Participation, Integration in Art
Dispersion is based on Duchamps’ thought “Can one make works which are not of art”. The main idea is if you manage to attract people with piece of art work or conceptual artwork which may not be counted as an art but still art, you can let people think about it and participate to the process of the art. We can call these kind of artworks as an “on going process art”. Organically it will improve itself within the hands of participants. According to Price ideas is a great example of dispersion. It can spread through the mouths, internet and it can be occur in peoples minds and nowadays technology can distribute it massively or it can be found easily by anyone who searchs for it. After the art manage to escape from the exhibition halls it distributed massively as well and started improve itself by on the hands of non-artist or uneducated artists who has some brilliant ideas and concepts. Then another participants join to the progress of art and visualize the non-artists ideas into an artwork or improve it. So even art itself lost its meaning and find its real meaning with the technology and it keeps changing and improving itself day by day.
Distribution and interaction is the of this idea. dispersion requires people to join into process of an artwork that is not an artwork. Thanks to todays techonology internet allows people to get intouch with anything they want no matter how far they live from the source but still distribution should be done successfully in order to reach more people. In “Dispersion” article Seth Price give example of Linux operating system which is an open source operation system so it basically gives the foundations, roots of the final artwork and allows all the users to participate to improve the final product. Also people can able to use each others improvement and edit it as well which makes the process more complicated but more successful aswell. If you have realised we are talking about gathering lots of non-specialist participants who needs very specific improvements for using the operating system by their own will although the linux was generalist operating system for computers.
Another example that I can give about anti-bureaucratic counter-production is street art. The street arts is a non bureaucratic approach to art and it can be used to show old and cold cityscapes look appeal, makes people think about the system and ideas. So according to the Seth Price ideas are the most fittable concept into dispersion that can be improved by millions and distribute silently. Street art has lack of distribution rather than ideas or Linux but even so social media let people see it anyway and courage people to make better ones in their citites as well. Street art is not accepted as art for the authorities but still using the visual concepts I think this is a good example of art that is not art. This concept still seems as vandalism since it can lead people to criticize government, system and bureaucraticians. At the same time even a kid can draw it, a teenager can write an idea of it then a professional artist can enhance it to a new level. The important thing is you should not see street artwork as a seperate artwork by itself. It needs participants, city, buildings, viewers to work and to be done. They live with cities and cultures.