Community Box Gallery opened yesterday, 17.09.2013.
Bom-Banes' community box gallery is using internet technologies to have localised presence.
In a sense, it extends the local space by virtual means. We can show stuff that might not go on the physical walls and isn't limited by them.
Yet, at the same time, the content is available only in the space where the gallery is located.
We hope to make the gallery at Bom-Banes' increasingly representative of and reflective of the community that is using the venue, and make it truly of and for Bom-Bane's.
When you browse the gallery, no records of you are left, and no one but you knows about it - so go on, have fun!!
The Community Box is a modified PirateBox that we hope to evolve and help mature..
Currently in the gallery:
- Maciej Babinski's Etchings.
Maciej Babinski was a guest in the Art and Chat meetup of January 2013 where we invited him to provide us with something for the CommunityBox Gallery.
He suggested a focus on his etchings rather than paintings, as he considered these more suitable for the media of electronic reproduction and viewing on mobile devices. (Hear more of this discussion in our video interviews, below.)
The etchings shown in the gallery were all made in Varzea Alegre, 2013.
Babinski talks about his work in his own words on video files in the gallery.
- a dark room
A Dark Room is a text-based adventure / "god-game" which runs in modern web-browsers. It's written by Michael Townsend and released as open-source.
In many ways, the game mimes the fantasy of the successful startup, but also raises questions about economics and power (why do those people work for you?) as you evolve from Robinson Crusoe-like isolation, through heroic exploration to world domination.
The code for A Dark Room can be downloaded from arty.li/adarkroom and you can play it yourself online, download and modify it.