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“artistic surfing” (aka “surf clubbing,” “spirit surfing”)

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Curt Cloninger
Black Mountain, North Carolina, US
February 2009

What I’m calling “artistic surfing” (aka “surf clubbing,” “spirit surfing”) takes its inspiration from group blogging, particularly anonymous group photoblogs like 4chan.org. Internet “surf clubs” are basically invitation-only group photoblogs where artists surf the internet intuitively and obliquely, collect detritus (predominantly from commercial sites and social networking sites), recontextualize it via bricolage, titling, and Photoshop remixing, and post it at the surf club’s blog where it is often further recontextualized and reposted.

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January 29th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

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