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Wasting Time on the Internet 2.0

Thomas Artur Spallek
Laura Catania
Yvonique Wellen

48 pages
color offset
Edition of 400

For Wasting Time on the Internet 2.0, artists were asked to base a work on at least three hours of ‘wasting time on the internet’. Starting from common ground, each of the works reflect on different aspects of the exhibition concept. The act of ‘wasting time on the internet’ holds a central position in a number of the works, sometimes visualized in time based work, sometimes without a final shape. Other artists have collected material that points towards prominent phenomena on the internet today, or have connected their internet journeys to Kenneth Goldsmith or the Situationists.

In the variety of expressions that are part of the exhibition, the works do not only point towards the ways in which we (can) use the internet today – but also confront us with the question if ‘wasting time’ can still be considered a waste - when it results in/ leads to an artwork.

Nuno Patrício (PT)
!Mediengruppe Bitnik (CH)
Unità di Crisi (IT)
Banz & Bowinkel (D)
Emilie Gervais (FR)
Sebastian Schmieg (D)
Jaakko Pallasvuo (D/FI)
New Bretagne (D)
Joe Hamilton (AU)
Silvio Lorusso (IT)
Florian Kuhlmann (D)

With written contributions by:
Kenneth Goldsmith (Poet and Founder of UbuWeb)
Alain Bieber (NRW-Forum Düsseldorf)
Angelo Plessas (Artist, The Eternal Internet Brotherhood)
Dirk von Gehlen (Autor, MashUp – Lob der Kopie)
Paul Soulellis (Library of the Printed Web)
Raffael Dörig (Kunsthaus Langenthal)
Wolfgang Ullrich (Autor)
Annet Dekker (Curator and researcher, TATE)

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