Two weeks ago (June 29th - July 3rd), regular collaborator Alex Williamson and I had a joint show together, it has been an idea that has been in the works for the best part of the year and finally we got a slot at the Toilet Gallery in Kingston.
Almost all the work had been created since our end of year show in May and was all based around the loose theme of the Internet, a large theme for both of ours work in the past year and the reason we chose to have a joint exhibition.
For a first in our time working and putting on shows together we chose to make a joint piece of work for the centre of the show. “Ladies and Gentlemen, The Interwebs!” our take on what the internet could look like if it was designed by a person with no prior knowledge of the internet, or by Terry Gilliam.
I think what really made this work truly successful was the attention to detail, every wire was attatched, everything even if un-plausible, looked like it could, kind of work.
The piece had three sections, the main server, the telescreens and the data center. Everything was hooked up to each other, which in turn was hooked up to the power, a gas cylinder. On the screens were viral videos from the Internet presented in 3D, and a movie from our ‘Interwebs Movie Database.’ With some screens on and some off, we angled the screens and used reflections to create the illusion of more media playing.