Monday, April 6, 2009 at 7:30pm
We Did It Ourselves!
Presented by Guthrie Lonergan
"The success and failure (and illusion and depravity) of DIY in the era of Web 2.0 -- Little entries in The Big Database -- selections of new Internet art and Internet 'non-art' -- My Favorites! -- Something very real struggling beneath a heavy and ancient structure of corporate software defaults and cultural banality... What have we done? I will try very hard to offer insightful and enthusiastic annotation as I surf the net in public for you. I broke my laptop's keyboard but maybe I can borrow my girlfriend's. We will look at a vague Internet art movement (moment?) still growing -- critical of but subject to technology -- artists in relationship to The Big Database, collecting tiny home video thumbnails, or posting difficult metaphysical questions on Yahoo! Answers (a lot of Travis Hallenbeck and Joel Holmberg), etc. -- regular Internet users as artists -- artists using Google.com -- And with just-as-powerful pieces of online 'amateur content' -- an entire YouTube-based Fandom for fans of box-fans and washing machines, and 11 year-old kids sharing dull dreams as downloadable 3d models. A fully linked playlist will be released after the event... Please come!" - Guthrie
Guthrie Lonergan is an Internet and video artist based in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited at the New Museum and Artists Space in New York and the Sundance Film Festival, and written about in The Wall Street Journal and Rhizome. He is a co-founder of Nasty Nets Internet Surfing Club. All of his work is online at theageofmammals.com.
Tickets - $7, available at door.