"What does it mean to publish a manifesto littered with sneering references to modernity and mediation—“screens loom[ing] large”—in, perhaps, what Benjamin would have called an attempt “to lay hold of the ‘true’ experience as opposed to the kind that manifests itself in the standardised, denatured life of the civilised masses”? What does it mean to take ordinary life—the plurivocal, ordinary, everyday activities of people—as an object of derision, a subject of reaction?" - Against the New Vitalism
Domains 6 (Poster)
The Domains 6 poster features a photograph of Takht-e Soleyman, in north-western Iran, and the complete index of all 663 images reproduced on the pages of Domains 6. 26" x 36" digital print on water and tear-resistant Tyvek.
Note that there are several shipping options available depending on where the poster is going and whether you prefer it flat or rolled. These range from $8 to $40 and can be coordinated before or after purchasing.
Domains 6 is available as a non-circulating edition of 1 at the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection at the School of the Art Institue, Chicago.
The language of the internet pulls from archaeology and mining terminology to describe some of its tendencies such as web scraping, data sifting, image extracting, and cryptocurrency mining, to name a few. Domains 6 explores online archives and collections of archaeology and other buried, historical artifacts, turning its gaze on to those who photograph and document such finds. This edition aims to stage a comparison between these practices and the materials found in online databases as a way to highlight the murky territories and loose boundaries of intellectual property rights on the web. Who lays claim to images of these recovered artifacts? What are the implications of asserting legal rights over un-earthed objects? Should an institution hold copyright over an image of these objects?