The web of (non)narrative encounters

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2020-12-09
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en
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13
175-187
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KODEX 10 (2020): Im digitalen Jenseits der Literatur, Volume 10, issue 1, Kodex: Jahrbuch der Internationalen Buchwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft
Abstract
This paper evolves around online narrative structures and the way ephemerality affects how we experience and engage with Internet-based artworks in which variability is a factor that both the artist, the users, and the art institutions relate to. Internet narratives are discussed through the example of hypertext, its origin, development, expanded and forked into web-storytelling. Furthermore, deconstructive code-works are explored through their facilitation of (non)narrative encounters, which via networked dynamics present a rhizomatic engagement that takes place outside of the walls of the art institution. This way of working has historical reference-points to Conceptual Art and the discussion about the dematerialized art object as well as the authenticity of reproducible artworks; what is expanded here is the potentiality of decentralized web communication and interaction.
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web-narratives, Internet art, rhizome, deconstruction, ephemerality, hypertext, dematerialized art, Contemporary art, Literature
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Madsen , T M K 2020 , The web of (non)narrative encounters . in V Kaufmann (ed.) , KODEX 10 (2020): Im digitalen Jenseits der Literatur : Towards the Digital Beyond of Literature . 1 edn , vol. 10 , Kodex: Jahrbuch der Internationalen Buchwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft , Harrassowitz Verlag , Wiesbaden, Germany , pp. 175-187 , Literature Error: Restart or Cancel? , St.Gallen , Switzerland , 08/11/2018 .