In place of the art object, work of this kind produces open, participatory systems that echo the hypertextual structures of the Internet.
Though often affirmatively lo-tech, these are models of creative practice responsive to an information intensive environment:
- works and exhibitions that stress context and the viewers' navigation of the space of display;
- works that are reconfigurable for different sites;
- works that use the infrastructure of the presenting institution as a material component of the piece, or engage the viewer in the process of production;
- the emphasis on art's relation to other realms of culture, increasingly evident in curatorial practice as in art works themselves;
- exhibitions and artists' projects that deflect art out of the museum and gallery;
- site-responsive and community-based art production.
These trends in art practice speak to a concern with the redesign of infrastructure occurring across culture as we are caught up in the often invisible interface with digital technology.