Espace multimedia gantner, Bourogne, France | Website
After 25 years of the World Wide Web, it has become commonplace that our life also happens in digital communication spaces. But unease spreads in this digital life. While we’re using products by Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook and find them useful and indispensable, we’ve become aware of the dominance of such big players. Their services form our thoughts and commodify our ideas of friendship and exchange. We do not surf the wild web anymore but are fed with feeds, receiving more and more of the same, based on algorithmic extrapolations of our preferences.
Since the beginning of the web, artists have built their own spaces and channels there. They have created artworks that reacted to commodification and restrictions in a critical ways. This exhibition presents these alternatives.
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