[NetBehaviour] Spring 2020 collection - Undocumented events and object permanence

Bjørn Magnhildøen noemata at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 15:35:43 CEST 2020

Thanks, Ruth, glad you enjoy it, nice to hear!

-- Bjørn

On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 1:36 PM Ruth Catlow via NetBehaviour <
netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:

> So much to enjoy here Bjørn: )
> including this from our very own M&M
> https://noemata.net/ueop/work.php?no=246
> I especially appreciate the poetic (non-enterprise) performance and
> framing of the blockchain based certification of the existence of the work.
> On Sat, Mar 28, 2020 at 12:05 PM Bjørn Magnhildøen via NetBehaviour <
> netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
>> Undocumented events and object permanence
>> - An online exhibition series thematizing documentation, conservation,
>> (false) memory, (art) object, phenomenology, and blockchain certification.
>> The Spring 2020 collection is ready!
>> https://noemata.net/ueop/1-20.php
>> The exhibition contains 63 works submitted between January and March 2020.
>> Participating artists
>> Acoustic Mirror, Bruce Barber, Arlen Barrera Leyva, sohil bhatia,
>> Lawrence Bird, Alessa Brossmer, Ana Buigues, Cyborg Art Collective, sajjad
>> dadpour, desire_direct, Reynald Drouhin, Jõrn Ebner, Siegmar Fricke /
>> Pharmakustik, Mr. G, Benna Gaean Maris, Marko Gaertner, Diana Galimzyanova,
>> Max Herman, Max Herman & Michael Szpakowski, Jinu Hong, Brenda Hutchinson,
>> Danielle Imara, marcela jardon, Yejin Stephany Lee, Jan Robert Leegte,
>> Zhongkai Li, Tatjana Macic, Aaliyah Marsh, Konstantina Mavridou & Silvia
>> Gatti, Zsolt Mesterhazy, Jeff Ostergren, Bya de Paula, Milos Peskir, Daniel
>> Pinheiro, pitscher, Theodora Prassa, Stefanie Reling-Burns, Natallia
>> Sakalova, SLIDERS_lab [Frédéric Curien, Jean-Marie Dallet], Alan Sondheim,
>> Anthony Stephenson, Elle Thorkveld, Christian Tiedeman, Jordan Topiel Paul,
>> Jurgen Trautwein, A. P. Vague, Thomas Valianatos, Emilio Vavarella, Juri
>> Wennekes, Paul Wiegerinck, William Wolfgang Wunderbar, and [anonymous]
>> The collection is notarized and certified on the bitcoin blockchain with
>> the hash key of the zip of the collection embedded in the transaction. It
>> means there's a public stamp referring to it, a proof-of-existence, since
>> the hash-key is unique. So, the undocumented events and objects of the
>> collection are then nonetheless proven to exist, which was partly the
>> point, to assert an existence of the otherwise non-documented and
>> non-documentable. In various degrees the works reflect this. In other
>> words, blockchain is used as an archive, museum or a similar function for
>> conservation of works, but without containing or revealing them - its only
>> function is to certify their existence when asked.
>> Priest: Although it is midnight I see the form of a man, a faint form, in
>> the light there. If you are spirit, who are you?
>> Spirit: I am the ghost of Tsunemasa. Your service has brought me.
>> Priest: Is it the ghost of Tsunemasa? I perceive no form, but a voice
>> from a recording.
>> Spirit: It is the faint sound alone that remains.
>> Priest: O! But I saw the form, really.
>> Spirit: It is there if you see it.
>> -- Tsunemasa Noh play
>> Note the spirit's uncertainty as to his own success in appearing. The
>> priest wonders if he really saw anything. The spirit affirms that 'The body
>> was there if you saw it.'
>> Next edition will be the Summer collection, with a deadline in 20 June. A
>> call for it will be sent out later.
>> For more info
>> https://noemata.net/ueop/
>> The project is organized by Noemata.
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