WE’RE HAVING A GREAT TIME 🙂
OPENING: July 28, 2016, 6 – 9pm
DURATION: July 29 – September 03, 2016
Group show curated by
Featuring works by
ROCKELMANN& is pleased to announce the start of our new Summer CAMP program featuring the debut exhibition of London/Berlin based curatorial collective ::MK-DOS:: entitled We’re Having a Great Time.
We’re Having a Great Time is a group exhibition of five new media works of varying mediums, produced by six London based-artists (Marija Bozinovska Jones, performance duo Lea Collet & Marios Stamatis, Simone Monsi, Eva Papamargariti and Andrea Williamson). The artists have each composed a new work focusing on the concept of translating life back of the “URL into the IRL”, and in doing so have produced a collection of soft sculptures, performances, video and laser projections and mixed media installations. The show will run at Schönleinstraße 5 from July 29th – September 3rd, 2016.
There will be an opening reception Thursday, July 28th from 6-9pm, with artist performances taking place at 7pm and 8pm:
7 pm: Performance by Lea Collet & Marios Stamatis
8 pm: Performance by Marija Bozinovska Jones
The selected artists have each composed new works focused on the theme of translating life from the “URL into the IRL” and in doing so have produced a collection of sculptures, performances, video and laser projections and mixed media installations.
It was the invention of the contemporary Internet in 1989 that marked the beginning of a now never ending evolution of the human condition now called accelerationism. Today it is hard to see ourselves as a separate entity from technology; we consider it a part of us, we’ve assimilated, we’ve unified and it’s been integrated. We have finally figured out a way to live in the anthropocene, but at what cost? We’re Having a Great Time explores the relationship between algorithmic automation and its quantification of human responses. Through user feedback generated between users and machines the artists, both emerging and well exhibited, have sought to re-appropriate and expose just how all of the time spent URL is affecting us IRL.
::MK-DOS:: was born in September 2015 when two graduate curating students [Mattia Giussani (b. Milan 1986) & Kat Rickard (b. New York 1992)] met in the Goldsmiths art department. They decided to link up and start serving as your personal guides to the underbelly of the anthropocene. Both live and work between London and Berlin.