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Re: Future of digital art...

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Michael Connor <[log in to unmask]>

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Michael Connor <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:49:28 -0400

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Dennis, I hope you'll give us a heads up when the article comes out..

We've posted a bit more background on the conservation process and issues
that arose on the Davis project over at Rhizome:
http://rhizome.org/editorial/2013/jun/12/restoring-douglas-davis-collaborative-sentence/

On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 11:13 AM, Dennis Moser <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> It is with a certain sense of irony that I read these recent postings on
> these works and the challenges of their preservation and conservation.
>
> Why? I'm wrapping up an article for a certain US journal for art libraries,
> trying to draw attention to these very kinds of works and their associated
> problems. It's gone out for review twice now, because two of the three
> reviewers in the first round couldn't wrap their heads around the fact that
> such works were being created and collected.
>
> I'm grateful for the journal editor's support and determination to get my
> article in print. But the experience has left me wondering just who is
> paying attention to these things (New Aesthetic? What's that? and why
> should we care?) ...
>
> Best to all,
>
> Dennis
>
> ~~
> If your first move is brilliant, you’re in trouble. You don’t really know
> how to follow it; you’re frightened of ruining it. So, to make a mess is a
> good beginning. — Brian Eno
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 2:03 AM, Brian Degger <[log in to unmask]
> >wrote:
>
> > Sarah and CRUMB,
> > Hope you are enjoying ISEA13.
> >
> > Thanks for the article.
> >
> > The type of conservation problem are already here with bio-art and art
> > based upon unstable/ food based media. And GMOarts are even more
> > problematical.
> > The artist neither want to use 'fake' food or to constantly renew the
> work.
> >
> > For a abstract in 2011
> > http://die-neue-sammlung.de/event/?p=953&lang=en "Developing
> > durable Foodstuffs for Contemporary Art
> > Anna Comiotto | Marc Egger |  Caroline Forster | Agathe Jarczyk |
>  Isabelle
> > Krieg |  George Steinmann | Markus Vaihinger |  Karin Wyss"
> > *Abstract |* This paper provides an insight into a one-year research
> > project for the development of treatments to stabilise foodstuff against
> > chemical and biological decay. The research was carried out with a strong
> > focus on interdisciplinary collaborations bringing together conservators,
> > chemists, food-technologists and artists.
> > Foodstuffs are widely used in contemporary art and have found their way
> > into product and fashion design applications as well. Many food products
> > are well known as a very ephemeral matter, attacked e.g. by enzymes,
> moulds
> > and bugs and prone to shape and colour changes. The limited ageing
> > stability can be welcomed by artists to demonstrate decay, as experienced
> > e.g. by looking at rotting food, mould and beetles in artworks of Dieter
> > Roth or Michael Blazy. Nobody regrets the foodstuff’s ephemerality as
> well,
> > if nourishment is cooked and served by Rirkrit Tiravanija (“Untitled”,
> > 1992) or consumed by Marina Abramović (“The Onion”, 1996). In contrast to
> > this, the research project sets focus on artists, who aim to outsmart
> > transience. They are looking for long-term stable food materials.
> Creating
> > “fake food” or the need to continuously renew the work after spoilage,
> are
> > not in accordance with their artistic statements.
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM, NEW-MEDIA-CURATING automatic digest
> > system <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > > There is 1 message totaling 17 lines in this issue.
> > >
> > > Topics of the day:
> > >
> > >   1. Future of digital art...
> > >
> > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > >
> > > Date:    Tue, 11 Jun 2013 06:15:33 +0000
> > > From:    Sarah Cook <[log in to unmask]>
> > > Subject: Future of digital art...
> > >
> > > Dear Crumb
> > >
> > > This article was brought to my attention during a q&a here at ISEA in
> > > Sydney .... Check the 63 comments too on this article about
> > sustainability
> > > of digital work ... Very telling.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/06/10/arts/design/whitney-saves-douglas-daviss-first-collaborative-sentence.html?from=homepage
> > >
> > >
> > > Sent from my pocket.
> > >
> > > ------------------------------
> > >
> > > End of NEW-MEDIA-CURATING Digest - 10 Jun 2013 to 11 Jun 2013
> (#2013-85)
> > >
> ************************************************************************
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > ----------------------------------------
> > Brian Degger
> > twitter: @drbrian
> >
> > http://makerspace.org.uk
> > http://transitlab.org
> > ----------------------------------------
> >
>



-- 
Michael Connor
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