The Northern Charter
Commercial Union House
39 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle, NE1 6QE
Project Space open during events only
'On the Upgrade - WYSIWYG'
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Friday 28 June 2013, 6:30 – 8:30pm
at Banner Repeater, London;
With a Skype Fluxus performance by Jamie Allen, a reading by Sara Nunes Fernandes, and more.
'On the Upgrade - WYSIWYG' at The Northern Charter in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
'On the Upgrade – WYSIWYG', is a new or-bits.com publishing project: a POD book, also distributed as a PDF, which includes artworks by:
Jamie Allen, Renee Carmichael, David Horvitz, IOCOSE, Michael Kargl, Sara Nunes Fernandes, Julia Tcharfas, Maria Theodoraki and Richard Sides with interviews contextualising the artistic process’ of the featured artists.
With a conversation between Ralf Brög (SITE magazine), Marialaura Ghidini (or-bits.com) and Sam Watson (CIRCA Projects) about intermedia publishing, and more.
On the Upgrade – WYSIWYG is a book exhibition, or an exhibition in a book. It is a new configuration of selected material first presented online or for web broadcast, and it operates as an artistic, curatorial and design re-alignment of material originally compiled for online consumption for the book interface. During production, the specificity of material engagement was considered, and what affects this may have moving between on and offline modes of presentation.
“What are the representational languages of the interface? How does it work as text, image, sound, space and so forth, and what are the cultural effects, for instance of the way it reconfigures the visual, textual or auditory?” (Soren Pold, Interface Realism: The Interface as Aesthetic Form, 2005.)
On the Upgrade – WYSIWYG will be soon available as a POD book and PDF on Lulu.com, our website and selected online distributors and bookshops.
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'On the Upgrade' is the publishing series of or-bits.com that explores the relationship between artistic production and distribution online and print publishing.
The projects within the series look at processes of translation of artistic material which, originally created for a website, migrate to a different site, taking up different forms and formats, in print. On the Upgrade considers the possibilities, limitations and characteristics inherent in the movement between sites of creation, display, dissemination and engagement in relation to the increasingly broader notion of publishing. It also functions as an offline archive of material and artworks firstly presented on or-bits.com that, with each new project, respond to the site-specificity of the chosen print format, a format conceived as an expansion of the original site of display, its source (the or-bits website).
On the Upgrade started in September 2011 within or-bits.com off-site activities such as gallery exhibitions, events and workshops.
This project was supported using public funding by Arts Council England, and with the support of Banner Repeater (London)and The Norther Charter (Newcastle) for the launch events.
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