My dream is to build a community of playing, making, and sharing.

I do not know what to call this, but for the time being let’s say it’s an experimental playground. Not quite a collective, gallery, or industry, but just a space to “fux wit it.” Come and leave as you please. Make this your own space.

All I will do is work with you to curate a simple artist page, help with some technical formatting issues as they come up on the website, and curate the online exhibitspace. Maybe in the future we’ll figure out ways to make some money for the both of us.

You will own all of your work. I might remix some of it or promote it, but always with author attribution. Again, you can always leave HAPTICPRESS if you want to.

YOU

You are poetically subversive. You dance between genres, fields, and categories. You are unclassifiable in how you carry and express yourself. I know that the world would be a better place if they saw more of your art.

tl;dr
I would like to see more of your art.
And so would the world.

OK, SO NOW WHAT

If you are down with this let me know and I make you an account to easily upload your work to HAPTICPRESS.

If you are really into this and want to play hard, then read on about the exhibition experiment I’m putting together:


EXHIBITION 1: TO CLASSIFY

Genealogical distribution of the arts and sciences’ by Chrétien Frederic Guillaume Roth from Encyclopédie (1780) by Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d’Alembert

This exhibition plays with the fantasy of classification. Classification as control, as order, as comfort.

  1. Share something that slips between genres, categories, and often leaves you lost for words.
  2. Create your own classification.
  3. How have other’s classified it?

I will add another metadata taxonomy, curate and showcase these pieces on the temporary exhibition page on HAPTICPRESS.

Why: Meditate on the absurdity of over-classification and the nuances of art.


Example:

1)

2) Photo-Cubism by Eric Kim
3) semi-abstract, low-poly, graphic design, not picasso, not cubism, matisse-esque, not photography, what’s the point? why? Eric Kim needs to stop diverting from street photography. Eric Kim is addicted to drugs.

Metadata taxonomy:

IMAGE

Graphic design
Photoshop
Layers
Vector
App
Algorithm
Computer generated design
Artificial Intelligence
What is human?
Photography
Black and white
Abstract
Eric Kim
Portrait
Selfie
Mixed media
Conceptual portraiture
Postmodernist Picasso
Post-post Picassso
Post-post process
Experimental
Drugs
Let’s play,
Cindy
hapticindustries@gmail.com
Linné’s method for classification of plants in Classes Plantarum 1738, “Figurative System of organisation of human knowledge” from Diderot’s Encyclopédie ca 1751.