Penny Press The Internet
Aram Bartholl, 2015
Follow, Nov 2015
at FACT Liverpool
Get your souvenir of the Internet! A classic, hand-cranked penny press machine produces elongated coins in four different designs, each a stereotypical icon representing the Internet. At the cost of one British pound and some elbow grease, visitors are invited to destroy a penny and create, in a small ‘performance,’ the Internet as a souvenir token. The @ sign, the globe and the wifi symbol are reminiscent of an earlier Internet era. The Internet is not a place; it has now permeated every aspect of our lives. ‘Penny press the Internet’ historicises the Internet and at the same time questions its current status.
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Behind the screens. 50 years of computer art.
Online, interactive and endless ones and zeroes in algorithms and coding; digital art, in all its forms and designs, is occupying an increasingly important place. And not only that. The growth and developments in the field of digital art also force us to think about the definition and meaning of concepts such as ‚unique‘ and ‚authentic‘. With more than 50 works by 29 artists, the group exhibition Behind the screens – 50 years of computer art shows the various forms of digital art and the developments from the 1970s to the present. A large part of the works of art in this exhibition come from a private collection from Apeldoorn, which includes a number of iconic works of art and gives an impression of the development of digital art.