Category: Submissions
Posted by: teresapuppo
La estructura del proyecto "autorretratoteresapuppo" se basa en la idea de la autobiografía. Un archivo diario de eventos fugaces y efímeros, actos cotidianos, relaciones que se forman a partir de fotografías y textos. Al reconocer la temporalidad de mi propio yo, reconozco y acepto mi propia muerte como futuro único e inevitable.
Por su característica, la obra se convierte en un work in progress, en una obra abierta e inacabada, siempre en proceso, que se continuará creando con la acumulación de registros.
El autorretrato se forma a partir de mi relación con el otro, partiendo de la base de que mi propia identidad se construye desde esa relación, y va cambiando a partir del vínculo con el otro, y con lo público. La relación con el otro: la interioridad, la privacidad o la intimidad, se proyecta en el escenario de lo público. El yo necesita su reconocimiento frente al concepto masificador del individuo en la sociedad contemporánea, y experimenta su existencia a partir de la relación con su entorno, con la comunidad de la que forma parte.
Category: Submissions
Posted by: crystalpunk
You know what a blog is, shorthand for a weB LOG. A blogject is one of those things that has a certain kind of blogger thinking about. Literally they are inorganic object that blog, but that definition does not cover one important part of what makes a blog. A blog needs a mind to write it, while a sensor that publishes its data online writes but lacks in a self.

Snapshot of the Blogimpsest's Memory

This blog/blogject is a Janus head, 2 faced web0.0 monster sharing a memory-system styled on a palimpsest. When the limited memory it has is filled to maximum capacity it needs to reorganise it to make space otherwise it can't store any more new blog entries. In doing this it has to try not to forget the old ones, but this is not always done with much success as memories confabulated over time become increasingly unrecognisable. This making space is done by the blogject and its functioning is modelled on how our brains interleave our memories: by dreaming. The resulting dreams are what the blogject publishes online.

The relationship between blog (and someone using it) and the blog-ejects rendered from/within this input is symbiotic. The blogject only starts functioning when memory reached a tipping point (being full), the blog can continue to accept new entries for as long as the blogject succeeds in freeing space, to which again there is an upper limit.

As an experiment in writing by a selfless-self (adjacent to automatic writing and the cut-up) there are two angles to this system: the blogject's output and the stuff stored in the blog as its increasingly looses its integrity, are both written by a non-self. The purpose or meaning of this writing is not in the writing itself but in the interpretation of it by the ones submitting writing to its memory. This property too it shares with dreams.

Follow the system as it ages here:
Category: Submissions
Posted by: z
Category: Submissions
Posted by: melalexenberg
Seeing God as KUZU through a Viewfinder

Look for the following six divine attributes in your everyday life and photograph them as a sequence of two or three photographs. KUZU is God in motion. Send them as jpg images as an attachment to your Word captions to the e-mail:

Compassion / Hesed : Largess / Loving All
Strength / Gevurah: Judgment / Setting Limits
Beauty / Tiferet: Aesthetic Balance / Inner Elegance
Success / Netach: Orchestration / Eternity
Splendor / Hod: Gracefulness / Magnificence
Foundation / Yesod: Integrating All / Gateway to Action

See Mel Alexenberg’s blog for exemplary photographs and details.
Category: Submissions
Posted by: melalexenberg

See Mel Alexenberg’s blog for examples of his students' photographs of God as KUZU in their everyday world. KUZU is God in motion.

