MATTHEW SWARTS + INSTITUTE FOR NETWORKED CULTURES present PrtScn – The Lazy Art of Screen Shot 2022

April 6, 2022 - 3 minutes read
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A special thanks to The Institute of Network Cultures for publishing a print and web version of my project “1974” (A blended representation of 2,547 successive screenshots of images from a Google search for “1974”, consecutively ordered last to first) in PrtScn The Lazy Art of Screenshot.

As The Institute of Network Cultures’ Dunja Nešović writes: “PrtScn: The Lazy Art of Screenshot gathered more than 30 authors in an aim to collectively explore the omnipresent, yet somehow often overlooked, screenshot as a contemporary digital image and practice that fuses the human and machinic boundaries of authorship and vision.​​ As the screenshot travels through networks and is stored away safely in the depths of our hard drives or cloud depositories, a collection of written and visual works featured in PrtScn unpacks these digital movements, freezes and many points (and pixels) in between.”

 

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PRTSCN: THE LAZY ART OF SCREENSHOT

Edited by Dunja Nešović

The zine PrtScn: The Lazy Art of Screenshot gathered more than 30 authors in an aim to collectively explore the omnipresent, yet somehow often overlooked, screenshot as a contemporary digital image and practice that fuses the human and machinic boundaries of authorship and vision.​​ As the screenshot travels through networks and is stored away safely in the depths of our hard drives or cloud depositories, a collection of written and visual works featured in PrtScn unpacks these digital movements, freezes and many points (and pixels) in between. 

Apart from its print (and PDF) edition, PrtScn: The Lazy Art of Screenshot also features a small collection of moving image works that can be visited on this link.

Contributors: Aisha Altenhofen, Chloë Arkenbout, Nima Bahrehmand, Elisa Bergel Melo, Elki Boerdam, Paolo Bruzzo, Lele Buonerba and Laurel Hauge, Jessie Connell, Joana Chicau, Ioanna Digenaki, Megan Dieudonné & Andrea Rüthel, Rebecca Edwards, César Escudero Andaluz, @lbert figurt, Ben Grosser, Gottfried Haider, Roc Herms, Josh Kimball, ​​​​Nicole Kouts, Olia Lialina, lu, Gabriel Menotti, Maxwell Neely-Cohen, Yoana Pavlova, Georgica Jane Pettus, Ulrich Richtmeyer, Laurence Scherz, Maša Seničić, Zach Shipko, Molly Soda, Matthew Swarts, Agnieszka Wodzińska, F. C. Zuke

Copy editors: Laurence Scherz, Chloë Arkenbout

Cover and publication design: Maria van der Togt

Production: Maria van der Togt, Tommaso Campagna, Dunja Nešović

Website design: Jordi Viader Guerrero

Binding: Canon Business Services, Canon Nederland N.V.

Published by the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam 2022

ISBN print: 9789492302830

 

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