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Re: “#Don't F
 Twitter Art

I don't know the other artists' work well, but I do follow Bartlett closely. Although he bills his work as Twitter-centric, he tends to incorporate ustream video feeds, tumblr promotion & documentation, etc. The work is more reliant on the web-at-large than he likes to admit, and I think that's an important point when discussing art that bills itself as platform-specific. I think it's fair to say that when there's an online platform with public support, someone's making art on it.

That said, we can look at how the artists are using the platform vs. intended/possible use of the platform in our critique. If you're trying to make a point about the platform, you should say something without having to complicate/leave the form. If you're trying to use the platform as a language to express something, demonstrate why the form aids your exploration. I can see why artists would use Twitter for performance, but I have yet to see anyone - with artistic intentions in mind - dig into the meat of why Twitter is an important method of discourse.

Posted by hypothete on 07/06/2011 at 11:16 PM

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