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As a label CuratingYouTube.net [CYT s.1997] stands for the exploration of the Web 2.0 phenomena on the example of the online video sharing portal, Youtube. Approaching the phenomena from different angles and views CuratingYoutube.net comprises a variety of projects. Based on the assumption that the fusion of the net and real life has progresses to an extent where there is no difference between the net , that is virtual and real life, one could say, that work in the net is also work on the net and therefore real life. Curating means choosing to be exhibited and preserved. During the process of selecting the reoccurring question you are faced with is: “why this and not that?”. The answer depends on the priorities, which not necessarily derive from the chosen art piece itself, but various motivations and arguments. In case we aim to communicate by the choice of the selected exhibits and the order of the same enforces an expression to be determined by esthetic judgment, artistic action is just a step away. CYT is using Curating as a technique of action, used as a means of orientation and to position itself in the web 2.0 phenomena by artistic strategies. curatingyoutube.net – since 2007

curatingyoutube.net [CYT]  se définit comme un label pour la confrontation avec les phénomènes du Web 2.0, à l’instar du portail en ligne de vidéos “Youtube”. Cela englobe différents projets qui abordent le phénomène sous différentes perspectives. Partant du constat que l’imbrication entre le Net et la réalité de la vie a augmenté à un tel point qu’une différenciation a disparu, curatingyoutube.net est un travail inscrit dans le Net, autour du Web et de la réalité de la vie.Se faire commissaire d’une exposition, c’est choisir afin d’exposer et de conserver. Dans le processus de sélection, on se voit constamment confronté à la question “Pourquoi celle-là et pas une autre?”. Cette réponse dépend des prémisses, qui ne sont pas directement dérivées du choix, mais de motivations et d’arguments différents.Lorsque la motivation porte sur le fait que l’on s’entende sur l’assemblage dans le choix, autrement dit que la problématique qui émerge de la mise en ordre des oeuvres s’appuie sur un jugement esthétique, on se rapproche d’une action artistique en tant que telle. CYT utilise le commissariat d’exposition comme technique artistique à part entière pour se positionner dans le Monde.

CuratingYouTube.net [CYT] steht als Label für die Auseinandersetzung mit den Web 2.0 Phänomenen am Beispiel des online Video Portals “Youtube”. Es umfasst unterschiedliche Projekte, die sich dem Phänomen aus verschiedenen Perspektiven nähern. Ausgehend von der Feststellung, dass sich die Verzahnung von Netz und Lebenswirklichkeit in solch hohem Maße gesteigert hat, dass eine Unterscheidung hinfällig geworden ist, könnte man sagen, dass die Arbeit im Netz auch als eine Arbeit am Netz und somit auch an unserer Lebenswirklichkeit zu verstehen ist. Kuratieren ist Auswählen um auszustellen und zu bewahren. Im Prozess der Selektion sieht man sich immer mit der Frage konfrontiert “Warum Dieses und nicht Jenes?”. Die Beantwortung hängt von Prämissen ab, die nicht ausschließlich aus dem Ausgewählten selbst abzuleiten sind – unterschiedlichste Motivationen und Argumente können hier greifen. Wenn die Motivation jedoch darin besteht, sich über die Zusammenstellung in der Auswahl selbst zu verständigen, d.h. im Ordnen ein Ausdruck erzwungen wird, der über ein ästhetisches Urteil bestimmt werden kann, ist der Übersprung zum künstlerischen Handeln nicht weit. CYT nutzt das Kuratieren als Handlungstechnik, um sich in der Welt zu positionieren.

CuratingYouTube project concept by robert sakrowski | editorial by ute fischer

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