[NetBehaviour] preliminary call for VERY LARGE WORKS

Bjørn Magnhildøen noemata at gmail.com
Wed May 15 09:37:18 CEST 2019

sorry for x-posting

preliminary call for VERY LARGE WORKS

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VERY LARGE WORKS is an online show (pavilion) at The Wrong art biennale
2019-2020, organised by Noemata group.

the call consists of this intro and some (curatorial) questions. you can
take part in the show by submitting more questions or by submitting work
related to the questions. in other words, you can participate as curator
posing questions, or as artist submitting works to questions.

now, can we also pose a question whether the question itself is a work, and
vice versa, whether a submitted work itself is a question? this is left as
a question also for now.

then, what is a good platform for this? would a bulletin board or
email-list do? we'd love to give life to other web protocols and practises,
free from commercial clutter, abide with a vision closer to the original

the project concerns internet curatorship as much as 'very large works'. it
could be called Very Collaborative-Discursive Thing perhaps. our goal is
seeing if this form of show could develop into a more general practise
within the entangled netbased- art and curatorship pair.

IF ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING (non-bindingly) in the show simply
comment yes to this post, or reply 'very large works' to mail at noemata.net.
the purpose is, besides probing interest, to drop a few names into an
application to get the project funded (with the help of God).

VERY LARGE WORKS preliminary questions

how large?
what are the extensions of an artwork?
does it have any? did art invent the zero yet? or negative dimensions?
one mole of elephants?
since we can script electrons, that's different from counting?
what about in-between dimensions?
who told you it was visible, countable, accountable?
the monitor is merely a - monitor?
... that admonishes, cautions, of matters of conduct?
is a very large work still a work?
does it want to be a work?
is work endless work, Sisyphus?
is it perhaps too romantic, or is it just lack of imagination?
inherent lack?
isn't imagination too tacky, just imagine?
and cognition, its own?
boundaries - when will it take on its own?
circuits, morphology?
what about a six-dimensional work with unknown extensions?
as a matter of fact?
the home of time?
where would they fit, the very large works?
isn't very large more like muscle, and work again?
penis enlargement?
largus copious?
then you have copy and number, ennumeration, infinity or cost?
as you approach lim, inf?
it certainly isn't infinite, it's most definitely finite?
what about tactility and number?
abstract numbers close at hand?
numbers and money (mcluhan)?
"sure, sure"?
"The result hammered for a mountain-scene panorama measuring over 8 meters
wide and 3 meters high - The Grand Fucking Mountains (2019) - illustrates
the immense success of this new giant of et cetera"?
if you're a great artist.. a great artist makes great artworks?
now with internet we can also make VERY LARGE works?
couple it with art marked finance, whitewashing, scams, and what have you?
physicality seems to.. and the virtual-real?
are very large works also very tiny works?
what about zooming?
inside - outside, can you always zoom into and outof?
can a zoom substitute different domains of knowledge into one zoomable
also recursion is the devil, chain reaction, link reaction?
anything that, which is most things, as counting +1?
large and scarce
grasp our current love of numbers and quantitative information?
extension of our senses, sounds ominous, numinous?
the extension is of the same, just look at a postcard?
the news is the most trite thing there is?
how many days have you lived?
then how many did you skip?
can you even trust your senses, less the extensions?
and trust your trust, judgement?
the agreeable, the beautiful, the sublime, and the good?
unknown universals for given particulars?
subjective universal oxymoronic?
the strong taste of nothing?
your lightyear or mine?
now thoughts can be tactile-erectile?
what about lard, very lard?
why did you ever want to think?
two deserts - one empty, one full?
and digestion, not the least?
the schematas from table of judgement, delicious fruit?
duration, just imagine, no, just feel, no, just be, no, just, obdure?
that's on a cliff?
mirror, mirror on the wall?
on both sides?
head over heels?
the somerzsault of reflection, why is the left right?
is it biodegradable?
only if we die?
under the wrapping on a summer breeze?
cc: coco chanel?
copious fragrance disseminate, when will art smell?
bcc: blind coco chanel?
are the senses extensions at all, or rather indentations?
ye olde intentionality?
are there any gifts left?
exit shop to the right?

preliminary participants

Denise Kehoe, Eurico Sá Fernandes, Christian Blom, Antoine Schmitt, Igor
and Ivan Buharov, Termodress (Christian Bøen), Kira Simon-Kennedy, AP
Vague, Xiaoyao Xu, Ana Buigues, Zsolt Mesterhazy, Natalia Matta-Landero,
Dirk Vekemans, Maja kalogera, Gottfried Haider, Douglas Repetto, Nina
Sobell, Simon Perathoner, Joseph Moore, www PerfectUsersCollective, Ada
Ortega Camara, Alexander Ness, ronnie s, David Quiles Guilló, irena
kalodera, daria baiocchi, Lanny Quarles, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Andreas
Maria Jacobs, Julia E Dyck, Yiorgos Chouliaras, Jim Andrews, Harvey Lev,
Dominik Podsiadly, Elle Thorkveld, nigel roberts, Simon Biggs, Vivian Cintra


for VLW i was thinking people can either submit questions and/or works, so
that a participant can not only 'submit' work to a set of curating
rules/questions, but also add to or change them. in this case a participant
can submit a curatorial thing as work, forming a contradiction to the
i had https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomic in mind, a rule-changing game,
but with art it's more like questions and probes, one 'object of
perception' leading to another.
so on second thought, and closer to nomic, one could perhaps take part with
art _as_curatorial also? so you submit TO a rule or submit A rule. it would
be a Very Collaborative-Discursive Thing.. the title VLW now seems to slide
into the background, but again, the theme is the main thing holding it
together, the one thing that can't be changed. maybe this form of show
could develop into a more general stance on net curatorship?
what if we further say that input/moves/actions are treated as both works
AS rule and work FROM rule? how would that affect? where are we floating?
next question, what is a good platform for this?
would a bulletin board be a good platform, an email-list?
also to give life to older web protocols, free from commercial clutter, the
vision of the internet

notes to fund application

would be decent to be able to give participants something for their work.


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