Open 5 -14 November 2010
Open daily 12-5pm
Private view: Friday, 05 November 2010, 6:30-9pm
“Blessed, then, are the television viewers, for they (may) have inherited reality.” (Daniel Dayan & Elihu Katz, Media Events: the live broadcasting of history)
HTTP Gallery in North London is pleased to present the latest work by the Italian artist group IOCOSE whose provocative projects use media and web-based technologies as a tool to challenge contemporary notions around religion, politics and social media. At HTTP they will be presenting a new video piece whose content is still shrouded in mystery. Before showing in London the work will premier at the RE:akt Festival in Slovenia on 21 October 2010.
IOCOSE has been working in Italy and Europe since 2006. It organises actions in order to subvert ideologies, practices and processes of identification and production of meanings. It uses pranks and hoaxes as tactical means, as joyful and sound tools. IOCOSE thinks about the streets, Internet and word of mouth as a battlefield. Tactics such as mimesis and trickery are used to lead and delude the audience into a semantic pitfall.
RE:akt Festival: www.reakt.org
*HTTP Gallery *, near North London’s thriving Green Lanes area, is Furtherfield.org’s dedicated space for media art. Furtherfield.org provides platforms for creating, viewing, discussing and learning about experimental practices in art, technology and social change. Furtherfield.org and HTTP Gallery are supported by Arts Council England, London.