All posts by Zsolt Mesterhazy

A selection for OPT-OUT

OPT-OUT Landing page

Opt-Out is organized by Parallel Polis in Prague on 04-05-06.10.2019. There will be a small selection of planter signs with QR codes present for works by Domenico Barra, Karl Heinz Jeron, Florian Kuhlmann, Bjørn Magnhildøen, Zsolt Mesterhazy, Karina Palosi, Dominik Podsiadly, Guido Segni, Jasna Velickovic, Alex Zakkas. Thanks to Rad0van Misovic!

On the history of Parallel Polis idea: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_Polis

Site: https://opt-out.hcpp.cz/

White Page Gallery

OPENING A WHITE PAGE GALLERY

IT IS VERY EASY. YOU ONLY HAVE TO CREATE AND SHARE A BLANK WEBPAGE ON YOUR WEBSITE THAT WILL WORK AS AN ONLINE GALLERY, YOU WILL BE THE HOST OFFERING YOUR ONLINE SPACE, COLLABORATION AND SUPPORT TO THE GUESTS WHO WILL WISH TO EXHIBIT THEIR PROJECT ON YOUR’S WPG. IT IS YOUR SPACE AND YOU WILL MAKE THE RULES, OF COURSE, SO ACCEPTING A PROPOSAL IT IS NOT MANDATORY. IT IS YOUR WEBSITE SO YOU WILL HAVE TO UPLOAD AND SET THE GUEST’S PROJECT AND ITS CONTENTS ON YOUR WHITE PAGE GALLERY. ONCE YOUR WHITE PAGE GALLERY IS ONLINE, GET IN TOUCH AND WE WILL LIST YOUR’S WPG ON THIS WEBSITE TOGETHER WITH THE OTHER WHITE PAGE GALLERIES ONLINE.

EXHIBITING ON A HOST’S WPG

GET IN TOUCH WITH THE HOST YOU WANT TO WORK WITH. EVERY WHITE PAGE GALLERY IS RUNNED BY THEIR HOSTS AND PROPOSALS MUST BE MADE DIRECTLY TO THEM. EVERY WHITE PAGE GALLERY IS INDEPENDENT.

TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE WHITE PAGE GALLERY READ http://www.whitepagegallery.network/

FOR FURTHER ENQUIRES PLEASE CONTACT THE EMAIL BELOW

youarewelcome@whitepagegallery.network

WannaTry (Again)? – Beach Edition, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A peripatetic exhibition organized by Noemata in collaboration with Browserbased, in the streets and beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

Handing out works from Aad Björkro(SE), Igor and Ivan Buharov (DE/HU), Chaise group (Facebook), Jagoda Dmochowska (NL/PL), Silvia Gatti (NL/IT), Ben Grosser (US), Tibor Horvath (DE/HU), Florian Kuhlmann (DE), Bjørn Magnhildøen (ES/NO), Zsolt Mesterhazy (NL), Karina Palosi (NL/HU), Dominik Podsiadly (PL), Predictiveartbot.com(WWW), Jasna Velickovic (NL/ RS), Alex Zakkas (NL/GR) and Joubin Zargarbashi (NL/UK/IR).

Scroll down to see entry for the former WannaTry show organized by #browserbased that took place in Loutraki, Greece, as part of TILT platform’s IASIS/ HEALING exhibition, July 12 – Aug 4, 2019.

Or click here for Noemata!
http://bit.do/e9xyF – WannaTry (Again)? – Beach Edition pdf 12,7MB

“#nfcdab@thewrong” – call!

Dear Artists #nfcdab,

we would like to invite you to take part in the next #nfcdab shows, this time within frame of The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale.

This year, the exhibition will be realized as an online pavilion and embassy in a series of shows in several locations in Wrocław. The presentation of the works will start from November 1, 2019 up to March 1, 2020. More information about the exhibition venues will be provided at the end of September 2019.

