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WEBISM International Climate Change Show at Kornhaus Kempten, organized/curated by I. Kamerbeek


Universal language

Art on the web is as close to a universal language as you can get. You don't need to know a particular language to view and be affected by or form an opinion about an image on the web. While it is true that there is so much on the web that most people will never view a particular artist's work, theoretically, many millions of people do have access to it, far more than would ever see a particular show in a particular museum or gallery. In that sense, it is like a single museum with many millions of rooms. No one is ever going to see more than a small percentage of those rooms, but it is possible to get to any of them, and once there you don't have to know a particular language to take in what is there.

In my case, I only post on the web, so I am a west artist, or webist, in the truest sense. I do more than just post my digital images. I use web page linking structure to convey meaning the way a poet or novelist might use structure to convey meaning, except in more dimensions. A web site can have much more complex branching than a linear book.

So, imagery is a universal language, the web allows access by many millions of people, and site structure allows for meaning through structure. Webism is a revolutionary movement.

David Camp

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