September 9th-October 21st
Opening Reception from 6-9pm on Friday, September 9th with an artist talk by Paul B. Davis
On September 9th, The Luminary opens its fall season with an exhibition exploring the malleability of material and experience emerging from online culture. FORMAT features some of the most prominent and engaging artists working with the particularities of web aesthetics, forms of online experience and the interaction between the physical and digital environment.
A new site-specific installation by Ann-Maree Walker, Almost like being there, will open simultaneously in the Installation Space. Almost like being there is a series of small interactive installations situated within the space that will create a kind of choreographed performance exploring the ritual of conforming one’s body to an environment.
FORMAT artists include:
Greg Borenstein and Scott Wayne Indiana’s Physical GIF’s have quickly gained attention for their unique presentation of animated GIF’s as zoetropes playing out the format’s stop-motion, jittery aesthetic in physical space. The Physical GIF project will feature collaborations from Ryder Ripps, Nullsleep, Sterling Crispin and Sara Ludy, as well as the artists’ own work.
Paul B. Davis founded the BEIGE Programming Ensemble with Joe Beuckman, Cory Arcangel and Joseph Bonn. While still in college in the late 90s Davis pioneered the use of hacked video game cartridges as an art practice. His Nintendo work was premiered in 2000 and subsequently BEIGE members used hacked NES systems to create a distinct body of work that has been shown internationally.
Martijn Hendricks is an Amsterdam-based artist who often works with marginalized media and the legacy of contemporary art as filtered through file-sharing, post-studio practice.
Jon Rafman’s diverse net work (and network) spreads throughout Google Street View, Second Life and any number of Tumblr blogs, stitching together a surprisingly cogent view of how physical space and individual expression is represented and recreated through online platforms.
Krist Wood is perhaps best known as the founder of the influential net art community, Computers Club, as well as a number of diverse curatorial and artistic approaches that explore the possibilities of online experience and tools as both subject and object of contemporary practice.