network as instrument

Idea

consider a network as an instrument that allows us to see, experience more of the universe around us.

like a microscope, telescope, remote sensing satellites  it extends our vision by the data it sucks in.

all that is linked to a network makes it accessible, this means visible, to all or some in this network depending on the mediators, those who have the power to block or make accessible.

turning around the concept of net-surveillance into ‘making visible’

I am online, therfor I exist.

those who are not online, the un-connected, either don’t want to be part of network X or can not be part of network X.

this reminds me of the ‘un-contacted people’ in the amazone jungle. See Survival website.

the digital divide.

Artist-Art-Audience-Site network distributes what can be said, made and seen. See Ranciere—The politics of Aesthetics.

see my chart of ‘art-networks’ catagorised with parameters of space and time.

See also Vernisage:

The Politics of Redistribution (curated by Sabine Winkler) at Magazin4 Bregenzer Kunstverein is an exhibition that shows artistic positions dealing with today’s economic situation. Artists included are Raymond Taudin Chabot, Harun Farocki, (e.) Twin Gabriel, Isaac Isitan, Sabrina Malek/Arnaud Soulier, Anna de Manincor, Elke Marhöfer, Barbara Musil, Ferhat Özgür, Tadej Pogačar and Hannah Starkey. In this video, Director Dr. Wolfgang Fetz talks about the concept of the show.

“The present exhibition shows artistic positions dealing with the effects of neo-liberal politics, including poverty, educational deprivation, lack of job opportunities and life perspectives for youths, etc. The redistri-bution of capital – in favour of the corporations and share holders and the concomitant re-establishment of societies of social inequality – have put their stamp on daily life in Western societies. Alternative re-distribution systems, such as parallel markets, the global basic income movement or self-organised co-operatives, all try to find new ways of answering their societies’ most pressing questions. Which relevance do concepts like solidarity, common property or social action rate to-day within the social context?” (excerpt from the press release).

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