media: painting, online project
concepts: place, technology, society
ADA (A Distributed Archipelago) is a painting that was created on 96 separate boards. Each panel is an artwork. The pieces are being sold (or distributed) internationally to raise money for Wandelbar Art International, a non-profit gallery based in Gstaad.
The project looks at the idea of distributed networks and takes the concept of an island as an individual object within a larger distributed culture. The hope is for each part of the work to scatter across the globe, forming a distributed part of a singular whole.
From review on Criticismism: "We are more connected than ever, but the quality of our online relations remains in question. Art, which generally requires your physical presence, might be the apotheosis of connection.
Perhaps that is why austerity governments value it so little. That makes archipelagoes a timely and potent image: a cluster of discrete entities joined up more closely than it seems at first."