On the Upgrade – WYSIWYG is a POD book, also distributed as a PDF, which includes artworks by Jamie Allen, Renee Carmichael, David Horvitz, IOCOSE, Michael Kargl, Sara Nunes Fernandes, Julia Tcharfas, Maria Theodoraki and Richard Sides along with interviews contextualising the artistic processes of the featured artists.
On the Upgrade – WYSIWYG is a book exhibition, or an exhibition
in a book. It is a new configuration of selected material that was
firstly presented online or for web broadcast and operates as an
artistic, curatorial and design re-alignment of material originally
compiled for online consumption for the book interface. The starting
point of this project was that of conceiving the book format as an
interface and reflecting upon the tensions that might exist between this
holdable interface and the web interface along with that of the
computer. Thereby reading patterns, the specificity of engagement with
the material presented in a book and what site-specificity might mean in
relation to moving between online and offline modes of presentation are
some of the aspects that have been considered at the time of the making
of the book.