SPEED SHOW vol.5: ‘Open Internet’
12 Rue d’Enghien, Paris (G-map)
13th January 2011
Curated and produced by:
Aram Bartholl, Marie Lechner & Anne Roquigny
Anonymous, Jean-Baptiste Bayle, Christophe Bruno & Samuel Tronçon, Claude Closky, Marika Dermineur, Caroline Delieutraz, Constant Dullaart, JODI, Jérôme Joy, Tobias Leingruber, Aymeric Mansoux & Dave Griffiths & Marloes de Valk, Albertine Meunier, Geraldine Juarez feat. M.I.A., Evan Roth, Systaime, VideOdrome mailing list, La Quadrature du Net (Jérémie Zimmermann)
2010 showed the full scale beauty of open Internet culture. Governments and industrial lobbies are trying more than ever to establish new regulations and tools to control the net. The Internet must stay open and neutral! Avoid being shut down by government and make sure your (online-) life or business is not dependant on a single large company or governmental restrictions. It is important to keep rethinking net structures to escape from the mainstream social vortex which is incapable of reflecting on itself. Internet art and net subcultures play an important role in questioning and deconstructing everyday web defaultism and global, digital industries.
We are very pleased to present an exquisite selection of internationally-known artists at SPEED SHOW vol.5 ‘Open Internet’ – Paris. A wide range of brand new art works created especially for ‘Open Internet’ discuss the current impact of Internet pop culture, open source, minimal amateur and radical options of the Open Internet. A combination of excellent Paris-based, internationally-know artists and restless Open Internet advocates form the perfect base for a promising opening night at the awesome Welat cyber cafe Paris.
Aram Bartholl 2011