Well spotted, I agree that any short film compilation from the early 1900s
probably answered that time-vs-space question. Or dancing in Neanderthal :-)
> hi crumbs
> as a complete aside from the interesting discussion re Second Life, I
> just got this notice in my inbox about a series of commissions to
> happen in Manchester curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Philippe
> Parreno (http://www.manchesterinternationalfestival.com). It reads:
>> The question becomes... what if having an exhibition is not a way
> to occupy space, but a way to occupy time...?
>> With up to 15 minutes of exhibition time¹, each artist is creating
> their own distinctive work - inviting guest performing artists,
> specially commissioned music - but none using film or video - to
> create this new form of group show.
>> By focusing on time-based work, this group show aims to redefine
> how visual arts can be experienced. Set in a theatre, it transforms
> the established gallery model into an exhilarating, shared audience
>> ³The title of the piece relates to my notion of postman time¹, and
> the idea that this exhibition is delivered to the audience rather
> than the audience walking through it in their own time,² comments
> Philippe Parreno.
>> Hans Ulrich Obrist adds, ³One of the things that Philippe and I
> have been discussing since we met each other is what would happen if
> you have a group show exhibition where each artist would not get
> space, but each artist would get time? And so that is the point of
> departure. And through a dialogue with Manchester International
> Festival where everything is new there was a possibility for the
> first time to actually realise this.²
> Gosh, is the gap between the Media arts world and the contemporary
> art world so big??
> (the list of artists includes the likes of Matthew Barney, Douglas
> Gordon, Rirkrit Tiravanija)
> First, none using film and video?
> Second, the first time this has been possible? What about artists-TV
> projects? Streaming web projects? make-tv.net?
> Third, is there no sense here of a history of performance art? or
> artists interventions in theatre spaces (such as Janet Cardiff and
> George Bures Miller's videowalks)?
> It seems as though they've asked artists to become commissioners (or
> impressarios?). Is it all to be 'live'?
> Hmmm. If anyone is going, please report back.
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