As a part of this year’s edition of “#nfcdab@thewrong”, we want to present works from all previous editions of # nfcdab. Some of the works from last shows are no longer available on the web. Therefore, a kind request for artists – let us know how we can restore your works for the time of the planned exhibition. In addition to archival work, you will also be able to submit new proposals. Open call is also open to new artists who want to take part in our project.

The works must be adapted to mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. We will present all types of Internet activity such as websites, videos, images, games and mobile applications, as well as social media activities, music, bots, AI and all kinds of texts (due to technological limitations, we approve only 100 characters for NFC tags and 356 characters for QR codes).

During “#nfcdab@thewrong” we want to present any kind of art based on a digital network that expresses and interacts with the dynamic and dispersed form of P2P (peer-to-peer), realized by means of electromagnetic, light and wireless technologies.

Do It With Others / Zrób To Z Innymi.

Submission Guidelines:
-▓ please add an email subject: “nfcdab_at_thewrong”
-▓ send us a link to your work or text or art QR code to: nfcw.project@gmail.com

Link and Text Guidelines:
-▓ text or link max 100 characters for NFC tags and 356 characters for QR codes
-▓ content playable on mobile and portable devices – smartphone and tablets
-▓ all type of web based activity: web pages, video, image, social media activity, music, games, mobile apps, bots, AI and more.

Deadline:
-▓ August, 15, 2019.

More Info about Project:
-our/blog: http://nfcwproject.tumblr.com/
-fb/group: https://web.facebook.com/groups/1nfcdabiennale/
-fb/page: https://www.facebook.com/nfcdab/

Our Friends:

Browser Based

Noemata

Perisphere

First  Deadline:
-▓ August, 15, 2019

Very Large Works

Open Call

VERY LARGE WORKS will be an online show, a pavilion at https://thewrong.org art biennale (Nov 2019 – Mar 2020), organised by http://noemata.net.

The pavilion is a reaction to bloated works, systems and structures, which prey on the resources of the world to exhaustion. The notion of Very Large Works stands to represent oppressive, imperialist and patriarchal tendencies throughout history. Values still nurtured, not least in the arts, hung up on romantic ideas of public opinion. A white-wash in many ways – culturally, institutionally and economically.

Our goal is to make an open, collaborative and self-modifying space for creating and curating art on the internet. We were inspired by the game Nomic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomic), where each move is a change to the rules of the game. VLW also intends to explore if the dynamics on expanding spaces (https://arxiv.org/abs/1701.00994) could model a net-based discursive practice for the entangled pair of art and curation.

You can take part by submitting questions and works related to questions. In other words, you can participate as a curator formulating questions, as an artist answering questions with works, or any combination of the two. We are looking for contributions that embody critique of the very large, which question, invert or revert its definition, use and abuse.

For MORE INFO visit http://verylarge.works/call.html


Surprise second exhibition!
The Burrow
 will be a secondary space for VLW, administered by Aad Björkro with the help of Noemata. A strange-loop reflection of the pavilion proper, like neighbors in a disparaged apartment complex realizing they could both have a huge living space by hammering down the wall between them — instead of living perfectly bounded, cramped and alone. The two spaces will be part of the show on separate sites, verylarge.works and h.aard.work.
    [Very Large Work – VLW – Vulnerable List Wrapper]
    [Somewhat Nestled Wrapper – SNW – Safe Not-Work]
The space is inspired by the Aardvark; who when threatened prefers to hide – using its claws to dig into the ground rather than striking. The Burrow is imagined as a spot in the VLW gallery where someone got too afraid and violently dug through the floor, shattering both marble and claws, to huddle with the roots in the earth.

