Exploit & Disappear (we just stole it from the internet)
Isabella Fürnkäs & Tanja Ritterbex
3-channel video installation
Videos: 5min each, surround sound
Bedcover and pillows printed with video stills Live-screening with webcam
Performance during exhibition opening (approx. 4h)
Dialogue spoken by Lukas von der Gracht and Iris Ryu
The performative exhibition is part of the worldwide opening of "The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale"
Isabella Fürnkäs (DE/F, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf) and Tanja Ritterbex (NL, de Ateliers) contrast self-made mobile phone videos with found internet-footage resulting in a non-static, perpetual collage. The result is a multichannel video installation, that is translated into a printed fabric sheet which covers a bed in the centre of the room. A performance by (name retracted) will take place on the same bed. He will be typing on a laptop and his typing will be projected into the space around. Lyrics from recent Pop-music, shifted and decontextualized to a new literal and at times poetic understanding, form the auditive backbone. Through depictions of a mediated self, this dialogue questions self-exploitation and dematerialization.
Press release, text by BJ
4bid Gallery Amsterdam I Digital Empire Düsseldorf