ARTIST

BrowserBased Group

Netherlands

BrowserBased functions as a practice oriented, open research platform which deals with the browser based context and net-culture as a space for knowledge creation and dispersion. We organise live coding sessions, gatherings for guest speakers, workshops, international exhibitions and more. Currently, the geo-marker of BrowserBased is set in Amsterdam, where the group was first formed from the need to organise a physical hub for the networked arts. We offer a platform for net art, maintain archives of streams and our exhibitions and run an open page on Facebook. 69.numbers.suck is a BrowserBased production by: Alexandros Zakkas, Radovan Misovic, Zsolt Mesterhazy, Joubin Zargarbashi

_hyperlocal @ ADAF

2015Web Art
_hyperlocal @ ADAF connotes the need for information oriented around a well-defined community with its primary focus directed toward the concerns of its residents. The term originated in 1991 is used in reference to local television news content and has been adopted by the BrowserBased Group. _h˙perlocal @ ADAF is an ongoing series of offline exhibitions organized by the BrowserBased Group. In the networked world of today, the concept of HYPERLOCAL can be understood not only as stationary, tied to a particular location, but also portable, tied to a specific body. BrowserBased Group modified the ubiquitous WiFi router by adding storage space and open source software to arrive at an offline wireless local network platform for net art. Therefore, the _hyperlocal website is accessible by WiFi enabled devices within the range of router, redefining the concepts of public and private space completely by the artworks.

69.numbers.suck

201600:00:00Installation Art
With 69.numbers.suck Browserbased follows certain types of graffiti on the public phone booths of Athens. By mapping the (re)appearance and cross-references of those writings, we read the everyday anarchic networks of scratch and pen, as they reuse the withering public phone infrastructure – in the way of quizzical nodes – in transition to "private" networks. Going mobile is all location independent but addressed by the very written 69 prefix of crossed-over digits in obscured messages – are they squabbles or competitions? And? Readings of those glyphic scratches, brassed off phallic symbols, derelict prophecies, frappe stains, their patterns and misdialled callers reveal mostly fragments in hindsight. The changing nature registered is shaped by streetwalkers, their paths and territories as they are being drawn and redrawn.



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