[NetBehaviour] The artist is typing | online exhibition at Storage Un.it | September 1 - 30, 2016

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Thu Sep 1 20:03:47 CEST 2016


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Op do 1 sep. 2016 om 19:19 schreef Randall Packer <rpacker at zakros.com>

> Thanks Guido for referencing the curatorial statement. I can see a
> connection between what you are doing and the Artist is Present by Marina
> Abramovic, in that she takes such a passive though open position in front
> of the viewer, revealing essentially nothing about herself, except perhaps
> what can be communicated through the expressionless gaze, although
> sometimes that gaze turned to tears. In your case, you are situating
> yourself as well in front of the viewer, “expressionless” in terms of not
> revealing anything about what you are typing except for your presence.
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> *From: *<netbehaviour-bounces at netbehaviour.org> on behalf of Guy McMusker
> <guy.mcmusker at lesliensinvisibles.org>
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> *Date: *Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 12:56 PM
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> *Subject: *Re: [NetBehaviour] The artist is typing | online exhibition at
> Storage Un.it | September 1 - 30, 2016
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> Hi Randall,
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> thanks for all your answers.
> I'm quite a lazy and slowly guy and I'm not sure to give you the right
> answers but I'll try ;-)
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> For sure I can say that I wasn't interested in streaming the content of my
> keypressing activity.
> I know it could seem such an easy content but just want to give an
> ironical view of my presence in the act of typing.
>
> You can see it as a sort of performative minimal/intimistic self portrait.
>
> Or you can even see it as an ironical representation of how computer based
> art is made today: typing.
> Or maybe as I wrote in the email I just want to suggest that art, as life,
> is what happens while you are typing.
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>
> Anyway I'm not so good with words :-) and I think Filippo Lorenzin - who
> curated the project for Arebyte - wrote some good considerations about the
> work that you can read here:
> http://www.arebyte.com/storage-unit/4592523415
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>
> Thank you again for your interest!
> All the best,
>
> Guido
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> 2016-09-01 17:59 GMT+02:00 Randall Packer <rpacker at zakros.com>:
>
> John, excellent point. I think this piece brings up very interesting
> issues of authenticity, openness, disclosure, etc., in the act of the
> artist engaging the online viewer and performing via the network (or anyone
> for that matter). Guido, what are your thoughts on this? Or are you busy
> typing away right now… Perhaps you could use this listserv as an “open”
> networked feed for your project.
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> On 9/1/16, 11:49 AM, "John Hopkins" <netbehaviour-bounces at netbehaviour.org
> on behalf of chazhop at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>     On 01/Sep/16 08:57, Randall Packer wrote:
>     > But we can’t read what you are typing… so there is no content… is
> that the
>     > point? I don’t mean to criticize the project as I am quite
> interested in the
>     > idea of the open source broadcast of the artist at work, but the key
> thing is
>     > knowing what the artist is saying, thinking, feeling, not just the
> artist as
>     > an on/off switch.
>
>     Important points, Randall, my thots as well ... of course, if that's
> not what
>     Guido wanted to do ... the old form/content issue in some way, but it
> brings up
>     Roy Ascott's idea: "networking invites personal disclosure" ...
>
>     jh
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