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Re: November Theme: Curating on and through web-based platforms

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Zoë Salditch <[log in to unmask]>

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Zoë Salditch <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 12 Dec 2012 20:32:33 -0500

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Hello CRUMBsters

Thanks to Marialaura for inviting me to be a respondent for this month's
theme. I hope that we can keep up the discussion in the final week!

Annick's post you mentioned resonated with me  It's particularly relevant
to my project The Download, which promotes an intimate home-viewing
experience.

The works exhibited on The Download are made with the intention to be
displayed on any screen or suitable device (i.e. anywhere), but the vast
majority of viewers see these works at home sitting at their desks, or on
the couch, or lying in bed. I like to imagine that there are viewers
sitting in a coffee shop somewhere, it's in the realm of possibility but I
don't have the anecdotal evidence to prove it just yet. By far, the best
response from the project was an email I received from one viewer with a
recording of his reactions to Sabrina Ratt's video piece while under the
influence of hallucinogenic drugs. Albeit not a critical response, but I
feel it speaks to the level of comfort and intimacy the viewer felt with
this particular exhibition model. The opportunity to view works in the
safety of your own home certianly provides a different way experience art
that you typically* *don't get when in public spaces.

And to close, I'd like to share an interesting curatorial project that
caught my eye recently:

Idle Screenings  http://idlescreenings.com/
"Idle Screenings streams video and image art to thousands of desktops
daily, through the use of custom screensaver software. Our exhibition
explores value within an attention economy by beaming original works into
empty rooms at the expense of other resources, such as energy, bandwidth,
and time."

Best,
Zo


Zo Salditch
Program Director
Rhizome at the New Museum
235 Bowery New York, NY 10002
212.219.1288 x 302
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On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM, Marialaura Ghidini <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hello Annick,
>
> I am bringing your post under this thread after having read last part of
> your email in which you mention your curatorial experience with curating
> online work in public spaces. I wonder if you'd like to talk a bit more
> about them, or just one of them which you think might be interesting for
> our discussion?
>
> " In the early days (by this I mean 1996 when I curated a show that
> included interactive artworks on CD ROM and online works exhibited in a
> public space), the issue for me was to find a way to exhibit artworks that
> were meant to be seen in the private setting of a home and the intimate
> relation between one person and her/his screen in a public venue, which was
> somehow a contradiction. Curating the show then was not only selecting good
> artworks but also providing the "intimacy" for the audience in a public
> space."
>
> Thanks,
> Marialaura
>

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