406 NOT ACCEPTABLE

fax action . part of FAX.NL project by Darko Fritz


26 + 27 . 09 . 2003 . 431 galleries in the Netherlands are receiving faxes
. Numbers Only . exhibition opening . Arti et Amicitiae Society . Amsterdam . The Netherlands . 26 . 09 | 12 . 10 . 2003

Fax your reactions to [020] 6225206 or e-mail arti@arti.nl. All feedback are archived at a web page [here].


A computer placed in the artists society Arti et Amicitiae performing a pre-programmed fax-modem communication. Over two days it automatically called 431 fax numbers of fine art galleries in the Netherlands.
The fax message consists of three A4 pages bearing a typographic image which reads '406 Not Acceptable '. This 'found' text is an internet server's HTML error report; a message that appears when an Internet server informs a user about an error.
This computer graphic [89.1 x 21 cm print] is free of charge and copyleft [i.e. no copyright], and can be reproduced in any analogue or digital form.
The fax recipients are Netherlands' gallerys, as part of Netherlands' fine arts network considering in FAX.NL project.

The database was made with use of several sources [Open Directory Project, Galeries.nl, kunstkoop.net, Galerie GIds 2003, Alert Galerie Agenda, Cultuure Net, etc.]. Despite the excellent access to information about the institutions in the Netherlands, a lot of fax numbers were not listed.


Feel free to fax | print
| downlad | copy | paste [89.1 x 21 cm | 4 x A4 pages, vertically | 24 kb]: