An exhibition of work by Anthony Antonellis
Curated by Nora O’ Murchú
Steambox, School Street, Dublin 8
Music by Deviant & Naive Ted
Monday – Saturday 12 – 5pm
Show runs from August 17th – September 1st
PLEASE NOTE: Strobe lights and haze will be in use within a contained area for the duration of this exhibition…
Net art primarily exists within a virtual public space, and is created to be seen by anyone, anywhere, at any time. The immateriality and indistinct physical location of net art challenges the traditional modes of viewing and contextual experience that exists for art-viewing audiences. In this exhibition, the curator challenges these issues by translating the experience and conceptual understanding of Antonellis’s work into a unique immersive site-specific installation. The exhibition recalls the familiar aesthetics of the original work and transforms, reassembles the work into new forms, and re-contextualises them for the gallery setting.
The collaborative exchange between curator and artist is a fundamental part of this exhibition. Consequently, the exhibition presents an experimental model that challenges the conventional presentation and viewing of online art.
In this particular exhibition, CMYRGB is encountered as a room infused with clouds of color that reflect the aesthetics of the original set of GIFS. The immaterial work putitonapedestal.com, which in its original virtual form, playfully critiques the role of institutional curation is recreated through printed 3D forms and visual mappings.
Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V is 1 of 5 in a series of exhibitions entitled Run Computer, Run – an exploration of critical and experimental approaches to curating digital and new media art. Run Computer, Run is a series of thematic exhibitions that discuss and explore curatorial representations of digital artworks and speculate upon the interrelationship of digital technologies, artistic and curation practice. The exhibition series concludes with a publication with contributions from artists, leading new media critics and curators.
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Lives and works on the internet.
Anthony Antonellis is a visual artist who is known primarily for his work online, but his practice is not limited to virtual space. His process copy-pastes between analog and digital states, exploring the simultaneity of real and virtual objects. His recent works have experimented in short animation, installations, painting, and internet based art. Several of his pieces have been curated into the Rhizome ArtBase at the New Museum (New York). His work has been included in recent exhibitions at Jacob’s Island (London), Eyebeam (New York), Glitch Festival (Chicago/Amsterdam), and at online galleries including bubblebyte.org and SPAMM.fr.
Antonellis studied at Savannah College of Art and Design, BFA in painting, and Bauhaus-University Weimar, MFA in new artistic strategies. He is currently an adjunct professor at Bridgewater State University.
Nora O’ Murchú is a researcher, curator and designer. She has a degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from Nui- Galway, and a Masters in Interactive Media from the University of Limerick. Her research interests include grassroots prac- tices, open source culture, and programming.
She is the founder and creator of Tweak – Irelands premier digital and interactive art festival. Through the platform of Tweak, Nora brought and hosted some of the leading technologists, and digital artists to Ireland for the first time, including Golan Levin, Massimo Banzi, Tristan Perich, and Gregory Shakar.
She has recently received her PhD from the Interaction Design Centre in the University of Limerick. Her research examined the online practices of open source users and provides an in-depth analysis of this practice for an Interaction Design context. In addition she suggests curation as a research method for Interactions designers, and provides a detailed account of how this methodology can foster creative innovation for end-users to work as designers in the context of their everyday lives.
She has worked as a research associate for the Interaction Design Centre at the University of Limerick, and the Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths, where she has consulted on a broad range of topics, including health informatics, and web platforms. She was the leading researcher on the Tidy Street project — an EPSRC project between the Open University and Goldsmiths that examined the shared energy practices of a small community in Brighton, England.
Currently she is the curator in residence for the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, where she is investigating experimental curatorial techniques for translating online digital practices into gallery settings and meaningful experiences for visitors.