Artistic Rationale for working on the web
- Artists who began working on the web because they had no chance of exhibiting due to their field of interest (Cory Arcangel)
- Artists using the web as a tool (Wolfgang Staehle)
- Artists who's offline work is influenced by the internet but also make online (MBS and Marisa Olson)
- Everyone is interdisciplinary. (Damon Zucconi, Petra Cortright and Tom Moody)
- Artists using the web as a tool (MTAA -- they've transitioned to this)
- Artists who's offline work is influenced by the internet but also make online (Jennifer and Kevin McCoy)
Internet Outsider Art (found or appropriated material)
- Described as interest in nostalgia. A strategy employed by artists as a means of dealing the rate of technological change (ie a movie looks pretty much the same 15 years later, the internet does not.) Working with older material gives the artist a means of understanding it.
- Originality and production. Oliver Laric is quoted by Petra Cortright, who represents the younger generation, "I've kind of come to the point right now where I don't see any necessity in producing images myself -- everything that I would need exists, it's just about finding it" Everyone is talking about surf clubs.
Paddy from Art Fag City published a review of last Friday's Net Aesthetics 2.0 panel, followed by a long and detailed comparison between the major points of discussion from both 2006 and 2008. I have reblogged only a small portion of the latter, it is definitely worth reading through in its entirety, more here.
Originally posted on Art Fag City by Rhizome