The project DINGWELT (i.e. thing
world) of the German artists Petra Müller and Michelle
Adolfs, KUNSTKOMMT!, has made possible to participate
in an art action via an online exchange market for things
During the exchange process of
one year (2003/15/09 - 2004/15/09) we have been collecting
personal used things with history and giving art printings
with certificate to each participant. This COLLECTION
shows all exchanged items and builds together with
the 12 art printings of the process the DINGWELT installation.
The idea of the action is simple:
Exchange a thing with a story for a printed art work
with a represented thing. DINGWELT collected small
and big things with a hand written story of their owners
and staged them. But where do the borders of the virtual
exchange activity and the determined value for things
lie when the material disappears? How do things obtain
their value, perhaps by the exchange process itself?
Do we increase the value and the relationship of the
thing with its story in digital space as currency
art? And are there values which are universal common
by the contributions to the DINGWELT exchange market?
The DINGWELT exchange market deals
with goods relations and value determinations of used
things. It argues with the influence of new media on
the consumer culture and offers a reflection: in a culture
of the "NEW" with used things and in a culture of disappearing
material in cyberspace with real material.
The collection was growing during
the process. In the documentation the individual present
relations and the processes of imagination survive.
A conscious participation and the narrative production
of meaning is provoked. The social, symbolic and aesthetic
concepts of things with their form of poetic writing
become the focus of intention, while the function and
the material construction of things form the background.
The DINGWELT project is now a
hybrid net art installation in both hyper and physical
The installation shows the whole catalogue of the printings
offered for exchange (12 collages/
stories) together with this online documentation of
the exchange process.
This presentation shows digital
items as real looking objects in top view on platforms
in the shape of the DINGWELT-logo and it stresses
the experience of both spaces in this way. An environment
which is challenging and can be perceived
also with fun.
RULES FOR EXCHANGE AS (GTC)
For participating in the exchange
process, there were some rules as framework. What was
ok and what was not ok. . .
Trading Conditions (GTC)
Feedback from participants and special
from artists to the exchange market:
06.10.04 | Oslo,
Norway "wheel of life"
21.09.04 | Berlin,
Germany "art mail"
26.08.04 | Latina,
10.08.04 | Massa
Lubrense, Italy "digital images"
21.06.04 | Veenhuizen,
18.06.04 | New
York, USA "smell object"
18.06.04 | Latina,
Italy "mirror object"
11.06.04 | Palkäne,
09.06.04 | Grandfresnoy,
France "art project"
29.04.04 | Ravenna,
Morigudin-City, Japan "brain cell 572"
13.04.04 | Ontario,
Canada "poem for peace"
26.03.04 | Oberlin,
USA "pretzel picture"
30.01.04 | Salzburg,
DINGWELT for sustainable development
07.11.04 | Exhibition u
n i a r t m ü n s t e r
Project on 11th Biennial of visual arts Pancevo
DINGWELT is an official Netd@ys Europe project
17.11.03 | DINGWELT
exchange market started online ...
01.07.03 | DINGWELT
wins Recycling ART AWARD
The development of the project
DINGWELT exchange market began on 15th of September
started creating the website in April 2003 and set
up the project on 15th of September 2003. Then the
was realised for one year. All
work (digital collages, website and action) has been
independently by the KUNSTKOMMT! team.
Click & Download:
PDF | DINGWELT
project description, 2 sheets (12KB)
PDF | GET
BASIC short critical text, 2 sheets (12KB)
GIF | BANNER
animated image, 234 x 60 pix (21KB)
JPG | POSTCARD
project picture, 300dpi (258KB)
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