Post Internet Art

Homework # 5:

The obvious and not so obvious:

Calling someone:

  1. Choose a person. You may ask yourself: Do I know who I want to call? If the answer is yes: look for the device that might allow you to make a call. There are basically two types of devices a regular telephone or a smartphone. If you don’t know the person you are calling go to step 9.
  2. Identify the device you have to make the phone call.
  3. Get your smartphone or telephone in your hands.
  4. In your mind identify the name of the person you are calling. What is their name?
  5. If your are calling from your smartphone. (If you are using a regular telephone go to step 5.) 4.1. Unlock your smartphone by tapping on the screen or buttons if the have them with one finger. If you have a password type it, or use one of your fingerprint or face to unlock it. 4.2. Once the smartphone is unlocked look for a icon resembling a letter C tilted to the left with ticker edges at both ends, if your are familiar with older telephones this icon looks like the handle of older telephones. Tap on it with one finger. 4.3. Use your memory to and remember the name of the person you want to call. If forgotten go back to step number 1. 4.4. If you do remember the person’s name, tap into the screen with one of your fingers in a vertical movement starting at the top of the screen and downwards. Look for your person’s name. If forgotten go back to step 1. 4.5. If you see the person’s name tap on the name with one finger. Additional icons and information may appear on the screen. 4.6. Look for the tilted letter C tap on it with one finger. 4.7 Observe how the screen changes to phone call mode and take the phone to one of your ears. 4.8. Listen: you will hear one or several short chimes: if at some point during 40  to 50 seconds your person answers the call you are all set, say Hello. If the chimes stops and no one answers, a machine might answers your call and guide you so that you can leave a message for your person, if you feel so incline do so. 4.9. If you finished talking on the phone or your call was not answered, put your smartphone away from your ear look at the screen and tap with one finger on the tilted surrounded by a color red letter C.
  6. If you are using telephone that does not have much cables attached to it and one piece can be moved independently, lift that part: 5.1 Where is your person’s telephone number? Your memory, phonebook, smartphone (go to step 4.1 – 4.5). 5.2. Once you have the number activate your device: press a green (sometimes) tilted to the left letter C (for other devices got o step 6.) 5.3. Use one finger to press the buttons on the telephone in the sequential order of your person’s phone number. 5.4. When you are done pressing all the numbers on the telephone take the telephone to one of your ears. Go to steps 4.8. 5.5.Press with one finger the button with a red (sometimes) letter C turned to the right 90 degrees (letter C on it’s face).
  7. If you are using telephone that does not have any individual pieces, hence all parts are attached to each other by cables and your telephone has buttons: 6.1 Lift and actual plastic object that looks like a letter C turned 90 degrees to the right, it can also be a letter C standing. 6.2. Put this object to one side of your head and one of your ears. MAKE SURE the end attached to a cable goes towards your mouth or the floor. If your telephone has buttons go to step 5.1 skip 5.2 then 5.3 and finally step 4.8. 6.3. When you are done talking put the plastic object exactly where you lifted it from, make sure it fits were it is meant to.
  8. f you are using telephone that does not have any individual pieces, hence all parts are attached to each other by cables and your telephone has NO buttons and has a rounded thing on top of it: Go to steps 5.1 jump to 6.1 – 6.2. 8.1. Insert on finger into the hole on top of the first number of your person’s telephone number move your hand in a clockwise movement until you find resistance from the device. 8.2. Take out your finger from the hole and allow the device to come back to it’s original position by itself  and do the same for each number on the telephone number. Go to steps 4.8 and 6.3.
  9. To reset all devices with the plastic letter C object place on it’s original position then lift again.

If at any point you forget the person’s name, the number PLEASE start over.

9. If you do not know who you want to call: PLEASE don’t annoy people or waste their time.

 

 

 

Assignment II:

Part 1:

Obsolescence manifests in my practice in different ways: first I chose to work with painting basically because I like the idea of working with a medium that died and became irrelevant, therefore  lost it’s power and relevance which freed it from former restrains and gives artists more space. I also feel this idea of obsolete is deceiving as it might address people’s biases of “new is better than old” in an era where progress failed at least in some ways; there is also something about communication and narrative, since one might think that new mediums as video convey meaning in easier more effective ways; I believe that can be deceiving too. An important part about my practice is physicality and materiality, basically the relation between our bodies and the materials, something that is maybe obsolete in a world that is ever fleeing and virtual.

Finally, the way I register and use technology in certain projects may become problematic and disappear as I have a lot of digital files related to process tracking and it is up to me to keep things updated and organized. I am also aware of the fact that some files may not work because of the huge technological changes that occur non stop.

PART II:

When is enough, enough?

Should we update our idea of ownership?

Maybe use different ways to track and archive what is happening instead of trying to keep obsolete things working forever?

 

Assignment I:


Colors III.

Oil and acrylic and paper on canvas

100 x 70 cm. 39.3 x 27.5 inches. 2017 – 2019. Color registration project.

Make a choice, let it unravel.

Threads and oil on canvas.

 1.35 x 3.07 m. / 53 x 121 inches. 2018.

 

Do I make Post Internet Artwork = no / YES

My work deals with painting, some drawing and obsessing a bit about the process. Most of my projects exist within the physical space and the internet is only used to make the work accessible across the time/space in a way that in my opinion does not honor the images and ends up creating a complete different experience for the viewers, yet that happens to many things these days and I have decided it is acceptable and sometimes useful as way to see the artwork on a different maybe misleading way.

There is a network component about what I do. In one sense I agree with Jocelit’s statement about one painting connection to a wider net of paintings and to painting’s history that is kind of unescapable and maybe soothing. I also believe within my practice there is a network that runs between the projects that are based on tracking the process and the other projects, here the internet has a interesting role as it allows for the connections between projects to be more visible.

In conclusion my work is not made for or based on the internet, nevertheless I do acknowledge it has effects on it.