Thank you Amber and Kalle for sharing your thinking behind temporarystedelijk.com.
I find the description of your curatorial work with the project very interesting,
'For us the challenge was to find a form, a translation into an exhibition,
to show net art online to an online audience. We created a space (a virtual
stage) in the context of the computer (online)'
in the fact that you stress your focus on creating an audience experience online, 'the audience needs to find
its way to the exhibition', without adopring the format of a script, of a specific way of navigating through the content.
In a way to me - please correct me if I am taking this too far -, one of the differences between diplaying work online and offline is that in the former there seem to be a stronger awarness about the interaction between the viewer and the artwork, the necessity to address their relationship from the beginning of the curatorial process, e.g. at the moment of conceiving a theme and selecting/commissioning works. For example, temporarystedelijk.com does function as a stage in which the viewer is actively engage in its journey through the artworks. And is it true that the current show functions almost as a wall.
I have three questions for you:
1 - How much do you think is crucial in your work with temporarystedelijk.com the collaboration with a programmer and designer? What are the pros and cons of this collaboration in your view?
2 - This is the 7th exhibition of temporarystedelijk.com, are the previous ones archived and browsable somewhere? Could you tell us more about the precedent shows if not?
3 - As you said, temporarystedelijk.com uses frames, so it relies on artists to host their works somewhere else. In terms of the legacy of your exhibitions, how do you see this? E.g. have you documented previous shows or will you do so in the future? Or the idea is that a show exists as far as an artwork in hosted in the same sever (same URL)? I suppose I am interested in this as often web-based projects/exhibitions embrace the fluidity of the material ciraculating online, which is very different to what might happen in a gallery space.