fAf is pleased to present the first instalment of a new work by Molly Hankwitz. Peripheral Property is an autobiographical piece emerging out of a personal interest in the latent, myriad poetries of the commercial website eBay (http://www.ebay.com) and similar ‘architectures’ of things.
Describing Peripheral Property as a culture-jam, Hankwitz says on eBay, one finds and identifies with images of toys and gadgets as one would the contents of a "real" fleamarket, a messy room, or collection of other found things.
In this process, memories are attributed to the objects from deep within the recesses of one’s mind, past and present. In new media as in all art, we often find ourselves restructuring and reordering information to form a continuity of idea, she says of the work. "Memory-retrieval, performed subjectively is both psychoanalytic and highly personal, a way of reconstituting desired events selectively to organize a new whole. Peripheral Property is a conceptual document then, which deals with these arenas of process and value."
Molly Hankwitz is a U.S born writer, filmmaker and media artist based in Brisbane, Australia. Her work encompasses a number of disciplines, including architecture, digital culture, art history and media activism. Characterised by a concern with memory, identity and self, Hankwitz’s work constitutes an interdisciplinary examination of the contemporary cultural landscape.
In July’s issue, fAf continues to provide readers with the latest news and information about art and technology globally. In reviews, we present a double-feature: Dena Elisabeth Eber’s ‘SIGGRAPH 2002 Art Gallery’ and Axel Wirths ‘A Future Perspective on Media Art Archives’.
You will also find:
– Open_Source_Art_Hack by Jenny Marketou and Steve Dietz;
– Promoting E-Literature by Ethnic Writers by Jaishree Odin;
– 4×4 Generative Design by Gavin Sade; and
– A Fresh Understanding for Interactive Media Design by Rick Bennett.
Direct URL: http://www.fineartforum.org/Backissues/Vol_16/faf_v16_n07/text/index.html
Also, fAf is delighted to announce that our 15th anniversary travelling program (http://www.fineartforum.org/screen), showcasing rich cultural digital content from emerging artists throughout the world, will be showed at trAce’s Incubation on 15 July (http://trace.ntu.ac.uk) and at the Mercury Cinema (http://www.mrc.org.au) in Adelaide, Australia, on 30 July.
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