DIVVY/dual Project #1 "Type-Trace"

Kobo (2)


Takumi Endo
Closing Party: 2006-09-23 (Sat) 5-7pm.
"Di`vid´uu`al: Divided, shared, or participated in, in common with others."
DIVVY/dual Project #1 is the first edition of a new series of events aimed at building a platform to re-connect the different agents involved in creative acts: the builder (artist / creator), the mediator (curator / organizer), and the crowd that contemplate the resulting work (audience). This first edition will consider how Open-Source principles borrowed from the software world could challenge the current art world and the relationships between its agents.
Those Open Source principles were originally created to define a new process of software development by publishing the program source code and thus letting the general public freely read, modify, and redistribute the program. This process, supported by licenses that legally allow users to make these modifications, leads to the formation of communities that together work to enhance those softwares beyond what many consider the boundaries afforded by isolated corporate environments. Today, softwares developed under Open Source licences power a significant portion of all the electronic equipment we use everyday, be it computers, web browsers, operating systems, electronic products etc...
The same idea has been translated into the world of culture, with significant movements such as the Creative Commons. Here too, a license deliberately gives away some of the copyrights to the public so that the users can freely remix and share contents (image, movie, music) in order to achieve a higher state of expression that is not reachable by a solitary operation.
The project aims to research / discuss / propose a framework where the traditional schema of “sender / receiver” is broken down into a connectable relation between artists and the public, so that they can collaboratively build upon each other’s commitment.

This first edition includes an exhibition by artist Takumi Endo: "Type-Trace".
Language is the most basic media we all exploit in every day life. We generate thousands of words a day, typing emails and documents. The work records and plays back the act of typing along a timeline. As each key typed is regenerated with sound to form a mass of words, the presence of the typist emerges in the space, and this weaving shifts shape as you leave your traces on the texts of others.
[Engineer: Shinyaa Matsuyamaa; Coordinator: Dominick Chen]

The show will be followed by a talk at the NTT ICC space: "Is Open-Source Art Possible?" on 2006.09.24 (Sun) 14:00~17:00. (Free)

[Project Organizer: Gadago NPO]
[Sponsored by Mozilla Japan. Mozilla is a leading global Open-Source software project featuring the Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email client, with 60 million users worldwide.]
[Support: Time & Style, The University of Tokyo]


Sep 18 (Mon) 2006-Sep 23 (Sat) 2006 

Opening Hours Information

VenueKobo (2)
LocationB1F Okuno Bldg., 1-9-8 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Access5 minute walk from JR Yurakucho Station. 2 minute walk from Ginza-itchome Station on the Yurakucho line. 5 minute walk from Ginza Station on the Ginza, Hibiya and Marunouchi lines.