Printing telegraph (1850s)
The smooth flow of network culture has been normalized.
Downloading and printing are good interruptions! To slow down the material and the overwhelming condition of flow. Small acts to resist dominant narratives.
And so to disperse material, by making it downloadable, is to preserve it—you keep it safe by making copies that disconnect from the network. To download is to counter-publish.
Once downloaded, files are outside the conventions and economies and flows of publishing and art. On your hard drive, you’re free to do whatever you like with your files.
was created on August 5, 2018 and published at 5:53pm during a workshop
conducted by Paul Soulellis
at Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore in Long Island City, NY, USA. This file may be downloaded, shuffled, remixed, printed, re-circulated—even destroyed.
Esther K Smith
Brian Paul Lamotte