An exhibition of web-based artworks by international artists @ InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, Toronto
Curated by Horea Avram (CA/RO)
Artists and works:
Angie Waller (US), The Most Boring Places in the World (2009)
Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead (UK), A Short Film About War (2009/10)
Stéphane Degoutin & Marika Dermineur (FR), Googlehouse (2008-ongoing)
Marco Cadioli (IT), Over Data (2010)
Noah Pedrini (US), AnthroPosts (2007-ongoing)
Googleheim proposes five projects that critically explore the tensions between transiency and permanence of the image in the context of contemporary art and media technology.
Googleheim - Part web search engine, part modern art museum. One as a post-postmodern worldview facilitator and a sophisticated mechanism of mass data delivery and control, the other a modern system of artistic legitimation, cultural preservation, and selective promotion of values. This exhibition takes Google and Guggenheim as reference points for two distinct but converging models of creativity and theoretical reflection.
The exhibition is a way to critically problematize this encounter by keeping in focus the important implications of the image and of the image making in defining the contemporary cultural habits, artistic thinking and individual/collective identities.
Googleheim is, therefore, a way (among many possible others) to reflect and comment on the intricate dynamics between image as an active instrument and image as a closed visual organization, between data traffic and memory, between online and offline experience, between local values and global demands, between real-time and delay, between update and obsolescence, between immediacy and permanence and, inescapably, between real and virtual.
Exhibition Dates: June 7 – July 13, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2013 at 7pm.
InterAccess is located at 9 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada, M6J 2Y8.
InterAccess is a public gallery, teaching facility, and production studio dedicated to the creative use of technology and new media culture. In 2013, InterAccess celebrates our 30th anniversary and we look forward to the next 30 years of producing and presenting electronic and digital art.
InterAccess receives operating support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council, in addition to generous contributions from InterAccess members, donors and partners.
For more information about Googleheim, please contact:
+1 (416) 532-0597 ext. 23
9 Ossington Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Y8