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13 Nov 2006
report from the seminar
Oslo, Norway
With this intriguing title the scene was set for a seminar on how electronic interfaces and computers integrated everywhere and in everything affects and changes our everyday lives.
The seminar was made after an idea by Eric Berger and organized by Atelier Nord, Le Monde Diplomatique, and Torpedo books. Adam Greenfield dealt with this in details, and recommended that the data that is collected about us by computers in the environment should be labelled, from a rights to know perspective. Per Platou delivered the talk "Failure is success (is failure)" about failing in art - after all how can you claim to make experimental art if it never fails. One of the highlights of the event was a seminar by Norene Leddy in relation to her project The Aphrodite Project: Platforms - what really worked well, and maybe better than the actual shoes; was the seminar held in the "read light" district of Oslo, with invited speakers representing sex workers, politicians and more. How to deal with trafficking and conditions of sex workers? - a complex discussion that gave plenty of things to think about.

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nowHere, a space where a spot becomes a place.
15 march - 25 may, 2008

nowHere, is a cabinet which invokes a dialogue on re-appropriation of the private and public domain. Through personal tags and geographies (books, movies, music, websites, drawings, mappings, photocopies, art works, ... ) it reads as a 'certain' historical relation between human, space and technology.

bolwerK considers the constructed in-between space of architect C.Kieckens, within the art space, Z33, not as a sub-art space with a curatorial reading; a cabinet as 'museum' but as a space with a personal narrative and a social meaning embedded in a neighborhood. The active use of the space for living, eating, working, sleeping implies that the cabinet is more a 'room of collection', in a live, real-time situation.

During PLACE@SPACE Marthe Van Dessel will post live from Z33, as a guest contributor on Free Soil, to connect, publish and share her discourse
with the virtual open public resources of the net.

The the conceptualization of the space as 'ongoing', work-in-progress externalizes the precarity of information, issues of copyright, authorship, knowledge production and hierarchical information networks.
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