ARTWORK

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

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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