Simon Goldin + Jakob Senneby
The Port is a community driven space inside the online 3D world Second Life. The space is open and accessible to all Second Life inhabitants and potentially to all Internet users. Geographically speaking, The Port exists in a network of many locations, but is also a location in and of itself.
The Port was initiated by artists Jakob Senneby & Simon Goldin in 2004 and has developed in close collaboration with architect Tor Lindstrand. Today, The Port community consists of an international network of over 50 members.
Using The Port as a point of departure we are pursuing a series of investigations into the public potential of networked spheres and the organization of participatory production.
Projects developed at The Port include live music and dance performances, lectures, book publishing, art exhibitions and tv-production. Goldin & Senneby have also initiated a project called Objects of Virtual Desire and most recently the collaborative magazine Flack Attack.
Many linked sites related to this project are no longer online, but are available in the Internet Archive. Further description of the project can be found on goldinsenneby.com.
Every month from March 2001 to February 2006 an artist was invited to present their work in the form of a “Gate Page” on artport. Each of these pages functioned as a portal to the artist's own sites and projects.
Wherever necessary and possible, these works are made functional through emulation and reconstructions from the Internet Archive. Not all of them have been restored to their original state and their conservation is ongoing. You can also view the original Gate Pages archive to see how they were presented at the time of their creation.
See more on artport, the Whitney Museum's portal to Internet and new media art.