has made or-bits.com the subject of his Off-Space Travels column (no.5) in ArtReview.
read it in the Issue 52, May 2012; pp. 40-42
‘On the upgrade’ will be on display and available for purchase at
the WildBookMarket (WBM) 2012 held at the artist run space Het Wilde Weten, in Rotterdam, from 10 to 12 February 2012.
Het Wilde Weten invited artists, and small, independent publishers, to present their publications at the 3rth edition of the WildBookMarket (WBM).
At the WBM artists, independent publishers, an art academy, and graphic design studios will present their most recent, special,
exciting and unique art books and zines.
Opening night: 10 February 2012, 19.00 – 23.00
More info on HWW website.
Het Wilde Weten
Robert Fruinstraat 35
3021 XB Rotterdam
In occasion of Search Engine residency programme at Grand Union (Birmingham), or-bits.com co-commissioned Kayak Libre generic viagra Water Taxi interactive map, which is part of the project Kayak Libre [[free thinking, free transport]] by the artist duo Manu Luksch and Mukul Patel.
On Thursday 10th 2010 we took part in the State of the Arts Flash Conference.
We were invited to respond with a 1-minute provocation to the following question:
What makes a good home for art (and for artists), and how can we ensure there are more of them?
And here is what we talked about:
A BRIGHT IDEA: WHY WEBSITES ARE GOOD HOUSES FOR ART AND ARTISTS
Reconsider the hierarchical dominant conceptions of how art and ideas are distributed within the institutional and commercial system – the web is open and evades intermediaries.
1_ The web is a medium, but it is also a space, and a platform – it enables democratic work processes and reposition our understanding of outcome.
2_ Web platforms generate a network with no boundaries, be them physical, socio-political or cultural – they are open to all, and accessible to many.
3_ Wikileaks, the Egyptian protesters and the conservative reactions by institutionalised web services have just taught us the internet is still a political and critical space – it allows new forms of cultural distribution and enables radical practices.
4_ Web distribution is still an horizontal system – web platforms are based on sharing resources, knowledge and practices.
5_ Producing, displaying and distributing art on the web allow innovative forms of cooperation between people, organisations, and education centres.
6_ Online forms of engagement are yet to be fully discovered – the web facilitate a one-to-one personal and active experience
7_ A few artists considerations on working with web platforms:
- ‘they are a place I have never been to before’
- ‘ there is an all-embracing atmosphere about them – they are open to everybody, and travel everywhere’
- ‘they are unique, because anything can be made for them’
- ‘the convey a real sense of immediacy, accessibility and openness’
- ‘they raise important questions about the relationship between technology and current critical thinking’
8_ The web is a yet-to-be-fully-explored house for art and artistic practices – it has the potentials to reinvent and reinforce forms of production, distribution and engagement.
Please note that Google Art Project is not a project for critical thinking, groundbreaking research and constructive engagement – and Adobe Museum for Digital Media is not a a museum.
Keep an eye on the Flash Conference website!
14 OCTOBER – 7 NOVEMBER 2010
PV 15 OCTOBER 2010, 6-10 pm
Open , Thu –
Sun 12-6 pm
Closing event 7 NOVEMBER 2010, 4-6 pm
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JTP10 brings together nine diverse independent initiatives: Antepress, Basement Arts Projects, Call and Response, Five Storey Projects, Gesamtkunstwerk, JTG, no.w.here, or-bits.com, SHIFT. Gallery
For more info, go to JPT10 page.