We’re launching an online exhibition which will explore alternative web protocols and careful networking on a peer to peer network (P2P) in partnership with BOM, Furtherfield, The Photographers’ Gallery, QUAD and Vivid Projects.
With this project we hope to encourage more people to explore P2P networks and spark discussions around the ethics of making and showing work online, as well as exploring more sustainable web practices.
As part of Careful Networks, 12 artists will be finding engaging new ways to create digital artwork suitable to the P2P format. File sizes will be limited and this will encourage the artists to think differently about their work and how they make and share it.
Each artwork will be hosted by another artist and the network will exist through a collaborative act of care and stewardship.
The exhibition launched on a temporary P2P network in October 2021, before being archived and available on regular web browsers during Leicester Art Week in November.
To find out more and visit the exhibition please follow the link to the project website below:
Image credit: Drawing for Decentralized Networks Workshop for WYFY School, in partnership with BUFU, image courtesy of Taeyoon Choi.