An Ambiguous Case
Emily Pethick, Marina Vishmidt, and Tanja Widmann
Casco Issues is the eleventh issue of an annual magazine from Casco, the Dutch think-tank on art, design, and theory that was founded in 1990 as a platform for experimental art. Central to Casco’s approach has been openness and flexibility, which makes this issue – with its theme of exploring the concept of openness – highly appropriate. This inquiry led to a discussion of related terms (criticality, fractures, ambivalence, ambiguity, and conflict, among others), and a look at certain important distinctions, such as how to recognize openness, and what being “open” actually means. Includes two ‘Metalogues’ by British anthropologist-sociologist Gregory Bateson, and commentary from a number of artists and designers. Contributors include Gregg Bordowitz, Jutta Koether, Kobe Matthys, and The Otolith Group.
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