Orit Gat

How Do We Write When We Write Online?

Research Commission

2014

http://hdwwwwwo.otdac.org/

For her research commission, Orit Gat has produced How We Write When We Write Online? - a series of questions posed to writers on how we write on the internet and an essay based on the responses. The list of contributors include: Ben Eastham, Brian Droitcour, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Dan Fox, Dushko Petrovich, Emily LaBarge, Jessica Loudis, Kyle Chayka, Merve Unsal, Michael Connor, Nicholas O’Brien, Oliver Basciano, Omar Kholeif, Ozge Ersoy, Stacey Allan, Stephanie Bailey, Tyler Coburn and Wendy Vogel. The project is also ongoing with an open submission process for further responses.

Image: Julia Weist, With Haim Steinbach, 2014 (Fujifilm instant film). For more information see here.

Richard Healy

WHERE’S PETER?

Commission

2014

http://wherespeter.otdac.org/

For his Opening Times commission, Richard Healy has produced the video WHERE’S PETER?. The work incorporates recorded footage, found documents and research that trace the relationship between Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears. The video self-consciously choreographs and organises material about spaces and structures that potentially afford subversive or alternative social models.

For an interview with the artist about his commission, please click here.

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Julie Born Schwartz

再吻一次, ONE MORE KISS 

Residency

2014

http://onemorekiss.otdac.org

Grey dust is covering the trees. It makes them sparkle like silver leaves in the wind. The sky is hanging on large billboards.

He hears the rain drumming on the window and looks at the shadow falling from the lit-up rose. She takes his hand. Place your fingers on the black mirror. Close your eyes. Try to relax. He paints a landscape. The thick ink touches the paper, and the water runs in circles through the mountains. Each night he paints the same motif again and again.

For an interview with the artist about her residency, please click here.

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Megan Rooney

Tilia americana

Commission

2014

http://tiliaamericana.otdac.org

For her artwork commission, Megan Rooney has created Tilia americana, a set of five sequential, multi-framed videos with an accompanying narrated text. The videos incorporate elements of drawing, sculpture and performance, portraying women obscured by water-coloured pillow cases in different suburban situations. The audio track accompanying the videos is a voiceover of the artist reading a fractured and dreamlike prose poem.

For an interview with the artist about her commission, please click here. For a transcript of the narrative, please click here.

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Oliver Sutherland

Arabidopsis Thaliana Flammeus

Commission

2014

http://atf14.otdac.org

For his artwork commission, Sutherland, in collaboration with a synthetic biologist, has created an altered genome file for the common weed Arabidopsis Thaliana. The new genome has an altered pigment in daylight and a fluorescing pigment under certain light conditions. The file has a limit to the number of downloads on Opening Times’ website before it will be dependent on peer sharing and seeding through the BitTorrent sharing community. The artwork exists as an ‘ApE’ file, a format produced using a freeware genetic editor often used by biological engineers and genetic hackers. However, the consumer tools to actualise and produce genetic code as living matter does not yet exist and therefore the file sits in anticipation of a future technology to activate it.

(Note: BitTorrent is a protocol supporting the practice of peer-to-peer file sharing that is used to distribute large amounts of data over the Internet. To download the files a BitTorrent client such as uTorrent is required).

For an interview with the artist about his commission, please click here.

Nicolas Sassoon

Pandora

Residency

2014

http://pandora.otdac.org

Throughout his 3 month residency, Sassoon will create and upload new works to his Pandora project, centred around the building he has occupied on Pandora Street for the last five years, a building that is both his house and studio. Whilst playing on the mythological story of the same name, Sassoon uses the structure of his domestic space as container for multiple works.

For an interview with the artist about his residency, please click here.

Ruth Proctor

Always

Commission

2014

http://always.otdac.org

For her artwork commission, Proctor has created Always, a standalone website that displays a clock, continuously counting on from the launch of the Opening Times website. The appearance of the website changes on each visit. When a button is pressed, an automated screen shot is downloaded, recording the unique time of the visitor’s interaction.

For an interview with the artist about her commission, please click here.

Nicholas O'Brien

You Alright?

Research Commission

2014

http://youalright.otdac.org

For his research commission, O’Brien has produced a script and video essay, collectively titled, You Alright?. Based on a recent trip to London, You Alright? looks at the need for space, and the apparent lack of it, for emerging artists.

For an interview with the artist about his commission, please click here.