[NetBehaviour] Netart 2.0 is not net.art

Pall Thayer pallthay at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 22:52:30 CEST 2008


There's an interesting discussion regarding the Holy Fire exhibition going
on at Rhizome:
http://rhizome.org/editorial/fp/blog.php/590

Pall

On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 1:18 PM, info <info at x-arn.org> wrote:

> Pall Thayer a écrit :
> > The talk I referred to was given in either 2002 or 2003. Interesting
> that we
> > were essentially saying the same thing about the requirement for
> constant
> > connectivity. But then again this was an issue that was being somewhat
> > widely discussed if I recall correctly.
> >
>
> some people still think that net art does not need the net, and some
> people think that art without a market is not art (check this:
> http://www.imal.org/HolyFire/en/ )
>
> i think that  net art needs the net, like painting needs pigments, and
> that art does not  need a market to be art.
>
> as artists, we have to know what sense we put in words, this is also
> what define our practices. your manifesto is a good exercise on this way.
>
> > The reason I tagged the 2.0 on there was in reference to the term "Web
> 2.0".
> > To me the whole idea behind "Web 2.0", where content is being updated
> > constantly, day and night, every day, has a lot to offer for netart at a
> > conceptual level. The idea that a work of art can at any given moment be
> > reflecting not just semi-current but immediately current contemporary
> trends
> > and issues regardless of the age of the work, I find highly intriguing.
> >
> i like this idea, and work with it, but 2.0 label is a also a big
> buzzword recovering many differents points of view, and blurring sense.
> 2.0 is also a kind of catch-all in order to concentrate data within
> proprietary platforms, while marketing the illusion of a global fun and
> cool real time collaboration between so many "friends"...
>
> ++
>
>
>
>
> > best r.
> > Pall
> >
> > On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 12:24 PM, info <info at x-arn.org> wrote:
> >
> >
> >> Pall Thayer a écrit :
> >>
> >>> There is a lot of other work that will stop functioning as
> >>> soon as you disconnect from the Internet. I'm saying that that is
> Netart
> >>> 2.0, the other work essentially just uses the Internet for
> distribution.
> >>>
> >>>
> >> i agree 50% - i wrote that in 2002, but in french ...
> >> http://www.nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-fr-0209/msg00020.html
> >>
> >> i disagree 50% -  because you don't need "2.0" label, it's a definition
> >> for "net art"
> >>
> >> ++
> >>
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