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Negotiative art at brighton drupal camp

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The process of art can be that of negotiation. Be it in a concealed, or up-front ways – negotiation is a basic requirement of production, if not creativity. A process of attempting to get-away with – doing or not doing – stuff, based on activities like giving, taking, pushing, shifting and moving.

In a traditional sense, the “concealed way”, negotiation with materials to shape – as in physical sculpture – or negotiating with the realities of paints on canvasses, artists have to “realise” projects through a process of interacting with elements which, in itself, has a substance. (By “concealed” I refer to to negotiative processes being part of a process, but not intentionally made visible.)

My interest is to develop art languages which are made of negotiative processes. Bring negotiation to the fore.

Using negotiative processes at Brighton Drupal camp, is one of my early attempts at creating negotiation-based art languages.

Here is what was done so far:

Attempted to check certain limits of the drupal camp environment: http://groups.drupal.org/node/223259#comment-732729

Following a reading of most sessions proposals, I proposed stuff that seemed to challenge and hence, I hoped, will either initiate a negotiative process at point of delivery, or as it happened, a process of negotiation online, through the unanimous “rejection” of the ideas by the brighton drupal camp people.

The ideas were: talking about drupal as a bootstrapping app, talking about using drupal to make an infinite iframe mirror, and getting more negotiative in both presentation, delivery and subject through a look at the commercial effects on drupal’s development. ( These are, in my mind, an inter-linked trio – a triptych – however, am open to negotiate that view.. 😉 )

The ideas – or me, as it plausibly turned out – have produced an initial rejectionist negotiative position by the brighton drupal camp organising people. This began a negotiation, shown here with the drupal camp organiser.

The process of negotiating with Steve, the drupal camp organiser, began to produce a language of its own particularities. I do not think Steve recognised this, or perhaps he recognised and was/is disinterested in developing this, however it is my interest to develop – hence am inviting people at the brighton drupal camp to join the negotiative process.

negotiative art at brighton drupal camp

The invite is for negotiating a language of a drupal camp in Brighton. Continuing the development done here, perhaps relating to one – or all – of the point-of-departure ideas*, or offering a rejection of art activities at drupal brighton camp/s. 

 * The point-of-departure ideas talking about drupal as a bootstrapping app, talking about using drupal to make an infinite iframe mirror, and getting more negotiative in both presentation, delivery and subject through a look at the commercial effects on drupal’s development

 

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