Ideas around The Art of Organising
In the art project The Art of Organising, several artists are invited
to comment personally on the art of organising in general. Due to
a lack of funds, we were forced to limit these comments to sketches.
Some of these ideas already exist, some are fully feasible, and
others should probably not be attempted. Together, they describe
the art of organising.
Victor Petrovs idea of a new world order is inspired by an ordinary
hamburger. Hamburgers are still quite rare in Belarus today. In
Civilisation, a blueprint for a better world, he develops his
theory with the help of illustrations showing how the top half of
the hamburger is amalgamated with the lower half into a cosmic whole.
In the Utopian World Championship, a competition in utopian thinking
was arranged by the members of SOC. In the Utopian
W.C. 2001: the intensified section, Jon Brunberg, Annika Drougge
and Johan Malmström explore the issue of utopias from a personal
and interdisciplinary perspective.
A related study has been done by Bongi Jarne MacDermott and Paula
Stenström. In Dream
of Organising, they have interviewed people about their dreams,
and how they organise their actions to achieve their goals. Is it
possible to organise your dreams? Can dreams be realised? Are they
still dreams if they can?
In The System,
by Love and Ottillia Homström, one can find everything one
needs in the consumers dream world. The project takes its
material from the bevy of "on-line communities" with which
marketers want to replace our friends. In this cynical game of market
communication, hordes of behavioral scientists are used to find
the weak points of canny and cynical advertising consumers. The
System is neither a better nor a worse world; it is simply impossible
to escape from.
It is just as impossible to escape from The
Trial. Denis Romanovski uses his own experience of the legal
logic of totalitarian societies to build his web project. The trial
can come at any time, and you must be ready to attend. You are always
guilty. Dont ask why.
In Questions & Answers,
on the other hand, you can find the answer to any question. Anna
Kindgren challenges search engines such as Yahoo and Google. Here,
she takes the organisational concept for the network to its extreme:
by always supplying a question to fit your answer, this service
will eventually answer all your questions, although it will take
Björn Bjarre has chosen to answer one organisational question
with his The Artists with
Children Club (TACC). How does one combine the roles of artist
and parent? Those who have tried it say that it is difficult. TACC
is an organization idea that will try to open up a social space
of recreation, theory and time swapping by creating a community/network
of artists with children. If you don´t have a satisfactory
social network: Join the club!
Art itself is difficult enough to organise. Carina Gunnars has
a broad experience of organising avant-garde art projects, through
among others the artist network Swe:de. In TAO
according to Carina, she has collected her thoughts on how to
succeed in this enterprise.
Katastro.fi also organises several creators in a network. The question
of how this is possible is still not fully answered, but in the
of Organising I, II, and III, Lassi Tasajärvi, Laura Turkki
and Juha Huskonen supply us with a graphic analysis of the question
as well as their reflections over the situation as a whole.
Åsa and Christoffer Andersson Broms are developing a tool
which will make it easier to research networks. By installing the
Controller on your computer, you can get a graphic overview
of your email relationships.
Udo Nolls project idea describes a structure through sound
instead of visually. FM
walks creates, collects, and organises sound, in order to create
a soundscape which is continually updated over the Internet by a
myriad of users.
Rachel Baker offers us Irational.orgs 1:1
(one all) toolkit. Everything one needs for networking, in practice
and theory, on the net and in the real world. Adapted for independent
art, media, and social activism.
Karin Hansson taken a look at the
Temporary Art School from a historical perspective, coming to
the conclusion that the concept is gaining in popularity. Also,
she gives a simple recipe which can be adapted to different motives