art in a digitised world
draw-o-net represents in an exemplary way the evolutionary trend of art production and perception in a digital, inter-linked world. works of art are free of copyright restrictions. authorship is not of interest. only the creative act in itself is valued. art becomes open source and escapes into the public domain. regardless of their message and individuality, works are stored and displayed as electronic files for consumption on demand. interpretation of the work is detached from the context of a creating artist, but embedded into the larger environment of a draw-o-net of suppliers and consumers. art creation turns into "content production" and fuses with entertainment and game play.
freedom of expression
draw-o-net generates artistic expression by anyone, anywhere on the planet. draw now and exhibit now. everybody is an artist on 132 x 132 pixels. the framework, not the content, is the dominant message.
the scandals associated with the draw-o-net have become legendary. they were sparked off by radical actions of maltor pent, the draw-o-net's eccentric director. yet the director's involvement in this type of activity is sporadic and temporary. he explains: "being an artist by profession is a contradiction in terms. there is no such thing as an unchanging state of revolution. and to put the spirit of drawing on exhibition is no more than a weak illustration, like trying to capture the violence of an explosion by presenting the shrapnel."
public domain art gallery
the xml feed of draw-o-net is a public data source. to our knowledge, this is the first "public domain art gallery" that can be plugged in freely. the entire stock of draw-o-net pictures can be viewed anytime anywhere, simultaneously.
online artists may sign their works with their email or web address. the signature is an invitation to communicate (email) or a reference to further digital spaces (web). unlike a traditional work signature, on draw-o-net no property, no territory and no persona is staked off. most artists let their art speak for themselves and exhibit their works anonymously and without any comment. all creations are produced and put at the viewers disposal free of charge on the internet. there are no commercial transactions and no sales prices.
draw-o-net is a project of nothing - interactive media from outer space.