9.4.10 - 20.6.10
the bluecoat, Liverpool
diagram, 2 x 1,5 m, wall drawing, pencil, textliner
“Structuring Necessity 2” is part of the project “riPOSTe”, a cooperation of female artists from Linz/A and Liverpool/UK. The project aims to create networks among former European Capitals of Culture. Group exhibitions take place in both cities.
My work deals with the topic of networking or the desire for global networking. Since the display of 14 artworks represents the creation of international networks, I decided to connect the artworks with each other too and to search for existing similarities. By doing this I respond to the quest for closer connections, adding another layer to it.
The work consists of a 2 x 1,5m layout of the exhibiton drawn on the wall. It shows term clouds instead of artworks, generated from the texts about the artworks with a tag-cloud software. Due to the reduction the tag clouds seem to combine exemplary keywords from the vocabulary of art, transferable to any other exibition. The works are linked by means of their descriptions. Recurring terms are connected by lines. The resulting diagram shows a compact, hardly legible network. The depiction of connectivity as such outweighs the content.