Networked_Performance

Simon Faithfull: Limbo

Limbo is a website and iPhone app that presents and delivers live digital drawings by the artist Simon Faithfull. The iPhone app is free to the first 150 users to download it.

To launch the project the artist will embark on a residency on a Dover-to-Calais cross-channel ferry, from May 14–19, 2011. Without ever leaving the boat for the whole six days, Faithfull will make drawings recording the endless crossings of this week at sea and these will be delivered as live dispatches from a watery no-man’s land between countries.

Limbo delivers Faithfull’s drawings from all over the planet through the iPhone app, the website, Twitter and Facebook. From the streets of east London to the remote landscapes of Antarctica, these drawings create a personal atlas of the world on an ongoing basis.

Limbo makes this entire back-catalogue of drawings available, and delivers new sketches live to the user, the moment that they are made. This digital, instantaneous platform not only mirrors the process by which Faithfull makes the drawings, but is also one of the first artist’s projects made especially for this format.

Limbo is part of an ongoing series of web-based artworks commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, and is supported by Cuttlefish, and ArtSway, where Simon Faithfull is an Associate artist. The cross-channel residency is orchestrated by artconnexion.

Simon Faithfull (born 1966) lives and works in London and Berlin. His work often centres on journeys, whether proposed or actually undertaken. These are made in a variety of media, including digital drawings and online projects, as well as film and video. Faithfull travelled to Antarctica with the British Antarctic Survey on an Arts Council fellowship, sent a chair into space with a live video feed and has recently completed a major permanent public art commission for the city of Liverpool which documents a trip from Liverpool, UK to Liverpool, Canada. He has exhibited in many venues internationally, with solo presentations including British Film Institute Gallery and Chisenhale Gallery, London; Stills, Edinburgh; and CCA, Glasgow. His work has also been shown at LABoral, Spain; Haus Am Waldsee, Berlin; and Kunsthalle Freiburg, Switzerland. Faithfull is represented by Parker’s Box, New York and Galerie Polaris, Paris.

Film and Video Umbrella commissions, curates, produces and presents film, video and other moving-image works by artists that are staged in collaboration with galleries and other cultural partners. Limbo is part of Web Commissions 2011, a series of new artworks commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, which utilise and engage with online platforms as sites for making, viewing and participating in contemporary art.

artconnexion is an independent non-profit organisation based in Lille. Since 1994 it has been responsible for the production of an extremely diverse and influential series of contemporary art projects, working both locally and internationally.

Cuttlefish is a creative web design and multimedia company based in Loughborough, in the UK’s East Midlands. Since 2001 the company has been creating media-rich content managed websites and apps for clients ranging from large plcs and councils through to local businesses, community groups and arts organizations.

ArtSway is a unique place in the New Forest National Park on the south coast of England to see, discuss and engage with contemporary visual art of international standard. ArtSway’s Associate Artist programme is an innovative approach to legacy support for artists, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

Image above: Simon Faithfull, digital drawing, 2008. Copyright the artist and courtesy Parker’s Box, New York and Galerie Polaris, Paris.


