re:like - Overheard Map of Now 2017
The exhibition functioned as an art version of Chinese whispers, with each artist handing over the material for the next to respond to and create from.
Two iterations of my involvement are linked below. I was given solo control over the last team's digital presence for 3 days, creating from it the first website. I was then teamed with an artist in Wales, an artist in Scotland, and an artist in England to create the second:
Over a week-long residency that will take place online, artists are invited to explore the paradox of solitary connectedness, the incredible prevalence of digital personas - both consciously performed and not - and the acts of translation and duration that go into making physical work digital and vice versa.
The total exhibition, which will function as an art version of Chinese whispers, will take place over a month - with each artist handing over the material for the next to respond to and create from.
Artists will work in pairs of one digital and one physical artist, in whatever way they wish, to develop work around the theme. Each artist will be given full access to the website, and is welcome to use other forms of digital communication (Hangout, Instagram, anything) to communicate work and interact with the artists that come after them. All work will need to be open-source.
Artists are welcome to work in any medium, and we are especially interested in creative coders and artists with emphatically physical practices.