The Whitechapel Gallery in London is previewing it’s new show Electronic Superhighway, a survey of art and the internet.
It’s properly, properly major.
And does that necessary thing of presenting this work not as a possibility, but a reality.
A thread of work that goes back decades, even if it still feels unusual, subversive, radical and new.
The incredible Jacolby Satterwhite – Reifying Desire 6.
A whole wall of Celia Hempton’s Chatroulette series.
She goes on Chatroulette, and says to the young gentlemen who pop up that she’d like to paint their picture.
Spread that colour chart.
Gay Bombs by Zach Blas.
Snowbunny / Lakes.
An amazing amazing 40 minute long early Ryan Trecartin from 2004, that shows him in the process of tightening, cutting, hyper-speeding and releasing narrative.
So many screens, so much to watch.
A Lawrence Wiener video work.
A live broadcast in 1984 between New York, West Germany, South Korea and Paris.
Peter Sedgley’s circles displayed under changing colours.
Give yourself a good two hours.
Take a flask.
It’s so major.