[rohrpost] SPEED SHOW vol.4: Super Niche - NYC

Aram Bartholl bartholl at datenform.de
Son Okt 24 18:39:25 CEST 2010

*SPEED SHOW vol.4: Super Niche*
Wednesday, 27th Oct. 2010, 8-11 PM
90 Bowery Internet Cafe, NY 10013, http://bit.ly/byl5MB

Has (inter)net.art left its niche? Or is it clustered into zillions of 
tiny net niches splintered into numerous subtopics? The Super Niche 
could be a very big niche, a surf-club which is almost mainstream (?) or 
a sub cell of a extreme small niche of a 1-visitor ever page in 
deprecated HTML oblivion. Learning from evolution the beauty lies in the 
absurdity of super niches solutions, of visual workarounds in every day 
life net culture. It's time to create more niches! It's time to superfy!

Curated by: Aram Bartholl

Participating Artists:
Erik Andersson, Cory Arcangel, Michael Bell-Smith, Charles Broskoski, 
Jon Cates, Aleksandra Domanovic, Doubble Happiness, Constant Dullaart, 
JODI, JK Keller, Greg Leuch, Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied, Duncan 
Malashock, Eva & Franco Mattes, Aaron Meyers, Mark Napier, Katja 
Novitskova, Paper Rad, Jon Rafman, Ariel Rebel, Ryder Ripps, Evan Roth, 
Brad Troemel, Marius Watz

*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. Any creative physical modification to Internet cafe 
itself is not allowed. The show is public and takes place during normal 
opening hours of the Internet cafe/shop. All visitors are welcome to 
join the opening, enjoy the art (and to check their email.)

SPEED SHOW manifesto by Aram Bartholl 2010

All prior SPEED SHOWs documented at fffff.at/speed-show



Aram Bartholl
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