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The TurntablistPC spins again! [dk online + West Zealand]

file05b.jpgSurfing gains a whole new dimension with TurntablistPC by Danish artist Mogens Jacobsen. Featured in the WEBSCAPE exhibition at The Art Museum of West Sealand in Denmark, TurntablistPC reacts to online traffic by playing a record in the exhibition space every time a participating website is visited. Take part in this “global DJ” project and make a record spin miles away every time someone visits your website!

TurntablistPC is on show from September 21 – November 25, 2007. We need your participation! All you have to do is place a small piece of html code on your website. The code does not interfere in any way with the experience of your website. However, it WILL make the record spin physically miles away at the museum. Please find the code and further details below. We are looking for people maintaining websites anywhere in the world, so please forward this message to other relevant parties.

Participants are kindly asked to send an email to WEBSCAPE curator Andreas Broegger (ab[at]vestkunst.dk) stating the address of the web page to which you have uploaded the code.

The Art Museum of West Sealand will list your site among the participating websites in the museum space and on the WEBSCAPE
exhibition website. (If you prefer not to be credited, please state this in your email).

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

All we need from your website is a so-called “counter-hit”. This is automatically generated when someone visits your website if you place the following line of HTML-code on your site (preferably at the bottom of your most visited page). This is the code: NOTE: I HAD TO MAKE IMAGES OF THE CODE FOR IT TO APPEAR ON THIS BLOG. DO NOT USE THESE IMAGES; JUST TYPE THE CODE:

code1.png

Please note: ONLY use the above code if your position is EAST of Denmark.

If your position is WEST of Soroe, Denmark please use this code instead:

code2.png

This is the exact code to be included, depending on your position. If in doubt the city of Soroe is at 11.5561 East / +11 degrees 33′ 21.96″.

Your position will decide whether the TurntablistPC will spin the record clockwise or counter-clockwise. If you are near the TurntablistPC, it will only scratch the vinyl. If you are far away, it will play a whole section of the record.

On a projected world map visitors to the museum space will be able to follow the online traffic triggering the sound.

We ask that the code remain on your site throughout the exhibition period (until November 25 2007).

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

What does the html code do? The above code places a tiny “invisible” image (a transparent GIF-image) on your website when someone visits. Neither the image nor the html code will interfere with the appearance of your website nor with the visitor’s experience. The code and the image are a mere 700 bytes (0.7Kb) in total. Participation does not pose any security risk whatsoever, nor is any personal or otherwise sensitive information stored.

If you have any doubts about technical issues, please contact WEBSCAPE curator Andreas Broegger at ab[at]vestkunst.dk

WHAT EXACTLY IS TurntablistPC?

TurntablistPC is a telematic hybrid of a turntable (a grammophone) and an old personal computer. Installed in the museum space, the TurntablistPC will play a vinyl record whenever someone visits one of the participating websites around the world. A video projection of a world map will show where the participating website is from, thus generating a map of global participation for the visitors in the local museum space.

More info and pictures of TurntablistPC are available here.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Mogens Jacobsen is a Danish artist who has exhibited widely in Sweden, Finland, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Japan, Brazil. More info at www.mogensjacobsen.dk.

ABOUT WEBSCAPE: TurntablistPC is featured in WEBSCAPE: ART IN THE VIRTUAL LANDSCAPE, an exhibition of web-based art installations at the Art Museum of West Zealand 2007. The exhibition features work by artists Tomas Th*fner, Mogens Jacobsen, Bosch & Fjord, and Susan Collins.


Sep 18, 2007
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  1. Catalysts & Connections - Evan Tobias » Blog Archive » Working the Decks on This Blog: Web-Based Turntablism and more...:

    […] right, every time this website is loaded from September 21st through November 25th TurntablePC, an interactive art project, will be triggered to manipulate an LP via the web in an art museum in Denmark. TurntablistPC was […]


  2. Alice:

    Don’t forget this great work by Nam June Paik at the Joslyn Art Museum of Omaha, NE
    it desperately needs you to send a fax!!
    (402)342-0091 is the number to send faxes to.

    cut & paste from the Joslyn site: http://joslyn.org/Collection/Collection-HighLights.aspx

    Nam June Paik (Korean, 1932-2006), Couch Potato, 1994, mixed media, Museum Purchase with funds from the Patron Circle of Contemporary Art and Art Purchase Fund, 2006

    A 1994 mixed media work, Couch Potato, by Korean artist Nam June Paik (1932-2006), which was included in Joslyn’s 2006 exhibition Art on the Edge, was purchased at the end of the year. One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Paik pioneered the artistic potential of video and television, making an enormous contribution to the development of video as an art form. Couch Potato, a robot reclining in an easy chair, can access the world from the technology that is literally at his fingertips. Constructed of discarded TVs and electronic equipment, and ensconced comfortably in a La-Z-Boy recliner, Couch Potato comes complete with its own fax machine. The work is on view in the Scott Pavilion’s FirsTier Gallery of late 20th-century art. Send a fax to the Couch Potato at 402-342-0091.


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