Speed Show – “GIFS 4 LIFE”
GIFS 4 LIFE
At FoneNet, 56 Lower Domnick Street, Galway, Ireland
On Thursday April 12th 2012, from 8pm
curated by Nora O’ Murchú, Curator in Residence, Irish Museum of Contemporary Art
GIFS 4 LIFE examines the differing aesthetic representations of the GIF image online.
Featuring work from the following artists:
The SPEED SHOW exhibition format: Hit an Internet-cafe, rent all computers they have and run a show on them for one night. All art works of the participating artists need to be on-line (not necessarily public) and are shown in a typical browser with standard plug-ins. Performance and life pieces may also use pre-installed communication programs (instant messaging, VOIP, video chat etc). Custom software (except browser add-ons) or off-line files are not permitted.
Speed Show: Extra Credit
A unique internet art exhibition will be held Thursday, April 5, from 3- 5 p.m. in 115 of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at Penn State Altoona.
Produced by assistant professor of visual arts studies A. Bill Miller, Speed Show will feature eighteen internationally recognized internet artists who were tasked with creating a Web-based response to the following question: What is "Internet"? Their responses and submissions make up the exhibition.
Each piece will be presented on its own work station within Penn State Altoona’s Visual Arts Studies lab. The lab will become a space filled with participants in two roles: artists working individually within the larger connections of the Internet and exhibition visitors surfing those spaces. Viewers may also visit the exhibition Web site at www.master-list2000.com/speedshowextracredit.html to see details and artist information.
The Speed Show exhibition series was conceived by Berlin artist Aram Bartholl in June 2010
Put it on a pedestal
Put it on a pedestal .com
"Put it on a pedestal: a gif storage facility which emulates museum conventions; visitors are required to put the works on a pedestal."
Speed Show – “Becoming, Not Being”
Schonhauser Alle 52a
10437 Berlin, Germany
“Becoming, Not Being” is in reference to flux, change, turbulence, evolution, emergent phenomena, consciousness and the Internet. It’s a way of thinking of ‘non-selfhood’ and an openness to change and flexible notions of self and other. It is a model of thought in which travel and movement, rather than destination and place, become areas of investigation. The world is in constant flux, which creates infinite opportunities for discovery and rebirth. There is no empirical objective structured reality in which we live, but rather fluctuating interference patterns and fractaling levels of consciousness and thought which are constantly forming and dissolving like flocks of birds. These spiritual notions of impermanence, non-selfhood and interconnectedness are analogous to the structure of the Internet and the ways in which it has transformed, and will continue to transform human consciousness. I have asked participating artists in “Becoming, Not Being” to consider the title of the show and interpret it freely as they see fit.
- Sterling Crispin
Ernst Markus Stein