JiscMail Logo
Email discussion lists for the UK Education and Research communities

Help for NEW-MEDIA-CURATING Archives


NEW-MEDIA-CURATING Archives

NEW-MEDIA-CURATING Archives


NEW-MEDIA-CURATING@JISCMAIL.AC.UK


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

NEW-MEDIA-CURATING Home

NEW-MEDIA-CURATING Home

NEW-MEDIA-CURATING  November 2012

NEW-MEDIA-CURATING November 2012

Options

Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password

Subject:

Re: Hospitality – Hosting Relations in Exhibitions at Academy of Visual

From:

Fee Plumley <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Fee Plumley <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:15:47 +1030

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (159 lines)

Loved this! I've been couchsurfing since Sept 2011 (along with crowdsourcing
my life <http://www.reallybigroadtrip.com/2012/01/crowdsourcing-life/>). Partly
this was to assist with costs as I get reallybigroadtrip.com off the
ground, but as Jon says it's a fantastic way to get over your own shyness.
It's also a fascinating way to get a picture of how other people live. We
are a diverse creature, it's been entirely humbling.

In the three months over my crowdfunding campaign I lived in six homes (one
a house-sit, but they're rare). Since Sept 2011 I've stayed in 24 homes
(sharing with 35 people), three more than once. These were across 11 cities
in 5 countries.  None of those were organised through any platform, simply
social media shoutouts and the kindness of friends, strangers and their
extended networks. I've always felt sad that the couchsurfing sites make it
a commercial proposition, that's surely the domain of airbnb - a valid, but
different model.

I haven't yet translated the experience into artwork but there's huge
amounts of material there. I'll be (finally!) moving into my own home again
(my bus <http://www.reallybigroadtrip.com/2012/11/houston-we-have-a-bus/>!)
in the next few months. I'll be hosting Nomads in
Residence<http://www.reallybigroadtrip.com/2012/05/nomads-in-residence/>there,
so will return the much appreciated accommodation favours (and
dinners and lifts) in unique locations around the country. Those adhoc
conversations Jon mentions are a key part to this for me too. We will be
recording our random chats as we drive around dramatics Australian
landscapes.

This reciprocal culture is fundamentally important to me. reallybigroadtrip
is an experiment in sustainable living as much as a (literal and
metaphorical) vehicle for creative digital culture. It still sometimes
concerns me that I'm taking from others, especially considering the
crowdfunding campaign (and how long all this has lasted to date). But the
amount of love and support that has been freely given to enable this
project to come to life has been astonishing. I feel more like a caretaker
for my own art instead of its owner.

Anyone wanting to come hang out on the bus with me, just ping (we'll be at
ISEA2013 if that helps...).

xf



>
> Date:    Mon, 19 Nov 2012 23:17:24 +0000
> From:    ruth catlow <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Hospitality – Hosting Relations in Exhibitions at Academy of
> Visual
>
> Hi All,
>
> I enjoyed this recent post from Jon Ippolito.
>
> It connected in my mind with other lived art critiques that are
> parasitical on artworld surpluses.
> Kate Rich's Feral Trade <
> http://www.http.uk.net/exhibitions/FeralTradeCafe/index.shtml> and Marc's
> and my We Wont Fly For Art <
> http://www.furtherfield.org/features/we-wont-fly-art-media-art-ecologies>
>
> We recently wrote about these in the context of the Furtherfield Media Art
> Ecologies programme for Remediating the Social.
> http://www.elmcip.net/story/remediating-social-e-book-released  DIWO: DO
> IT WITH OTHERS – No Ecology Without Social Ecology pg 68-74
>
> : )
> Ruth
>
> --------
>
> Date:    Sat, 17 Nov 2012 11:48:33 -0500
> From:    Jon Ippolito<[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Hospitality – Hosting Relations in Exhibitions at Academy of
> Visual
>
> Not to sideline this month's important discussion of curating online, but
> this post touched a nerve for me:
>
> > Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
> > Hospitality – Hosting Relations in Exhibitions
> > Conference, December 13–14, 2012
> >
> > Every curated encounter creates a situation of hospitality. Whoever
> claims curatorial responsibility can appear in the role of host, while the
> invited—artists, audiences but also exhibits—can take on that of guest.
>
> I have recently been asking anyone who invites me to a conference to put
> me up on a couch instead of in a hotel. For the past couple of years, I
> have been rewarded for overcoming my shyness by hosts across three
> continents who have opened their homes to me.
>
> I don't know if staying with local families can "scale" to a conference
> with hundreds of participants. (CouchSurfing.org seems to do pretty well.)
> But if I'm going to blow a planeful of greenhouse-emitting jet fuel on
> travel, I want to learn how people live in that part of the world, rather
> than what distinctive shampoo containers they have in their hotel rooms.
>
> I don't want to interrupt my hosts' routines or get special treatment, and
> am practiced at washing dishes and other household chores. Yet I always
> return home with a debt in my heart to the individual or family who took me
> in. These are often the conference organizers themselves, who have way too
> much on their plate to accommodate me--and yet somehow manage. Thankfully,
> anthropologist James Leach says that debt that generates new social bonds
> can be a good thing.
>
> I've described the connection between hospitality and curation previously
> on this list in the form of an anecdote reported by Eva and Franco Mattes
> of 0100101110101101.ORG when they stayed at my place in Maine. In the
> early days of Soros-funded new media art, the Mattes--like many net
> artists--would periodically cobble together enough resources to travel to
> an exhibition or festival in Eastern Europe. The organizers rarely had a
> big hotel budget, and the installation space often lacked Internet,
> equipment, and at times even electricity.
>
> So the exhibition would take a back seat to late-night conversations over
> drinks, and the hotel would frequently turn out to be the curator's living
> room. These informal gatherings turned out to be more important to the
> culture of net art than whatever took place in the official venues.
>
> The Mattes are now celebrated enough to be sought after by the mainstream
> art world. Eva and Franco described their experience of being flown to New
> York or LA to find their work beautifully installed in an immaculate museum
> gallery. Unfortunately, all the Mattes get from the curators today is a
> handshake at the opening, leaving them free to return to their fancy hotel
> room and its prosthetic hospitality.
>
> jon
>
> _______________________________________________
> NetBehaviour mailing list
> [log in to unmask]
> http://www.netbehaviour.org/mailman/listinfo/netbehaviour
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of NEW-MEDIA-CURATING Digest - 17 Nov 2012 to 19 Nov 2012 (#2012-172)
> *************************************************************************
>



-- 

Fee Plumley

*>> Houston, we have a bus! Read the exquisite
story<http://www.reallybigroadtrip.com/2012/11/houston-we-have-a-bus/>behind
this find
** :) **<<*

Digital Nomad at http://reallybigroadtrip.com - making & sharing geek arts
across Australia.
Head Geek at http://technoevangelist.net - spreading the word of geek since
1996.

Chat via twitter <http://twitter.com/feesable>,
facebook<http://www.facebook.com/reallybigroadtrip> or
sign up to my newsletter <http://rbrt.cc/RBRTnews>.

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

JiscMail Tools


RSS Feeds and Sharing


Advanced Options


Archives

June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001


JiscMail is a Jisc service.

View our service policies at https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/policyandsecurity/ and Jisc's privacy policy at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/website/privacy-notice

Secured by F-Secure Anti-Virus CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager