Apr 022010

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I find myself agreeing with this passage by art-theorist-cum-Luddite Nicholas Bourriaud. Should I see a doctor?

This evolution can be seen in the way works are made: a new type of form is appearing, the journey-form, made of lines drawn both in space and time, materialising trajectories rather than destinations. The form of the work expresses a course, a wandering, rather than a fixed space-time.

Altermodern art is thus read as a hypertext; artists translate and transcode information from one format to another, and wander in geography as well as in history. This gives rise to practices which might be referred to as “time-specific”, in response to the “site- specific” work of the 1960s.