TRACK catalogue launch on June 28, 2012 and Crowd TRACK: An Interactive Musical Artwork.
TRACK: Catalogue launch on June 28, 2012 at 8 pm at S.M.A.K.
376 pages about TRACK in which you will learn everything about the works of art and the preparation and realization of the exhibition! The British art theoretician Claire Bishop, art critic and philosopher Boris Groys, poet Stefan Hertmans who was born in Ghent, and others will give us an introduction to current trends and their reflections about cities and how we experience them.
TRACK is accompanied by an extensive catalogue documenting the projects and performances that have taken place in the course of TRACK. It has a generous selection of pictures and offers the reader a glimpse into the preparations and implementation of TRACK. In addition to an account of the individual projects, it contains interviews with the curators and the artists. These are supplemented by several articles and essays that explore the themes underlying the exhibition in greater depth.
The authors include Claire Bishop, Boris Groys and Stefan Hertmans.
Claire Bishop is a British art historian and critic who has been at the Department of Art History at New York’s CUNY Graduate Centre since 2008. She was at the University of Warwick from 2006 to 2008 and at the Royal College of Art in London from 2001 to 2006. She edited the publications Participation and Installation Art: A Critical History (both published by MIT Press) and also publishes regularly in such periodicals as Artforum, Flash Art and October.
Boris Groys is a Professor at the University of New York and a Senior Research Fellow at the Academy of Design in Karlsruhe. He has written numerous works including The Total Art of Stalinism, Ilya Kabakov: The Man Who Flew into Space from his Apartment, Art Power, The Communist Postscript, History Becomes Form: Moscow Conceptualism and Going Public.
Stefan Hertmans is considered to be one of the most eminent Flemish writers of his generation. He publishes novels, short stories, essays and poetry.
- 376 pages
- Size: 27 x 21.5 cm
- Published by Roma Publications
- ISBN 978 90 77459 83 6
- Price: 29.50 euro
Crowd TRACK: An Interactive Musical Artwork
Crowd TRACK is the TRACK festival’s 42nd artwork
Turn your name into music with Crowd TRACK Gent, the very first crowd-sourced carillon composition
Via the URL crowd.track.be you can participate in composing a unique piece of music for the carillon of the Belfort in Ghent. By inserting your first and last name, the website will play your name with samples from the Ghent carillon, according to a musical alphabet. This will be the 42nd work of art of TRACK.
Surf to crowd.track.be and enter your first and last names.In the next step, a website transforms your name into music to create a beautiful composition for the Ghent carillon, which you can listen to online.
You can also add your name to crowd.track so that you can also hear the name melodies of friends or acquaintances. Of course, you can also share the composition via Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
So that is how you can take part in the 42nd art work of TRACK. The Ghent city composer Ann Pierlé will use the most attractive and interesting name melodies to compose an original piece of carillon music. This creation will be played each month on the Ghent carillon as a 'work in progress'. To hear the finished composition you'll have to wait until 15th September, which is the final weekend of TRACK.
Crowd TRACK Ghent aims to ensure that TRACK has an international reputation and has set its sights on making that happen. The intention is to make the public enthusiastic about visiting Ghent and TRACK through this crowd-sourced carillon composition. In addition, the project reaffirms Ghent’s musical reputation: in 2009, the city was designated Creative City of Music by UNESCO.