Saturday, January 21, 2006

We're cooking


At four thousand hits this blögzine officially becomes a site specific art project.

You can expect a lot more from us from now on. First of all our theoretical framework will be vastly improved. Vastly. We give you:
The Svada manifesto
1) Not Dada - Svada.

2) We plan to undertake a deeper exploration of SHÄDY ÄCRES' relationship to the topography of its locale, wherein we intend to create ephemeral or removable tableaux along particular pathways - This in order to restructure the visitor's conceptual and perceptual experience of that locale through the intervention of the many and diverse elements that make up this particular Finnmärck blögzine.

3) With an uncompromising focus on the narrowly locational, we will construct a reconceptualization of both place and identity respectively, a "telling and retelling of the tale" so to speak.

4) We propose three paradigms to frame this otherwise fluid and unstable process: phenomenological/experiential, social/in-stitutional and discursive/even more discursive.

5) We will henceforth discourage the acceptance of each archive-periodic development as a series of discrete essences. While each post and its comments appear to follow a teleological path of currents and countercurrents, the site specific progress and entry-historical shifts will rather be considered, in a manner similar to Foucault, as a series of disjunctions, stressing the interweaving and complication of artistic, administrative and market forces within and between the SHÄDY ÄCRES blögzine and its visitors.

6) We will finally endeavour to challenge the decontextualized space of the Internet, highlighting the experiential nature of the blög format by posting our entries outside the Internet from now on.

7) God help us all if we don't succeed.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Mikkel said...

If you think I've used the word experimental even once in the above text, read it again.

7:12 am  
Blogger Leslie said...

Here's a word for you guys to ponder: topology. In the context of your site, it means the connection of geography to history and memory. As an added bonus, the word also refers to body parts and computer networking, as well as a form of pure math (the kind of math that would describe continuous surfaces, like mobius strips)...

4:53 pm  
Blogger Mikkel said...

See? See? Even our readership has vastly improved. You monkeys have a lot to learn from Leslie. From now on this is the type of critical discourse we will encourage.

5:24 pm  
Blogger Leslie said...

I found your site via b1, so don't get your hopes too high...

6:24 pm  
Anonymous adam said...

Don't 3 and 6 sort of contradict one another?!

1:52 am  
Blogger Mikkel said...

You clearly haven't grasped the topology of the Svada manifesto, Adam. Or the meta-topology for that matter. And besides you should be working on your film review that you promised us back in 2005.

2:53 am  
Blogger Mikkel said...

Also, negative space. Very important.

11:16 pm  

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