[rohrpost] SPEED SHOW, Fr. 11.6. 9pm Berlin

Aram Bartholl bartholl at datenform.de
Die Jun 8 12:09:45 CEST 2010

June 6, 2010


released on F.A.T. http://fffff.at/speed-show/

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 manifest by Aram Bartholl 2010

One night group show and the start of an ongoing series of SPEED SHOWS.
Friday 11th of June 2010, 9:00 - 12:00 PM
Kottbusser Damm 103, Berlin

Following artists will show new or recent works:
- Jon Cates (US)
- Constant Dullart (NL)
- Dragan Espenschied (DE)
- Geraldine Juarez (MX)
- Tobias Leingruber (DE)
- Olia Lialina (RU)
- Moddr (NL/AT/RU)
- Johannes P Osterhoff (DE)
- Evan Roth (US)
- Ralph Schulz (DE)
- Paul Slocom (US)

Curated by Aram Bartholl

Curatorial Statement:
net.art is dead! Long live pop.net.art!

The Internet browser a key element to the success of the web in the 
beginning of the 90's has grown mature in the last two decades. 
Technical development, open standards and open software made the browser 
a very powerful tool. It seems soon it will take over the operating 
system and there will be nothing left than apps in the cloud.

It's about time to revisit net.art in an era of 500 million Facebook 
user. net.art never really found it's way out of the media art bubble. 
The browser was the promising canvas in the early '90s and is today more 
then ever capable to do what ever you like. Within the last let's say 5 
years the Internet arrived and became totally mainstream. The social web 
unfolded it's power and became part of everyday life of hundreds of 
millions users. Their massive real time information flow began to have a 
huge impact on mainstream media and political structures.

The potential size of an audience for on-line art work has grown 
infinitely large. Technical barriers, limited access, little bandwith or 
lack of skills are not an issue any more. In an era of Internet memes 
and 20+ million Youtube views on one video in a day artists need to 
reconsider the web from a different perspective. A new generation of 
creative minds picked up the field of net.art and expanded it to the 
next stage: pop.net.art (coined by Aram Bartholl 2010) emerged under the 
influence of social web monopolies, highly flexible open software, 
amateur meme cult and pop culture. A wide range of coders, designers and 
artists including the pop.net.art experts from F.A.T. Lab experiment in 
this genre with great success. 'Classic' net.art is appropriated and 
gets remixed with web activism, DIY philosyphy, sharing culture, easy to 
use browser ad-dons and open source beliebers on a state of the art 
technical level.

The first SPEED-SHOW vol.1 represents a wide selection from well known 
net.artists to a young generation of web savy coders and Internet 
renegades. From youtube interventions and social web critique to pixel 
celebration and gif.pop 12 artists (or artist groups) will show recent 
and new works.

net.art never died! It just moved to your local Internet-shop! Come and 
join the party!

Aram Bartholl 2010


Aram Bartholl
Ackerstr. 38
10115 Berlin
landline: +493060980161
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