Binna Choi, Sebastian Cichocki, Tom Morton, Nina Zimmer, Sarah Carrington, Övül Durmusoglu, Manuela Moscoso, Huib Haye Van Der Werf, Cecilia Alemani, Craig Buckley, Elena Filipovic, Nav Haq and Latitudes
14 international curators under 35 years old, were selected by 14 international advisors to present their views on the ‘Art in the Landscape of the Media’. The ‘godmother’ of the event was renowned video artist Dara Birnbaum.
A selection of the papers were published on occasion of Manifesta 7
in the Issue 15 of free-magazine MOUSSE
, Bergamo, Latitudes presented the paper entitled MyLife/SecondSpace: A “Web 2.0” paradigm for artistic and curatorial practice?
Since as recently as 2005, there has been an unprecedented surge of entrepreneurship and innovation – fueled by vast speculative venture capital investments largely in Silicon Valley – concerning so-called Web 2.0 applications. How might they be reflected in artistic practice, curatorial practice – and the art industry?
Sidestepping from Nicolas Bourriaud’s Relational Aesthetics (1998 – a long time ago in the wide world of the web) we analysed projects such as Allora and Calzadilla’s Radio Re-volt
(2004); Rirkrit Tiravanija’s Untitled (the air between the chain-link fence and the broken bicycle wheel)
(2005); the exhibition Spinning the Web – the eBay Connection
; and CAC TV
, the initiative of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Vilnius, through the behavioural and terminological tropes of web 2.0. As a conclusion, we addressed the techno-social definition of objects and users developed by Bruce Sterling in his book 'Shaping Things' (2005).