pFA works best on wide screens
Select a starting point by clicking on any square …
… if not … just click blindly or throw dices …
What you see, is what you get.
Giving a welcome to platFormArt by the above grid-map may call for some explanation:
Probably some might find themselves forced to “surf” this site more or less blindly instead starting from the “normal overview-position”. Others won’t understand, why different content types, like articles, images, audio and video are accessible on a same level, without being filed e.g. in menus. This is not what most prefer in the net, when landing to a unkown site.
But what, if accepting this risk could not only rise some of the ambient critical questions on art, but ask them in a more pertinent media framework? Interaction by media on social sites has become a common way of (re-)acting on (re-)presented (media-)content as a personal behaviour. This has also influenced, but not really transformed, the ways to interact with “art media” and “prominent speakers”.
So what, if a “user” – conceiving himself no longer as a user, but as a kind of geographer or explorer, who is actually tracing for himself a map of his own movements in a Deleuzian style – stumbles over such an object like platFormArt? Wouldn’t he conform this role anyway and readopt the overview-position, if ever this seems possible?
Basically, this site unfolds, over an undefined ground, the 3 terms that compose its name: plat-Form-Art
In the sense of the above comparison, platFormArt thus doesn’t pretrace a “supposed to be unknown-” territory – i.e. of the author/artist and his product(ion)s – by a previously defined imaging and/or mapping technique, mostly based on a “tree-structure”, that would just prompt its followers to consume and retrace its order. Although being just another type of social profile page of his author, too, the site sets a different relation between its usage and its user.
platFormArt – by setting itself as a sculpture – is an object to explore.
- All possible types of media objects are set on the ground of platFormArt as starting points
and in-itself-structured orientation marks for both, authors and visitors.
- They create, instead of showing and giving seemingly real objects, the semantic and visual relations, that will further on shape this map as a map of experience by the ongoing publishing activity.
- The linkage between its media sets non-hierarchical and, despite their multitude, still and (un-)willingly underdetermined connections.
These connections are by no means based only on a single timeline, which organizes most blogs.
- Users are not prompted to follow predetermined lines but invited to make use at every point of their own interest and questioning. Liking or not this setting is no preoccupation to the site. Exploring platFormArt from time to time, connecting its (p-)articles every time (un-)intentionally in different ways, may relate on a personal level actual observations with older memories and new possible connections. All that might appear in the gaps of the sculptural object that is platFormArt – even as a lapse – is of a major interest and to be shared here!
Sculpture as a traditional art form and as a possible media practice amongst others is the main keyword to understand platFormArt.
By default, sculpture must be ‘flattened’ to appear on a virtual platform. Thus, platFormArt is shaped by following the consequences of this declaration.
And by default, too, sculpture should be perceived from different viewpoints, some of them including the viewer’s body.
“Playing” with this thinking-tool-game starts by connecting necessarily absent bodies.
This site will not deliver just in time … ersatz, substitute, imitation or fulfillment of any desire.
Using a certain language, platFormArt is describable as a body without organs facilitating transversal media connections towards one’s own desires and bodies by setting a physical media concept. Its further evolution hopefully might allow to add other descriptions.
Please take this impertinence as an offer and accept it as a warm welcome to platFormArt.