"This diagram was meant as a challenge to the prevailing art world hegemony. It was created to prove the argument that graffiti and street art were already at the center of the art world whether they were officially recognized or not.
Utilizing the same graphic vocabulary as Alfred H. Barr, Jr (the first director of MoMA for the cover of the catalog for Cubist and Abstract Art exhibition in 1937) to create an impression of authority equivalent to his diagram. The Feral Diagram picks up chronologically where Barr left off, thereby subverting and redirecting the officially recognized historical trajectory.
Six years after the first draft of this diagram, the acknowledgement of graffiti and street art as important movements within the fine art community, if not the most important movements at the beginning of the new millenium, has come to light with major museum retrospectives, a never ending stream of books on the subject, websites, products, etc."
(Daniel Feral, 2011, Flickr)
Fig.1 revised "Feral Diagram 2.0" version.
"The Origin of Painting' by Disinformation - luminous graffiti, live electromagnetic sound and shadow photography, autodestructive portraiture and experimental painting installation, live at Fabrica Gallery, Brighton, UK, Nov 2001. A huge new version of 'The Origin of Painting' features in 'The Party Project' fiesta (organised by J&B, Diageo and Advanced Music / Sonar Festival) - a major exhibition of urban street art and graffiti culture that tours Seville, Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, La Coruña, Malaga in July and August 2008. …
This Disinformation installation was first exhibited under the title 'Artificial Lightning' at The Hayward Gallery in London in April 2000. The installation takes its current name from the painting 'The Maid of Corinth, or The Origin of Painting' depicted by Joseph 'Wright of Derby' in 1782 (and Disinformation's tribute was exhibited at Q Arts, 35 Queen Street, Derby in June 2004, just a few doors from Wright's former home at 26 Queen Street, Derby). This exhibit also inspired the production 'Luminous' by experimental choreographer Saburo Teshigawara, on which Disinformation worked with the Japanese dance company Karas. 'The Origin of Painting' also inspired a project called 'Anti Matter' (exhibited at Huddersfield, Wrexham etc) - a Disinformation video which explores themes suggested by ideas of the physicist Paul Dirac."
('Disinformation' Aka Joe Banks, YouTube)
"this blog is nina wenhart's collection of resources on the various histories of new media art. it consists mainly of non or very little edited material i found flaneuring on the net, sometimes with my own annotations and comments, sometimes it's also textparts i retyped from books that are out of print.
it is also meant to be an additional resource of information and recommended reading for my students of the prehystories of new media class that i teach at the school of the art institute of chicago in fall 2008.
the focus is on the time period from the beginning of the 20th century up to today."
(Nina Wenhart, 26/06/2008)
"The Tagtool is a performative visual instrument used on stage and on the street. It serves as a VJ tool, a creative video game, or an intuitive way of creating animation.
The system is operated collaboratively by an artist drawing the pictures and an animator adding movement to the artwork with a gamepad. The design achieves virtually unlimited artistic complexity with a simple set of controls, which can be mastered even by children.
The project is coordinated by OMA International. Our approach is that all knowledge acquired within the Tagtool project should be shared. We are inspired by the open source movement and believe that it is also relevant for the digital arts."
(OMA International, Austria)
Fig.1 Hagleitner, Krenn, Kermer, Rieger, 2008. 'Tagtool' (short video documentary).