little text, a direct response to the curatorial notion of ‘making visible’, considers the documentary notion of distance in response to a controversial photo shoot with a Walters Prize nominee. The work utilises a phrase from a text — written by Caterina Riva and published on www.hashtag500words.com — that considers the experience of a performance re-staged for the 2014 Walters Prize through social media across vast geographical distances. This drawing installation similarly considers the use of technology as a form of documentary distance. Digital postcards with one-liner questions will be sent via email to participants of varying levels and degrees of intimacy and physicality. A cell phone will sit within the space to receive their text message responses.
A conversation with curator Ioana Gordon-Smith.
The sound on Skype was not working.
My bright idea was to ring on the phone and use skype for visuals.
Living in the past, present and the future at the same time.
Mr Kim DotcomAbove: Douglas Rushkoff, Program or be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age
Below: One of my favourite art works.