Dear friends & colleagues,
Hope this finds you well.
I'm very glad to present "SITTING GONZO REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE" a
‘gif-in-gif’ performance by Gabriele Maruotti, hosted by the Widget
Art Gallery from June 19 to August 31 2018.
The Widget Art Gallery http://www.chiarapassa.it/wag is a free
Web-App cross-device, just save the WAG icon on your desktop screen!
Always available the osx-dashboard version at
http://www.chiarapassa.it/TheWidgetArtGallery.html Enjoy the show!
Have a nice and relaxing summer
About the WAG:
Due to our needs that seem to be increasingly handheld, WAG was born
on 2009! The Widget Art Gallery is a mini single art gallery room
fitting into people's pocket. Every month, the WAG hosts a solo
digital art exhibition related to its dynamic site-specific context.
So the WAG works both as a sort of kunsthall showing temporary
exhibitions and also as museum conserving all the past shows inside an
online archive that creates a permanent collection.
WAG website http://www.chiarapassa.it/TheWidgetArtGallery.html
About the artwork:
"SITTING GONZO REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE" by Gabriele Maruotti AKA
b0dy.snatchers. June 19 - August 31 2018.
SITTING GONZO REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE is a site-specific ‘gif-in-gif’
performance realized for the Widget Art Gallery context. The
gif-performance, lasting for the whole duration of the Gonzo’s show,
is therefore nothing more than Gonzo himself – a grotesque humanoid -
sitting on the WAG floor and watching TV. The sitting Gonzo is
watching a gif that depicts himself reflecting on existence through a
digital identity. Actually Gonzo is engaged of severe training running
over a Tapis Roulant like smartphone and scrolling down the Facebook
feeds in order to break the boundaries between digital and non-digital
activities, so creating a surreal post-internet reality.
Gabriele Maruotti is a student of Fine Art Academy of Rome, graduated
in Multimedia art and technologies.