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marc on Mon, 6 Feb 2006 12:57:02 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> [event] Open Vice/Virtue: The Online Art Context. Andy Deck at HTTP Gallery


HTTP [House of Technologically Termed Praxis] presents
Open Vice/Virtue: The Online Art Context
by Andy Deck.

Open Vice/Virtue: The Online Art Context is an exhibition and publi
production space featuring real-time, online collaboration and
interventions in public and private spaces by software artist Andy Deck.
HTTP Gallery is pleased to present this solo show by American artist
Andy Deck, as part of NODE.London season of media arts. For this, his
first exhibition in London UK, Deck uses the Internet, the gallery and
public space to challenge corporate control over communication, tools
and software, and by extension the social imagination.

'The giantism of media corporations and the ongoing deregulation of
media consolidation (Ahrens), underscore the critical need for
independent media sources. If it were just a matter of which cola to
drink, it would not be of much concern, but media corporations control
content. In this hyper-mediated age, content -- whether produced by
artists or journalists -- crucially affects what people think about and
how they understand the world. Content is not impervious to the
software, protocols, and chicanery that surround its delivery. It is
about time that people interested in independent voices stop believing
that laissez faire capitalism is building a better media
infrastructure.' Andy Deck

Glyphiti is an online collaborative drawing project resented uniquely at
HTTP. A large-scale projection forms an evolving graffiti wall and
visitors to the space are invited to edit and add graphical units or
'glyphs', which compose the image, in real time. The marks made by each
person, combine with others and are shown as a time-lapse image stream.
Hanging fabrics being shown here for the first time provide a tactile
document of recent years of Glyphiti. Unlike most image software
available on the Internet, Glyphiti functions through most corporate
firewalls by using standard Web server requests. For the artist,
penetrating firewalls acts as a metaphor to graffiti making: both
activities necessitate the appropriation of privatised space for visual

For more information about the exhibition please visit the link below:
Press Page: http://www.http.uk.net/docs/exhib9/exhibitions9.htm

Private View: Thursday 9th March 2006 7-9pm
Exhibition: 9th March  22nd April 2006
Gallery Opening Hours: Friday- Sunday: 12noon-5pm

Screening and presentation of works at Science Museum's Dana Centre 8th
March 5.30-8-30pm

HTTP [House of Technologically Termed Praxis]

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contact: info {AT} http.uk.net

Supported by NODE.London
Season of media arts, March 2006.

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