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Flußgeist, the spirit of the network

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Flußgeist is a series of works inspired by the concept of Zeitgeist, or « the spirit of the age and time », a notion that digital industries have intuitively appropriated to refer to pages giving access flux suspension, i.e. for Google, documentation of most-searched words during a given year. Flußgeist is based on the principle that the so- called Web 2.0 is not simply a marketing discourse, but the first industry that feeds directly off the very existence of individuals through sites such as flickr, facebook and youtube.

Flußgeist is not so much a visual data interface as a site to construct non-narrative fictions using these fluxes. The videos presented in this exhibition are endless, and they evolve according to real-time incoming information. This temporality no longer has to do with duration - like Andy Warhol’s Empire or Douglas Gordon’s 24 Hour Psycho - or loops - like Rodney Graham’s How I Became A Ramblin’ Man -, involving instead the extent of the whole network.


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Opening Hours
Exhibition : Tuesday to Saturday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.