"AAAARG.ORG DOES NOT EXIST"
Sean Dockray (b. Boston, MA, 1977) lives in Los Angeles. He is an artist, writer, and a founding director of Telic Arts Exchange, a non-profit arts organization providing a critical engagement with new media and culture. Dockray initiated The Public School and AAAARG.ORG as well as the media exhibition platforms, the Distributed Gallery and Berlin. He recently co-organized an itinerant seminar in Berlin, "There is nothing less passive than the act of fleeing," with CalebWaldorf and Fiona Whitton. Dockray is collaborating on a project room with the journal Fillip at the New York Art Book Fair in November and will be presenting at the S?o Paulo Biennial in December.
Dockray's presentation will factually describe the conceptual and technological development of AAAARG.ORG, with the concomitant legal and ethical issues, as an entry point into a more general line of inquiry related to institutionality and the production of countermodels. At the heart of this inquiry lies questions of cultural labor, knowledge, spectatorship, the common, scale, etc.
AAAARG.ORG is an online library integrated with The Public School, initiated by Sean Dockray with Fiona Whitton as a project for Telic Arts Exchange at the end of 2007. The Public School is a school with no curriculum, which simply means that people propose ideas for classes they want to take (or teach). In this way, the school is an open structure, or maybe a stage, on which ideas about school perform new realities. Since it started in Los Angeles, the school has multiplied to Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Paris, Brussels, Helsinki, San Juan, Durham, and Berlin, supporting similarly motivated individuals and groups in those places.http://a.aaaarg.org/http://thepublicschool.org/