RND Collaboration Attempts

Mostly failed / partial attempts at artistic collaboration

 

rnd/ glitched soldiers with ray ogar

resarc robert what says/ in which ray ey performed x together while back when ray initially seemed pleased with positive reviews expressed about ir excellent post cyberpunk writing – but then rapidly seemed to loose interest when ey became positively re engaged with ir own lines of research/ which seems fair enough x just part of ey vaguely hoped ray would become ey friend/ x ey would eventually hang out watch kung fu movies together/ shoot cool loose shed about postmodern literature speculative theory stuff like x/ ey wonder what rays doing now

rnd/ urban mashup

with max colson via nicolas moulin

resarc robert says/ while initially flattered by ey positive review based attentions ir interest in ey – perhaps as potential career stepping stone – rapidly tailed off as n began to dawn on ir ey was going nowhere fast/ who unlike ir had zero access to true rat skills materials or substantial / practical cultural capital

now ey dont think x as just plain normalized matter of everyday capitalist ruthlessness on part of max

ey mean sure limited number of hours exist each day one simply cant hang around with random onliners who ey dont consider display immediate potential for inhancing ones own social share price or improving stats of ones aestheticized quantified self / simulation

x just ey was immensely envious of ease professional slickness with which max seemed able to quietly unceremoniously drop ey from ir socio ratistic radar moment ey realized arbitrary hardcore amateur postmodern internet theorist robert what generally unconductive to fulfilling expanding private ideological ideals max seemed to have of elf – as culturally sanctioned producer of rat in modern speculative rat industry matrix – x despite obvious social conscience / intelligent critique on display in ir work

ir would sure like to work with max again quote for real – if ey ever get ey own grasping hands on any cold hard virtual cash so other researchers take ey seriously/ ey love ideology of x – of being forced to find everything funny – except when n comes to money

when psychologists examine lives of most creative people ir almost always find individuals who like to go off by elves – who can tolerate solitude that creativity requires

ir feel extroverted enough to exchange / advance ideas but introverted enough to gestate such ideas on ir own

novelists or painters are largely solo operators

when n seems pure rat or self expression or deeply original idea that needs developing – solitude serves – indeed does artistic collaboration ever work

nonlinear series of exploratory wanderings / unexpected false starts among modern ruins of science fiction mytho landscape/ where corporate fragments / concrete ideology mis form urban architecture of monumental symbolism combining towering ghosts of time / stark imaginary dreamscapes of long calcified spatial alienation – silent testament to shared international hyperrealites of critical design

calculated snapshot of unemotional implication on displaced mega highway of tomorrow

> hi robert
> dot dot if ey was engaging in process of iterative play making would ir be consultant/ critic of process of making research space would x be way of ensuring that there were ‘abstract encounters’ within final thing?
> best wishes
> max colson
> // associate lecturer at central saint martins ma communication design
> // freelance photographer http://www.maxcolsoncommercial.com
> // ratist http://www.maxcolson.com
> maxdfcolson at gmail dot com

> hi again! to respond to ir last email – some loose notes toward shared //possibly lost document of online artistic collaboration /to answer ir question: to avoid delegating work schedules andor critical evaluation consider were somehow *already* involved in simple /narrative process of iterative play design / need quote make nothing else:

robert what says/ max ey feel /ir initial intense purple blue flame of collaborative intent has already waned

x as ir correctly suspected ey suspect – that ir have no clear goals/ were not operating from or out of clear creative guidelines or auspices of some famous / interesting rat manifesto/ ir time short ir coding skills limited – quote big payoff creative or otherwise seems largely non existent

to x one might reply ok: in fact only process ir can possibly collaborate on – increasingly clear perception that x virtual bus play project feels entirely empty – / x precisely sense of digital emptiness ir focus upon – indeed ey have little choice

perhaps ir virtual bus project was always merely just convenient mcguffin andor overstrained conceptual metaphor for electronic void which lies on/as hyperreal surface of x project

with x in open minds lets allow bus go on existing in x flux state of quote not existing/ like proverbial undead zombie which continues to move / exist let ey continue to conjure exquisite corpse from ideas communication / playful spirit of online /meta surrealist some not thing andor other

in other words uncertainty as nonlinear order of day: hop on board quantum bus to foamville – please keep ir hands inside x poly dimensional simulation at all times

please note/ consider robert what not as artist but far more simply some mere hot amateur postmodern theorist / alt research play space dev – acting as though x unsubtle / poorly formulated substitution not merely sad attempt to swap out one set of problems / unwanted career opportunities for others

as though making up ir own job description gets ir off hook of having to conform to descriptions / quote readings of fellow artists – whoever ir might seem

