[NetBehaviour] Transport of Delight.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu Aug 20 11:41:16 CEST 2009

Transport of Delight.

The Arts Catalyst/Blog

There are a lot of people on the road this Autumn. First up is ISEA 2009
on the Island of Ireland, starting from Belfast and shipping out to
Dublin, Derry, Dundalk and other places. We'll be blogging from there
next week. Then there is the project to transport an artwork from London
to Bejing, via Istanbul, organised by Miranda Pope, Arts Catalyst
associate curator, among others. The caravan moves on to  Ars
Electronica, Linz, Istanbul Biennale, Interdependence Day, also in
Istanbul (where I will speak on autonomous infrastructures by artists)
Transitland Europa Sofia and the Lyon Biennale. But while it is
acknowledged that personal face-to-face high bandwidth networking is
what keeps the art, media and science worlds vital and fluid, what about
all this short-haul flying? Furtherfield, following Gustav Metzger's RAF
(Reduce Art Flights) campaign, instituted a pledge to abstain from
flying for art for six months. I too have been trying to stop short haul
where possible and (bar a visit to Brazil) have succeeded in not flying
for art since February this year, taking the train to Transmediale in
Berlin, for example. Next month I will join Furtherfield for a train
trek to Istanbul via Linz and Sofia, and back again. We are hoping
others on that trail will join us,


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