At the end of 2015 this blog will be inactive. This blog was utilized to post my experiences, preliminary research and the process of my interdisciplinary practice. The four year content of this blog, from 2011-15, concentrates on forming my Internet-based collection project. The postings pertaining to research or involvement with individuals/ institutions with aspects of the collections do not intend to be disrespectful of the history or present public institution/ museum practices.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
March 2014 Restaging
Front and Back of Mini Museum 2014 Invite Card
2014 Mini Museum Group Exhibit is the site for the March restaging of the
collection project. The exhibit is from March 8th to April 5th
at the It’s All About Things space
in Port Chester, New York USA. In my previous February 25th blog
post, I presented the topic of the print media poster as a communicative means
to promote and mobilize participants in the viewing process of Internet-based
art within the gallery space. I wanted to mention the background to how the
collection was chosen to be part of the group exhibit, along with the
presentation in the gallery space.
answered a call for proposals to the mini museum concept. The mini museum is
(approximately 14 in. x 10 in. x 13 in.) an architectural model of a “white space”
gallery. An image of the mini museum is on the invitation card (on the left – 1st
image, 2nd row under the text The Mini Museum 2014). I perceived the
mini museum as an object unto itself in my proposal.
restaging concept for my Internet-based collection investigated the dichotomy
of space in which a collection is presented for public viewing. The two spaces
I considered are a physical space (museum) and cyberspace (a website). In my
proposal I stated that the mini museum is an object that visually represents a
traditional form of where a specific collection is usually exhibited or stored.
I intended to exhibit digital information in the form of visuals (QR Code and
Text of a website link) in the mini museum space. These visuals would have
presented the mini museum as a restaging site to present digital media
characteristics used with social engagement to view an “online” collection and
to consider objects beyond a “fixed” identity.
During Installation of table - March 1st, 2014
though my proposal didn’t get chosen for the site-specific mini museum, I was
included in the accompanying group exhibit. This opportunity has enabled me to
consider some of my presentation concepts with digital information in a
different manner within a gallery space. In about a month’s time before the
mini museum exhibit opened, I corresponded and brain stormed with Luis
Maldonado, President and Founder of It’s All About Things. Our conversations covered topics from the use
of digital devices in the gallery space to a discussion of which had more
impact the wall or use of floor space. We both agreed to keep the presentation
to a minimum. The included image was made during installation of the table and
the posters in the It’s All About Things space.
view images of the mini museum group exhibit and more information pertaining to
the other artist’s artwork visit It’s All About Things
most recent additions for the collections project are the video clips added to
the Interaction with Color Collection for February 2014.