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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.

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.

Sara Nunes Fernandes’ The sideway boy… | ICA, London

Monday, October 22nd, 2012 | Posted by admin

Artist Sara Nunes Fernandes presented a staged preview version of the radio work that was commissioned for 128kbps objects exhibition, 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. The performance took place at the ICA in London on the 21st October 2012 as part of the Art Licks Annual event for which Art Licks invited or-bits.com to present an offsite project.

More information about 128kbps objects can be found here.

eShelf N-Z at X Marks the Bökship || 9.05.12

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 | Posted by admin

or-bits.com is featured on eShelf, an A-Z of independent publishing online.
As part for this, we will take part in a round table discussion at: X Marks the Bökship in London on Wednesday 9th May, 7-9 pm, along with other projects featured on eShelf:  Publication Studio / Preston is my Paris / Self Publish, Be Happy / Triple Canopy / Very Small Kitchen.

ON THE UPGRADE Launch Event

Friday, October 7th, 2011 | Posted by admin

In September 2011, we launched ON THE UPGRADE a new limited edition series in a box, a collection of unbound printed works in reply to their online counterparts.

With this project or-bits.com is exploring a new territory, which is that of the printed page in relation to the web space and its online activity of commission, production and display.

For this series (September 2011), six artists who had previously produced a work for our online programmes – Patrick Coyle, Benedict Drew, Jamie George, Tamarin Norwood, Damien Roach and David Rule – were commissioned to create an extension of that very same work for the printed format.

The result of this experimentation is in a customised white postal box designed by Ken Kirton studio to be a container for works and thoughts orbiting around a centre.

Here are some shots from the Launch Event that took place on the 25 September 2011, during the Artists Books Weekend at The Mews Project Space in London, with interventions by artists Patrick Coyle, Magda Fabianczyk and Tamarin Norwood.

“In a time in which TO UPGRADE is a pervasive and round the clock demand …

…– when we are continuously badgered into getting an updated version of something that is already functioning;

teased into searching for something newer and more ‘now’, of superior quality,

what might improvement, and, progress mean?”

Magda Fabianczyk’s edible intervention On defining a First Class Banana, make an apple a Royal Gala

“What is an upgraded version of a work that exists online and was created for…

the characteristics and aesthetic qualities of the web format? Many would say to improve it ‘just go physical’

Inside of the On the upgrade box

Tamarin Norwood’s reading We Go Like This

“Is going to print a type of technological obsolescence?”

Patrick Coyle’s performance Empty Grey Squares (Registration). Video below.

“This does not change everything. Again.”

ON THE UPGRADE (September 2011)
Box containing limited edition artworks by Patrick Coyle, Benedict Drew, Jamie George, Tamarin Norwood, Damien Roach and David Rule.
Edition series of 50
Published by or-bits.com
Design by Ken Kirton studio
All texts have been set in Matrix, an early PostScript font, for its enhanced version of its low resolution bitmap counterpart, Emigre
Each edition is one of 50, signed and numbered on reverse.

For more details and images of each edition go to the Edition page on or-bits.com or write to editions@or-bits.com.
Or for purchase you can just click below.


ON THE UPGRADE – September 2011