ongoing exhibition offered by the Stasis_Space gallery, the palimpsest
project exists as a storehouse of digital art history, using
the concept of the palimpsest as a
guide. The pieces included in version
1.0 of this exhibition act as surfaces upon which other artists
create new and different artworks in later versions of the exhibition,
partially "erasing" the original piece yet leaving some
traces of it which show through the layers of subsequent additions.
of the exhibition presents the first group of re-used artworks.
the initial call for entries for this exhibition gave little guidance
for topics or content, several common themes emerged in the final
works: a respect for history, the acquisition and storage of knowledge,
entropy and the passage of time all found places within several
of the works currently on view.
themes have only become more predominant in the later versions of
the pieces, as the artists who have chosen to recycle the initial
pieces have added their own take on the palimpsest concept.
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