Dispatx - New Edition : Improvised Maps

Posted by David Stent | Thu Feb 8th 2007 7:25 a.m.

Dispatx - New Edition : Improvised Maps

We're pleased to announce the publication of the sixth edition of Dispatx, which coincides with a complete redesign of the website. Curating and developing works from poets, photographers, painters and writers, for this edition we once again present an extremely diverse set of responses to the notion of Improvised Maps. These works - which can
be seen in Show (http://www.dispatx.com/show/). - include a dozen projects developed online over the last five months and seven additional submissions including work from Gonzalo Puch, Denis Masi, Andrea Brady and Enrique Vila-Matas.

In addition we would like to announce that the exploration of the theme Eminent Domain can now be followed on a daily basis. Until June 2007, the Make area of the site (http://www.dispatx.com/make) will feature the work of seventeen projects chosen to explore the theme. These include works by Emanual Licha, Juan delGado, and Paulina Varas. Through making comments on the artists' process in Make, site visitors forms a part of this organic process.

We have provided a series of tools specifically for the visitor, allowing you to create private collections, leave comments, and subscribe to RSS feeds for the projects that interest you the most. To familiarize yourself with these changes, please take the site tour (http://www.dispatx.com/index.php?tourId=MyDispatx) Dispatx provides the tools of a socialised internet for the development and presentation of contemporary art and literature.

Visitors are invited to interact with the artists via the online display of their working processes, and to create unique private collections of the finished works. Through this process we seek to establish a new curatorial discourse based on artistic working practices.

Dispatx is a curatorial platform that provides the tools of a socialised internet for the development and presentation of contemporary art and literature. It was created in 2004 by Oliver Luker, Vanessa Oniboni and David Stent.

The website functions both as a rigorous concept-space for the exploration of the creative method - the organisational process which translates creative vision into creative product - and as an exhibition space for concluded works. Visitors are invited to interact with the working processes of contributing artists presented online and to create unique private collections of finished works in My Dispatx.

For each edition we publish themes for exploration that are open to the interpretation of collaborating artists.

From the moment a theme is announced, the process of selection for collaborative projects and concluded works is open.

Selected projects are developed over a period of 5 months in the Studio. Their evolution can be observed in Make, where users can comment on the progress of each artist. When projects are finalised they are collated together and published in the Show section of the following edition, where the content is processed and presented by genetic algorithms.
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