ir discovered excellent rat / practice of max colson one night while in icy usual grip of terminal boredom / insomnia

perhaps ed been searching for something along research lines of jg ballard plus play

then suddenly along thin neon string of endless hyperlinks pops max / ir cool site

proper ratist n seems – with cultural credentials / good press nice line in official gallery showings / warm reviews – max displays clear idea of ir own aesthetic / lifestyle / how to express n publicly

ir however find x hard to write – not because eve not just got little to say about rat life or existence but because cold flat ir currently live in rapidly turns ir mid morning hands to blocks of frozen stone – perhaps kind of old rough moss covered stone seen in semi futuristic movie about kafkaesque bureaucracy in digital dystopian state called liquid internets

thin writers gloves for unpaid homeworkers should exist

paraphrase: over last decades term simulation has changed x meaning both culturally / semantically

n derives from latin words similis /similar simulacrum /image copy illusion imitation simulation /hypocrisy camouflage feint / simulare – to display to disguise to imitate to mimic

all these terms have negative connotation/ however in context of contemporary science / media simulation has been used in completely different manner

n indicates process of projecting past / present into future on basis of data / by means of designing virtual visual worlds – like for example in computer research in flight simulators or weathers forecasts

thus ir might ask whether simulation is creative process at all since n is based on computer generated algorithms /x question much in common with question whether mathematics is creative field which many mathematicians have good grounds to claim

ir should further ask whether ir can speak of creative act when simulation is produced by rather large group of persons who might not even know each other like scientist designer programmer engineer etc

finally ir might raise question whether simulation is merely side product of modern digital engineering that contributes to postmodern universal alienation as some postmodern philosophers have claimed or if n is key medium of twenty first century both in scientific / in creative context
– collective creativity: collaborative work in sciences literature / arts – edited by gerhard fisher / florian vassen

had really good vegetable pie for lunch /home made – looking out window gliding seagulls overhead reminded ir of faded summer hope still far off

paraphrase/ today in most science technology engineering / mathematics – hereafter stem fields more than 90% of research studies / publications are collaborative /bozeman / corley 2004 leading to collaboration imperative

not only does team based collaborative research more often lead to high impact research / to commercial uses of research as reflected in patents /wuchty et al

2007 in many fields n is not possible to thrive as single investigator

if ones work depends on access to samples or specimens or to extremely expensive shared equipment then collaboration / research are essentially one in same / thus collaboration imperative

thus despite significant variation by field discipline / geography – de stefano et al

2013 contemporary stem research is dominated by collaboration teams networks / co authorship

beyond simply setting context for ir analysis ir are not particularly concerned with either amount of research collaboration or even broad institutional factors conducing collaboration

increase in team projects / in individual level / institutional level research collaboration is well documented /for overview see bozeman et al

2013/ thus ir take proliferation of collaboration as given focusing instead on processes / mechanics of collaboration as well as determinants of collaboration effectiveness
– barry bozeman / craig boardman – research collaboration / team science: state of rat review / agenda

that link ey sent to ir killscreen article about ey/ cs:go noclip exhibition was worth about three years of hard work on x anonymous site / x meagre discontents

admittedly ey was one who sent killscreen link in vain hope of getting some eyeballs focused in ey vague direction – ir did not quote discover ey inherently great / interesting rat

no talent scouts famous rat patrons or rich benefactors will ever read x / answer call of ey / holy angsty plight

upon merely mentioning small fact of emailing killscreen to ey friend last night ey got such strong slight look of gee isnt x kinda selling out

that ey remained uselessly angry / embarassed for rest of evening – at least till ir continued watching old re runs of magnum / ey pretended not to care

paraprase/ in journey between modernity / post modernity rat museum became increasingly problematic site for artists many of whom began looking for alternative non museal sites for ir work

richard longs fleeting non object based interventions in sites / landscapes are perhaps seminal example of discursive shift that may have played significant role in revealing heritage site as potential ground for alternative arts practice – roelstraete 2010 p3

in ir landmark essay inside white cube: ideology of gallery space – 1999 brian odoherty attacked ahistorical self referential nature of modernist gallery space where white walls remain quote untouched by time / x vicissitudes /1999 p16

in reaction to gallerys disembodied visuality / eye many artists were impelled out into quote impure world where quote indeterminate nontheatrical spaces – warehouses deserted factories old stores could provide more authentic contexts for making of rat /odoherty 1999 p47

context now becomes part of rats content ratist cultural itinerant ir work without quote fixed abode empirical always testing experience conscious of self / history / ambiguous about both /odoherty 1999 p81

echoing baudrillard – 1998 odoherty /1999 confirms rat museum as bank certifying value of rat

