARIZMA** incorporates artworks produced by commissioning Bangalore-based digital service providers’ workers, who range from logo makers to photo manipulators, and outsourcing creative tasks to global crowd-sourcing services such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turks. In these artworks forms and formats have undergone processes of standardization typical of the procedures inherent to popular digital imaging services; these “third-party executed” artworks also embody what might get lost in translation when artistic intentionality is mediated and replaced by instructional language, a mode of communication typical of the relationship between the user and software interface.

For this exhibition Kelton has explored processes of collaborative labour by looking at the relationship between the human action and the software interface, between personal choices and set parameters, in an age characterised by the abundance of computational services and the increasing prominence of visual communication. The artist has carried out this exploration through relinquishing authorship in favour of collaborating with a team of workers who operate as “third-party executors”, as mediators between the inception of her artistic intentions and their formation through production. From the collection of images taken from the computers at Shalu’s Photos Digitals (Catalogue, 2013) with which Kelton worked in August 2013 in Bangalore, India, to the series of Still Lifes created by desktop publishing workers following her verbal instructions, the artist has tested modes in which the “human hand” might manifest itself within computational systems of production, treating human labour as a machine.

The artist, and thus the artworks’ executors, has worked with visual detritus. They have largely employed images endlessly circulating and mutating on the Internet; images which, while still in circulation and despite their degree of degradation, are commonly picked by the desktop publishing workers and used in their photographic compositions to become visual arrangement of objects. These images in fact often resemble mass manufactured objects easily available at wholesale markets around the world.

The subjects of Kelton’s digital portraits are arrangements and compositions, the hidden processes of practical and creative negotiation with software templates, digital interfaces, variables and parameters – as shown in the series of digital posters Clown Fish.jpg, Horizon.jpg, Aurora.jpg, Redwoods.jpg, Rocks.jpg. Through the focus on the compositional aspect of the artworks, Kelton exposes how artistic material might be refashioned, rearranged and replaced, basically ‘enhanced’.

** KARIZMA is the name of one of the software tools used by the desktop publishing workers Tara Kelton worked with for the production of her new body of work. The production of objects in India has traditionally been by hand, and each object is unique. The artworks and ideas the artists commissioned to “third-party executers and thinkers” lie in between the standardization of the digital image services and the uniqueness of hand-rendered objects.

Download Press Release and List of works.

UN-PUBLISHED: OUTSOURCED

Part one:
Karizma by Tara Kelton
14 Sept – 13 Oct 2013; PV Friday 13 September 2013, 6 – 8:30pm

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

at Banner Repeater project space, UN-PUBLISHED paper 2.04 and 2.05 respectively (distributed on Platform 1 at Hackney Downs rail station) and or-bits.com

 This project was supported by Banner Repeater with funding by Arts Council England and Chelsea Arts Club Trust.

On the Upgrade – WYSIWYG Launch Events

Monday, July 22nd, 2013 | Posted by admin

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.
More details about the project can be found on the On the Upgrade page of our website.

The POD book was launched at The Northern Charter in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and at Banner Repeater in London in June 2013 .

Below  some images of the events:

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Reader at Banner Repeater, London

At Banner Repeater the event was accompanied by a conversation between ANDor-bits.com and Studio Hato: on modes of bridging online and offline publishing and distribution >

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or-bits.com, Studio Hato (Ken Kirton) and AND (Eva Weinmayr) in conversation

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or-bits.com, Studio Hato (Ken Kirton) and AND (Eva Weinmayr) in conversation

Jamie Allen‘s  Fluxus Score for Google Chat & Browser, ‘Sounding the Alarm with a Muted Bell’, with Addie Wagenknecht (Austria), Alexander Shakhovskoy (Russia), Inbal Lieblich (Israel), Jeff Crouse (USA), Lorah Pierre (United Kingdom), Michael Chiaramonte (USA) >

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Jamie Allen, ‘Sounding the Alarm with a Muted Bell’, a Fluxus Score for Google Chat & Browser; instructions

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Jamie Allen, ‘Sounding the Alarm with a Muted Bell’, a Fluxus Score for Google Chat & Browser; screen view of the viewer at Banner Repeater.

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Jamie Allen, ‘Sounding the Alarm with a Muted Bell’, a Fluxus Score for Google Chat & Browser; screengrab

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.

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Sara Nunes Fernandes, ‘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’; reading

At The Norther Charter, the scheduled talk with Ralf Brög from SITE magazine was cancelled at the last minute. Instead, there was a lively conversation with the participants and the TNC studio holders.

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Conversation after presentation and display of sound works previously produced for ‘128kbps objects’ which are included in ‘On the Upgrade WYSIWYG’

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Partecipants at The Northern Charter

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?” Soren Pold in Interface Realism: The Interface as Aesthetic Form, 2005

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Reading Room at Banner Repeater

On the Upgrade WYSIWYG is available for purchase on Lulu.com, AND shop and at their kiosks, at Banner Repeater and selected bookshops.

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

128kbps objects EDITED on basic.fm and at the The Meter Room, UK

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 | Posted by admin

This is an edited version of 128kbps objects radio exhibition first broadcast on basic.fm in October 2012. This version of the original 60-hour show has been put together for Grand Union‘s participation in the gallery project Floor Plan for an Institution: The Gallery at The Meter Room in Coventry, UK.

