Opens 15 June @ 21h30, Croatian timeLazareti Art Workshop, Dubrovnik Croatia
Simulcast to Annenberg Island in SL, 12h30 PDT
The Art Happens Here is a contemporary art exhibition and presentation at the iCommons Summit 2007, resulting from an ongoing artist in residence programme. Six international artists and a critic were invited to produce physical and virtual work that engages with fair use, copyright, re-mixing, piracy and/or collaboration on some level - whether directly or indirectly.
Works on show will include, but not be limited to, art books, murals, net.art, sculpture, public performance, video and installation -- all conceptually linked by their engagement with the Commons, by the artists' time spent in Dubrovnik.Participants include: Joy Garnett (USA), Ana Husman (Croatia), Kathryn Smith (South Africa), Nathaniel Stern (USA / South Africa), MTAA (Mike Sarff & Tim Whidden, USA), Jaka Zeleznikar (Slovenia) and blog-critic Paddy Johnson (of artfagcity, USA). There will also be a special appearance in the SL exhibition by Patrick Lichty, aka Man Michinaga (USA).Artist Discussion Panel on Creative Commons and its potential uses and effects in professional arts practice will be a part of the iCommons main programme in Dubrovnik, 15h00 Croatian time.
Video from The Art Happens Here
14 June 2007— posted by nathaniel @ 10:05 am
More from Croatia soon, but we performed the first “Sentimental Construction” here before guests started arriving, and I’m not sure it could have gone any better. Watch the video!
Sentimental Construction #1, part of The Wireframe Series
site-specific, publicly performed “spaces,” made of rope (2007), support by iCommons
These are ephemeral arrangements that, nonetheless, carve out space and frame their various contexts; they are “sentimental” in the tensions they create between sadness and playfulness, nostalgia and possibility, construction and emergence, the pre-formed and the per-formed.
More flickr photos here. Thanks to Joy Garnett for her video space, as well as all the performers / documentarians / collaborators: JC Bukenya, Tomislav Domis, Joy Garnett, Ana Husman, Kathryn Smith, Tim Whidden (MTAA) and Jaka Zeleznikar.