2.0 IN WARUM 2.0
January 24, 2008, 11:42 am
Filed under: IMPACTOLOGY, WARUM 2.0


2.0 ALREADY TOOK PLACE. It started months before the opening, as a whole team of artists developed the project, from its conception, in and out of the mode of 2.0. During the public phase of the exhibition, they will hand over their initial use, expertise and tools to a group of hosts, dedicated to welcome the visitors. They will demonstrate to the visitors how it can be done, 2.0 that is. This overall approach points to the in-progress potential of the Warum 2.0, as well as to its call for continuity. Is there any organization interested? 

Warum 2.0 calls for 2.0 involvement, while at the same time staging it. Of course, visitors will be encouraged by the hosts to operate the tools themselves, but primarily, they are invited to observe the hosts themselves, enacting 2.0. as well as to get insights in the ‘black box’ of the whole impressive technological apparatus of Warum itself. The main motivation for including distance and positioning in this installation – calling itself an ‘arena’, precisely for this reason – , lies in the core intention of Warum 2.0, as is formulated by ‘far from impact’.  

In Warum 2.0 the visitor is a walker. With reference to Hans Ulrich we state that a walker is someone who accepts the idea that the spectacle has always already begun. Expressions you find here in this blog, such as ‘far from impact’ and ‘we are done with the idea of spectacle’ do not eliminate these issues. They ask for relating to them, and questioning what is at stake today in the field of media.


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Hans Ulrich? quite interesting result when googling that name, resulting in a first ranking for it.

Comment by lucas

Hans Ulrich Obrist in ….dontstopdontstopdontstopdontstop… (2006, published by Sternberg, New York/Berlin): ‘How can we actually introduce, reintroduce, or re-inject the notion of smallness into ‘bigger’ conditions? That leads to the question of complexity. (…). When we try to work out how to deal with this complexity, it is important not to reduce our reflection to a single model…’.

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