#nfcdab Düsseldorf 2018

Near-Field Communication Digital Art Biennale
10. – 11. November 2018,
in front of NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Germany

#nfcdab is a DIY or DIWO? digital art biennale that travels on wireless technologies, light waves and electromagnetic fields e.g.: Wi-Fi routers, QR codes or NFC tags to access content. the idea of the biennale is to take advantage of the potential of near-field (mis)communication and other sharing technologies for making web-based digital art accessible in outdoors settings. it slack-keeps presence next to the frameworks of galleries and institutions.

#nfcdab 2018 is a multi-centered, travelling biennale which takes place in Gol(NO), Warsaw, Wroclaw(PL), Amsterdam(NL), Valencia(ES), Düsseldorf (GE) and possibly Prague(CZ), Berlin (DE), Athens(GR) throughout 2018.

#nfcdab Düsseldorf is taking place Saturday 10rd and Sunday 11th of November 2018.
The biennale uses public space as its platform for exhibition:
– Planter exhibition of 85 works at Parque de la Cultura (MUVIM park). Media: visual-, video-, web-, network-, essay-, performance-, installation-, descriptive-, imaginary-, simulated-, dissimulated-, sound-, site-specific-, land-, phenomenological-, game-, personal satelite radio system broadcast-, spam-, chatbot-, and other arts. The digital works are accessed through QR codes on smartphone and tablet.

More complete info and documentation at http://noemata.net/nfcdab3/vlc/

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Artists participating

Annie Abrahams
Anon
Domenico Dom Barra
Diego Bernaschina
Mira Boczniowicz
Michaël Borras AKA Systaime
Egbert de Boer
Janusz Brudniewicz
Bob BrueckL
Ynfab Bruno
Ana Buigues
Chih Yang Chen
Joana Chicau
Sarawut Chutiwongpeti
Cyborg Art Collective
Jagoda Dmochowska
exonemo
Lukas Facegruber
Diego Faskner Silveira
Martine Folkersma
Diana Galimzyanova
Silvia Gatti
Bransha Gautier
Artem Gavrilyuk-Bozhko
Emilie Gervais
Kyriaki Goni
Ben Grosser
Olga Guse
Marcus Guttenplan
Tibor Horvath
HYENAZ
iXtupor
Alexander Christiaan Jacob
Hyeseon Jeong,
Kihuun Park,
Jiha Jeon,
UBERMORGEN
Karl Heinz Jeron
Giovanni Muzio – Kesson
Ayshe Kizilçay
Iza Koczanowska
Jacob Kok
Andrzej Kolomanski
Florian Kuhlmann
Kappala Kumar
Jan Robert Leegte
Leroy Brothers
Julie Libersat & Adam Love
Robert Lisek
Anita Lugomer
Bjørn Magnhildøen
Pawel Marcinek
Amelia Marzec
Nick Mattan
Filipe Matos
Nancy Mauro-Flude
Konstantina Mavridou
Zsolt Mesterhazy
Pawel Mikulowski
Rad0van Misovic
Karina Mitchell
Juan Manuel Morales
Alex Ness
Diego Fernando Ospina Melo
Karina Palosi
Matthias Pitscher
Dominik Podsiadly
Jaroslaw Potoczny
predictiveartbot.com
Lanny Quarles
David Quiles Guillo
Jarkko Räsänen
Frère Reinert
Guido Segni
Mario Santamaria
Maarten Schuurman
Morten Skogly
Alan Sondheim
Anthony Stephenson
Daniel Temkin
AP Vague
Sander Veenhof
Nikos Voiatzis
Mike Wessling
Joonas Westerlund
Alex Zakkas
Joubin Zargarbashi
Jarosław Potoczny
Iza Koczanowska
Andrzej Kołomański
Maarten Schuurman

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about

this is the 3rd near-field communication digital art biennale (#nfcdab) dealing with work that use and interact with P2P (peer-to-peer) dynamic and distributed form of electromagnetic, light and wireless technology standards.

#nfcdab has so far travelled from Gol(NO) via Warsaw, Wroclaw(PL), Amsterdam(NL) to Valencia(ES) – forming a sort of questionmark on the map, from inter-rogation points, of where it’s at??

technology
NFC tags, QR codes, modified routers, 2 categories of sensors: A. embedded human sensory pack; B. sensors in mobile devices.

forms of exhibition
– planters in urban public space, possibly in combination with piratebox router and offline content.
– on map as join-the-dots instant exhibition catalogue from locations.
– ambulating show and tagging; android piratebox and physical tagging; on folder-map as code-poems using what3words (3 words as location).
– improvised and combined formulations of these, eg. superimposing a mapping of a work onto an area in the surroundings.

suggestive description of the biennale
– contextual, parasitic, virtual, imaginary, descriptive, phenomenological, mapping art.
– parasitic on art context and on human perception.
– a focus on the relation between inert physical objects and their virtual counterpart in a broad sense being objects of our perception – coming alive, activated by innate or prostetic sensors.
– the works can be textual descriptions of possible or impossible artworks for the locations. invert works to ‚prompts‘ for activating the subject ‚in place of the work‘.
– alternative mapping strategies between physical and virtual.
– how the tech can be used to invert modes of exhibition and perception.
– people can act like sensors, works can be prompts – an activation of your innate senses.
– descriptive art, the code-tag can act as a prompt for people to write, to email, web or nfc message board.
– a description of a virtual artwork, imaginary works of art in certain locations, or reinterpretation of a real (or virtual!) work at site.
– hybrid object, virtual-real, the tag refers to its virtual counter-part, complement/undermine/commenting it.
– an object’s memory, available to the decoder, and collected by (mail/web/nfcboard).
– virtual graffiti, a camera obscura – creating of an inverted virtual-physical space.
– roaming, walking, tagging, flaneur bricolage.
– content playable or bricked on mobile, portable devices, human senses and imagination.
– interventions and tripwires.

organizers
https://nfcwproject.tumblr.com
http://browserbased.org
http://noemata.net
http://perisphere.de

thanks to

dominik podsiadly for initial nfcdab!
zsolt mesterhazy for suggesting noemata to take part!
arts council norway for supporting noemata.
office for contemporary art for funding #nfcdab abroad.

More complete info and documentation at http://noemata.net/nfcdab3/vlc/