13:00 - 19:00 | SATURDAY 8. 12. 2012 |Atelier of Graphic Design
workshop – Constant Dullaart (NL), Robert Sakrowski (DE)
Participants will be introduced to the project net.artdatabase.org initiated by Constant Dullaart (constantdullaart.com) and Robert Sakrowski (curatingyoutube.net) It is focused on Contextualizing Internet-based Artand its collaborative documentation and archiving. During the workshop, the participants will be taught how to document Internet Based Art.
It is not the issue of legitimacy that is one of the more delicate topics these days, it is the documentation and archiving of net art. Magnificent artistic works are facing the constant threat that they will never be perceived as they were intended due to the unstable and quickly changing Internet environment and accessible technologies. There are so many different kinds of works, and only a very small percentage are static enough to be archived through copying or backing up the data. Also most of the works are very, if not fully, dependent on the context in which they are viewed if they are to function as intended. The Czech Moonwalk might serve as a case in point (see the text Martin Kohout, Palo Fabuš: What is Skinsmooth?); originally it was an inseparable part of the Internet video which worked within the YouTube user interface, and the environment in which it was exhibited – there should have been a specific aspect ratio of a window which has since been changed, as has the design of the user bar which is multiplied in the video. Only several days after uploading the video, this design was changed (since then it has undergone many changes) which significantly influenced user perception of the work and it was thus preserved in history. There was a cognitive effect here which we can only imagine nowadays.
The archiving and documenting project net.artdatabase.org initiated by Constant Dullaart (constantdullaart.com) and Robert Sakrowski (curatingyoutube.net) is an attempt at capturing these irreplaceable moments. net.artdatabase.org contextualise Internetbased Art by recording and then documenting users in front of their screens as they interact with the artwork. This seems to offer a brilliant way of shifting the focus from the technological condition of Internet-based Art to its use in everyday culture. Although attention will be particularly focused on Czech and Dutch net art during the one-day workshop, the participants will have the opportunity to decide which works will be documented.
- Marie Meixnerová
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