Seeing God through a Viewfinder
Look for the following six divine attributes in your everyday life and photograph them as a sequence of two or three photographs showing God in motion. Send them as jpg images as an attachment to your Word captions to:
Compassion / Hesed : Largess / Loving All
Strength / Gevurah: Judgment / Setting Limits
Beauty / Tiferet: Aesthetic Balance / Inner Elegance
Success / Netach: Orchestration / Eternity
Splendor / Hod: Gracefulness / Magnificence
Foundation / Yesod: Integrating All / Gateway to Action

Seeing God is Getting in Touch with Reality
Rabbi David Aaron, head of Isralight Institute in Jerusalem, wrote an insightful book, Seeing God, using kabbalistic insights to illuminate how we can see divine light all around us. He shares my discomfort of using the word “God,” a Germanic word conjuring up images of some all-powerful being zapping us if we step out of line. He calls God Hashem, literally “The Name” in Hebrew, the name of the nameless One encompassing all of reality and beyond. He writes:

Hashem does not exist in reality – Hashem is reality. And we do not exist alongside Hashem, we exist within Hashem, within the reality that is Hashem. Hashem is the place. Indeed, Hashem is the all-embracing context for everything. So there can’t be you and God standing side by side in reality. There is only one reality that is Hashem, and you exist in Hashem…. Everything is in Hashem, Hashem is in everything, but Hashem is beyond everything…. Seeing God is all about getting in touch with reality.

Like the spectral colors that make up white light, we can see the spectrum of divine light in our everyday world, as the attributes of compassion, strength, beauty, success, splendor, and integration.
This spectrum in the kingdom of space-time in the world of action, is expressed in the biblical passage, “You Hashem are the greatness of compassion (gedulah/hesed), the strength (gevurah), the beauty (tiferet), the success (netzah), the splendor (hod), and the integral foundation of everything (kol/yesod) in heaven and on earth.” (Chronicles 1:29)

Where to Look for God
In Every Nook and Cranny of Life
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, one of the foremost thinkers of the 20th century, teaches us not direct our glace upward but downward, not aspire to a heavenly transcendence nor seek to soar upon the wings of some abstract, mysterious spirituality, but to fix our gaze upon concrete, empirical reality. Do not confine your search for God to houses of worship for God permeates into every nook and cranny of life. Look for God in the marketplace, the street, the factory, the house, the mall, and the banquet hall. “For God your Lord walks in the midst of your camp.” (Deuteronomy 23:15)

In Our Work and Social Life
The Rebbe of Lubavich, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, emphasizes that it is not enough to rest content with our own spiritual ascent, the elevation of our souls in closeness to God. "We must also strive to draw spirituality down into the world and into every part of our involvement with it – our work and our social life – until not only do they not distract us from our pursuit of G-d, but they become a full part of it."

At Ground Level
In his acclaimed novel, The City of God, E. L. Doctorow echoes these thoughts:
"If there is a religious agency in our lives, it has to appear in the manner of our times. Not from on high, but a revelation that hides itself in our culture, it will be ground-level, on the street, it’ll be coming down the avenue in the traffic, hard to tell apart from anything else. It will be cryptic, discerned over time, piecemeal, to be communally understood at the end like a law of science. They’ll put it on a silicon chip."

Everywhere God Looks Back at You
Photographer Jan Phillips writes in her book on photography and creativity, God is at Eye Level, and quotes from Rabbi Elimelech:
"My eyes find God everywhere, in every living thing, creature, person, in every act of kindness, act of nature, act of grace. Everywhere I look, there God is looking back, looking straight back…. Whoever does not see God in every place does not see God in any place."

Photographing a Verb
God is a Verb
God is no thing, nothing, everything in motion, in action, in the process of becoming something else. The primary biblical divine name YHVH should be translated as “Is-Was-Will Be.” It is a verb associated with the attribute of inner beauty (tiferet). When beauty hidden in the mundane suddenly jumps out at you, catch the action in a series of photographs of Is-Was-Will Be. Don’t snap a still-life, nature morte (dead life in French), photograph living processes like comic strip or storyboard sequences.

Photographing KUZU
KUZU is YHVH in motion. The biblical passage beginning with “Hear, O Israel, YHVH is our God, YHVH is One,” is written by a scribe on small parchment scrolls affixed to doorposts in Jewish homes. These min-Torahs called mezuzot, a word derived from the root zaz, which means movement. Each scroll is rolled up with the biblical ext on the inside. On the outside of the scroll at the place on the reverse side of where YHVH is written, the scribe writes KUZU. KUZU moves YHVH one letter forward. It is spelled with each of the letters that follow YHVH in the Hebrew alphabet. It is if we were to write GOD as HPE, H being the letter following G, P the letter following O, and E the letter following D. In addition to moving each of the letters in YHVH forward, KUZU is written upside-down to invite us to see God as a dynamic process from multiple viewpoints. Photograph KUZU.

