Art Hack Day / LEAP and transmediale present the first part of a two part project
ART HACK DAY BERLIN : Going Dark
September 26 - 28, 2013
Exhibition and performances open to the public: Saturday September 28 2013, 7:00pm–late. RSVP here
Art Hack Day is an event dedicated to cracking open the process of art making. Between September 26-28, sixty artists and hackers will inhabit LEAP Berlin to create a flash exhibit on the theme of "Going Dark".
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TRANSFER Gallery is pleased to present the first iteration of 'String Literals' ::: join us for a Friday evening reveal of new work produced for the exhibition, and another chance to see <legend> </legend>
::: STRING LITERAL ::: Friday, September 13 ::: 7-9PM :::
Carla Gannis and Justin Petropoulos have orchestrated two artist/writer collaborations, inviting them to react to the manuscript and produce a new work in tandem with the exhibition ::: these 'string literals' are an iteration of meaning inserted into <legend> </legend>
For the first event, Anthony Antonellis + Anthony Tognazzini have paired to produce 'Closer.mp4' – a short story written by A.Tognazzini, animated by A. Antonellis and narrated by Daniel Rourke
The video will debut this Friday evening, join us for a lively night of gallery drinks while screening the new work.
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Details about my next micro-curatorial project launching this fall
The project is a subcutaneous NFC chip implanted for use as a wireless storage device. The re-writable 1K chip contains an animated GIF file that can be accessed by compatible smartphones, tablets, card readers and Arduino devices.
NFC is a short-range wireless technology; the implant can be read from a distance of about 1 to 2 cm. The chip is a passive device and does not require a battery, it's powered by the magnetic field generated by the reader.
As a form of micro-curation, the artwork will be rotated out to exhibit new artists and artworks on a regular basis. Future artworks may come in various file formats such as GIFs, JPGs, MIDI music, or ASCII art. An Android app in development allows for direct download of the GIF from the chip, displays extended information about the artwork, and contains an archive of previously exhibited works.
The first animated GIF on the chip is the website favicon of anthonyantonellis.com, a cyan-magenta-yellow animated gradient.