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Kim de Groot is a design researcher with an MA in new media. She is part of the lectoraat Communication in a digital age and teaches new media at the Willem de Kooning academy Kim's research deals with the inverted relation between image and reality. Moving from representation to the performative, from the visual to the infrastructural, images are no longer created to represent a reality but to manage it. Kim examines images as informational objects and traces the relations between image, event and media.

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Managing Openness

Casco

On november 28, I joined the symposium, Add Comment: Designing Critique in Public Forums organized by Casco, co-organized with ArtEZ The Arnhem Academy of Art and Design and Vinca Kruk on the (im)possibility of critique within the structures of current web-applications.

During the first talk by Mia Jankowicz (a curator and art critic based in London/Amsterdam), it occurred to me how the perspective of "openness" has shifted because of 2.0 environments, how it is being managed as a scarcity. Mia presented several (art) projects that deal with different ways of opening up information to the public. In these cases it is decided when, how and to whom openness to information is offered. In this case openness is an act of control, openness is managed as an exclusivity.



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Now is the time! on Media

On October 3 the University of Amsterdam organized the first two lectures as a part of Now is the time! a lecture series on art and theory in the 21st century. The topic of this evening was the relation between new media and art.
What is the status of the medium in art production and the discourse in art, in this situation referred to by Rosalind Krauss as the ‘postmedium condition’? How can an artist act critically in this complex cultural field now dominated by multimedia and mass media?
http://www.nowisthetime.nl

Kaja Silverman discussed the role of the digital image in the work of James Coleman, an intervention in Leonardo da Vinci,  for the Louvre in 2003. Her lecture was followed by Laura Marks who held a very interesting talk about the relation between new media and Islamic art. Both lectures presented intriguing insights on the current state of the (digital) image.



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DEAF '07 Connected archives meeting

Connected Archives, presentation
A report by Kim de Groot.

Presentations were in the following order:
David Garcia, The Tactical Media Files
Nadia Palliser, ISEA
Michiel van der Haagen, CultureBase
Wolfgang Strauss and Gabrielle Blome, Netzspannung.org
Sandra Fauconnier, V2_
Alain Depocas, Daniel Langlois Foundation
Wendy Jo Coones, Oliver Grau, Database of Virtual Art / MediaArtHistoriesArchive

Moderator: Eric Kluitenberg (NL), theorist, writer and organizer, De Balie
http://www.debalie.nl
The Tactical Media Files

David Garcia (NL)
http://www.next5minutes.org



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