The image-archive is meant as a memoir, or museum of sorts, in which that which is found to be somewhat dying, potentially in terms of technology, or media, it has been left thus the screen cap, or found-net-image is, in sorts, a memory of something that was; a thing or page or site that at some point someone thought about and worked on, energy went into this and it has been left, however unlike with consciousness the abandonment is guilt free. An entire virtual graveyard of abandoned ideas, stories, code, images. There is potential for them to be on ‘mainstream’ sites, however, this documentation is meant in a different context, in which the technology changes the context of said image via premature attempts and the tech self-consciously understanding the media via CC or auto-subs etc, thus there is a disconnect between the content and the host. With the Internet, there is not solely content and creator, but host, that which holds, yet is entirely at the mercy of the creator (unless of course they’re using some form of proprietary software), in which the creator forgets about the faithful host.
Found objects, discarded objects, a challenge against the ‘traditional’ nature of ‘true’ art, to display a urinal, a hat-stand, a bicycle wheel; a ready-made. Unaltered everyday objects placed within a space, to place a found image within a virtual space, allow an image to be remembered in the nomadic sense of something more, an in-between, part of some journey, at some point, thus of importance. NOT MATERIALLY ALTERED. An image within the net is already altered…potentially, a crop, a context, a shop, a site, the image needs to be halted, cut and taken into its own space to be fully understood from every entry point.
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NOMAD – THE DELEUZIAN CONCEPT OF THE NOMAD:
“The nomad has a territory; he follows customary paths; he goes from one point to another; he is not ignorant of points (water points, dwelling points, assembly points, etc.). But the question is what in nomad life is a principle and what is only a consequence. To begin with, although the points determine paths, they are strictly subordinated to the paths they determine, the reverse happens with the sedentary. The water point is reached only in order to be left behind; every point is a relay and exists only as a relay. A path is always between two points, but the in-between has taken on all the consistency and enjoys both an autonomy and a direction of its own. The life of the nomad is the intermezzo. (380)” – MORE
Our intentions are relatively simple, yet vague:
To provide content (of course) yet more than that, critiques, reviews, overviews, analysis of film, art, media, video games, books and ideas. The site will be inclusive of the obscure, the forgotten, the end-products, the controversial, the everyday, the mundane. Think of an archive, a place, a happening, an assemblage, a library of possible-deletions. An image on its own, a video clip without reference, 2 lines of words, 4000 of prose or 10,000 of technical analysis; guides on new technology, commentary on licenses, copyrights and companies. The site shall and should change, a non-attachment, consistency in change (or not), the post and meta-modern, the Surreal, DADA, kitchen appliances, a potential lack, the website of which to psychoanalyze. More and more and less and less, an in-between that cannot become so just continues…
This isn’t a test.