Post is a virtual residency, hosting a different artist each month. The residency programme will focus on artists who engage with the digital in a post internet age, using La Scatola’s website as the gallery space. The work presented by each artist is linked by the temporary space it inhabits, the given thematic framework being the culture and trends of the 90s and their resurgence in our everyday.
Using the digital space as an exhibition medium, the residency will allow each partaking artist to curate their own content in a temporary environment. The works exhibited will take multiple forms, from text to image to sound, as the artists choose how to address the given platform.
Post as title is evocative of numerous elements of our digital culture, not least the repetitive ‘posting’ on social media sites such as tumblr, twitter and facebook. As each artist lays claim to our digital space, so they begin to utilise it as a social tool, the content forming a cumulative archive of audio visual expression. In addition to this, Post refers to an unspecified reaction; its unnamed suffix allows for multiple interpretations while focusing on a post-internet culture; the shape of art after a data overload.
The immediacy of this form of information-sharing allows us to assume roles with ease; we are at once photographer, filmmaker, writer, artist. As such, within Post the artist becomes curator and producer of their own environment. The temporal nature of the given space serves to add to this condition through a monthly renewal of content and the archiving of the old.
The resurgence of 90s culture is symptomatic of this accessibility of information; in a post-internet age, the recent past is relived at a much greater speed – there is no space for delay. The 90s saw the normalisation of computer use, its graphics now emblematic of a digital generation, its fashions and visuals returned to knowingly.
The artists taking part in Post each engage very differently with these themes, allowing for a re-imagining of the project each month. Each previous residency will remain visible on the website. Through existing solely online, Post is by nature an open project, widely accessible and able to be framed in any number of contexts, without being tied to a physical space; in this it can be viewed as a constantly developing exhibition framework.
Post is curated in turn by each resident artist.
The programme has been curated by Valentina Fois.
Assistant Curator & Text, Lucy Lopez.
Who is taking part? The list of artists grows, so stay tuned!
In no particular order:
Sara Ludy 15 MAY – 14 JUNE
Daniel Eatock 15 APRIL – 14 MAY
Hannah Catherine Jones