6PM YOUR LOCAL TIME (#6pmylt) is a networked, distributed, one night contemporary art event taking place simultaneously in different locations, coordinated from one central venue and documented online via a web application. The project, conceived by Fabio Paris for the Link Art Center and developed in collaboration with Abandon Normal Devices (AND) and Gummy Industries, is an OPEN FORMAT and can be used by other organizations and individual curators to set up other #6pmylt events.
The Link Art Center itself organized the first two events: 6PM Your Local Time UK, curated in collaboration with AND and coordinated from Furtherfield Commons, London, involving 14 participants in the United Kingdom (November 22, 2014); and 6PM Your Local Time Europe, coordinated from the Castello di Brescia, Italy and involving 110 participants from all over Europe (July 22, 2015). That night, 1,583 pictures and videos were posted on Instagram with the #6pmeu hashtag, 996,000 unique users followed the event on Twitter, and an undefined number of users participated through other social networks. The number of connections on the 6pmyourlocaltime.com website was so huge that it became unavailable for about an hour.
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