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WannaTry (Again)? – Copacabana Edition

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

Handing out 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), and Aad Björkro (SE).

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!

“#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/e2nqw – WannaTry? – Home Edition pdf 36MB!

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:

for the bird visit: http://joub.in/bird/lands/

online tools:
URL shortener: https://bitly.com/

 

Near-Field Communication Digital Art Biennale, Warsaw, Poland. 2018

This is the first show of the 3rd edition of the “legendary” digital biennale of digital art in your city. In 2018, apart from Wawa, this independent idea generated in Wrocław, conquers other European cities like Gol in Norway, Amsterdam, Valencia … we also have plans for Berlin and Athens.
You cant miss it!
Grab your smartphone or tablet and prepare yourself for the stream of works made by dozens of Polish and foreign artists operating in the field of digital art based on web browsers.
This Saturday go outside ! You can watch #nfcdab shows individually as well as
with a group of friends. The Warsaw edition is hosted by V9 and ADA. But we go many steps further – during the festival the gallery will also outdoor. The map will lead you to art pieces.

YOUR PHONE IS A FRAME FOR PRESENTED WORKS !!!

We will provide you with the most amazing and unconventional examples sent to our biennials from the endless areas of the Internet. You will see net-art, post-conceptual digital art, glitch art, pseudo “viral” applications, independent music, strange and rare video clips, etc.

All works will be available using mobile devices through QR codes, WiFi routers or RIFID / NFC chips.

Before starting the artistic trip, approach ADY (Puławska 37 and V9 Gallery), where you will get a map with all useful information. The exhibition will take the form of a quasi urban game. You will win when you find works in the original circumstances of nature around.
IMPORTANT!
Prepare your mobile device in advance:
1. Check if you have the best QR code reading app suitable for your phone type.
2. Enter the communication settings and check if you have access to read NFC / RIFID tags and enable them.
3. In the exhibition area you can also connect to our special WiFi routers, thanks to which you will be able to download works prepared by artists for the shows.
4. Search for places with the Biennale logo attached – ART is waiting for you there. A map will lead you to them.
5. Check if you can install applications from unknown sources.

*) In case of any doubts and questions please go to Dominik Podsiadły, originator of # nfcdab, and to a team of co-organizers with V9 and ADA. Dominik will help you to grasp technical and other issues.
If you want to talk or share your impressions – Dominik is happy to talk with you.

WE INVITE YOU ON SATURDAY 23/06/2018 TO ADA AND V9 AT UL.PUŁAWSKA 37 AND TO THE PARK near around

Participating:

Alex Zakkas, Alexander Christiaan Jacob, Amelia Marzec,
Anon, Anthony Stephenson, Ayshe Kizilçay, Ben Grosser, Bjørn Magnhildøen, Bob BrueckL, Bransha Gautier, Chih Yang Chen, Cyborg Art Collective (CHARLES M. ALAN), Diana Galimzyanova, Artem Gavrilyuk-Bozhko, Diego Bernaschina, Diego Faskner Silveira, Diego Fernando Ospina Melo, Emilie Gervais, Frère Reinert, HYENAZ, Hyeseon Jeong, Kihuun Park, Jiha Jeon, UBERMORGEN, iXtupor, Jan Robert Leegte, Joana Chicau, Joubin Zargarbashi, Julie Libersat & Adam Love, Kappala Kumar, Karina Palosi, Karl Heinz Jeron, Konstantina Mavridou, Kyriaki Goni, Lanny Quarles, Maarten Schuurman, Marcus Guttenplan, Mario Santamaria, Mike Wessling, Morten Skogly, Nick Mattan, Olga Guse, Robert Lisek, Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Silvia Gatti, Jagoda Dmochowska, Tibor Horvath, Ynfab Bruno, Zsolt Mesterhazy

Iza Koczanowska:
Artyści:
COROZIA / Wrocław
DESPER / Lublin
KRYST / Warszawa
KRZESKI / Lublin
MEKUSO / Warszawa
PANDY WARHOU / Augustów
SZYMON KARPIERZ
VERBALIZER / 3MIASTO

Alan Sondheim, Alex Ness, Andrzej Kołomański, Anita Lugomer, Domenico Dom Barra, Dominik Podsiadły, FACEGRUBER, Florian Kuhlmann, Filipe Matos, Iza Koczanowska, Jarkko Räsänen, Jarosław Potoczny, Juan Manuel Morales, Leroy Brothers, Mira Boczniowicz, Paweł Marcinek, Paweł Mikułowski

Near-Field Communication Digital Art Biennale, Gol, Norway. 2018

Roaming activity: idea for a knitted QR code cap and photoshop by Bjørn Magnhildøen.

 

On 04.05.18, the opening of nfcdab #3 took place in Gol, Norway with participating artists: Anon, Diego Bernaschina, Bob BrueckL, Ynfab Bruno, Chih Yang Chen, Joana Chicau, Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Cyborg Art Collective, Jagoda Dmochowska, Diana Galimzyanova, Artem Gavri, lyuk-Bozhko, Silvia Gatti, Bransha Gautier, Emilie Gervais, Kyriaki Goni, Ben Grosser, Olga Guse, Marcus Guttenplan, Alexander Christiaan Jacob, Karl Heinz Jeron, Tibor Horvath, HYENAZ, iXtupor, Hyeseon Jeong, Kihuun Park, Jiha Jeon, UBERMORGEN, Ayshe Kizilçay, Florian Kuhlman, Kappala Kumar, Jan Robert Leegte, Julie Libersat & Adam Love, Robert Lisek, Bjørn Magnhildøen, Amelia Marzec, Nick Mattan, Konstantina Mavridou, Zsolt Mesterhazy, Diego Fernando Ospina Melo, Karina Palosi, Lanny Quarles, Frère Reinert, Mario Santamaria, Maarten Schuurman, Diego Faskner Silveira, Morten Skogly, Anthony Stephenson, Mike Wessling, Alex Zakkas, Joubin Zargarbashi.

For extended documentation and catalogue of the event http://noemata.net/nfcdab3/

Dates and deadlines as the biennale travels on in 2018:
Gol, 4.-6. May 2018 (deadline 25. April), organized by noemata.
Warszaw, 23. June 2018 (deadline 10. June), organized by nfcwproject/dominik podsiadly. Submit your work https://nfcwproject.tumblr.com/submit!
Wroclaw, to be announnced, organized by nfcwproject/dominik podsiadly.
Amsterdam, 5.-12. August 2018 (deadline end of July), organized by browserbased.
Valencia, to be announced, organized by noemata.