fugitive ratist flees gallery in fear of being co opted by x consumerist economy taking to temporary interventions with site specific work in unlikely locations /odoherty 1999 p113

one of significant forms of resistance adopted by artists was to incorporate idiom of rat museum space reflexively within process of rat production

from 1950s artists such as richard hamilton andy warhol joseph beuys / daniel spoerri either created ir own museums or took control of space in which ir work was exhibited /martin 1995 pp55-68

artists were becoming increasingly engrossed with deconstructive strategies aimed at quote taxonomies / history of museum elf /serota 2000 p38
– ian alden russell / andrew cochrane /editors – rat / archaeology: collaborations conversations criticisms

max ey /currently dont know about ir but way ey approach ey own rat/tm is like that of snake pliskin – flying solo no backup hunched down in ninja stealth microlight – forever quote on final approach to hyper dark megacorporate tower of deep scientific adventure kinda

ie to say if ey didnt inject uncertain large measured dose of furniture chewing melodrama ala alan rickman in diehard / ridiculous cheesy alt.sci fi into whatever heck x seems ey couldnt get up in morning – not x ey even manage x

like many other resarcs ey keep odd hours / have barely registered simple glory of sun before lunchtime for several long months

ey brave dim face: pale blue ceramic titanium face of vague artistic affectation with nothing underneath

like some pseudo antonymous droid operating out in bland biomagnetic data field with obsolete os

because part of ey sure hopes so at least ey could write semi impassioned deadpan screed about n on ey lousy anonymous blog – sorry official professional artistic website

yet ir are here with ey now experiencing x – ir /somehow happy / sincerely grateful ir turned up

quote/ jennifer roche: ir article simply put seems to be call to examine /or re examine principles under which ir evaluate socially engaged rat

ir say that most socially engaged rat has been evaluated from ethical viewpoint /good vs bad models of collaboration

why do ir think discourse surrounding socially engaged rat has lapsed in x critical examination of field as youve described?

claire bishop: there are several reasons for x / ir range from pragmatic to ideological

on one hand in europe at least influence of rat critic began to diminish in early 1990s / was replaced by curator as figure who makes or breaks ratists career

as ir know curatorial writing is on whole affirmative / rarely expresses reservations about given ratist

when ey embarked upon x research ey was struck by fact that most of project documentation written by curators

to extent x appears logistical: socially engaged / participatory rat projects are so complex sprawling / context based that only person with handle on overall project invariably curator

but because curatorial work so often concerned with fair mediation /between artists audiences / institutions n is perhaps unsurprising that curatorial writing is oriented toward ethical questions

from – artistic bedfellows: histories theories / conversations in collaborative rat practices – edited by holly crawford

consider artists as not special under capitalism merely assigned to just another convenient niche like public telephone sanitizer or kung-fu-for-chr1st priest

many people need to artistic however just to cope with soul crushing mundaneness of ir existence as component in system

one can easily imagine some suit saying: plug in another temporary ratist module ir need to shift these generic units of material consumption

oh / make make x icon cornflower blue please

for every undervalued videogame coder that writes / elegant line andor leaves ir signature among dense unexplored / unappreciated forest of deep programming ratist appears – even for instant – but then so what

– so rather than ask where do ir go from here lets imagine weve already arrived on ir virtual quantum bus

ie quote in which what ir have so far as what ir only ever hold like shifting palm sand: distributed data – emails ideas spirit of artistic collaboration ir own unspoken / unstated ideologies gaps distortions / /perhaps inherent conceptual inconsistencies regarding – eg rat / life / existence / short existential bus trips to andor from urban digital nowhere special

something concrete to work on in meantime: max perhaps ey could interview / ask ir questions about artistic process travel /virtual or otherwise rat under capitalism etc

feel free to write / answer ir own uncommon questions / approaches ir feel nobody else is currently asking

rnd/ wives concubines

any fiscal capital gained from x rat to be shared with asian writers for forging of stronger links

example resarc statement via postmodern internet theorist robert what/ ideas for x experimental rat / performance rnd emerged from watching film raise red lantern – 1991 directed by zhang yimou from novel qiqie cheng qun by su tong

how x novel as no longer currently in print not widely available seems baffling

to consider how changing name from novels original title of wives concubines in droves to more vague / quote exotic raise red lantern changes western perceptions of work – x core meanings/ one as reminded of classic series of crime novels girl with dragon tattoo by stieg larsson whose original title in swedish – man som hatar kvinno – translates into english as men who hate women – far more precisely what said novels are actually about

two ghostly characters seen in each image are ni nu – chinese characters signifying official historical cultural policy

whole novel reduced here to few pages