Internetausdrucker Bookstore + Reading Room
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038
Opening event: Wednesday April 12, 2023, 6-8pm
Open hours: April 13—April 15, 12-6pm
On Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 6pm ET, Rhizome will celebrate the opening of Internetausdrucker Bookstore + Reading Room. Made possible by Zora, the three-day popup takes place at Dunkunsthalle, a former Dunkin’ Donuts turned art space in New York City’s Financial District. This project marks the beginning of Rhizome’s three month long curatorial residency at Dunkunsthalle, made possible with support from the Rhizome Patrons’ Council.
The pop-up features the launch of a special open edition by artist Yoshi Sodeoka, minted by Zora. Rhizome has a long history of supporting experimentation with blockchain-based artworks, including supporting the development of Kevin McCoy’s "first NFT,” but this is the first NFT directly minted by the organization. The open edition will be available to mint from Tuesday, April 11, from the space. Proceeds will benefit Rhizome's archival work.
The project also features the launch of a new limited edition hoodie artwork by LoVid, based on their Tide Predictor series. The duo have a longstanding practice as artists working with analog generative processes, expressed through video synthesizer performances, videos, and textile. For Tide Predictor, LoVid re-interpreted earlier analog work as on-chain generative NFT, in collaboration with technologist Douglas Repetto. The hoodie translates this back in the form of a wearable artwork, locally and ethically made in New York.
Zora Zine will share their first print edition as part of Internetausdrucker. Zora Zine Print Issue 001, a physical artifact about and by blockchain builders, contemplates the generational gap at play between Web1 (grandparents), Web2 (parents) and Web3 (teens), and asks how members of the Web3 generation might create new futures, independent of the web they have grown up on.
Internetausdrucker also includes Rhizome publications and merch, alongside other items from recent program participants including Mashinka Firunts Hakopian, K Allado-McDowell, Inpatient Press, Do Not Research, Molly Soda, and more!
Internetausdrucker, literally meaning “a person who prints out the Internet” is a mocking term that rose to popularity in the early 2010’s. It was used to describe people who were slow to adapt to the digital lifestyle and would print out email threads and other online materials rather than reading them onscreen.
Dunkunsthalle is an artist-run museum and project space founded by Rachel Rossin, out of a defunct Dunkin' Donuts in the Financial District. Borrowing from the museum structure of the German 'kunsthalle,' the space mounts historic and contemporary exhibitions, as well as offering educational classes, film screenings and readings.
Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus began collaborating as LoVid in 2000. An alchemy of independent interests in technology has defined LoVid's aesthetic, combining craft-oriented analog processes and playful engineering with natural and social science. LoVid's live performances, participatory public art works, immersive installations, and video and textile projects express the radiant noise of an electrified but human world.
Yoshi Sodeoka explores a multitude of media and platforms which comprises video, gifs, and print. His neo-psychedelic style stems from his love of and background in music. Noise, punk, and metal all influenced his development of complex, mind-altering visuals. His practice involved the use of digital video feedback, footage samples and online imagery, and his videos’ audio soundscapes are often the result of intense collaborative work.