Hideous Beast is a collaborative effort between two artists, Josh Ippel
and Charlie Roderick. We are also part of OPENSOURCE Art with Katie
Hargrave and others.
Hideous Beast is currently investigating artist/group projects that
provide an instruction set and call to be reproduced - Field Test. We
see this loosely in relation to open source culture. Our investigation
attempts to execute each project and document the complexities and
variables involved in making them happen. The goal is to evaluate the
effectiveness of a project to aid others who wish to continue the idea.
Through this process we hope to provide feedback to the original artists
and begin dialogue about these art projects as tools for modeling a
world that each user hopes to live in. Accordingly, the projects we are
interested in have a participatory element, are situated within local
communities and propose to challenge existing economies and
As for the conversation(s) that have started, we will be adding to the
conversation individually as representatives of Hideous Beast.
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