Tag: materiality

  • Performance Conservation: Artists Speak

    Performance Conservation: Artists Speak

    Can performance art be conserved – and if so, how? The research project Performance: Conservation, Materiality, Knowledge, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, is hosting its third annual colloquium  Performance Conservation: Artists Speak. Artists engaged with performance will discuss the afterlives and legacies of their work, and even consider performance’s potential to serve as a…

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  • Artivation #1: Zen for Internet, 2014

    Artivation #1: Zen for Internet, 2014

    Com&Com’s Zen for Internet (2014) references Nam June Paik’s canonical Zen for Film (1962-64). Using the iconography of the internet and computer, the work features an endlessly rotating “loading wheel” on a white background. Typically, the “loading wheel” would be a temporary, in-between state before seeing the fully loaded image. Zen for Internet, however, indefinitely freezes…

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