Over the course of 12 hours from 8AM to 8PM GMT, both on the internet radio basic.fm and at The Meter Room, the audience will be listening to a combination of sound works, readings, music and playlists that responds to the theme of The Gallery; what a gallery might be and how objects might be displayed and experienced within it, outside it, or in-between.

Featuring:
A—Z, Angus Braithwaite, Helen Brown, Rob Canning, Daniela Cascella, Osvaldo Cibils, Patrick Coyle, Beth Collar, CuratingYouTube.net [CYT], Tim Dixon, Steven Dickie, Benedict Drew, Anne Duffau, Extra-Conjugale, Claudia Fonti, Jamie George, Graham Harman, Emma Hart, IOCOSE, Juneau Projects, Irini Karayannopoulou, Scott Mason, Tamarin Norwood, Sara Nunes Fernandes, Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Chiara Passa, Radiomentale, Yannis Saxonis, Salvatore Sciarrino, Richard Sides, Maria Theodoraki, Simon Werner, Richard Whitby.

TUNE IN on Thursday 28 FEBRUARY 2013 from 8AM to 8PM GMT
at http://www.basic.fm/radio/

128kbps-EDITED-

At 8PM, at The Meter Room, artist Scott Mason will present “of a final account in formation”, a live DJ mix formed of room-tone recordings he has undertaken at exhibitions around the UK. The essential sonic documentation mix, bringing you a survey of the hottest exhibitions nationwide.

For more details about Floor Plan for an Institution: The Gallery project, which is curated by Grand Union, go to The Meter Room website.

Full RADIO SCHEDULE below (download PDF here)

08:00 AM  >  Welcome to 128kbps objects EDITED
08:03 AM  >  Helen Brown: There’s no story (2012)
08:09 AM  >  Richard Sides and Simon Werner: And it was all greasy (2012)
08:41 AM  >  Daniela Cascella: Reading of an excerpt of En Abime (2012)
08:55 AM  >  Selected by Emma Hart: Baldessari’s Dorit Cypis attempts to insult in a second language (1977)
09:01 AM  >  Maria Theodoraki: The moving of the fountain (2012)
09:11 AM   >  CuratingYouTube.net [CYT]: acoustic diaries: no Silence (2012)
09:28 AM  >  Radiomentale: D-Trains Part 1 and 2 (2012)
09:50 AM  >  Tim Dixon: Words Concerning Some of the Objects on my Work-Table (2012)
11:11 AM   >  Steven Dickie: The importance of record keeping (2012)
11:23 AM  >  Jamie George and Richard Whitby: This Walk Is Repeated You Can Split It To One (2012)
11:29 AM  >  Jamie George: Other Space # (2012)
12:37 PM  >  Patrick Coyle: Empty Grey Squares (Registration) (2011)
12:45 PM  >  Salvatore Sciarrino: Efebo con Radio (1981)
12:57 PM  >  Osvaldo Cibils: Sounds in a roll of paper (2012) – La pratica quotidiana della Pittura
01:02 PM  >  Irini Karayannopoulou: Transmission (2012)
01:06 PM  >  Sara Nunes Fernandes: 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  (2012)
01:48 PM  >  Chiara Passa: Tales from Space (2012)
01:55 PM   >  Scott Mason: of a final account in formation (2012)
02:00 PM  >  basic.fm presents:  Hearspool : A Humble Gardener by Momus 
03:03 PM  >  This is Not a Pipe.Neither: dis·in·te·grate (d s- n t -gr t ) curated by Anne Duffau and Marialaura Ghidini
04:54 PM  >  Tamarin Norwood: My House and Other Inventions (2011)
05:17 PM   >  Benedict Drew: A Folding Table (2009) – Some Legs
05:39 PM  >  Graham Harman: The Third Table – Read by Nazim Kourgli (2012)
06:03 PM  >  IOCOSE: A Crowded Apocalypse: On Air (2012)
06:09 PM  >  Yannis Saxonis: 1 of 22 soundtracks for Immaterial (2010)
06:12 PM   >  Juneau Projects: Welcome to the Federation’s Headquarters (2012)
06:34 PM  >  Yannis Saxonis: 1 of 22 soundtracks for Immaterial (2010)
06:38 PM  >  Angus Braithwaite and Beth Collar: The English House Through Seven Centuries – 1 Episode of 7 (2012)
06:45 PM  >  Richard Sides: Stop killing my buzz (expanded edition 0.5) (2012)
07:17 PM  >  Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh: Echolocation (2012)
07:22 PM  >  A—Z : E—Eponym: The Shell filled with Planets (2012)
07:37 PM  >  Rob Canning: RadioKulturo
07:49 PM  >  Extra-Conjugale: di tropical
07:59 PM  >  128kbps objects EDITED Finale

Claudia Fonti: 128kbps Ident will play in between the works listed above.

More details about each piece can be found by browsing the archive of the original exhibition on basic.fm.
Announcements voiceover and sound by Jenny Hodgson and Kieran Rafferty.

128kbps objects original project was supported by Arts Council England in partnership with basic.fm. The broadcast of this edited version is supported by Grand Union and The Meter Room.