FAX

Burgoyne, Greig (2014) FAX. [Art/Design Item]

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Abstract

Greig Burgoyne was an invited artist for this international touring show organised by The Drawing Centre, New York. Artists included David Blandy, Paul Buck, Heman Chong, Jacob Dahl Jurgenson, Marko Mäetamm, Jacopo Miliani, Sladjan Nedeljkovic, Clunie Reid, Martha Rosler, Josef Strau, and Richard Wentworth. The exhibition was guest curated by João Ribas, in collaboration with Carl Slater, and co-organised by The Drawing Center, and Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. Technology for transmitting printed images and texts dates from the nineteenth century, however it was the introduction of modern fax machines in the 1970s that turned facsimiles into a ubiquitous communications medium. Although generally used for international business purposes, artists readily exploited its immediate, graphic, and interactive character. The fax has subsequently become it an important part of the history of art, appearing in movements such as Fluxus, and the burgeoning practices of new media artists. But with the fax machine now fast becoming a technology of the past, how do artists see the potential of the fax transmission today? The first FAX exhibition, held at The Drawing Center in New York, 2009, featured works sent via fax by nearly 100 creative practitioners. Artists, architects, designers, scientists and filmmakers, spanning multiple generations, were invited to transmit works during the exhibition, to a working fax machine in the gallery. FAX has since toured around the world, and every host institution has invited additional participants. The pieces received during each showing have steadily expanded the initial core of works, and this cumulative process has created a broad collection from across the globe. The twentieth showing of FAX takes place at KARST, and a select group of new collaborators have been invited to take part. Faxes were received in real time in the exhibition space, throughout the duration of the show, and included drawings and texts, as well as inevitable junk faxes and errors of transmission. The artworks, reflecting ideas such as reproduction, distribution, communication and technological obsolescence, will be permanently added to the ever-accumulating project.

Item Type: Art/Design Item
Members: University for the Creative Arts
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 12:56
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 12:56
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/11435

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