a location based digital and immaterial netart-exhibition as part of the ATHENS DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL 2015 in athens, greek. The exhibition was part of the International Festival of Digital Arts in Greece, Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF). The festival returns for its annual edition in the historic centre of Athens and invited to a four-day gathering which took place on May 21 – 24 in Diplareios School.
this local-non-sculpture is a site specific netart installation. it is the third in a series of local-non projects, this installation incorporates a webpage that presents artwork from selected netartists only accessible via location-check at the ATHENS DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL.
the theme for this local-non project is sculpture. it refers to the long tradition of sculpture in greece and also reflects the fact, that the #LocalNon-project is about the realization of a media plastic, a network-based permanent installation in public space. A local-non as a media plastic is a sculpture made out of pure information, its dimensions in space are defined by bits, bytes, longitude and latitude and the possibility of getting access to it.
participating artists: Banz & Bowinkel, Claudia Mate, Dominik Podsiadly, Eva Papamargariti, Florian Meisenberg, Galleryfist, Isabella Fürnkäs, Lorna Mills, Manuel Rossner, Ole Fach, Olia Lialina, Paul Soulellis, Ronny Szillo, Thomas Artur Spallek, Tobias Rothe, Zsolt Mesterhazy
Local-non-sculpture is a a location based netart-exhibition and a site specific installation. The project is about the realization of a media plastic, a network-based permanent installation in public space. A media plastic is a sculpture made out of pure information, its dimensions in space are defined by bits, bytes, longitude and latitude and the possibility of getting access to it. Accept the medium we call reality there is no specific physical layer involved.
Selected artists with high affinity to the net and the new media where invited to create a web-based work, which has the thematic focus of „public“/„privacy“ and its dependence on spatial reference systems. The individual contributions where presented on separate webpages with content of their choice which where accessible via a single URL.
Due to a simple location check however the website is only available on a specific position, which is the address of ADAF festival in athens. When requesting the website from different locations, the works will not be visible and the visitor gets an access deinied message. Therefor the webpage will be primarily accessed by smartphones and other mobile devices by users which are on site.