NEXT SHOW: AC Institute New York

Supporting and developing projects that explore a performative exchange across visual, sonic, verbal and experiential disciplines, AC Institute New York, presents ‘See you on the Flip Side – a group exhibition about Narrative/Identity. Using ‘SPAM the musical (THE DYING WIDOW)’ as the key image for the show. Yeah, we like your taste!

Feb 3 – March 12, 2011

AC Institute [Direct Chapel]
547 W. 27th St, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001
#610 & South Alcove

Gallery Hours: Wed., Fri. & Sat.: 1-6pm, Thurs.: 1-8pm

Excerpt from the catalogue essay ‘Frontierless Identities? The Request for a Narrative without Borders’ by Sonja Hofstetter:

“The current role of the internet and its affect on the characters of identities is pointed out by Boris Eldagsen’s video SPAM the musical. The content is based on Spam E-Mails that flood our accounts every day with countless ‘Fake Identities’ and promises. The ones that drop into our mail inbox bother us with stories of how to enlarge too small seeming body parts, how a certain drug is making us happier or is helping us in gaining more success or how we won or suddenly inherited an incredible amount of money. It could be so easy … Unfortunately these promises don’t go without ulterior motives. In giving access to all your private details such as your home address or credit card information the act of loosing your identity in the World Wide Web starts and the creation of somebody who appears to be the same as you and spends all your money is just the beginning. This loss of identity often accompanies viruses that destroy your computer systems, body or character.”

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