Here we look for alternative ways to contend with the rapacity of the world. Ways not content with only turning the tables, still at the same table. Ways to hide under the table or to comfort those who must hide.
“Take no part, make nope art” – Anonymous———-

The Burrow is a platform for VLW with its own platforms:

Burrow Info-Page:h.aard.work/info

Burrow Contact:yesreply@aard.work

Burrow Discussion List:lists.noemata.net/listinfo.cgi/theburrow-noemata.net

Burrow Etherpad:bblab.space/p/the_burrow


WannaTry? – IASIS/ HEALING – Tilt platform, Loutraki, Greece.

Home Edition cover
Home Edition

IASIS/ HEALING – 12.07.2019 – 04.08.2019, in Beau Rivage, Loutraki, Greece.

“They must invariably have hope!”

The street lottery seller is aware that he is “selling hope”. That’s the trade he is into and it’s the same for him and those who buy it from him. He doesn’t know which ticket will win. If he doesn’t sell all the tickets he buys wholesale, he may win. But mostly he loses of course, like most people who gamble. He walks his neighborhood, he knows people and people know him. He jokes and comments and circulates daily news. So he is bound by community customs and ethics. For example, one told us when we asked what makes a street seller good at his job, that besides being a talented seller, he must also have a sense of responsibility and be trusted. He said something hard to translate: “if you see a man devastated and nervous you must be careful or you will ruin him”. But most people buy lottery tickets when they feel hopeful and lucky. One told us that he once won a lot. He bought a hotel for his brothers. And they left him on the street.

“Some play for the moment, some play professionally and some others are mad”

Organized by Bjørn Magnhildøen(ES/NO), Alex Zakkas (NL/GR), Joubin Zargarbashi (NL/UK/IR) and Zsolt Mesterhazy (NL) to bring works from Igor and Ivan Buharov (DE/HU), Chaise group (Facebook), Jagoda Dmochowska (NL/PL), Silvia Gatti (NL/IT), Ben Grosser (US), Tibor Horvath (DE/HU), Florian Kuhlmann (DE), Bjørn Magnhildøen (ES/NO), Zsolt Mesterhazy (NL), Karina Palosi (NL/HU), Dominik Podsiadly (PL), Predictiveartbot.com (WWW), Jasna Velickovic (NL/ RS), Alex Zakkas (NL/GR), Joubin Zargarbashi (NL/UK/IR).

http://bit.do/e4iJX – WannaTry? – Home Edition pdf 14,4MB!

IASIS/ HEALING was organized by https://tiltplatform.com/

Near Enough? – 3rd NFCDAB, Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam.

by Karina Palosi

A shout out to all who participated: Alan Sondheim, Alex Zakkas, Alexander Christiaan Jacob, Alex Ness, Amelia Marzec, Annie Abrahams, Anita Lugomer, Andrzej Kołomański, Anon, Anthony Stephenson, Artem Gavrilyuk-Bozhko, Ayshe Kizilçay, Ben Grosser, Bjørn Magnhildøen, Bob BrueckL, Bransha Gautier, Chih Yang Chen, Cyborg Art Collective (CHARLES M. ALAN), Daniel Temkin, David Quiles Guillo, Diana Galimzyanova, Domenico Dom Barra, Dominik Podsiadły, Diego Bernaschina, Diego Faskner Silveira, Diego Fernando Ospina Melo, Egbert de Boer, Emilie Gervais, exonemo, FACEGRUBER, Filipe Matos, Florian Kuhlmann, Frère Reinert, Guido Segni, HYENAZ, – Hyeseon Jeong, Kihuun Park, Jiha Jeon, UBERMORGEN -, Iza Koczanowska, iXtupor, Jacob Kok, Jagoda Dmochowska, Jan Robert Leegte, Janusz Brudniewicz, Jarkko Räsänen, Jarosław Potoczny, Joana Chicau, Joonas Westerlund, Joubin Zargarbashi, Juan Manuel Morales, Julie Libersat & Adam Love, Kappala Kumar, Karina Mitchell, Karina Palosi, Karl Heinz Jeron, Konstantina Mavridou, Kyriaki Goni, Lanny Quarles, Leroy Brothers, Maarten Schuurman, Marcus Guttenplan, Mario Santamaria, Martine Folkersma, Mike Wessling, Mira Boczniowicz, Morten Skogly, Nancy Mauro Flude, Nick Mattan, Nikos Voiatzis, Olga Guse, Paweł Marcinek, Paweł Mikułowski, predictiveartbot.com, Rad0van Misovic, Robert Lisek, Sander Veenhof, Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Silvia Gatti, Tibor Horvath, Ynfab Bruno, Zsolt Mesterhazy & many more!

