LIBRARY OF THE PRINTED WEB: EDITION #3
Psyched to announce my inclusion in Library of the Printed Web #3 launching at Offprint London (Tate Modern, Turbine Hall) May 22-25, 2015
"Library of the Printed Web is a collection of works by artists who use screen capture, image grab, site scrape and search query to create printed matter from content found on the web. LotPW includes self-published artists’ books, photo books, texts and other print works gathered around the casual concept of “search, compile and publish.”
Artists featured in LotPW use vast landscapes of data to collect and transform digital information into analog experience; every work in the collection is a printed expression of search engine pattern discovery. Many of the works in LotPW share common production and publishing techniques (e.g., print-on-demand), even as the content itself varies widely.
Founded in 2013 by Paul Soulellis, LotPW presents evidence of a strong, emerging web-to-print-based artistic practice based on the search engine and other algorithmic operations; as this view matures, the inventory of LotPW will grow to reflect new concepts and methodologies.
Rather than draw boundaries or define a new aesthetic with LotPW, this collection of printed artifacts is presented as a reference tool for studying shifting relationships between the web (as culture), the artist (as archivist) and print publishing (as a new/old self-serve schema for expressing the archive)."