The web of (non)narrative encounters

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This paper evolves around online narrative structures and the way ephemerality affects how we experience and engage with Internet-based artworks in which variability is a factor that both the artist, the users, and the art institutions relate to. Internet narratives are discussed through the example of hypertext, its origin, development, expanded and forked into web-storytelling. Furthermore, deconstructive code-works are explored through their facilitation of (non)narrative encounters, which via networked dynamics present a rhizomatic engagement that takes place outside of the walls of the art institution. This way of working has historical reference-points to Conceptual Art and the discussion about the dematerialized art object as well as the authenticity of reproducible artworks; what is expanded here is the potentiality of decentralized web
communication and interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKODEX 10 (2020): Im digitalen Jenseits der Literatur
Subtitle of host publicationTowards the Digital Beyond of Literature
EditorsVincent Kaufmann
Place of PublicationWiesbaden, Germany
PublisherHarrassowitz Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-447-39008-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-447-11513-1
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventLiterature Error: Restart or Cancel? - Universität St.Gallen, St.Gallen, Switzerland
Duration: 8 Nov 201810 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameKodex: Jahrbuch der Internationalen Buchwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft
PublisherHarrassowitz Verlag, Wiesbaden


ConferenceLiterature Error: Restart or Cancel?
Internet address


  • web-narratives
  • Internet art
  • rhizome
  • deconstruction
  • ephemerality
  • hypertext
  • dematerialized art

Field of art

  • Contemporary art
  • Literature

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