Undocumented events and object permanence
"An online exhibition series thematizing documentation, conservation, (false) memory, (art) object, phenomenology, and blockchain certification".
“Every single day, more hours are spent looking at a screen than looking out of a window, the screen is our new landscape. Who defines and who depicts this landscape?”
An online exhibition curated by Constant Dullaart, with @raphaelbastide, Chris Collins, Petra Cortright, Sam Lavigne & Tega Brain, Jan Robert Leegte, Zach Lieberman, Rosa Menkman, Luca Napoli, Katja Novitskova, Suzanne Treister, LaTurbo Avedon
"HitchHiker is a chrome extension for doing live performances inside other people’s web browsers (...) Whenever the performer goes to a new website on their computer, all of the audience members are taken to that website. The performer can then modify the content of the website, speak through text-to-speech voice, play sounds or layer images on top of the screen, all of which is conveyed onto every audience members’ browser"
https://artwillsaveus.club "Digital art performances against COVID-19! Donations for the art scene!"
Oh, je viens d'apprendre le décès de Fred Penelle, qui était passé en résidence à iMAL pour le chouette projet Mécaniques Discursives :/
Gizmodo is sharing net art, now https://gizmodo.com/net-art-of-the-day-jodi-1842529530
"Everyone can launch the software, and they receive in real time through the Internet, the data controlling the instrument. (...) The rendering will not be fixed since the generativity of the code causes slight differences in the behavior of the algorithms.
(...) anyone connected to the Internet can attend. It develops and universalized the concept of shared time, basic concept of any performance work.""
It would be an interesting time to rethink remote live performances. Right now the obvious answer seems to be (for good reasons!) video streaming. But it's not the only one.
See for example chdh's egregore
The software they've used for their live performances in 2011-2014 was released to the public in 2015, and in May that year, they had a distributed performance where they controlled the egregore software remotely. Streaming (pure) data instead of video!
open source online tools for communicating during the pandemic, avoid imperialist software!
Cavalier législatif imposé hier à 22h30 par le gouvernement
La #LoiHaine instaure l'État policier sur le Web au nom de l'anti-terro
Tout site Web doit censurer les contenus signalés par la police en tant que "terroristes", non plus en 24h mais en 1h
Btw you should definitely follow James Ryan if you're into the history of code art / AI / generative literature https://twitter.com/xfoml
"in the late 1960s and early 1970s, artist José Luis Alexanco experimented with mixed-initiative sculpture
through collaboration with an interactive program that he developed, Alexanco generated specifications for physical models, which he then formed manually in resin"
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