This exhibition brings together 16 practices through which artists articulate their own forms of (digital) commons. From online archives, to digital tools/infrastructure and educational formats, the projects envision a (post-)digital culture in which notions of collaboration, free access to knowledge, sustainable use of shared resources and data privacy are central.
This exhibtion is part of the SNF-funded research project “Creating Commons” and supported by the Institute for Contemporary Art Research, (IFCAR), Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK).
For the exhibition, artists have developed a SCORE relating to their practice. A SCORE can have different meanings: It can be a general instruction, a working instruction, a performance instruction or an operating instruction. In any case, it is meant to lead to a realization of an intended action and as such is an interface between a human actor and an object/material/machine. And a SCORE can also be linked to a technical HOWTO document, in that it contains information on how to perform a specific task.
Within the exhibition, the newly developed SCORES add an aesthetic layer while pointing to the socio/political impact of the presented projects. The exhibition will also feature the interviews conducted as part of the research project as well as a temporary library on the subject of digital commons. Furthermore, there will be a program of talks, screenings, and workshops.
Dušan Barok (monoskop.org), Marcell Mars & Tomislav Medak (memoryoftheworld.org), Sebastian Lütgert & Jan Gerber (0xdb.org), Sean Dockray (aaaaarg.fail), Ruth Catlow & Marc Garrett (furtherfield.org), Constant (Michael Murtaugh, Femke Snelting & Peter Westenberg), Laurence Rassel (erg.be), Stefanie Wuschitz (Mz* Baltazar’s Lab), Panayotis Antoniadis (nethood.org), Mario Purakthofer (www.dock18.ch), Alessandro Ludovico (neural.it) KairUs Art+Research (Linda Kronman, Andreas Zingerle), Eva Weinmayr (andpublishing.org), Kenneth Goldsmith (ubu.com), Zeljko Blace (#QUEERingNETWORKing), Sakrowski (curatingyoutube.net), Spideralex, Tactical Tech, Creating Commons, Alison Knowles.
Curated by Creating Commons (Shusha Niederberger, Cornelia Sollfrank, Felix Stalder)