VITAL CONTENT: HYPER ZOOM
Kari Altmann screens scenes from her project, R-U-In?S (2009-2012), as documentary footage.
R-U-In?S is a visual research network founded in 2009 that leverages communal, corporate, fetish, and archeological methods across the fields of art, knowledge management, and the online image/object exchange. Through constantly cycling moments of proximity, the exchanged content in R-U-In?S exoticizes, rebrands, and organizes itself into new tribes and documentary topics, as the sequence of imagery builds ephemeral narrative and memetic structures which either thrive with social input or become abandoned.
Afterward, Kari will discuss some of the back end processes of the project, namely the mutation of language and visual tropes in the tagging structure of R-U-In?S, the fetish that makes some content last longer than others in the process, and the vital logic that seems to keep various aspects of the project going.
Kari's guest, Nick Lalla, will discuss his own involvement in R-U-In?S and other knowledge management groups, as well as ideas of economy and market in relation to the project. There will be an introduction by curator and arts writer Jacob Gaboury.
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