Jun 6th 2015

Negative Jam: Last Year On The Internet

@ Ordinary Projects

2233 S Throop St, 5th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Opening Saturday, June 6th, from 6PM - 10PM

On view through Sunday, June 28th

Last Year On The Internet is an upcoming exhibition from the collaborative duo Negative Jam at Ordinary Projects in Chicago, IL from June 6th to June 28th, 2015.


Popular cultures temporality has drastically changed with the introduction of the Internet and radical connectivity. The lifespan of a trend, topic or spectacle is fleeting but its range and reach are exponentially larger than any other point in history. The impact of pop culture content is deep but fleeting which changes the influence on the way societies view themselves and others. This shift in participation, altered longevity and skewed relevance of information necessitated an artistic intervention. Through exploration and analysis two artists have started cataloging what happens online and presenting their findings each month through a podcast, Last Month on the Internet. After twelve months of collection, research and performances the exhibition, Last Year on the Internet was developed.

Come take a look at the physical and virtual manifestation of the life we have all collectively lived for the past twelve months online. See how memic theory is continuously altering and dictating our combined memory of what has happened online, what was successful and what has changed us forever.

Ordinary Projects is an exhibition space and curatorial project that leverages the success of Industry of the Ordinary to create a highly visible platform for performance, installation and other non-traditional media works. www.ordinaryprojects.org

ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) is a volunteer-run non-profit based in Chicago devoted to employing various systems of support for emerging artists and to creating a generative community of cultural producers. ACRE investigates and institutes models designed to help artists develop, present, and discuss their practices by providing forums for idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects.

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