REALM RECOGNIZE REALM is an IRL tour of Internet Artists and Super Users coming to six cities this October!! (●´∀｀●)
#REALMRECOGNIZEREALM is the first ever tour featuring exclusively Internet artists, Super Users, and social media virtuosos. Like you, we're obsessed and inspired by extremely active internet identities.
This October, we're embarking on a 6-day, all-ages tour of the East Coast with performances by seven Internet artists/personalities in untraditional, DIY spaces. We're breaking down the 5th wall: the laptop.
The REALM RECOGNIZE REALM artists compulsively harness the power of The Net to create an engaging, captivating personal self-image/brand that is both critical and celebratory of social media, web 2.0, and 21st century consumerism.
ARTISTS: @LILINTERNET, @EXTREMEANIMALZ, @MOLLYSODA, @B3NAQUA, @TOP8FRIENDS, @LALABALON (artist profiles below!)
CURATORS: Jacob Ciocci and David Wightman of EXTREME ANIMALS
MANAGEMENT: Marcella Zimmermann of @NYARTDEPARTMENT
Earlier this year, REALM RECOGNIZE REALM won Rhizome and Tumblr's first ever Internet Art Grant, a "commissioning award for the creation of new Internet artworks from the Tumblr community." The jury included New Museum director and curator of the 2012 Venice Biennale Massimiliano Gioni, artist Jon Rafman, and performance artist Laurie Anderson. Thanks to them, we're partially funded but need to cover the rest of production costs!
THANKS RHIZOME AND TUMBLR!
THE REALM LOVES YOU!
REALM RECOGNIZE REALM will create physical-world performance spaces that are closer to the experience of tumblr than to the experience of the club— social gatherings that embrace all of the awkwardness, banality, and domesticity of the Tumblr or Web 2.0 cam performance but IRL.
The shows will be a killer mix of live music, projections, inspirational lectures, performance, merchandise, and most importantly one on one REAL LIFE encounters with 21st Century DIGITAL ICONS.
Instead of clubs and bars, the shows will happen in un-traditional spaces: your mom's basement, strip mall parking lots, suburban homes, rooftops. These performances will be intimate, and raw in the best way possible—like the best cam-vids.
We're launching this Kickstarter to give all of the likers, fav-ers, sharers, re-tweeters and re-bloggers a chance to participate, support, and take home a giant piece of THE REALM!