XYM (2009)

7 November 2009, dusan

“XYM is a web-based project bringing you the longest short-term temporary and transient yet constant database of possibilities to download individual Portable Data Format (.pdf) Publications. Presenting a wide range of artists and connected to more than one branch of knowledge, the artist becomes the author and editor of a history making free-downloadable pdf file with a rapidly nearing best before date and conservation as its’ immanent future. Activated on its’ moment of release on www.xym.no, individually varying but at the same time permanent countdown periods are programmed to each publication with limitless possibilities that lie between one second and infinity. Within the given format, not exceeding the desktop-printable A4 and a download friendly 25 MB, a self-generating launching base sets the framework for a diverse number of voluminous artistic data files, literally functioning between the margins of your computer screen and the edges of your desk.”

XYM 000
WORD (Josefine Wikström and Sara Ludvigsson)
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PORTABLE DOCUMENT FORMAT by Stockholm-based artist-curator duo Word, uses PDFs in order to question materiality and consumption in relation to digital technology.

XYM 002
Mathis Altmann & Emanuel Rossetti — Corded Chew & Peps / POV

XYM 006
Aids-3d — Free Internet

XYM 009
Kilian Rüthemann & Jürg Waidelich — Aspect Ratio

XYM 012
Ilja Karilampi — Notoriskt Otrogen / Charming Bastard

XYM is a project initiated by Marlie Mul and Yngve Holen
Design by Joel Galvez, Eline Mul & Per Törnberg

Project page
(all PDF links above updated on 2016-12-25)

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