The press release for the Data Editions Season Two commissions, including a Poetry section, is below.
Tracey Emin, Jake Chapman, Jacolby Satterwhite, Casey Jane Ellison, and Rashaad Newsome have been announced amongst the leading international artists commissioned for Season Two of Daata Editions, an innovative online platform for the sale of easily downloadable commissioned artist video, sound, web and poetry art editions. The first set of editions will be released to coincide with the opening of NADA and Frieze New York on 5 May 2016, with works available online from $100. Season Two commissions will also be exhibited at Daata Edition’s interactive NADA booth.
Daata Editions was developed to enable audiences to view contemporary artists who are working in digital mediums, showing artworks made for, and therefore best viewable on laptops, iPads, iPhones, screens and even cinemas. This new and innovative way to download and collect art is designed specifically to be a native platform to a new generation of artists who work with moving image and sound, and to empower artists, audiences and the marketplace in an area of artistic practice that remains underrepresented within traditional art market models.
On 5 May 2016 the first set of Season Two artist commissions will be released online. Tracey Emin, Jacolby Satterwhite, Michael Manning and Rashaad Newsome will each present a series of six works. Leading British artist Tracey Emin is known for her varied practice that draws inspiration from events in her life and explores self-representation and the feminist discourse. For her Daata Editions commission Emin has produced a new series of highly personal poetry works for the new Poetry section of the website, which explore how sound can express essential emotions.
In his new series of work for the Video section, multidisciplinary American artist Jacolby Satterwhite explores blockbuster movie tropes, disaster films and queer eroticism in a futuristic suite of films En Plein Air Abstraction (2016), featuring floating mechanics gliding over sci-fi inspired global disaster zones. Using the internet as his medium, LA-based Michael Manning has produced a series of video works called Activity Playlist that take their conceptual basis and form from playlists created by streaming services such as Spotify, seeking to give visual form to the themes and moods presented in their musical playlist counterparts. Rashaad Newsome’s work examines the visual language of power and status, sampling heavily from hip-hop and pop culture.
For his Daata Editions Sound commission Newsome has produced three works, including a score created in collaboration with a secondary school marching band and a film score featuring vocals from renowned vogue commentator Kevin JZ Prodigy, rapper Cakes Da Kill, singer Ian Isiah and Newsome himself.
For Season Two, Daata Editions has also invited guest curators to select specially curated sections in the Sound, Web and Poetry sections. Guest curators include Gutter Records, bitforms gallery, New Contemporaries and Zata Banks/PoetryFilm. Also new for Season Two is the Poetry section, which features commissioned work by Tracey Emin, Laura Focarazzo, Kate Jessop, C.O. Moed, Tameka Norris, Ariana Reines, Scott Reeder, Julian Scordato, Susanne Wiegner and Antoinette Zwirchmayr.