On Monday night we were at the Royal Academy for a talk entitled The Poetic Image in the Digital Age. Helmed by David Ward and featuring Howard Caygill, Julian Stallabrass and Agata Madejska, there were some interesting points made regarding the philosophical nature of the image (at some point I'll try and tackle Plato's cave...that point is not now) but the role of the digital went largely unaddressed. Understandably, Benjamin featured prominently in discussions, and there was a pigments = pixels = binary = dna thread that will fit into something I do somewhere.
It was also my first introduction to Madejka's work which is properly delightful. Her early Kosmos series is beautiful
The other item that was not only asterisked but also pointed to with a wide-angled arrow in my notes was s[edition]. Advertising itself as an ' instant, affordable, social and enjoyable' way of collecting art, it promises you can
The site offers still and video work, and there's people like Emin and Wim Wenders on their books, but... yes screens are ubiquitous and big, yes I can understand that it's just like a lightbox, but... there's something I can't quite reconcile (or articulate) about it that feels... wrong? no, not wrong, awkward? maybe... Needs some thinking about