[Reader-list] Tate online presents latest netart

niki niki at nirvanet.net
Thu Jun 27 14:26:16 IST 2002

Tate gallery's latest net art--includes the Tate launching in Space!

Heath Bunting will develop a new work in a series that is currently underway
at www.irational.org/borderXing/. In this series, he carries out border
crossings in Europe, locating specific national boundaries and undertaking
walks that traverse them without interruption from customs, immigration, or
border police. The walks are documented with notes and photographs. Bunting’s
walks recall the work of Hamish Fulton and Richard Long and can be seen as
contributing to the tradition in conceptual art that takes as its subject
themes of landscape and space. Crucially though, these walks question
political, economical and juridical aspect of travel. The work will continue
to develop throughout the year.

Susan Collins has initiated a development programme for a Tate in Space. At
this stage of the programme, the Tate in Space website is the key route
through which members of the public can follow developments, witness the
architectural process, and follow the notional Tate Satellite orbiting earth
every 92.56 minutes. The site explores ways in which a Tate in Space might
extend visitor experience and engage new audiences. Tate in Space online will
act as an arena for debate and reflection on the nature of art in space,
raising questions about cultural and institutional ambition and the very human
desires to observe and communicate.See http://www.tate.org.uk/space/

Alongside these new works Tate has commissioned supporting texts. Florian
Schneider will discuss the work of Heath Bunting and Paul Bonaventura will
examine Susan Collins’s project. Josie Berry will provide a contextual
overview for the works. These texts will be available on the Tate site on 1
July 2002.

Heath Bunting:
Biography – http://www.irational.org/cgi-bin/cv/cv.pl?member=heath

Susan Collins:
Biography – http://www.susan-collins.net/SACbio.html

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