|Artistic network practice||
Is it possible for an artist to question the (US) legal and security conditions
of the public domain in networks, and is it possible to do this in the
framework of Art institutions?
Knowbotic Research, in its recent projects, enters the unstable zone of legal and security conditions of networks and demands new tactics and agencies inside the domain of the public .
new ways of public acting cannot fall into the trap of the worn dichotomy
of private and public but rather open new possibilities of public agency
for domains of the commons
What we are looking for is a potential for the production of a different type of network politics, where a fluid capacity to connect and disconnect through heterogeneous coded enactions is used productively as a kind of degree zero (where power comes from), which it is important to return and relate to.
capacity in fact is in itself not so much neutral as not immediately given.
Tactical and coded connectivity allows for difficult or easy communication,
for long term commitments, encrypted and fleeting affairs, it is crossed
by conflicts, gives no guarantees of success and possesses a weird kind
of memory, collective, fleeting and yet durable. It demands a sustained
effort to redefine, design, act out the domains of the commons.