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I'm what I'm reading

I'm What I'm Reading, 2023

Quotes from things I'm reading online, more or less in real time. Started in 2023.

Reality vs Imagination

Reality vs Imagination / Imagination vs Reality, 2022

A visual interview about Artificial Intelligence in which I replied with images to questions raised by art critic and curator Dominique Moulon at TFOL 2022, Brussels.


Scrapbook, 2020 - ongoing

Scrapbook is a collection of quotes and fragments of text, collected daily along my reading / viewing routine, translated into animated gifs using an online animated text generator, and visualized on a webpage in random order (actually dictated by the auto-generated name Textanim assignes to images, and by alphabetica order). Started in April 2020 out of confinement boredom. Animated gifs are made using textanim.com in its most default settings: font: anton; size: 50 px; background color: none; Shadow Text Side: no; Direction: default; Delay movement: default. Sources are recorded but not displayed. You can look for the author's name in the alt text, though. Take them if you like them. Given its strong relation with time, I will make a new Scrapbook every year. The 2020 edition turned out to be named “The Internet became a Form of Solitude”. In 2021, “We're Hardwired to See Patterns”. “Chocolate Covered Broccoli” is an apt characterization of 2022. 2023 is still in progress.

The Link Art Center, 2011 - 2019

Founded on March 9, 2011 as “Link Center for the Arts of Information Age” by Fabio Paris, Lucio Chiappa and Domenico Quaranta, joined by Matteo Cremonesi in 2014, the Link Art Center acted as a curatorial platform focused on the promotion of contemporary artistic research and critical reflections on the core issues of the information age, through the organization of events, editorial activity, collaboration and networking with individuals, groups, companies and institutions on a local and international level. The Link Art Center has dedicated itself to these initiatives by consciously operating in a postmedia condition, where on the one hand it is imperative for a cultural organization to recognize, investigate and criticize the impact that the digital shift has had and is having on culture, society, politics and the economy of our time, on the other it is absurd to set any limit of technology or media. Project's website

Link Editions, 2011 - 2019

A keen advocate of the idea that information wants to be free, Link Editions was among the first editorial projects to experiment with a distribution model that supports the paper book, printed in print-on-demand and distributed through online distribution channels, with the free download of the book in pdf version, allowing anyone access to our essays, catalogs and artist books. From 2011 to 2019 Link Editions put more than 50 titles into circulation, collaborating with authors such as Dominique Moulon, Adam Rothstein, Mathias Jansson, Brad Troemel, Gene McHugh, Valentina Tanni, Joanne McNeil; artists such as Ryan Trecartin, Miltos Manetas, Michael Mandiberg, Florian Freier, UBERMORGEN, Roberto Fassone, Addie Wagenknecht, Evan Roth, Eddo Stern, Eva & Franco Mattes; and organizations and institutions such as Rhizome, New York; MU, Eindhoven; Aksioma, Ljubljana; Viafarini, Milan; Kunsthaus Langenthal; HEK, Basel; HEAD – Genève and PAF, Olomouc. All Link Editions' books are and will remain available for free download, online reading and purchase in paper format at https://linkeditions.tumblr.com/.

Artwork by Kevin Bewersdorf. Submitted by Eilis McDonald

Share Your Sorrow, 2012 - 2019

Share Your Sorrow was an online curatorial project focused on strategies of social preservation and amateur collecting of net based, digital art. The project dealt with the work of Kevin Bewersdorf, an artist that, after being very active online between 2007 and 2009, retired and deleted from the internet any content he published in previous years. Everybody who got in touch with his work was invited to dig into his / her personal archives and contribute. In 2019, Kevin Bewersdorf published a complete archive of his "Life's work", making Share Your Sorrow obsolete but still interesting as a process and an experiment. Produced by the Link Art Center. Project's website.

The MINI Museum of XXI Century Arts (MMAXXI), 2010 - 2014

The MINI Museum of XXI Century Arts (MMAXXI) was grounded on the simple assumption that a screen display with a digital memory may be enough to archive, store and display some of the most relevant art of the XXI century. The project started in 2010, when the museum Director, Domenico Quaranta, handed out a digital frame equipped with a memory stick to London based artist Paul B. Davis. For about 4 years, the physical version of the Mini Museum traveled from node to node around a network of artists, collecting and displaying 13 artworks. It is still around, traveling sometimes fast, more often slowly, disappearing for months and resurrecting unexpectedly, as happened in 2014 in Mainland China. Produced by the Link Art Center. More info and documentation of projects is available here.

This is What I'm Doing in My Life by Emilie Gervais




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