ScreenSaverGallery is not TV!
Across an artistic practice we can meet art pieces that somehow act or remind (visually or conceptually) screen savers. At the same time we have such art, which is not thought to be showed at the common galleries, it has to be modified into some type of references or records. And of course, there is the apparently dead medium or rather empty space that remained after screensavers, function of which ceased to be performed years ago. The aim of participation from the side of both curators and artists is on one hand to choose pieces that will get a new message by adding the context of the screensaver. On the other hand they shall work directly with the options and specificities of â€śScreenSaverGalleryâ€ť or with artworks generally thematize virtual space and its usage, networking and so on.
â€śScreenSaverGalleryâ€ť should not be perceived just as platform for presentation of contemporary art, but it should also become an experimental environment for its development. Experiments with the situations in which the screensaver appears, with technical possibilities of the â€śScreenSaverGalleryâ€ť as well as with the visual contexts should be constantly made by every user (i.e. YOU), who is also encouraged to challenge the original concept.
â€śScreenSaverGalleryâ€ť is going to be distributed in several ways. At the moment it is downloadable on the link screensaver.metazoa.org. Very soon it will be available also in the App store, softpedia and others. â€śScreenSaverGalleryâ€ť should be installed on the public computers at schools, info points, in cities (where the computers are usually for free use), at progressive organizations and big companies. The ideas behind the â€śScreenSaverGalleryâ€ť shall also be presented on festivals or in the academic environment. New channel functionally connecting fine art and the public can be created this way, and a dialog growing from this connection (via on-line blog mostly) is essential for purgative transformation on fine art (which is necessary).
â€śScreenSaverGalleryâ€ť is a gallery space with social/cultural responsibility, trying to help the positive transformations of our cultural and informational.
All around the world are artists working with digital media and Internet â€“ creating and reflecting its specific attributes or anomalies. By means of ScreenSaverGallery, we would like to participate at this process with mediation of their dynamic and important behaving.
Everybody is welcome to contribute or comment on â€śScreenSaverGalleryâ€ť and individual â€śscreen saversâ€ť by participating in discussion on BLOG or sending a message (via blog, metazoa.org, or Fcb).
ScreenSaverGallery wants to offer the artists a bright new dimension for their activities. ScreenSaverGallery is the topic to us. We do not make exhibitions, we do screensavers!
authors of the concept,
Barbora TrnkovĂˇ & TomĂˇĹˇ JavĹŻrek (special thanks to Mary Meixner)