Great big thanks to the many staycationers who visited the show!

For last but not least many thanks to the Tolhuistuin for hosting Near Enough?!

 

Near-Field Communication Digital Art Biennale, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2018

open call for works
Near Enough? – the amsterdam edition of the 3rd near-field communication digital art biennale – is calling for works! the idea is to take advantage of the potentials of near field (mis)communication and other sharing technologies for showcasing and making web-based digital art in outdoors settings. after gol(No) and warsaw(PL), #nfcdab#3 will come to amsterdam(NL) and go on to valencia(ES), wroclaw(PL) and possibly prague(CZ), berlin (DE), and athens(GR). the works are being shared between nodes! deadline for submissions is 31 july 2018!
exhibition dates: 5 -12 august 2018 with the exception of 11th.
technology:
NFC tags, QR codes, routers (free hotspots), sensors. 
keep in mind: A. human sensory pack, B. sensors in mobile devices, see: https://www.w3.org/2009/dap/
what we’re looking for:
– contextual, parasitic, virtual, imaginary, descriptive, phenomenological, mapping art.
– parasitic on art context and on human perception.
– the character is lo-budget and lo-tech, even to the degree of being ‘bricked’ (unresponsive) as a strategy against the spectacle which is technology.
– a focus on the relation between inert physical objects and their virtual counterpart in a broad sense being objects of our perception – coming alive, activated by innate or prostetic sensors.
– fictionalization, obfuscation, and muddling of information, activating associative, lateral, derailing storylines. a staging of events, not for common digestion all bombyx (written on a box of canned silk worm pupaes). there should always be the possibility that the biennale doesn’t exist. it may be a practical joke or simply a hallucination of arcane references found in public spaces, toilet walls, and bricked streets. 
– the works can be textual descriptions of possible or impossible artworks for the locations. invert works to ‘prompts’ for activating the subject ‘in place of the work’.
– alternative mapping strategies between physical and virtual.
– how the tech can be used to invert modes of exhibition and perception.
– people can act like sensors, works can be prompts – an activation of your innate senses.
– descriptive art, the code-tag can act as a prompt for people to write, to email, web or nfc message board.
– a description of a virtual or imaginary artwork, or reinterpretation of a real (or virtual!) work at site.
– hybrid object, virtual-real, the tag refers to its virtual counter-part, complement/undermine/commenting it.
– an object’s memory, available to the decoder, and collected by (mail/web/nfcboard).
– virtual graffiti, a camera obscura – creating of an inverted virtual-physical space.
– ambulating, walking, tagging, flaneur.
submit:
– content playable or bricked on mobile, portable devices, human senses and imagination.
– whatever you can conjure up related to the call, even if  it is of a contrary stance.
– interventions and tripwires.
– submissions should contain: title, author, url or file(s), sticker graphics fitting on 9x 4,5cm in a landscape orientation with QR code title, author + whatever. we will print, cut and paste them onto the plantersigns. multiple stickers with QR codes are possible when needed! see: more works or text based works that are longer than approx. 255 words presented only on QR code. if you wish you can send us a NFC tag or an explanation why you need a NFC tag! sorry, guys we are working with a shoestring budget! 
via email
    to: iheartmyart@browserbased.org
    subject: Near Enough? nfcdab# 2018
we will be greatful if you spread the word and forward the call!
organizers:

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