VCA ART 2020

Rowan McNaught


My practice takes place under the auspices of the Darpa press, a publisher of artworks, software, anthologies, documentation, secrets, and correspondence. I am its secretary. Darpa is concerned with a certain uneconomic tradition of artists' publishing, and an idea of art as an aesthetic technology contra to technology.

Darpa's publications take several forms, both online and off-, including a codex of fragmented synthetic documents, a poetic word processor, and an anthology of lost causes. Each publication recollects ways that the shared technical world of the Internet might have functioned otherwise, and dreams about other ways of being together.

*Deciduous*, a codex, 2017-
Deciduous, a codex, 2017-
*Deciduous*, a codex, 2017-
Deciduous, a codex, 2017-
*Poiesis*, a word processor, 2019-
Poiesis, a word processor, 2019-
*A keyhole*, an email address, 2019-
A keyhole, an email address, 2019-

We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campus is situated, the people of the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung, who have created art, made music and told their stories here for thousands of generations. We also acknowledge and extend our respect to the Traditional Owners of all lands on which our work is viewed, shared and enjoyed, and to all Elders, past, present and emerging.

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