The Dump

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The Dump is a blog initiated in 2006 by the new media artist Maurice Benayoun, about undone art projects.

This blog was probably the first to become a doctorate thesis in art by itself: Artistic Intentions at Work, Hypothesis for Committing Art Université Pantheon Sorbonne (December 6, 2008)This PhD was directed by Prof. Anne-Marie DuguetJury : Prof. Hubertus von Amelunxen, Louis Bec, artist, Prof. Derrick de Kerckhove, and Prof. Jean da Silva

PhD abstract

"By its very nature, the creative process has a hidden face: i.e. everything which the artist discards in both choice and conception of the work to be undertaken. This project aims to inplement the creative process involved in the working out and selecting process by displaying visually and legibly that which constitutes the cluster of motivations, determinations and hesitations contained in the act of artistic creation. The Dump is the experimental form of this applied research, a methodical expression of intention, caught on the fly, before the work of art takes place or so it can take place." Maurice Benayoun

<br />About the Dump Barbara Robertson writes in Computer Graphics World magazine : The Dump... "is a collection of his ideas. Hundreds of ideas. “Everyone can come and take them and do them if they want".(...) in December 2008 "Benayoun submitted “The Dump” as his PhD thesis and became, arguably, the first artist to use a blog to qualify for a doctorate degree". "Of...
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