Works by | UBERMORGEN.COM & Alessandro Ludovico & Paolo Cirio, Jo-Anne Green & Helen Thorington, Aleksandra Domanovic & Oliver Laric & Christoph Priglinger & Georg Schnitzer, Cornelia Sollfrank, Eva Grubinger & Thomas Kaulmann, 0100101110101101.org, Ruth Catlow & Marc Garrett, Graffiti Research Lab, Mushon Zer-Aviv & Dan Phiffer | Curated by | Ursula Endlicher & Ela Kagel | Opening | 25 June 2007
For TAGallery we were interested in applying the format of our blog (http://curating-netart.blogspot.com) – a dialog between the two of us summarizing and juxtaposing experiences/venues/observations surrounding net art as well as media and digital arts at large – to the idea of curating. As we bounced back and forth our thoughts, we were letting ourselves get inspired by the previously mentioned context. We were introducing and debating net art, physical or virtual locations as “gallery” space, or documentations concerning web-based questions, for this exhibition. This procedure turned out to be quite intriguing, as it, over time, could stimulate more than one response, and form some kind of tree-structure.
It was important to us to keep a lively discussion open, and bring in a variety of different works, artists, organizations, and galleries. We were interested in a brainstorming model, and in a spontaneous “blog” model of curating, where every thought leads to a new thread. Our technique takes inspiration by exquisite-corpse by the surrealists, but plays it by its own rules. Instead of concealing the part that was written we used it as some sort of chain-reaction, very much also, again, like in threads and comments within a blog; Therefore in our curating model each collaborator adds sequentially a new choice of links. Our focus is to link thoughts, while thinking of a new link…
Please note that this exhibition is basically a dialogue. To follow our line of thoughts, just start with with the first entry on the bottom of the page!
—tags: blog, curating, galleries, institutions, url