Annet Dekker interviews Foundland, Ghalia Elsrakbi (SY) and Lauren Alexander (SA). A multi-disciplinary art and design practice based in Amsterdam. With backgrounds in graphic design, art and writing Foundland’s approach focuses on research based, critical responses to current issues. While moving around in advertising, printed matter, the Internet, and off line art spaces they dig up interesting stories about Disney, SpongeBob and defected soldiers.
paula roush explores the growing interest in free and Open Source practices in art. This report maps out these shifting relationships in contemporary models of education both online and offline. Recent expansion of so-called ‘free culture’ has contributed to placing the debate over authorship, ownership and licensing of the artwork at the centre of artistic production. Crucially, the transformation of art in the age of global culture and the consequent move from autonomous art objects into cultural artworks and services, has resulted in the emergence of new visible tendencies.
CyPosium was an online event in October 2012 dedicated to the history of online performance. It recovered previously lost history, brought online performers old and new into conversation, and assembled its audience into an ad hoc community.
In this essay Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett set out to show how the collaborative networked practices of the DIWO (Do It With Others) series of Email Art and co-curation projects (since 2007) underpinned the development of a series of projects, exhibitions and interventions that formed Furtherfield's Media Art Ecologies programme (since 2009) to explore what form an ecological art might take in the network age.
Esther Belvis Pons' writes about Roger Bernat's experimental theatre work 'Public Domain'. The piece, still on tour, has been performed in public spaces around the world. This audience-centred project invites individuals to participate in an engaging experience that emerges as a sociological choreography. The audience gathers in a public square and they are given a pair of headphones, fulfilling the narrative possibilities of the group using statistical tools.
We have a situation! is a series of live, trans-border, online-offline participatory performances addressing current cross-cultural European issues, led by Helen Varley Jamieson and Martin Eisenbach in partnership with APO33 (FR), MAD (NL) and Schaumbad Freies Atelierhaus (AT).
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