The month of November is going to be very cloudy at the Next Cloud Residency!
You will find Artist Nahee Kim uploading some "messy" codes and the project "Dog Bites Cloud" by Dirk Paesmans (JODI) and Stephan Drescher (Emolition research).
Nahee Kim (she/they) is an artist, teacher, and web programmer who is performing “nahee.app” on social media. nahee.app is a speculative program that writes itself by interpreting Nahee’s sexual identity, preference, and experiences as computational objects. nahee.app creates sex code and documentation and partner matching algorithms by converting mechanisms of existing programming languages and network protocols into provocative interactions. It expands its code about sexual behavior to human reproduction by programming its own experimental family through the project <Daddy Residency> with new forms of intimacy. Nahee is based in New York and Seoul.
Dog Bites Cloud (Dirk Paesmans, Stephan Drescher)
We often put a name to shapes as fx for faces or animals within a heap of white cumulus clouds on the summer sky. Likewise clouds on the net are filled with our images that we once took. However, these digital clouds, which were constructed in a protocol space, have turned out to be less inviting for letting our imagination run freely. Their shapes seems to been carved out from an engineered bedrock already. Clouds in the net space return, normally as copies - concrete images and other forms of information onto our devices unaltered. But all forms we perceive on our displays as such, exists rather as fragments on the net,-as TCP/IP packages of bits or fx via a hashcode retrieved content chunks. Hence, the net, when used as a gallery space, will store its art objects actually in a state of debris. Our project will take place in such protocol realm in the form of two Nextcloud server installations that are featuring an IPFS CID* generator: CID.DOG and DOGBITES.CLOUD
* The smallest content unit in the Interplanetary file system. (IPFS) is identified with a Content Id (CID). The CID Identifiers point at chunks of FX. an image file. These CID content chunks are cached, spread over all devices that once had requested one of those chunks of an image or video stream. The technology has many similarities with blockchain, merkletrees, encryption and other things. During the project period the communication between our two cloud/IPFS installation will produce content. We will explore how to mine chunks of a-CID and to how these can emerge into new forms and landscapes. It will constitute a hybrid server/serverless storage and application construct, that will be more of a kind of illustration than of having a functional value. Just a strange beast.
Keep wandering at cloud.servus.at/residency