From the beginning, Runway has been a publication devoted to experimental art practices and new forms of critique, and this first digital issue, Runway #23 [PROTOTYPE], is no exception. This year, we said goodbye to the traditional print journal and took a chance building a prototype of our own. The lack of paper has meant we can traverse the unknown: exploring new possibilities of form as we offer artists and writers more experiential and non-linear ways of sharing their work with the world.
The artworks and ideas presented in Runway #23 are not about predictable Utopian imaginings or propositions for the future. Instead, the focus has shifted to generative models for thinking and making, responding to the world as it is now and, in some cases, ceding control of the art object to audiences, collectives and communities. There has been a noticeable move towards open source, process-based approaches without pre-determined outcomes. The works themselves are propositions for the here and now.
The Reincarnated McMansion project proposes to audit, dismantle and rebuild a single McMansion dwelling. An unsustainable large home will be reincarnated onsite into 2-3 best practice, zero emission smaller green homes using the existing McMansion building materials and introduced sustainable products.
This article examines the institutionalisation of the ARI model and proposes a number of ways of re-thinking artist focused spaces.
An experimental interview about the role of art in generating alternative modes of knowledge about the presently unknown and the potentially unknowable, and a prototype for a format of art criticism that can express the kinds of open-ended conversations that are essential to contemporary practice.
A glance at historical and contemporary prototypes for alternative artist-run spaces in Melbourne.
An examination of experimental prototyping as a radical form of active engagement with emergent art forms that looks concurrently at technology and the signs it produces, as discussed at the durational event Networked Art Forms and Tactical Magick Faerie Circuits.
At Sydney Contemporary, Brisbane based artist run initiative Current Projects put the artist run initiative up for sale, Amy-Clare McCarthy discusses their sale proposition.
In August 2013 Tessa and Sumugan spent a week in residence at Valentina Karga’s Summer School for Applied Autonomy in Berlin where they learnt the real meaning of self-sufficiency.
This twinned article examines the potential for a prototypical mode of arts writing by recombining Masato Takasaka’s reflections on his practice into a new piece of writing and accompanying it with an exegetical text.
What should contemporary art say to infinity? Discuss. A look at the lineage of art in space and its implications for the Forever Now project.
**Proposals due Wednesday 29 March** Runway is looking for a NSW based arts professional to attend the 2017 Cementa Festival in Kandos (6-9 April). We want you to be our eyes and ears in Kandos, and so we are offering offering a travel bursary in return for your response and review of exhibitions and events at this key regional NSW …
Content proposals **Due Feb 6 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB 12** Power can speak of revolution and change, oppression and manipulation. Power is relative. The powerful and the powerless are categories that shift with perception and experience. In a landscape of funding cuts, skewed representation, political upheaval and social inequality Issue #33 of Runway asks …
Send us a CV and paragraph on why you are keen to work with Runway by 19 January 2017! WHAT: Runway Australian Experimental Art is an online journal produced by The Invisible Inc., an artist run initiative that aims to promote the activities of Australian artists, writers and curators both nationally and abroad. Runway is positioned as an …
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.