Category: Submissions
Posted by: ideasonair is a web project serving artists. The site promotes artistic ideas in various fields,
especially digital art, therefore: “Dear artists, poets, architects, designers, critics, curators and
‘lovers of the trade’, if you are short of ideas, this is the site for you!”. Here, the ideas “from
hyperuranium” have landed and found a place or better, a “virtual factory”. Ideasonair, has a
particular theory about ideas and how we perceive them. In fact, think of it like this: “ideas are ‘in
the air’ and the earth is spinning around, connecting with these ideas at various places. So an
identical idea could ‘land’ or be had in New York and Rome at the same time”. This site could be
considered somewhat like entropy. It puts in order and takes down ideas for you. This “online
factory” will be continually updated to give you always new ideas.
Ideasonair is a conceptual artwork in progress and it would put in evidence the concept of “open
artwork”, it gets ideas and wait for their realization. Moral of the fable? The ideas are the artwork
and they can be transmitted… just like the thought.
Check the links to know about realized project inspired by ideasonair at:
Main web-reviews on Ideasonair ( now archive ) ( now archive ) ( now archive ) ( “Essential language” )
Ideasonair is was selected in the best of the web 2006, for category “innovative”.

Category: Project show
Posted by: noorg
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Project Blog? attempts to show works and projects making use of the blog platform for artistic purposes.

The term weblog first appeared in 1997, year that considered to be the year of beginning of the blog genus. However it should be noticed that different forms of electronic diaries existed online since 80s, even before the massive growth of the Internet. In 1999, with establishing of the "blogger",[1] a tool designed for creation of personal blogs, with extension of the Internet and its accessibility, blog became one of the most popular genres. Today, there are nearly 25 millions active blogs on the net. The topics and the ways of use of the platform vary from publishing of personal diaries, political and philosophical blogs, academic blogs and thematically designated blogs dealing with pets, health, media, youth, art, literature et cetera. "What is significant about blogs is the format -- not the content".[2] The format that is characterized by chronological posts, usually epitomized, hyperlinks building up different communities to which the bloggers relate or with which they identify themselves. The ways of delivering textual, visual, and audio information through the use of blog technology constantly develop, creating such new tools as videoblogs, photoblogs, podcasting, cellular-blogs etc.

Blog and its outstanding development questions the borders between producer and consumer, introduces alternative creators for cultural and political texts, gains audience and interlocutors on the network, that would never get recognition via traditional media channels. There are cases when amateur bloggers quit there jobs in order to commit fully to blog writing, many of them even making living out of it. There are writers that start their creations as blogs that later get published in a book format, by established publishing house.[3]

Because of the simplicity of use, blog technology allows to those who want "to say" something, do it directly, quickly and almost unmediated. 11/9 is considered to be a key event in popularization of blog, since it permitted people to create texts, alternative to the dominant discourse, promoted by the media. The qualities of the blog give the individual a possibility to challenge the traditional way of information dissemination.

In this project we present works utilizing the blog platform for creation of artworks. The works have been chosen from the posts to the blog dedicated to this project. The works that break the conventional purpose of the platform, conveying a message or delivering data, by emphasizing poetical and aesthetic manifestations of blog, and by exposing capabilities of the blog as a platform for creating art. Blog-specific works.


BEYOND THE RUINS by Cyrill Duneau

Cyrill Duneau, a poet and a prolific musician operating on the net, develops the practice of personal poetical and digital writing, turning the blog platform into a central part of the contents. Duneau mixes different texts, codes and languages making use of cut-ups from various websites and from his own creative writing. For him the blog is not only a mean of a textual expression but also an inherent part of the content.

