A digital archive never expires and its pages never fade or yellow. There are no borders in digital publishing. The only obstacle we face is the limit of our own imagination. Looking back on 12 issues of Installation it seems like the content has become richer and time has revealed the incredible possibility and growth of the publishing platform. Earlier this week Apple announced their new operating system, iOS 7 at the Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC). The cacophony of keyboards and mouse clicks came to a halt in our office as live feeds of the Keynote were fed and automatically refreshed on all of our monitors. Typically we say that the future is uncertain, but Apple has given us hope that no matter what happens, our future will be colored with a new interface and will reintroduce us to the content that we already love.
Issue 12 celebrates the ephemeral. Auctions, performances, site-specific installations and pop-ups that would otherwise be documented in a static text box or catalogue can live forever in our digital reliquary.
Emerge photographer Florent Tanet looks to the produce aisle for inspiration. The subjects of his calculated photographs are seasonal fruits and vegetables arranged and manipulated with precision. Their vibrant colors, shapes and textures eventually rot or are consumed, but the photographs explore an inherent geometry and natural color palate of food.
Discover artist Berndnuat Smilde manufactures clouds within temperature controlled interiors. While the smoke only lasts for a few seconds, the weight of its memory and the photographic documentation insures its permanence.
For the first time we are pleased to feature the works of Latin American artists with the help of the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA). Collect features the works of 27 artists that represent the past, present and future of the institution. Included in their annual fundraiser that supports the curatorial programming, the diversity of works represent a vibrant community of artists.
The experimental sound and visual artist Raymond Delepierre’s performance of Point.0. kicked off new cultural programing for rosenfeld porcini gallery. The Evolve feature incorporates the audio and visual elements of a sixty minute event, so that it’s impact can be experienced again and again. We would like to thank rosenfeld porcini for working with us to translate the artist’s responses that grant greater insight into his ethereal practice.
Daniel Rolnik returns this week as our Think contributor, as he recounts the journey and success of his curated pop-up at The Venice Art Walk.
We no longer have an excuse when it comes to documenting things we once called “ephemeral.” Digital pages don’t know the difference between what is meant to remain permanent or what is fleeting like a man made cloud. If there were ever borders they were made of elastic and Installation has made them snap.