David Joselit

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PublisherArpa Journal2014
The idea of being online is in danger of extinction from redundancy. The Internet has become the principal site of construction, defense, storage and dissemination of new knowledge and social identity alike. Facebook’s population will soon eclipse that of China, and its holdouts nonetheless have well-formed electric selves in the servers of the NSA. As our physical world is increasingly tapped, scanned, streamed, imaged and mapped in realtime, the province of offline is a shrinking territory. In each wave of digitization—the archival, the social, the physical—the evidence of its arrival and its path to maturity are the same: search. For David Joselit, ...
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Essays by David Phelps, A.E. Benenson, and an interview with David Joselit. Curated by A.E. Benenson, “Where 2” opens December 14, 2013 and will run for two months at Where. This exhibition recontextualizes Douglas Gordon’s super-durational appropriation work “24 Hour Psycho” (1993) within contemporary networks of live-streaming and digital media piracy. Working as an act of recursive appropriation, “Where 2” screens Hitchcock’s “Psycho” (1960) once daily in the gallery, streaming the footage via webcam to gallery’s website at Gordon’s prescribed speed of 2 frames per second, creating a continuous, unauthorized digital version of “24 Hour Psycho.” Where: 1397myrtleavenueunit4brooklynny11237.com

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