Scene Afterform: Bona-fide Sitesand the Meta Community :)

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This Editorial was part of an ongoing collaboration with Omsk Social Club Feat PUNK IS DADA, the exhibtion at the Migros in Zurich in Nov 2016 and the this exhibition catalogue were considering the relationships of IRL and URL. it was a performative intervention, connecting the exhibition space of the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst with the archive of the collection. Contributions are from Ben , Luca Pozzi, George Vasey, Garrett Nelson, Lukas Hofmann, Andrea Liu, Abongile Gwele, Milos Trakilovic.

Published by and Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst.

Scene Afterform: Bona-fide Sites and the Meta Community
“Could we argue today that community is an addiction of the masses? A proxy substance abuse equal to the 90’s rave scenes, bodies now bounce on pixels and data rather than ecstasy and speed.”

Omsk Social Club feat. PUNK IS DADA performative intervention will work around the concepts of meta-communities. These anamorphic communities in digital space often require using a special device or occupy a specific vantage point (or both) to reconstitute the image. One has to be online to feel connected to a common immortal digital body. This encapsulation can be described as a feeling of Cosmic Depression. But what stays within the real while being online? And with which part of our body do we move inside the URL? Humans can never become only a device therefore they are left staring, as blindly as Narcissus did into the pool, watching his own immaterial self.

The propositions in the catalogue of essays to accompany the exhibition vary in form and structure to develop different views, approaches and opportunities to discuss how we might consider the meta community and digital. Taking the form of prose, academic writing, reflective narratives and image based submissions, each offers a different perspective on how one might engage with a landscape of nodes and the self, disconnected with the physical and based on the digital manifestation of each individual.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2016


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