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Of Fig Untitled No In To Title I Portrait With Series Concetto Self Joy (2014) VVVR


Of Fig Untitled No In To Title I Portrait With Series Concetto Self Joy (2014) VVVR

pdf edition 25.01.2014


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Of Fig Untitled No In To Title I Portrait With Series Concetto Self Joy (2014) VVVR is a project which consists of: the artist at work creating and dispersing stuff; the materials and tools generating the visual work; and the exhibition events. The materials and tools generating the visual work that might be exhibited on different locations are: 1)TD014HansardGallery: a database of artwork titles exhibited between 1 March 2003 and 17 August 2013, collated in collaboration with the John Hansard Gallery; 2)msgfile-mag.pd: a Pure Data software, which generates the visualisation of this database, using computer and AV equipment; 3)SymLogiDIN: font software created with Fontforge; 4)Of Fig Untitled No In To Title I Portrait With Series Concetto Self Joy: the title of this work in the form of a book. Installation at the exhibition Image-Text-Object, Southampton (2014): tabel and chairs; computer: Apple Power Mac G4, with OS X 10.4 (2003); monitor: Pro Nitron 17/750 colour (2001). In the context of my research, the project Of Fig Untitled No In To Title I Portrait With Series Concetto Self Joy (2014) is a work that exemplifies what I call a dispersed object. It aims to rethink the status of the art object from a material perspective. The project as artwork is conceived as a dynamic entity that is located between multiple sources, temporary visualisations and possible manifestations. By creating an archive of artwork titles, re-ordering the data, and dispersing it digitally as an algorithm, the author generates new work which only materialises temporarily as an projection of titles. As such the status of the art object is contingent on being performed and being conserved. What is being performed and conserved? The titles are generated and visualised ‘live’ one after the other by a software and hardware apparatus, which means that any photograph or video of the piece should be understood as documentation only. Besides the temporary events of visualisation that bring certain elements

together, these elements (see the materials and tools of this project above) are if possible, made public and archived as separate entities. An online search will lead potential users of these tools to the sites where they can be downloaded. Materials and tools are all created by the artist and published with a creative commons license (CC BY-NC-SA) to allow free non-commercial use and adaptations if the artist is credited. The individual words of the title, in the sequence Of Fig Untitled No In To Title I Portrait With Series Concetto Self Joy, are the fourteen most frequently used words in the titles from artwork exhibited in the John Hansard Gallery and some offsite projects (if one would omit the words the, a, and, on, from, at). The exhibitions from which the author collated about twelve hundred titles took place between 1 March 2003 and 17 August 2013. The artist’s database of artwork titles serves a different purpose than the source archive of a gallery and should be seen as a separate entity. For aesthetic or technical reasons the titles and artist names may have become formatted in a different way. With thanks to individuals and organisations who’s support have made this project possible. In particular: the John Hansard Gallery; Members of the user forums of Pure Data and Fontforge to help out when I got stuck; University of Southampton, and Winchester School of Art. Printed for the exhibition Image-Text-Object: Practices of Research in the Hartley Library, University of Southampton, UK from 10 February to 14 March 2014. Walter van Rijn CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 Creative Commons License This work by Walter van Rijn is licensed under a Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.symbiotext.net.


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Of Fig Untitled No In To Title I Portrait With Series Concetto Self Joy