Roberta Buiani writes about the young artist 'Luca Lo Coco', who found himself at the center of an attack initiated by the director of Flash Art, Giancarlo Politi himself. Lo Coco critiqued the commercial artworld circus, for lacking authenticity, social values and artistic integrity. He created a pesky doppelgänger of the Flash Art website at www.ashartonline.com, replacing the original content with is own artwork. The site also existed as a platform for others to share their own critiques and observations concerning the arts establishment. This ended with Lo Coco having to close the site down after 6 months, as well as losing all of his home furniture when he had no money to pay for the hefty fine imposed on him by the courts.
Marc Garrett writes about Heath Bunting's Status Project in the age of the Netopticon. Garrett considers the worth and social context of humans as data, submersed in frameworks and protocols, designed by a neo-liberal elite for a generic consumer class. Bunting's work is well placed for observation and practical research into the 'depths' of legal and illegal territories, whilst our contemporary identities are being collected on mass as we ride into the maelstrom of constant surveillance.
In this continuing series of Women, Art & Technology, Rachel Beth Egenhoefer interviews curator Sarah Cook. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and co-author with Beryl Graham of the book Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media Cook is co-founder of Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss (CRUMB). Here Sarah talks about contemporary work in new media art and the Mirror Neurons exhibition that she recently curated for 2012 AV Festival.
Revisiting the Curious World of Art & Hacktivism, is the first of a series of articles exploring how contemporary artists engaged with technology and activism are transcending established art behaviours. Crossing over into territories that reflect not only social and political contexts, but new dialogues of experiencing and understanding art. The politics of today becomes the background, the material and canvas of imaginative and critical play.
Drawing on POEX65, a cross-disciplinary and POetry EXperimental event that took place in Copenhagen, December 1965 Morten Søndergaard asks how we might define the modalities and methodologies needed to reactivate the unheard avant-gardes.
Patrick Lichty's article explores shifts toward new forms of sociopolitical dissent. Such as cellular forms or resistance including asymmetrical warfare like global insurgencies, the use of social media. Examples would be Twitter and Facebook in their ability to lens dissent for actions in Syria, Egypt and Tunisia, Wikileaks and its ability to mirror, and politics that use anarchistic forms of collective action such as the Occupy Movement, what he calls an amorphous politics of dissent.
A Guide to Good Practice in Collaborative Working Methods and New Media Tools Creation (by and for artists and the cultural sector) eds.: Lizbeth Goodman and Katherine Milton copy editor: Robynn Weldon.
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