Offline is an exhibition of crafted works that
respond to the digital revolution. Some play with surface in a way that cannot be
translated into image. Others look ironically at the shadows that computer technologies
cast on our world. During the 1998 Adelaide Festival, it was
offline at JamFactory
Craft & Design gallery, accompanied by the Byline
From where you are now, online, you can learn a little more
about these works and the people who made them. You can
also help build this space by contributing a story about an object of yours that went
permanently offline. If you want to recover this precious
object, then please visit our grand lost property office with
all the lost treasures of the world.
||While the real world
holds mystery and glace, the hyperreal universe contains only news, challenges that demand
one's reaction. And while in reality one may be defeated or redeemed, in hyperreality one
can only win or lose. In the real world one may earn affection and gratitude, in the
hyperreal framework there are only prizes and acclaim.
Albert Borgmann Crossing the Postmodern Divide Chicago: University
of Chicago Press, 1992, p. 99
|If nude objects offend, please do not proceed.
last changed on
27 April 2003
Curated by Kevin Murray