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you.here will examine how we manage connections and navigate our lives through real and virtual space.

About this project

We are a group of artists organizing the exhibition you.here.
you.here  will be a combination of curated works and collaborative works created by us as we examine how we manage connections and navigate our lives through real and virtual space.

We greatly appreciate any help you can provide for this project to help fund the rental of the show space, shipping and producing artwork, and the rental of necessary equipment.

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“If you hear a tree fall in a virtual forest, were you there?”

A machine is anything that allows us to tremendously exceed the limitations of our bodies. Through the evolution of technology and eventual/inevitable automation we become less dependent on the physicality of our world. The work in this show highlights emotional and practical reactions to the contemporary condition of being “super-connected.” Each piece will explore a range of expression that moves between the super-visceral and the super-detached.  

This collaboration investigates our conventional understanding of proximity; local, regional and global, and how these concepts are changing due to the Internet and New Media. This paradigm of communication has brought into question our conventional understanding of property and the actions that define us as “human.” In order to ease the tension between people  and technology we will build the virtual world into something tangible and approachable.

Our relationship to  information circulation and ownership has been redefined, this is exemplified through the use of embeddable objects on the web. The notion of “embedding” is congruent with contemporary curatorial and artistic practice, art objects moving from one context to another and from one platform to another is reflective of this tendency.

Do the interactions we have with each other through technological means cause us to be condensed, exemplified, more superficial or is this simply a different means to the same end?How do we integrate dispersion of identity and omnipresent connectivity with the human desire for authenticity?

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    A "Robotic Mouse" from the exhibition accompanied by a hand written thank you letter.

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    Editioned glow in the dark screen printed exhibition posters accompanied by a hand written thank you letter.

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    Limited edition DVD of collaborative video works created by the curators accompanied by a hand written thank you letter.

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