It is not the question of legitimacy that is among the highly sensitive issues concerning net art toady, but rather its documentation and preservation. These topics have to be taken with urgency since the delicate artworks are constantly dealing with the threat of, due to the unstable nature of the Internet and development of technology, not ever again being perceived the way originally intended. The participants will be introduced to the project net.artdatabase.org initiated by constantdullaart.com (Constant Dullaart) and curatingyoutube.net (Robert Sakrowski) that is focused on Contextualizing Internet-based Art, its collaborative documenting and archiving.
Recording users in front of their screens as they interact with the artwork, which is then documented, seems to offer a brilliant way to shift the focus from the technological condition of Internet-based Art to its use in everyday culture.
During the one day workshop, the participants will be taught how to document Internet Based Art themselves. Although the attention will be paid also to the Czech and Dutch internet art, the decision which works shall be documented lies entirely (and logically) in the competence
of participants themselves and their preferences.
The workshop participants will consist of experts, artists, as well as general public with interest in documentation and archiving of net art.
/// Workshop date and place: Atelier of Graphic Design, Saturday 8th, 13.00–19.00
/// Lectors: Constant Dullaart (constantdullaart.com), Robert Sakrowski (curatingyoutube.net)
/// requirements for the participants:
camera, iPhone or other external device with camera;
interest in internet art;
consider in advance what works should be (in your point of view) documented or what net based artworks you like;
there would be some spare computers and cameras @ the workshop;
attendance at previous Sakrowski lecture or direct experience with internet art or deep interest in it
/// further information: net.artdatabase.org
List of Czech net artists and some of their works fit for documentation @ workshop will be distributed among the participants.