Chris de Lutz
Karl Heinz Jeron
It is a set of game manual-scenarios, composed of "instructions for beginners and advanced users", that have been submitted by artists on special cards, all of which are of the same size. During the exhibition, the cards are placed together with copies of the original instructions, which can be picked up and collected by visitors. Following the manual instructions, the visitors can recreate the artists' projects. More than 35 artists took part to the project.
Presentation of the Results of the Open Call
Manual CC is a set of game manual-scenarios, composed of "instructions for beginners and advanced users", that have been submitted by artists on special cards, all of which are of the same size. During the exhibition, the cards are placed together with copies of the original instructions, which can be picked up and collected by visitors. Following the manual instructions, the visitors can, inside or outside the gallery, recreate the artists’ projects, which are single player or group games.
On April 25, from 6 p.m. on the opening at uqbar gives the opportunity of playing together with others. Extra games by Wilhelm Sasnal and Barbara Stock will be on display.
Die Anzahl der am Projekt beteiligten Künstler/innen und "Nutzer/innen" nimmt ständig zu. Bisher waren über 70 Künstler/innen in Manual CC involviert. Eine von Marianna Dobkowska kuratierte Auswahl wurde bei uqbar vom 3.-18.4.2008 gezeigt. Der Open Call brachte über 35 neue Einsendungen, weitere Einreichungen sind bis zum Ausstellungsende am 17. Mai möglich.
The number of participants, both artists and "users", is constantly growing. So far, over seventy artists were involved. A selection, curated by Marianna Dobkowska, has been on show at uqbar from April 3-18, 2008. More than 35 artists took part in the open call, further contributions are possible till the closing of the exhibtion on May 17.
The Creative Commons license (Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5) al-lows for reassembly of the works after the end of the exhibition – in any place, time or configuration and without the authors’ knowledge. The format of the project is constantly changing and it is continually drifting towards unexplored areas by utilizing various media. For example, as magazine inserts, a table with cards in the gallery hall, a set of postcards, or e-mail attachments. The exhibition is not composed of tangible artworks, rather, it is an evolving set of instructions which can be used in many different ways. The playability, as traditionally understood, of many game manuals might be questioned. They are mostly conceptual projects, focused on the mere act of initiali¬zing a game – with/against oneself, other visitors, passers-by etc., mostly with an open ending and uncertain results. The assumption is that the works can be assembled with minimal or no financial resources.
Manual CC was initiated by a group of twelve female-curators from the Jagiellonian Univer¬sity Curatorial Studies program. The project took its first manifestation in the form of an exhibition at Bytom’s Kronika in September 2007. Other embodiments of Manual CC include a book, and a series of interventions in printed art magazines. The next presentation will take place at CCA Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw from April 25 to May 18, 2008.
At uqbar, Manual CC is presented in the framework of Alphabet (I for Instrukcja/Instruction), a curatorial project by Kronika, Bytom (www.kronika.org.pl). Alphabet is made possible thanks to the financial support by the Polish Institute in Berlin.
Artists, articipating in Manual CC so far:
4!, Mark Aerial Waller, Paweł Althamer, Vasil Artamonov & Alexey Klyukov, Anatka Barczewska, Zbyněk Baladrán, Kuba Bąkowski, Bas van Beek, Anca Benera, Sarmen Beglarian, Sanford Biggers, Tomek Bierkowski, Rahim Blak, Agnieszka Brzeżańska & Marek Raczkowski, Karin Bühler, Yane Calovski, Martin Conrads, Holly Crawford, Agnieszka Chojnacka, Hubert Czerepok, Jiří David, Oskar Dawicki, Marjan Denkov, Christoph Draeger, Stanisław Dróżdż, Drumlander/ Louis Blackburn & Angelo Vermeulen, Elshopo, Pola Dwurnik, Samuel Francois, Marcius Galan, Rainer Ganahl, Haimo Ganz, Ingo Gerken, Simon Goldin & Jakob Senneby, Leszek Golec & Tatiana Czekalska, Ryszard Górecki, Henry Grahn, Marek Glinkowski, Grupa Whitney Houston: Paulina Ołowska & Bartek Przybył & Aleksander Wawrzyniak, Małgorzata Jabłońska & Piotr Szewczyk, Jesper Jargil, Łukasz Jastrubczak, Olivier Kosta –Thefaine, Jiří Kovanda, Justyna Köke, Elżbieta Krajewska, Anna Krenz, Igor Krenz, Paweł Kruk, Wojtek Kucharczyk, Agnieszka Kurant, Piotr Kurka, Robert Kuśmirowski, Dominik Lang, Maciej Landsberg, Jan Löchte, Sara MacKillop, Agnieszka Małecka, Anna Mandoki, Katarzyna Marszewski, Christian Mayer & Yves Mettler, Asier Mendizabal, Mirzlekid, Nuria Montiel, Bartek Mucha, Jacek Niegoda, Anna Niesterowicz, Txema Novelo, Nick Oberthaler & Julien Diehn, Parfyme, Dan Perjovschi, Ben Petersen, Robert Rumas, PGR ART, Raketa, Wilhelm Sasnal, Jadwiga Sawicka, Jochen Schmith, Maciej Sieńczyk, Janek Simon, Jiří Skála, Kateřína Šedá, Škart, Bruno Steiner, Rudolf Steiner, Kamen Stoyanov & Vasilena Gankovska, Paweł Susid, Superflex, Tomáš Svoboda, Grzegorz Sztwiertnia, Lucia Tkáčová & Anetta Mona Chisa, Karl Tuikkanen, Tomssa, Tomáš Vaněk, Joanna Warsza, Olav Westphalen, Franziska Wicke, Adam Witkowski, Julita Wójcik, Patryk Zakrocki, Honza Zamojski, Grzegorz Zgraja, Florian Zeyfang
Participants in the Open Call (so far):
Guido Affini, Stefka Ammon and Veronike Hinsberg, Volkan Aslan, Nancy Atakan, Riccardo Benassi, Davide Bertocchi, Luca Bertolo, Alessandro Bosetti, Gaia Bartolini, Giacomo Bazzani, Chiara Camoni, Cinzia Cozzi and Bernardo Giorgi, Dina Danish, Elenia Depedro, Valentino Diego, Pia Fuchs (german ID von Patricia Reed), Francesco Gagliardi, Monika Goetz, Agnieszka Gonsowska and Mali Uysal, Gruppo Estraneo Permanente (Eleonora Papapietro), Catherine Hemelryk, Chris de Lutz, Alessandro Piangiamore, Karl Heinz Jeron, David Maroto, Marisa Maza, Sal Randolph, Marco Raparelli, Mario Rizzi, Marco Schmitt, Scirocco Plot (Julia Steinmann and Daniela Fromberg), Judith Siegmund, Jacklyn Soo, Roland Stratmann, Malgorzata Szandala, Anna Tautfest
Opening April 25, 2008, 6 p.m.
A project by Dorothee Bienert, Dortje Drechsel, Marina Sorbello, Antje Weitzel
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