Embedded Art: Art in the name of Security, 2009 | Minus 9 Design
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Embedded Art: Art in the name of Security, 2009 *
Berlin
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Filed on 18 February 2009 under
/ Events / Exhibitions /
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Projects have different ways of developing. The artwork ‘Requiem for the network’ created for Embedded Art: Art in the name of Security (‘an interdisciplinary exhibition focusing on the societal shifts caused by the universal desire for security’) in Berlin in February 2009 was the product of a six-month collaboration between myself and writer extraordinaire Ken Hollings.

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The final artwork was a series of 4 A0 posters that ‘visualised’ Ken’s text (an essay he had written for the Embedded Art catalogue) as a network of connections. It also worked as a reflection of Ken’s process and essence as a writer, connecting what may seem like random “historical events, cultural allusions and epistemological shifts” in an impressive complete story with fascinating insight. The final artwork is the result of a true and highly enjoyable collaboration, moving back and forth between Ken and myself. Ken covers the one, two, three, four, five stage process in detail.