//an internet art show
//exploring the aesthetic, expressive, cultural, social, and political possibilities of the internet
//through this online gallery
//and an IRL show at the San Francisco Art Institute (May, 2013)
//featuring the work of 15 young artists
//in Nick Lally’s Internet Tools and Concepts class
//click on an artist's name below to see more work:
In deep fry
, Abraham explores internet art tropes and their relationship to mainstream art discourses. He questions why some art movements online are ignored and/or discredited why others are celebrated and how they position themselves in relation to art historical discourses. Through a hack, he brings internet-inspired imagery into the real world with the hopes of sparking debate.
with Madison Voelkel
with Kaela Smith and Madison Voelkel
is inspired by the effects of the internet and software on underground hip hop culture. In a series of prints and performances, he explores changing modes of production, distribution, and consumption of hip hop brought on by the rise of the internet, prosumer electronics, and pirated software.
with Jason Rasmussen and Robert Falco
In Cabral’s eMed
, the artist creates a satirical portrait of online spirituality, internet scams, and internet aesthetics.
melds her photography practice with online mapping software, creating a new spatial understanding of imagery.
with Kaichen Lin and Yuki Cong
looks at online art that also serves practical purposes.
with Kaichen Lin and Zhijie Chang
Falco’s sculptural installation candle
employs a never-ending gif juxtaposed with a physical object from which the gif was derived. The two pieces play off of each other and point to our mediated understanding of materiality in the age of the internet.
with Jonathan Asega and Jason Rasmussen
Culling images from the never-ending stream of information online, Galluzzo constructs virtual spaces to house his finds. Wrenched from their original contexts, the images demand a new attention from the viewer as they are no longer subjected to the unrelenting flow of information that typifies online browsing.
untitled project space
In his sculpture lounger
, Greiling embraces the practice of surfing, taking on the role of the “eternal internet chiller”. His work employs the metaphors of the internet surfer and points to the pleasure and escapism promised by an internet connection.
Higa takes on the role of the internet troll as he presents a game, Dark Books I: GAAL
, that doesn’t work as expected. The work references early internet gaming, interactive fiction, and the ubiquity of online trolls.
In her video Symphony of San Francisco
, Lin appropriates videos from online and melds them with recorded sounds from around the city. The work points to the creative possibilities of remixing user-generated content.
with Yuki Cong and Zhijie Chang
In his online film desire
, Maury creates a generative narrative space by soliciting short videos shot on mobile phones. Participants were asked to shoot a succinct interpretation of desire in their everyday lives. The results show a diverse and fragmented film that demands exploration by the viewer.
makes connections between a story of a near death experience and the internet.
with Madison Voelkel and Ryan Abraham
In a series of prints, Voelkel explores the concealment of information and the circulation of illicit imagery online.
with Ryan Abraham
with Kaela Smith and Ryan Abraham
Thanks to Caitlin Denny
, Ceci Moss
, LaTurbo Avedon
, and Jeremy Hobbs for visiting us and sharing their amazing work.
The online gallery was made in CopperCube
using a demo example.
And thanks to the artists for being engaged, critical maker/thinkers and making great work.