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

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Fri Sep 2 11:10:41 CEST 2016


i think it's about the artist as such, heavy loaded, but light-headed with
its aura.
maybe two meta-variations would be - aura is present \ aura is not present.
and with the appearance that when the aura is present then it's not
present, and vice versa. this is because the aura can't be exposed, it only
has an outside and not an inside, or seen from the other side, only an
inside and not an outside.
so we'll have a website that alternates between inside and outside
depending on the aura (which maybe is a button the user can push, or is
based on the artist's horoscope or a quantum random number for that moment)
. in this case then, you'd see what he writes if the aura is not present,
and vice versa. it could be an art\life thing where the user has the switch.

bjørn




James Morris:

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> A simple script could do this; is a script enough of an entity to be
> qualified as an artist?
>
> I like that it pokes fun at the importance of artists. An importance
> sometimes self-granted, other times instituionally granted.
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> On 01/09/16 18:17, Randall Packer wrote:
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>> 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>
>> Reply-To: NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity <
>> netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
>> Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 12:56 PM
>> To: NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity <
>> netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
>> 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@
>> 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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