May 12, 09:23
Trackback URL

Leave a comment

Tags


calls + opps performance livestage exhibition installation networked mobile writings participatory locative media augmented/mixed reality event new media video interactive public net art conference virtual intervention distributed second life sound political technology narrative festival tactical lecture art + science conversation social networks social games history surveillance dance music workshop urban mapping collaboration live upgrade! reblog activist wearable immersive public/private data architecture platform body collective aesthetics environment systems city identity film visualization culture telematic wireless web 2.0 site-specific ecology place webcast open source tool software text research intermedia space community audio radio nature hybrid 3-D avatar e-literature audio/visual responsive presence pyschogeography interdisciplinary media object interview physical global/ization ubiquitous theory theater biotechnology relational play code archive bioart generative news DIY robotic light place-specific hacktivism synthetic p2p cinema remix education agency interface language im/material live cinema algorithmic labor copyright simulation mashup animation perception image free/libre software multimedia artificial motion tracking voice convergence streaming reenactment gift economy machinima emergence webcam cyberreality glitch DJ/VJ tv censorship ARG nonlinear tag transdisciplinary touch recycle asynchronous fabbing semantic web hypermedia chance synesthesia biopolitics tangible app social choreography gesture unconference forking 1
1 3-D activist aesthetics agency algorithmic animation app architecture archive ARG art + science artificial asynchronous audio audio/visual augmented/mixed reality avatar bioart biopolitics biotechnology body calls + opps censorship chance cinema city code collaboration collective community conference convergence conversation copyright culture cyberreality dance data distributed DIY DJ/VJ e-literature ecology education emergence environment event exhibition fabbing festival film forking free/libre software games generative gesture gift economy glitch global/ization hacktivism history hybrid hypermedia identity im/material image immersive installation interactive interdisciplinary interface intermedia intervention interview labor language lecture light live live cinema livestage locative media machinima mapping mashup media mobile motion tracking multimedia music narrative nature net art networked new media news nonlinear object open source p2p participatory perception performance physical place place-specific platform play political presence public public/private pyschogeography radio reblog recycle reenactment relational remix research responsive robotic second life semantic web simulation site-specific social social choreography social networks software sound space streaming surveillance synesthesia synthetic systems tactical tag tangible technology telematic text theater theory tool touch transdisciplinary tv ubiquitous unconference upgrade! urban video virtual visualization voice wearable web 2.0 webcam webcast wireless workshop writings

Archives

2020

Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2019

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2018

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2017

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2016

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2015

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2014

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2013

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2012

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2011

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2010

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2009

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2008

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2007

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2006

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2005

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2004

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul

What is this?

Networked Performance (N_P) is a research blog that focuses on emerging network-enabled practice.
Read more...

RSS feeds

N_P offers several RSS feeds, either for specific tags or for all the posts. Click the top left RSS icon that appears on each page for its respective feed. What is an RSS feed?

Bloggers

F.Y.I.

Feed2Mobile
Networked
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.
New American Radio
Turbulence.org
Networked_Music_Review
Upgrade! Boston
Massachusetts Cultural Council
New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency
Thinking Blogger Award

Turbulence Works

These are some of the latest works commissioned by Turbulence.org's net art commission program.
[ openspace ] wilderness [meme.garden] A More Subtle Perplex A Temporary Memorial Project for Jobbers' Canyon Built with ConAgra Products A Travel Guide A.B.S.M.L. Ars Virtua Artist-in-Residence (AVAIR) (2007) Awkward_NYC besides, Bonding Energy Bronx Rhymes Cell Tagging Channel TWo: NY Condition:Used Constellation Over Playas Data Diaries Domain of Mount GreylockVideo Portal Eclipse Empire State Endgame: A Cold War Love Story Flight Lines From the Valley of the Deer FUJI spaces and other places Global Direct Google Variations Gothamberg Grafik Dynamo Grow Old Handheld Histories as Hyper-Monuments html_butoh I am unable to tell you I'm Not Stalking You; I'm Socializing iLib Shakespeare (the perturbed sonnet project) INTERP Invisible Influenced iPak - 10,000 songs, 10,000 images, 10,000 abuses iSkyTV Journal of Journal Performance Studies Killbox L-Carrier Les Belles Infidles look art Lumens My Beating Blog MYPOCKET No Time Machine Nothing Happens: a performance in three acts Nothing You Have Done Deserves Such Praise Oil Standard Panemoticon Peripheral n2: KEYBOARD Playing Duchamp Plazaville Psychographics: Consumer Survey Recollecting Adams School of Perpetual Training Searching for Michelle/SFM Self-Portrait Shadow Play: Tales of Urbanization of China ShiftSpace Commissions Program Social Relay Mail Space Video Spectral Quartet Superfund365, A Site-A-Day text_ocean The Xanadu Hijack This and that thought. Touching Gravity 2/Tilt Tumbarumba Tweet 4 Action Urban Attractors and Private Distractors We Ping Good Things To Life Wikireuse Without A Trace WoodEar Word Market You Don't Know Me
More commissions