Next Wednesday it’s today and tomorrow’s 5th birthday. To celebrate this, I’m organizing a SPEED SHOW. It’s an exhibition format developed by Aram Bartholl, this is the manifest:
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.)
So here are the details for the today and tomorrow’s 5th birthday SPEED SHOW:
Wednesday 21th of July 2010, 21:00 – 00:00
Oranienstrasse 185, Berlin (google maps link)
There will be 18 screens showing you the hottest animated gifs ever.
So I invite you all to come and bring you friends and your friends friends!
You can also join this event on Facebook.
This is the list with the 18 animated gif artists:
Nicolas Sassoon, Laura Brothers, Xavier Barrade, Francoise Gamma, REED + RADER, MATHWRATH, Harm van den Dorpel, Michael Bell-Smith, Mark Portillo, Petra Cortright, Travess Smalley, teenocide, Jacob Broms Engblom, Princess Hijab, dvdp, Brandon Jan Blommaert, Constant Dullaart, Evan Roth