“Art Post-Internet” was an exhibition curated by Karen Archey and Robin Peckham for the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing in spring 2014. This is the specially designed pdf catalogue whose with the front page is created each time with the IP and quite approximated location of the user. It includes tentatively definition of “post-internet” by Cory Arcangel, Simon Denny, and Bunny Rogers, art critics Ben Davis and Paddy Johnson, academics Mark Tribe and Esther Choi, and museum professionals Christiane Paul, Raffael Dörig, Jamillah James, Ben Vickers, Omar Kholeif and Gene McHugh.
CD – Oral
Even with its ultra-minimalist conceptualization, this collection of very abstract and harsh sound elaborations – made by manipulating turntables – manages to function as a kind of “symbolic scratching”. Designed by Martin Tétreault and produced by Magali Babin, David Lafrance, Alexander MacSween and Nancy Tobin, the recording is organized into ten different tracks and divided into those pieces that can technically be called compositions and others – instead – that are the result of improvisation. It is hard to separate the results of the different approaches, as common ground is found through hyperbolic references to “turntablism”. Interpretation always takes place in a context and the obvious thread here is – of course – the technical virtuosity of DJs. Martin Tétreault is not new to this type of production, having been a DJ for real: to this end we also recall his work in “Des gestes défaits” with Bernard Falaise, as well as collaborations with Philip Jeck and Otomo Yoshihide, other artists who are often engaged in similar meta-linguistic operations.