Acrylic on Canvas, installed on location behind glass
132 x 264 cm (approx. 4 x 8 feet)
WYSIWYG, is a site specific installation in Weimar. Where in Shapeshifters the paintings were slipped between the wall and the graffiti, in WYSIWYG the painting is slipped between the reflection and the reflected. Where the Shapeshifters squares were ultimately self-updating paintings,WYSIWYG is a self-updating reflected remix.
The glass overlay on the painting causes visual distortion which changes depending on the distance and direction from the painting, the obstacles obstructing the view, and the changes in daylight. Ultimately the work is constantly remixing that pane of glass. It simultaneously duplicated and remixes, stabilizes and distorts a reflection where each photograph or video of results in a different image of the work.
Impulse 101 (an installation, half painting/half internet) by Anthony Antonellis will be installed in Galerie Eigenheim during Extend.fm. The installation will be powered up for the 4 July performance at 21:00. More details below:
Alma Alloro - Extend.fm Eröffnung mit Performance am 04.Juli 2011 um 21 Uhr, Ausstellungsdauer bis 10.Juli 2011
Extend.fm ist eine Hommage an das Radio, Pop Musik und den Modernismus. Es ist eine Musik-Performance und Kunst-Installation, die in der Galerie Eigenheim in Weimar stattfindet.
Die Installation besteht einerseits aus einem Monument aus alten Radios als Ausgangsmaterial und andererseits einem einmaligen Event: Das Radio-Monument wird aufgenommene Live-Music von Bauhaus FM (106,6 Mhz in Weimar) empfangen, die der Künstlerin Alma Alloro als Playback für ihre Performance dient. Das Radio-Monument selbst ist nach der Live-Performance noch für eine Woche in der Galerie zu sehen.
Extend.Fm is an humage to radio, pop music and modernism. It is a music performance and an art installation, taking place in Eigenheim Gallery, Weimar.The installation consists of a monument made from old radio receivers as a ground material and a one time event. In the event, the radio monument receives pre-recorded live music from the local radio station in Weimar- Bauhaus FM (106.6 fm) which will be used as the playback for the musical performance held by Alma Alloro. Before and after the performance the radio monument will stay in the gallery space for a duration of a week.
Alma Alloro is an electronic performer stitched to an installation artist; she an 8-bit Rainbow Bright who rides around the art world with an army of misfit toys blasting a medley synthesized beats.
Impulse 101 is online at Caesura Gallery
"Caesura Gallery is a Gogax-based physical network node focused on contemporary art. We host temporary and perpetual work from the past and the future, acting as a simultaneous rear and front guard, and update when necessary. We like both net art and irl art. All material is hosted by invitation and with consent.
As a virtual gallery, one constraint at play for showing work is that the gallerist doesn't know the artist irl, or at least not at first (more here). We're interested in exploring new forms of unreliable narration created by the internet."
I have discovered the existence of time travelling bandits who steal your original thoughts. They download your files and images, sift through your newest ideas and return with them to the past. They spend years developing and articulating these ideas, using them to give lectures and to write books and essays. Decades, sometimes centuries, later you will discover your ideas in these books and realize what has transpired. At least that is how I like to imagine it happens.
When discovering your writings and artworks have already been done, often in better and more developed versions than your own, it is easy to become discouraged. Instead of feeling like a bad photocopy, I have decided to treat this experience as validating, as being on the right track.
Impulse 101 is a story about art, the internet and everything.
This story is a bus ride from cave painting to post-internet art; along the way it stops to pick up important passengers such as perfectionism, science fiction, minimalism, technology, interactivity, and generational theory. It is a relatively chronological narrative beginning with the evolution of art institutions, the development of the contemporary gallery, and conflicts regarding audience. The story ends with the unification of the preceding topics and the transition from artistic contemplation to erudition which ultimately manifests in a specific approach to art making.
This essay was written with a degree of user-friendliness in consideration of a broad readership.