Jennifer Chan
Works in United States of America

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artist/researcher Hong Kong / Toronto / NY
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London Calling


let me specify when I said the peergroup was small I mean the particular community from NY+Chicago+Europe that huddles around Rhizome+facebook+tumblr in a "postinternet" way...

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London Calling


agreed, and commented. From what I know Karen's visiting from the US and like I, made lots of generalizations about differences between North American+European emerging artists. I feel this is inevitable if we feel our internet-aware peergroup is actually small, although globally connected. But there are definitely similarities in terms of aesthetics from what I have seen on both sides (bad found object sculpture, social practice, using the network to distribute...blahblah).

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London Calling


but I would like to point out that an increased use of web 2.0 social networking does not correlate to political change or activism, which might not be what you meant, but seemed to come across in the end of your article.

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London Calling


Enjoyed the article, good coverage of the pockets of things that happened. Of what I had seen in London I actually really appreciated the Piccadilly Community Centre project as social sculpture and wish you talked more about that. When I went in I wasnt sure who was performer, volunteer or visitor and I felt like I was intruding in an old persons' music class.
I really do hope that there are artists that are more politically activated-maybe in the sense that the contemporary artists should be an autonomous, self-sustaining group that have little to do with capitalism as possible. Other than LuckyPDF, I was very impressed and suprised that DIY projects had a principle about being entirely self-funded and "untainted" by fundraising or public grants. (This is different from artist-run centers in Canada that do sustain on them and take pride in it)