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Artreview: the censorship of user content

Started by Garrett Lynch Sep 7, 2011.

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Comment by Mathieu St-Pierre on November 28, 2012 at 1:58


I work mainly with glitches and corrupted video files or analog signals.

Comment by Garrett Lynch on August 2, 2012 at 12:43

The keynotes / lead performer lineup for the conference Remote Encounters: Connecting bodies, collapsing spaces and temporal ubiquity in networked performance has now been confirmed. We are proud to welcome:


Jo-Anne Green from Turbulence (http://turbulence.org/) and Networked Performance (http://turbulence.org/blog/)
Marc Garrett from Furtherfield (http://www.furtherfield.org/)

Lead performer:

Annie Abrahams (http://www.bram.org/)

Our open call for papers and performances continues until 4pm (GMT), Friday 31/08/12. Please find details included below.

:: Call for papers and performances ::

Contributions are invited from practitioners and academics for papers and performances that contextualise current networked performance themes and issues both historically and across the spectrum of different types of networks, explore the wealth of performance opportunities offered by the internet and give a sample of future directions for networked performance.

The full call can be found online at:

Comment by Garrett Lynch on June 14, 2012 at 12:48

Call for papers and performances - Remote Encounters: Connecting bodies, collapsing spaces and temporal ubiquity in networked performance

Remote Encounters, a two-day international conference with performance evening, aims to explore the use of networks as a means to enhance or create a wide variety of performance arts. How do networks as a site for performance provide opportunities for us as artists and performers? In particular how can we remotely collaborate, merge geographically separate places and times, reconfigure the space of performance and the relationship between artist and audience?

For full details of the call for papers and performances, see: http://remote-encounters.tumblr.com/

Comment by Garrett Lynch on November 3, 2011 at 22:26
Details of a forthcoming exhibition I'm showing Netscapes (http://www.asquare.org/works/netscapes) at in New York.  Apologies for cross posting.


Notes on a New Nature is a physical manifestation of an ongoing research project conducted by artist, writer, and curator Nicholas O'Brien. The research critically examines and compares the relationships that contemporary artists working with digital media have to practices started in Modernist Painting – specifically the pursuit of capturing the virtual qualities of what constitutes a landscape. How does an artist depict a sp...ace faithfully enough to show its affect on a subject? Can art capture the space between the viewer and the horizon, and where does that horizon reside now that we can digitally circumnavigate the globe? Can the digital reconcile the physical?

One way that we know how to understand the natural is through the domestic spaces of our daily lives. The interior shelter allows for reflection on what is “outside,” and as a result positions civilization away from the natural. However, as various digital and virtual landscape permeate the domestic space, our notion of what constitutes the natural has become more complicated than a simple inside/outside dichotomy. We use all forms of digital and analog technologies to simulate the natural world daily, and artists in this show point to how these tools affect the ways in which the “realness” of the natural is no longer as simple as locating it outside your window.

This newfound complication highlights the central argument of Notes on a New Nature: our varied notion of what constitutes the natural is shaped by technology, which is a narrative that can be traced all the way back to the advent of agriculture and the dawn of civilization. Through employment of various digital approaches, artists in this exhibition reference this long-standing problem we face when attempting to represent landscape and acknowledge the ways in which digital technology has forever changed our understanding of nature.

Participating artists include: Duncan Alexander, Mark Beasley, Chris Collins, Petra Cortright, Theo Darst, Marjolijn Dijkman, Paul Flannery, Joe Hamilton (aka  Hypergeography), Jan Robert Leegte, Sara Ludy, Garrett Lynch, Michael Ray-Vaughn, Sherwin Rivera Tibayan, Nicolas Sassoon, Rick Silva, Pascual Sisto, Kate Steciw, Wes W Wilson, and Krist Wood.

Gallery site:

Facebook event page:

319 Scholes Brooklyn, NY
November 10 – November 20, 2011
Opening: November 10, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Gallery hours: Friday and Saturday, 2:00pm – 6:00pm and by appointment
Comment by Garrett Lynch on October 25, 2011 at 11:30
Response from Artreview about the petition against censorship on user profiles has not been forthcoming. 


Artreview have been informed of the petition by email and recorded delivery letter which they accepted so we now know they are aware of this.  It seems Artreview care very little about this issue or the concerns of their community, at least not enough to have the courtesy to form a statement and update their community, an update they promised in the initial announcement.  Active members who are genuinely concerned about this now have two choices:

1) Increase the pressure on Artreview to make some statement;
2) Or more severely to pull out of Artreview, after all without members Artreview won't have a community.

If you chose the former I have made the letter sent to Artreview available online for anyone to download, sign with their details and post to Artreview in London.  Here it s in .doc and .rtf formats:


The latter is and should be your personal choice.
Comment by JD Jarvis on October 2, 2011 at 23:47

The Treachery of Digital Art. A good place to start a discussion about digital art


Comment by Garrett Lynch on October 1, 2011 at 21:44

Members, I have now formally forwarded the petition on censorship to Artreview.com as an email (below).  If no response is received I will also forward the petition by post.  Hopefully we will have a positive respond soon.




Dear Artreview.com

As a representative of a number of members of the artreview community, subscribers to the magazine and users of the website, I would like to draw your attention to a petition objecting to the censorship of our art dictated by your ISP as stated in your community announcement of the 6th of September 2011.


We feel that this is yet another example of creative expression suppressed by the rules and regulations of corporate institutions and does not reflect or demonstrate understanding of the long traditions, histories and well established thematic and theoretic concerns of art.  Nudity in art has, is and will continue to be a subject matter of significant importance which reflects many of the concerns of the human condition.  We feel that it is poor form that you, a well established contemporary art magazine who itself has supported cutting edge and sometimes controversial art are allowing your provider to dictate what is 'acceptable' art and surprised that you have not considered how this issue might be dealt with as your online community grew. 

We understand that you have a contractual relationship with your ISP who regulate use of its servers and will be unlikely to effect change of their policies and so request that you consider changing your ISP to a more art community friendly provider rather than censor and possibly stunt what is a blossoming community.  In addition we request a statement from Artreview.com confirming how this issue is being resolved and as indication of support for artists' rights, your community members, to choose their modes of expression.

We hope that this petition will be seen by you as it is intended, an indication of concern on your community members part and that you will protect your constituency.

Garrett Lynch

Comment by Garrett Lynch on September 7, 2011 at 12:20
In response to Artreviews community announcement of user content censorship on the 6th of September I have created an online petition to gauge interest in how the community feel about this.  To read the full details of the email (you have by now most likely received a copy of this in your email) and sign the petition point your browser to:


Please forward this to lists, family, friends, colleagues etc.

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Comment by yrealydad on February 7, 2011 at 7:30

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