Offline Art

Offline Art

Festival edition: 
2015
Format: 
installation

Aram Bartholl
Offline Art: 'Your are not checked in'
Six positions capturing the state of social, mobile and post anything.

High Retention - Slow Delivery!!
Constant Dullaart, video 10:00 min, 2014
Artificial quantified social capital redistributed, Social media Socialism. 2.5 million Instagram followers were bought and distributed amongst a personal selection of the art-world active on Instagram.

A Letter To Young Internet Artists
Emilie Gervais, website, 2014
Art movements are as irrelevant as categorizing art under medium labels, because 2014 is about life.

Anti-social media protest
Citizens Against Social Media, protest, 2014
PROTEST AT THE SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK ROTTERDAM 2014

PLSS*
Claudia Mate, video, 2:12min, 2014
Portable Life Support System for the contemporary man.

lotru-on-hotpink.com - No Original Research series
Evan Roth, website, 2014
A series of websites, each created from a single animation and audio file found on wikipedia.org

Excellences & Perfections
Amalia Ulmann, video essay, 10:31 min, courtesy Arcadia Missa 2014
A scripted online performance on Instagram and Facebook.
credits: Rhizome.org for the social media archiving tool.

Curated by Aram Bartholl

The OFFLINE ART exhibition format:
Browser-based digital art works are broadcast locally from wifi routers which are not connected to the Internet. Each art work is assigned a single wifi router which is accessible through any device, like smart-phones, tablets or laptops. To access the different art works, the visitor has to connect to each network individually. The name of the network reflects the name of the artist. No matter what URL is opened, only the specific artwork appears in the browser. A small web server holding the art piece is installed on a USB flash drive which is connected to the router. Like frames holding the art, the routers are hung in the exhibition space which is otherwise empty. The art itself becomes visible only on the visitor's private screen.The pieces are locally widely accessible but disconnected from the Internet.

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