Nehmen sie TUMBLR ernst, es lohnt sich!
An A3 sign with the text "Nehmen sie TUMBLR ernst, es lohnt sich!", positioned high on the wall. It means: Take TUMBLR seriously, it is worth it!
It is based on a poster that featured in the 1st International Dada Fair in 1920, which had the word DADA instead of TUMBLR. This same slogan was also used by the Nazi's in the Entarte Kunst (Degenerate Art Show) to mock the Dadaist and Modern.
My idea stems from encountering a book of Hannah Höch's research titled Album. It is a reproduction of a scrapbook she kept of images. It frequently features 'the exotic', oddities, cats and nude woman, etc. and works as a loosely collaged archive. The similarity to the likes of the Tumblr Famous is remarkable. See http://mollysoda.tumblr.com/ or http://putapants.tumblr.com/ for example. Indeed Tumblr can act as a giant, frequently confrontationaly absurdist, collage in its discordant mish-mash of visual information.
The poster is here. Feel free to print and show.
"126 is delighted to present the 6th Annual 126 Members’ Show.
The video art in the show contrasts artistic practices which seek to engage with the aesthetic power of the moving image pared down to its primary elements with experimental video work which explores the origins of cinema through a contemporary digital filter. Photography is represented in work which varies from the poignant and politically framed images from a Belgrade-born artist's project Asylum Archive, through to work which plays with layered cultural references of both a cinematic and literary nature.
This year, 21 artists have been selected to exhibit. The selected artists are Tim Acheson, Julian Astellara, Asylum Archive, Catherine Barragry, Jane Cassidy, Cecilia Danell, Matthew Doherty, Mollie Douthit, Sean Guinan, Levi Hanes, Austin D.H. Ivers, Robin Jones, Marielle Mac Leman, Tim O'Connell, Tadhg O'Cuirrin, Will O'Kane, Cormac O'Neill, Jim Ricks, Kristian Smith, Joan Sugrue and Ruby Wallis.