DVBLOG is a blog run by a group of artists endeavoring to present quicktime videos. The blog is perceived as an archive, as a library of digital video, accessible and multi-voiced. It is a collective blog where another media, another art make use of the blog as a playground, juxtaposing two different timecodes: that of the video and that of the blog post.

_[net]blog to log][ah!rhythm][_ by mez

Blog by Mez written in mezangelle, the language that she created in her internet writing, turns to be a space for the development of an independent and unique language system, a website where her writing becomes an aesthetic, poetic and notional pursuing of personal connections between Mez and the blog medium.

Reading Class: the Online Blog/Game that Explores Class in America by coyoteyip

This work renders a computer game causing its participants to play and react. The game is made within the blog structure, transfigured from a personal to public platform, and used for discussion of social topics. The game, as coyoteyip says: "...seems at times didactic; it is unapologetically so: ReadingClass strives to be forum, a cultural engine for revealing, exploring and critiquing social class in America".

maerd remix modules by jhave

In the work of jhave, the blog functions as raw material for another work, a remix made by decomposing a content of blog into visuals and wording. The initial, intended textual information of the blog entries disappears in the process, building up an independent poetical and aesthetic creation.

_Grandir_dayblog_débloque_ (expérience de la durée) by confettiS

Similar to the artistic approach of jhave, this work produces another example of artistic use for the blog platform. The artist deconstructs the blog and produces a kind of digital fanzine. The work emphasizes the fleeting components of the genre, employing the trash aesthetics, using the copy&paste technique.

singing bridges by bridgegirl

The artist utilizing the blog platform to document the meeting of sound artist with various bridges in the world. Sound as medium, sound as data... A personal diary of a sound artist. The blog, extrinsically intended to describe the art project, become its essential part, adds to it a new plane and a new meaning.

Pocketlog by Gustavo Romano

Gustavo Romano approaches the peculiarities of the blog as a creator of personal day-to-day narrative, but he changes the established language of blog and its way of storytelling articulation. Pictures of the objects accumulated in the pockets of his pants perform as narrators of his daily story. ?he remains of the day's life found in the intimate piece of wear transfigured into the story conveyed to the community of readers. Chronicles of the pant's pocket.

Diary of a star by Eduardo Navass

The blog of Eduardo Navass draws parallels between his personal diary and the diary of Andy Warhol. Two diaries coexist on the site in conjunction and build up a corpus of dualized personal narrative, questioning the place of a personal diary, of private and collective texts, of the public and private persona. Navass builds his own blog while establishing chronological and conceptual links to Warhol diaries.

[2] Evan Williams,

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blogroll by jodi
Category: Submissions
Posted by: cheb
Category: Submissions
Posted by: bridgegirl
every picture tells a story.... every bridge sings a song

jodi rose travels the world recording the sounds of bridges - the vibrations in their structure, especially the cables - highlighting their inherent aesthetic & musique concrete qualities with experimental composition, installation, performance and other manifestations. her blog is a personal diary charting this journey of continually evolving locations, people and events through reflections, poetic, mundane and philosophical meanderings. currently engaged as bridge guard for the maria valeria bridge on the border of hungary and slovakia, jodi has slipped into a life where constant travel and movement are the only security and stability she knows. friends and strangers join her journey through this diary, sending greetings and invitations to record new bridges, create art for them, and visit different worlds. her work is a lifetime project of mental and metaphysical bridging, connecting her to people, places, ideas and of course, bridges.
Category: Submissions
Posted by: franz

Connected Memories (CM) is a particular kind of blog, which merges the autobiographical storytelling, the attitude to a personal journal, with
the idea of a virtual/mind generated hypertext. It can be read as a project for a series of various unique tales, indeed shared, or as a huge collective diary. The CM concept is about Memory, the telling of our own memories and the comments about them and/or about the remembering mechanism of Memory tout-court.
The stories and the reflections which are published on CM can be the starting memory materials for stories and thoughts and recollections of someone else (see the 2d and the 3d maps).

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