Off the back of some recent thoughts regarding the archiving of websites, SB sent me a link to “Digital Preservation in the Artist’s Studio” by Ben Fino-Radin. The article provides an extremely thorough overview of what steps might be involved in digitally archiving studio output, along with a few real-world examples. Love this stuff.
The other evening, a friend introduced me to Maria Blaisse’s work as well as the lovely book The Emergence of Form published by nai010. The dedication evident in her output is incredible, and her canal-side studio in Amsterdam sounds pretty great. Wish I could find one of the images from the book online, it’s a black and white photo possibly taken in the 70s of her working on a woven piece with an enormous knot in the middle that’s easily twice her height. Will just have to buy the book (like I need an excuse).
Sidenote, Augenweide (source for the image) is a very enjoyable browse, glad to have come across it.
I asked SB about people/studios that push the offset printing process when we were discussing a potential litho print last week, and he mentioned Berlin-based collective Maximage. The 2013 interview in the Walker design/art blog (linked above) sheds light on their interest in intervention.
Visited the Colby College Museum of Art recently for the fist time in years, the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion is a great addition. Wish I brought a proper camera.
I recently attended the talk Supporting Structures: The use of plinths and platforms in Carol Bove’s work at the Henry Moore Institute. Kitty Anderson’s talk coincided with the Carol Bove / Carlo Scarpa exhibition in the Institute’s main gallery spaces.
Researching the definition/concept of a construct (in science, in philosophy, in art) and came across a listing for On new constructs in art by Ernest Edmonds in the publications section of the compArt | center of excellence digital art database. Need to take a closer look at this database, they’re currently drawing attention to the early phase of digital art (roughly 1950 to 1980).
Surfing w/ coffee. Order of exploration:
Google image search “knyttan blanket scarves” Today and Tomorrow post about a scarf (↓B) Nicolas Sassoon (↓C) Computers Club Alexandria McCrosky Alexandria McCrosky in i want you magazine (↓D) Google image search Alexandria McCrosky
artnet interview w/ Sassoon Opening Times – Digital Art Comissions (↓E) How Do We Write When We Write Online by Orit Gat Gat’s review of The People’s Platform, “Was the internet intended for you?” (↓F) The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age by Astra Taylor
P! is a gallery in NYC.