Anybody here going to this event in Berlin today and tomorrow?
Any reports about the event would be gratefully received.
I'm really interested in this final panel and what Melissa has to say about why the concerns and methodologies of internet artists' (as opposed to post-internet artists) did not 'seem to have taken off'
"What Was Pre-Post-Internet? Why Net Art and Cybernetics Are Forgotten"
◆ Melissa Gronlund, writer, critic, co-editor of Afterall journal, London/Abu Dhabi
In her presentation Melissa Gronlund will contest the notion that the present postinternet moment occupies a uniquely ahistorical position based on the enormity of the internet's effects on daily life. The histories of net art, cybernetics, and other new media forms, which would appear to be the obvious forerunners to today's internet-based art, are not typically cited by artists as relevant, nor do their concerns and methodologies seem to have taken off. This presentation will offer some hypotheses as to why this might be the case, including a shift away from modernism and towards depiction and literary realism. Other contextual factors, such as the role of contemporary internet art in the art world and market, will be addressed.