Previously in the City: BASIC, Mathieu Tremblin, 2014, Paris (FR)
BASIC is a set of code lines in Basic programmation language displaying “Hello World!” style’s exercise on Amiga Commodore 64 platform which is reproduced on Benjamin Gaulon and Evan Roth’s iron curtain of their studio in Paris, in order the curtain is turned into a monitor.
Previously in the City: TELEPRESENCE “LAST BREATH MEETS DANCING TRASH BAG”, David Renault, Mathieu Tremblin, 27 September 2012, galerie Octave Cowbell / Auditorium Wendel Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz (FR) as part of “Une décennie” event organised by galerie Octave Cowbell
TELEPRESENCE is a principle of video-performance-conference. Through a FaceTime/Skype connection, viewers inside a room attend to an artistic context outside. As a reference to the specificity of Octave Cowbell gallery where visitors are entering through the window, David Renault and Mathieu Tremblin offer a unique window on their practice of the city – everyday actions with various forms, from derisory to monumental, from furtive to spectacular – mixing two personal gestures in a kind of surrealistic street corner happening.
I try to avoid Google every day now but of course certain tasks, especially Google search just works too well. Since last year after Snowden I often think ‘I shouldn’t do this search on Google.’ hmm… I tried a few other search engines and some of them are quite ok and also claim to respect your privacy (duckduckgo.com/) but who knows…
For sure the very early days of being exited and maybe even fan of Google (remember how the smart boys conquered the IT world) are long time gone. Google is not cool any more. Google is not hip at all! ‘Don’t be evil.’ Ha! Ha! Ha! ..*hysterical* :/ … and btw: Hey Google! I don’t care about your happy, surprising animated logos on ‘great’ anniversaries or sports occasions. Your Doodles make me sick! Hello!!! The fun times on the Internet are over! Absolutely! Did you guys notice?!? …
Ok. So, it’s about time to get rid of you, slowly but surely. Let’s just start with the logo. This nifty little Chrome addon DOOD-remove will make the empty Google start page even more white. No more happy colored letters. (And no more dreadful Doodles!! Arrgh…)
Install *click click*. Good bye! AAaahhh… *relieved*. Just pure white! It feels so good. It’s a start!
…much more relaxed Aram Bartholl 2014
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