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
SPEED SHOW vol.1: TELE-INTERNET
One night group show and the start of an ongoing series of SPEED SHOWS.
Friday 11th of June 2010, 21:00 – 00:00
Kottbusser Damm 103, Berlin (G-maps)
Following artists will show new or recent works:
- Jon Cates (US)
- Constant Dullaart (NL)
- Dragan Espenschied (DE)
- JODI (NL/BE)
- 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)
Seven on Seven pairs seven leading artists with seven game-changing technologists in teams of two, and challenges them to develop something new --be it an application, social media, artwork, product, or whatever they imagine-- over the course of a single day.
Evan Roth is an artist and researcher with interests in technology, tools of empowerment, open source and popular culture. Roth’s work spans from the web to the streets, which lead to his co-founding of the Graffiti Research Lab, an organization dedicated to providing public space artists and activists with free tools for urban communication. Whether experimenting online with crowd sourcing, creating art with airport security or collaborating with Jay-Z on the first open source rap video, Roth’s work exists in the overlap between free culture and popular culture. Evan currently lives with his wife in Hong Kong and enjoys spending his free time listening to rap music, drinking coffee and uploading things to the Internet.
Matt is the founding developer of WordPress, the open source blogging software that runs millions of sites around the world. In 2005, he started Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, Akismet, Gravatar, bbPress, IntenseDebate, and BuddyPress. Matt lives in San Francisco and has a crush on Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.