Sad by design

2019
performative sculpture & video
wood, paper, fire & HD video
4 × 2,7 x 1,2 m & 6:55 min

Last spring when I was visiting San Francisco I was wondering how to work with the Facebook sign at Menlo Park. This sculptural transformation came out.

For his first solo exhibition in Switzerland, Aram Bartholl chooses to address origins, effects and legacies of our daily usage of social media through portable devices. Built on the ashes of a scaled, thin-paper model of the thumbs up sign of Facebook in Menlo Park, which burned down in a fire before the opening, the exhibition brings together in a cohesive installation a new set of printed, sculptural and video works.

Credits: inspired the identical named book by Geert Lovink

Exhibitions:

  • Open, Roehrs & Boetsch, Zurich, 2019

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