[NetBehaviour] Aharon at the WAG - Widget Art Gallery. April 9th - May 9th, 2013

dave miller dave.miller.uk at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 17:03:51 CEST 2013

Hi chiara
This is very nice! Is it augmented reality - and what technology did
you use? Is it downloadable as an app?
What type of work goes on display?

cheers, dave

On 11 April 2013 15:54, Chiara Passa <chiarapassa at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear friends & colleagues,
> I'm glad to share with you the Aharon's 'howtopracticeashowshow' at
> the WAG - Widget Art Gallery on IPhone, IPod touch and IPad form April
> 9th until May 9th, 2013.
> About the WAG:
> The “WAG" is a mini 3-dimensional, single room gallery that fits into
> your pocket 'cause I've developed it for IPhone, IPod Touch and I Pad.
> Every month, directly on your mobile, The “WAG” hosts a solo digital
> art exhibition related to the dynamic site-specific contest. So, the
> Widget Art Gallery works both as a sort of kunsthall showing temporary
> exhibitions and as a permanent collections museum because conserves
> all the past exhibitions inside an online archive. For IPhone and IPod
> touch, just copy this url http://www.chiarapassa.it/wag/mobile/ in
> Safari and choose: “add to home” and the WAG's icon will be saved on
> your IPhone. Do the same for IPad but paste this other URL:
> http://www.chiarapassa.it/wagipad/mobile/, or download the widget
> version for Mac osx dashboard at:
> http://www.chiarapassa.it/publicart.html . Past exhibitions at:
> http://the-widget-art-gallery.blogspot.com/
> To know more about the Widget Art Gallery, I suggest to read my latest
> interview on Rhizome
> http://rhizome.org/editorial/2012/oct/29/gallery-your-pocket/
> Exceptionally for this exhibition, due the different technical
> specifications, you can use the same URL for IPhone and IPad:
> http://www.chiarapassa.it/wagipad/mobile/
> Enjoy the show!
> Very best, Chiara.
> About the exhibition:
> How to practice a show show of an un done show via de-of-ing of a show
> through NonElegancing code show? - is a complex sounding short
> description of a possibly simpler kind of practice.
> The practice questions how elements such as art exhibition/show
> contexts, material sensitivity, codes and algorithms, can be a
> way/technology for shared cultural imagining. In my version, the
> shared cultural element is done through negotiative processes that, in
> themselves, attempt to:
> * offer a critique of the questions.
> * allow the doing activities as positives, of various negative
> elements (the Non, the De, and the Un), hence having to negotiate its
> way.
> * allow the possibility of self critique for the process.
> * be the directional material for the practice. (i.e. to provide
> various "directions of negotiations": e.g. a person to person and an
> organisation;  a person Through a person to a machine to an
> organisation, a person through code to many, a person to person to
> many and the many to just one of these, and so on..)
> To do the practice, at least in this 1st attempt, the process has
> already began through negotiations  between Chiara Passa - the WAG
> curator - and me. (aharon) The negotiations were to do with the
> general look, feel and activities in WAG, during the month of
> practising at the gallery. Here are the .coded^^ files.
> The gallery will contain:
> * information of how to negotiate uploading of .coded artworld^ websites
> * how to negotiate contacting relevant people & organisations to tell
> them their material has been .coded
> * documentation - if any - of negotiations regarding the .coding of
> artworld sites.
> * compressed files of .coded sites to download.
> * the look, and reflections on it, of the WAG.
> ^
> There are a fair few "artworlds" - e.g. http://plausibleartworlds.org/
> to begin with.
> In this instance, the practice is negotiating with the art environment
> that is geared towards sustaining cultural activities - at times
> critical as well - through numerical & power motivated investments &
> gains. (ie an art environment that is mainly interested in the
> transcendence of cultural elements into various forms of power, rather
> than an interest in, for example, forms of art..)
> ^^
> .coded (DotCoded) files are documents that their extensions was
> changed to .code. This is done to indicate that people can open these
> files as the binary or text code they are stored with. The intention
> is to view the code rather than the image/s or read the text, etc..
> Aharon's website: http://aharonic.net/how-to-practice-show-show-at-wag
> --
> Chiara Passa - new media artist
> chiarapassa at gmail.com
> http://www.chiarapassa.it
> http://www.ideasonair.net
> http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiara_Passa (Ita)
> Find me also: http://www.chiarapassa.it/socialnetworks.html
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Dave Miller
UNESCO Chair in New Media Forms of the Book, University of Bedfordshire
Sherwood Rise: http://itsthetruth.org
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