Sunday, December 30th, 2012
To write means, of course, to perform an action by which a material, (for instance chalk, or ink), is put on a surface, (for instance a blackboard or a leaf of paper), to form a specific pattern, (for instance letters). And the tools used during this action, (for instance brushes and typewriters), are instruments which add something to something. Thus one would suppose that the gesture of writing is a constructive action, if by “construction” we mean the bringing together of various objects to form a new structure (=”con-struction”).
Monday, November 26th, 2012
The site of curatorial production has been expanded to include the space of the Internet and the focus of curatorial attention has been extended from the object to processes to dynamic network systems. As a result, curatorial work has become more widely distributed between multiple agents including technological networks and software. This book reﬂects on these changes and asserts that the practice of curating cannot be dissociated from social and technological developments. It is therefore concerned with the politics of curating – with how power relations and control are expressed in the contemporary forms that curating takes and offers in the context of network technologies.
Curating Immateriality: The Work of the Curator in the Age of Network Systems (2006), by Joasia Krysacurating, immateriality, materiality, metaworks, network, theory
Friday, April 8th, 2011