July 11, 2014
Remote Encounters: a report about networking practitioners

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A short(ish) article on the Remote Encounters conference and Liminalities journal special issue titled Remote Encounters: a report about networking practitioners has been published on Digicult.it.

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May 14, 2014
Liminalities 10.1 now online

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The journal of performance studies, Liminalities issue 10.1, a special issue guest edited by Garrett Lynch (University of South Wales) and Rea Dennis (Deakin University), is now online. The contributions to this issue have been compiled from the outcomes of the international conference Remote Encounters: Connecting Bodies, Collapsing Spaces and Temporal Ubiquity in Networked Performance held at the University of South Wales on the 11th and 12th of April 2013. The conference brought together artists and scholars with a joint interest in using networks as a means to enhance or create a wide variety of performance arts. The direct url to the issue is below, please do forward to your networks/colleagues etc.

Liminalities issue 10.1 – http://liminalities.net/10-1/

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December 1, 2013
How to make a Bomb by IOCOSE

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IOCOSE’s A Crowded Apocalypse uses crowdsourcing as a means of generating and developing tactics against conspiracy theories. The Italian artists’ group:

has commissioned a series of micro tasks, each of them being almost completely meaningless. However, when put together, the tasks collectively contributed to generate a series of potential paranoias. The results have been commissioned, collected, organised and exhibited by the artist group, showing the result of a process of mechanical and unemotional involvement of the participants in the process of writing and protesting against conspiratory narratives.

One of the works in this series of “micro tasks” or works is How to make a Bomb (view here on YouTube), a step-by-step guide on how to assemble a bomb. The guide is a playlist on YouTube, each step of the guide one of 28 videos hosted on different accounts. Viewed separately the content of each video is harmless or meaningless. Viewed together as the full playlist the videos give a set of lethal instructions that without a doubt would be in breach of YouTube policy (and almost any other online provider) yet as a distributed guide prove difficult to censor and delete.

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September 22, 2013
The work of Amalia Pica

The following are works by Amalia Pica whose practice focuses on communication, its forms and signals. The following quote is from the Guardian’s review of her work:

art and life are characterised by gaps and missed signals. What interests Pica is the distance between sender and receiver, the ways we misunderstand or misremember. She addresses the problem of art speaking to people – like the time she used Semaphore flag code to broadcast gobbledygook in the middle of nowhere.

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Above: If these walls could talk

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Above: Shutter telegraph (as seen on TV)

babble

Above: Babble, Blabber, Chatter, Gibber, Jabber, Patter, Prattle, Rattle, Yammer, Yada Yada Yada

wireless-way

Above: The wireless way in low visibility (recreation of the first system for non cable transmission, as seen on TV)

radar

Above: Acoustic Radar in Cardboard

metaphor-2

Above: Sorry for the metaphor #2

There is an interesting review on Art Agenda of Amalia Pica’s exhibition, Low Visibility, in Berlin this summer.

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September 17, 2013
Remote Install

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Remote Install by Julian Oliver is:

a work of network-dependent Software Art that presents its own installation process as an artefact in itself.

The work uses a strategy employed in the media art world where the artists work is installed and setup without the artist being present or solely by assisting through email/videotelephony etc.

Distributed as a stripped down, customised GNU/Linux Operating System, the gallery merely needs to copy a single file onto a USB stick, plug it into a computer on site and boot it on the day of the opening. Remote Install then analyses its network context and the amount of space given to it – the free space on the USB stick. It then logs into the artist’s server and creates a file of random binary data to exactly fill this space and proceeds to download it over the course of the entire exhibition. An algorithm ensures the last byte is downloaded on the last second of the exhibition.

An elegant formalistic software work which plays on strategy and process and has much in common with conceptual art.

Originally seen at I Like This Art.

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