jonathanwaring.net Est. January 2010 (v1.0)

30Jun/110

jonathanwaring.net now at v1.0

With yesterday’s change in WordPress theme (from my adaptation of veryplaintxt to LightWord), and a number of other less obvious changes and improvements, I'm finally declaring jw.net out of beta with a v1.0 designation. For the sake of posterity, this is what the site looked like up to v0.7:

jonathanwaring.net v0.7jonathanwaring.net at v0.7
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4Feb/110

jonathanwaringphotography.co.uk

My photography portfolio website jonathanwaringphotography.co.uk now has its own hosting. Prior to this it lived in a sub-directory here at jonathanwaring.net. This caused various problems with the way it appeared in Google (and other) search listings, prompting the move.

The site documents some of the professional photography work I have done for clients. I initially worked documenting art gallery shows and live art events, before broadening my scope to produce images for a wider range of clients.

Please take a look if you have the time.

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5Nov/100

Paper on Reactor and ‘Big Lizard’s Big Idea’ to be presented at Chelsea Theatre symposium

Date: Sat 13 Nov, 9:30-21:15, Chelsea Theatre, London, £30/£20(students)

Daniel Oliver will be present a paper discussing ‘The efficacy of insincerity in Big Lizard’s Big Idea’ as part of the one day symposium ‘A Make Believe World’ during this year's Sacred Festival.

Big Lizard's Big Idea, 2009 (promo, 01:12)

In one of last month's posts I outlined Reactor’s pivotal 2005 work Total GHAOS. A work which came to define the group’s interests and mode of practice, as well as—more personally—marking the beginning of my four-year immersion in this practice as a member of the collective. Big Lizard’s Big Idea was the final project on which I worked with Reactor. Initially co-commissioned by the Donau Festival (Austria, April-May 2009) and Wunderbar Festival (UK, November 2009), the project then happened a third time without my involvement at Schirn Kunsthalle's ‘Playing the City 2’ (Germany, September 2010).

Daniel's paper will, "...evaluate the efficacy of Reactor’s practice of ‘relational insincerity’ by comparing the performative force of our behaviour as participants in the Big Idea with our behaviour towards the big Other of liberal capitalism. This comparison employs Slavoj Žižek’s elaboration of ‘the performative force of ideological illusion itself’, and David McNeill’s discussion of ‘Corporate Sincerity’ and ‘Pragmatic a-sincerity’".

Unfortunately I am unable to attend the symposium due to other commitments, but the outline Daniel has sent me is intriguing and I look forward to reading the paper in full. Hopefully—with Daniel's permission—I will be able to reproduce and discuss it here in more detail in the future.

A full programme for the symposium can be downloaded here and booking information can be found here.

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