|The first phase is
based on "Test" work. (2002-2003).
This phase of research and the establishment of a working
structure (less visible therefore), is in short the very
heart of the project and its objective is to start up
a system of "TESTER nodes" (grey circles).
We define "TESTER nodes"
as a meeting of observers - commissioners - collaborators,
with the objective of taking the pulse of the electro-creative
scene, in the search for activities "along the
lines of" the "Art and Electricity" project,
in other words:
proposals of collaboration, which have an emphasis on
production and diffusion, "do it yourself",
"home tech", "distance work" on
projects, groups, artists, bodies, addresses or sites
(For this purpose, we have prepared a work dossier that
clearly transmits the project's objectives and intentions).
The function of these " TESTER
nodes " is to provide the system with some new
lines of development, new lines of transmission.
(The circle formed by the nodes can turn independently
until a node fits into the ramification proposed by
another node, making new dialogues possible
The " Commission" for these
nodes is working to make the development of the system
itself possible and it is directly involved with the
The "TESTER nodes"
collaborators, and from now on we shall avoid calling
structure of this network rests on the nodes, which
serve as a reference point for any developments this
network may have.
work of a tester involves some prior observation work
to help situate the place of each tester in this company.
is a creative job, not seeking arguments for their "thesis"
in the work of others, but seeking to provoke work with
artists through research.
The aim is to propose work, not to capture work already
meeting of the nodes is to some extent the strengthening
of the project's theoretical support. On the one hand,
their work influences the reinterpretation of their
role in this system, but it also influences the idea
of publication that is linked to the project. Their
contribution shall be a key part of the system's conceptual
structure and of the project's results.
node should promote contact between the different artists
as well as contact between the artists and other nodes,
establishing how these exchanges should take place.
activity "as part of an association" with
other nodes, will make it possible for the project itself
to be modified, making the system itself capable of
changing and adopting multiple forms...
the most important work of the meeting of the TESTER
nodes is to give the system validity, to definitively
configure its temporary nature, its objectives and the
way of tackling the achievement of these objectives.