SPEED SHOW: extra credit
a campus computer lab re-purposed as an internet art exhibition space.
april 5 : 3-5pm : 115 misciagna : penn state altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
organized and hosted by a. bill miller and VAST,
A group artists who regularly create Internet-based art were given the following assignment:
Create a web-based response to the following question: What is “Internet”?
Their responses and submissions make up this SPEED SHOW exhibition. Each work is presented on its own work station within the lab. The lab becomes a space filled with participants in two roles:
- artists working individually within the larger connections of the Internet
- exhibition visitors investigating artworks within the larger connections of the Internet
These two groups of participants take control of the campus computer lab work station and navigate, investigate, explore and consider what the Internet could/might/will be.
About The SPEED SHOW exhibition format:
Hit an Internet-cafe, rent all computers they have and run a show on them for one night. All art works of the participating artists need to be on-line (not necessarily public) and are shown in a typical browser with standard plug-ins. Performance and life pieces may also use pre-installed communication programs (instant messaging, VOIP, video chat etc). Custom software (except browser add-ons) or off-line files are not permitted. Any creative physical modification to Internet cafe itself is not allowed. The show is public and takes place during normal opening hours of the Internet cafe/shop. All visitors are welcome to join the opening, enjoy the art (and to check their email.)