At a distance : precursors to art and activism on the by Annmarie Chandler, Norie Neumark

By Annmarie Chandler, Norie Neumark

Networked collaborations of artists didn't start on the web. In this multidisciplinary examine the perform of paintings that happens throughout a distance -- geographical, temporal, or emotional -- theorists and practitioners research the ways in which artwork, activism, and media essentially reconfigured one another in experimental networked tasks of the Seventies and Eighties. via offering a context for this paintings -- exhibiting that it was once formed by way of various mixes of social family members, cultural recommendations, and political and aesthetic matters -- At a Distance successfully refutes the generally authorized concept that networked artwork is technologically made up our minds. Doing so, it presents the ancient grounding wanted for a extra entire realizing of modern day practices of web paintings and activism and indicates the chances inherent in networked practice.At a Distance strains the heritage and idea of such experimental artwork tasks as Mail artwork, sound and radio paintings, telematic paintings, assemblings, and Fluxus. even if the tasks differed, a conceptual wondering of the "art object," mixed with a political undermining of dominant artwork institutional practices, lively such a lot distance artwork. After a bit that units this paintings in ancient and demanding point of view, the booklet offers artists and others all in favour of this paintings "re-viewing" their paintings -- together with experiments in "mini-FM," telerobotics, networked psychoanalysis, and interactive ebook building. eventually, the booklet recasts the background of networks from the views of politics, aesthetics, economics, and cross-cultural analysis.

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54–55. 5. , 108. 6. , 109. 7. Ibid. Norie Neumark 20 8. , 103–104. 9. Ibid. 10. , 267 n. 2. 11. Jacques Derrida, The Post Card: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond, trans. Alan Bass (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987), 64–65. Thanks to John Ricco for alerting me to the Blanchotian waiting at the heart of Mail Art and e-mail. 12. Klaus Beyrer, quoted in Siegert, Relays, 11. 13. Derrida, Post Card, 65–66. 14. Avital Ronell, The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989).

108. 6. , 109. 7. Ibid. Norie Neumark 20 8. , 103–104. 9. Ibid. 10. , 267 n. 2. 11. Jacques Derrida, The Post Card: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond, trans. Alan Bass (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987), 64–65. Thanks to John Ricco for alerting me to the Blanchotian waiting at the heart of Mail Art and e-mail. 12. Klaus Beyrer, quoted in Siegert, Relays, 11. 13. Derrida, Post Card, 65–66. 14. Avital Ronell, The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989).

Stanford University Press, 1999), 2. 3. , 61. 4. , 54–55. 5. , 108. 6. , 109. 7. Ibid. Norie Neumark 20 8. , 103–104. 9. Ibid. 10. , 267 n. 2. 11. Jacques Derrida, The Post Card: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond, trans. Alan Bass (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987), 64–65. Thanks to John Ricco for alerting me to the Blanchotian waiting at the heart of Mail Art and e-mail. 12. Klaus Beyrer, quoted in Siegert, Relays, 11. 13. Derrida, Post Card, 65–66. 14. Avital Ronell, The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989).

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