Three Weeks Internet Hiatus
Fri, February 10 '17 – Sat, March 4 '17
@ Disclaimer Gallery
On display in Disclaimer Gallery, February 10th - March 4th
Where do we coordinate ourselves in the gridmap of Internet and Identity? “Three Weeks” is a brand and a person. Fake accounts of real people, alternate universe people, rogue people, hurt people, people hired to be somebody else, bots with people avatars, words without a person at all. Lines blurred then intersected by consumerism, media, entertainment then blurred again. A deliberate and constant shift of powers, surveillance, representation. It may seem random, but ultimately the algorithms, trends, commercials, power structures work in favor of white supremacy, cis het supremacy. “Three Weeks” calls for a internet hiatus to gather selves who are erased by dominant media, and build physical reminders that we are here. Weeks incorporates a variety of digital prints, handmade tchotchkes, and the detritus of “failed” projects. Old Facebook statuses dug up, printed out collaged with denim and plexiglass. I touch my jeans, I touch my screen, I publish this blurb on Facebook.
Weeks is a Queens raised & based conceptual artist who is interested in online identity, hive minds, commodification and commodities. Their work encompasses a variety of mediums, including online performances that require other peoples’ log-in info to creating hand welded metal structures. In a moment of self awareness they realized that they no longer wanted to make selfie art, but realized that they didn’t know what other imagery to use - if you have any ideas please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.