Netherlands Media Art Institute formerly known as Montevideo in Amsterdam will show the „Are you social?“ T-shirt in the upcoming exhibition „My [public] space“.

My [public] space
:: May 24 –- June 21, 2008
:: Opening May 23, 5:00 p.m.
:: Netherlands Media Art Institute, Keizersgracht 264, 1016 EV Amsterdam
with Aram Bartholl, Hasan Elahi, Martijn Engelbregt, Kota Ezawa, Dora García, Susan Härtig, Jill Magid, Eva and Franco Mattes a.k.a. 0100101110101101.ORG, Eduardo Navas, Guy Ben-Ner, Marisa Olson.

The exhibition ‘My [public] space’ is a follow-up to the exhibition ‘Territorial Phantom’. In the previous exhibition the occupation of and claims to space by corporations, organizations or countries was central. My [public] space goes more deeply into the blurring of private and public information and spaces.

The copious use of digital, network and mobile technologies has had an enormous influence on our concept of public and private space, and calls up new questions about the conditions for these environments. Public space is not longer something that we can leave or exclude. Through wireless technologies – chat, mail, GSM – the public is everywhere: in our homes, our beds and even our bodies. What is private any more? What consequences does this muddying of the public and exposure to the public gaze have? Public space has become a ‘hybrid’: an entanglement of the public and private spheres

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