The CCI envisioned city - via developers/architects/planners. Creating a privileged vantage point ( a 'Faustian viewpoint'. Looking at the abandonment of The Pinnacle development.
Thinking about dust - the desire to rid photographs of dust. 'Dust breeding' - referring to Duchamp/Duchamp's studio and dust in the 'Large Glass'.
Public space - is it becoming redundant - as public meetings happen online. It is up to artists to challenge the encounters that happen in public space.
Saskia Sassen - Cities: a window into larger social and economic realities
Frontier space. Those without power having encounters with those with power. Where is the space that those without power can have collective presence? In the past this was in plantations or in the factory. NOW - this space is in the city.
"When territory exits conventional framings: it becomes institutionally mobile, nomadic and can alter meaning"
How do we make indeterminacy in spaces of determinacy?
Digital technology is significant but is now just part of the infrastructure.
Julia Schulz-Dornburg - Modern Ruins, A topography of Profit (abandoned speculative construction in Spain)
Samuel Bianchini - Sound and rhythm in the street
Audience involvement - different degrees of:
No operation/gradual & variable
Configuring conditions of aesthetic and operational experiences (art in a conditional mode). How to begin the relation-operation? The beginning as the most sensitive moment: a strategy to mediate the beginning.
How to find strategy to find beginning WITHOUT mediation to frame the beginning of the experience.
Free Time - megaphone over the golf course http://dispotheque.org/en/temps-libre
The 'apparatus' and the image merge and blend together in the installation.
Progressivity/variability. The distance between viewer and artwork - progressively interact as the distance decreases (actual distance? and/or distance in other terms than physical measurement also?). Passing from normal activity in the street to aesthetic/art activity.
An audience is ephemeral - the aesthetic, operational and collective activity required to build the audience. - Overexposure - http://dispotheque.org/en/overexposure
To create attention/build an audience - the ecology of attention is NOT EQUAL to the economy of attention (this is a political issue)
The public is ephemeral (a 'phantom public'). Real time process as a (co)presence: how to catch the attention of the public.
Operationality without functionality - provokes reflectivity
Art as opposed to design - reflectivity stronger than utility
To be published (MIT Press) - From participation to interaction in contemporary art