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SIGN is a projectspace for young, experimental interdisciplinary art. The exhibitions and projects SIGN organises in it’s space and elsewhere are interdisciplinary, experimental and up to date with attention to the contextual relation. Presentations move around on the edges that appear to be customary in art, the art-world and society, implicit digital world and the role of the public. Proceeding from surprising points of view and the individual power of the artist/curator Sign plays with the artistic and social spot, function and meaning of art. Sign generates for all this possibilities beyond limiting or dogmatic preconditions. This way residencies, publications, performances, cognitive actions, interventions, audio-visual combinations ...
WEB SPACES - (RE)DISCOVER STOCKHOLM Digitalisation is one of Sweden's strong points. According to research from the European Commission*, Sweden ranks the highest in the use of internet by citizens compared to other countries. Therefore, the people of Sweden are familiar with web pages. But new media artist Jip de Beer approaches them in another way. He sees the architecture of web pages as three dimensional buildings. We are used to viewing web pages from above. With WEB SPACES the artist transforms the underlying architecture of web pages into three-dimensional spaces. Although we visit these virtual spaces on a daily basis, we never realise that a web page is built by stacking virtual blocks on top of each other. For example, images, links and input fields. These are all building blocks. You can see how it works for the supermarketartfair.com webpage in the enclosed image. (RE)DISCOVER STOCKHOLM is a site specific interactive installation that allows the visitor to explore the virtual world of web pages in the immediate surroundings of the Supermarket Art Fair. The web pages of over a thousand local businesses (e.g. Ristorante Lombardis, Gokart Stockholm and Swedol) are transformed into WEB SPACES. Hereby, a parallel city emerges. Jip de Beer (1992) is an artists who operates on the intersection of art and computer science He’s fascinated by automation and attempts to optimize his artistic work(flow) with programming. His work usually involves a Web Browser and tends to be generative, interactive and strongly visual.