The Grid Openwork

I am offering spaces to create internet-based projects for one year, at the end of which the collaborating artists will come together online to discuss the future of the project. The website will be on a platform called The Grid and each artist will have their own site.

I will technically be a collaborator on your site, but I will not actively contribute to or alter your content unless you request it. I will just host your project. You will get your own log-in, access and URL, and can do anything you want as long as it is not illegal in your country or mine, or breaks The Grid’s terms of use, though you will not be able to change the URL once it has been set up, nor will you be able to delete the site yourself. The maximum time the project can run for is about ten years. When your project ends it will be documented in an appropriate way and the site deleted.

The intention is for your site to be something other than a simple portfolio; more like an online residency.

Rosalind Krauss, writing in ’79, could have been talking about The Grid when she wrote about grids in art: “In the early part of this century, there began to appear… a structure that has remained emblematic of the modernist ambition within the visual arts ever since. Surfacing in pre-War cubist painting and subsequently becoming ever more stringent and manifest, the grid announces, among other things, modern art’s will to silence, its hostility to literature, to narrative, to discourse.” The Grid has no eyes, no emotional intelligence, no subtle responses to content. It uses artificial intelligence to design websites, so part of the project will include working within this machine ‘hostility’ and wrestling with – or accepting – the choices made by the AI.

If you have any questions or would like to participate, you can contact me on mail@leecampbell.org.

Want to know more about The Grid? Check out their website  or take a look at their video:

This project is in no way supported by or affiliated to The Grid.