[resource-net] Fotos and Minutes of the reSource meeting at Art Claims Impulse_17.04.2013
Art Claims Impulse
info at art-claims-impulse.com
Tue Apr 23 21:59:04 CEST 2013
Dear reSource community,
it was a pleasure hosting the reSource meeting at Art Claims Impulse on
Please find below the minutes.
Here is link to the pictures on our facebook page:
Best wishes and looking forward to the next meetings,
Melanie and Pierre
Art Claims Impulse
Contemporary Fine Arts
Lübbener Str. 5
*reSource Meeting 17.04.2013 @ Art Claims Impulse*
The meeting was attended by 30 reSource members to discuss the recent
developments which evolved out of the network, as well as thoughts
related to ways of organizing joint activities and communicating them
inside the network and with the public.
The evening started with a presentation of the TBA Berlin website
http://www.tbaberlin.deby Helena Lingor (h.lingor at gmx.de
<mailto:h.lingor at gmx.de>) and Larissa Wunderlich
(info at larissawunderlich.de <mailto:info at larissawunderlich.de>) who
reported that the site is registered now and the name -- Technology
Based Art Berlin -- was voted as one of several name options. Helena
presented the structure and setup of the website. Larissa presented
different options for the look and design of the page.
The TBA Berlin site is to serve as a network for artists, curators and
individuals related to the field of technology-based art in Berlin. It
is conceived to serve as an open project and offers an infrastructure to
exchange and interact internally as well as with the public.
The site has a calendar for events, and it features the spaces run by
the members. Registered individuals and spaces can create their
profiles, log events, and create a blog within the network. The site
also features a user and content search and the members and their
profiles can be seen publicly.
A fine feature is the poll which can be used to enquire about different
questions that the members find useful to discuss and get insight on.
The site also offers a forum platform to discuss art and conceptual
cooperation projects and ideas, including those related to evolving TBA
The magazine section should be used as a space to post articles related
to technology based art. It could develop into a future
editorial/magazine, including one in print, provided the resources are
The idea came up that the site should also feature a tag cloud for
material and human resources with the contacts and places they can be
The look of the site may become more dashboard-like in the near future,
featuring a selection roll of prominent events of the day, a random user
of the day, and the latest magazine and blog entries.
The platform was welcomed and applauded by those who attended. Again,
thank you Helena and Larissa for the work J
Tatiana suggested that the front end design could incorporate elements
of the reSource network design to remind that it is a project that was
created by members of the resource network and is affiliated to it. The
agreement is that this option will be considered for future design
changes and that the TBA Berlin and reSource websites will link to each
The TBA Berlin will continue to evolve according to the direction the
members may give it over time, forming its own identity - rooted in, but
distinct of the reSource network website, also to allow for membership
that may not intersect, i.e. for members that may subscribe only to one
of the two platforms. The idea was discussed to create a link between
the mailing lists of TBA Berlin and reSource.
The reSource website http://www.transmediale.de/de/resourcewas
introduced by Tatiana to the attendees during the evening, as some of
them were new and attended for the first time. The reSource site is more
related to the curatorial thread of the transmediale and features spaces
and curators that have been taking part in the transmediale itself or
the Vorspiel (a cooperation with art spaces in Berlin that featured
technology based art before and during the period of the transmediale).
It also features projects and events.
Tatiana also explained the origins of the reSource network, and that a
mailing list was created on her initiative in August 2012. In June this
year the discussion of Vorspiel 2014 will start, and one of the ideas on
the table is to have a part of the conference of transmediale dedicated
to the resource network.
The final part of the evening was used to gather ideas on what the
network could do in the future.
Some mentioned that it would be great to have a link-list with resources
that members could share and that the community should develop a spirit
of solidarity, also working on joint projects and develop conceptual
co-operations -- i.e. 3-4 spaces working on a special issue, and publish
the work and articles in an E-Magazine, i.e on the TBA and/or reSource
As regards becoming more visible as a network in Berlin, the members
could print a QR code onto their flyers or promotional material that
referred to the events page of TBA and/or resource. Other ideas revolved
around promoting the spaces and their events as a printed flyer (index
type), or spraying the QR code in the public space. Also, the idea was
put forward to develop an online booklet once a year that featured the
different spaces and their programs as well as the outlook for the
coming year, so that other spaces, curators, artists and the interested
public can inform themselves in advance and get involved over the year
with the individual spaces and curators.
Tatiana mentioned that a PhD student working on Psycho-Geography will
start his work on the 26.April and will develop a sound based project
connecting the network in the city space.
There was also the idea of starting to work with other institutions,
such as universities, for the development of joint projects. Some
mentioned that it would be desirable to build alliances with local
structures, start reaching out to other existing networks and activists
such as 'Stadt neu denken', the network of berlin art project spaces,
'haben und brauchen' - and also to promote the genre of media art /
technology based art beyond the museum.
The point came up that it would be important to start thinking of
developing a joing voice that was able to articulate member's needs and
requirements vis-à-vis the political and administrative levels. Ideas
were put on the table to give the network a legal identity in form of an
association (e.V.) that can also plan projects and apply for funding
from Berlin, the federal structures and the EU. Claudia mentioned having
experience in that field.
These ideas should now be posted on the forums to be discussed in future
meetings and developed by members who have the time, resources, and
Art Claims Impulse would like to thank everybody for attending and for
this fruitful exchange.
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