DVD Dead Drop Vol. 5

BEST OF compiled by Fach & Asendorf Gallery at Museum of the Moving Image 

February 8 - March 14

36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, New York 11106



Participating artists:

A Bill Miller, Absis Minas, Alan Butler, Alexander Peverett, Alfredo Salazar-Caro, Andrew Benson, Andrew Rosinski, Anthony Antonellis, Aoki and Peverett, Art 404, Bea Fremderman, Brandon Blommaert, Carlos Saez, Charles Chalas, Chris Collins, Christian Petersen, Claudia Mate, Clement Valla and Kyle McDonald, Constant Dullaart, curatingyoutube.net, Daniel Leyva, Daniel Rehn, David Kraftsow, Deanna Havas, Dominik Podsiadly, Emilie Gervais, Emilio Gomariz, Fabien Mousse, Ferestec, Florian Kuhlmann, Francoise Gamma, Fritz Laszlo Weber, Georges Jacotey, Goto80, Grace McEvoy, Hugo Scibetta, Jacob Engblom, Jan Robert Leegte, Jasper Elings, Jennifer Chan, Jerome Saint-Clair, JK Keller, Johannes P Osterhoff, Jon Satrom, Jonas Lund, Jonathan Pirnay and Jörn Röder, jonCates, Jordan Tate, Jörg Piringer, Julien A Lacroix, Lorna Mills, Małgosia Woźnica, Manuel Fernández, Mark Beasley, Mark Durkan, Martin Böttger, Matthew Williamson, Max Capacity, Michael Manning, Mitch Trale, Miyö Van Stenis, Nicholas O’Brien, Nick Briz, Nicolas Boillot, Nicolas Sassoon, Niko Princen, Olivier Ratsi, Paul Flannery, Philipp Teister, Rajeev Basu, Raphaël Bastide, Rick Silva, Rollin Leonard, Sara Ludy, Sarah Samy, Sarah Weis, Sebastian Schmieg and Silvio Lorusso, Stefan Riebel, Sterling Crispin, Ted Davis, Theodore Darst, Thomas Cheneseau, Travis Hallenbeck, Yoshi Sodeoka



Snow can’t stop DVD Dead Drop! Now featuring an enormous collection of unreleased and exclusive work compiled by Fach & Asendorf Gallery. (February 8th 2013 - March 14 2013)

Video by Anthony Antonellis

Maybe DVD’s already are getting a bit old, but this still looks cool. If you are in New York you can burn your own DVD at the DVD Dead Drop. It’s at the Museum of the Moving Image. I have a video on there too and it’s a work made and curated by Aram Bartholl who also took the pic above. 

The opening was yesterday but you can get your copy till the 15th of September 2012. It’s permanent.

Inaugural Exhibition:

A group show about video that is not video 
Curated by Aram Bartholl 
August 16–September 15, 2012

Participating artists: 
0100101110101101.org (Eva & Franco Mattes), Constant Dullaart, Curating YouTube (Robert Sakrowski), Joel Holmberg, JODI, JK Keller, Olia Lialina, Jonas Lund, Rosa Menkman, Katja Novitskova, Niko Princen, Casey Reas, Evan Roth, Andrew Salomone, Borna Sammak, UBERMORGEN.COM


More work from Aram Bartholl- DVD DEAD DROP

As I look more and more into Bartholls work I can see how I can draw examples from him of how the physical and digital world can collide. An example of this is his project ‘dvd dead drop’ 
A rough description is:  Visitors who find the Dead Drop and insert a blank DVD-R will receive a digital art exhibition, a collection of media, or other featured content curated on a monthly cycle by Bartholl or selected artists. DVD Dead Drop imbues the act of data transfer with a tangibility left behind in a world of cloud computing and appstores, using a medium—the digital versatile disc—that is quickly becoming another artifact of the past.

"DVD Dead Drop is a continuation of Bartholl’s series of offline file-sharing networks in public spaces." I like this idea of offline file sharing…it made me think of how I can develop my future everything to be bigger than an augmented reality app..perhaps it could be something physical in the world. I was thinking about how I could (via a visual treatment) envision that all around the world I would place wifi connectable geotags in the places the viral videos began….for example ‘charlie bit my finger’ started in the family house in Maindenhead. So you place (with permissions) a small wifi connectable cloud device that has the viral video in it…it connects to all 3g or 4g or wifi users in the surrounding area so when a person comes near the video automatically pops up on your phone…or its downloadable.

Aram Bartholl - Dead drops
It turns out the dvd dead drops was a follow up from Bartholls other project ‘dead drops’  with the tag line "Un-cloud your files in cement! ‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space."

"USB flash drives are embedded into walls, buildings and curbs accessible to anybody in public space. Everyone is invited to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your favorite files and data. Each dead drop is installed empty except a readme.txt file explaining the project. ‘Dead Drops’ is open to participation. If you want to install a dead drop in your city/neighborhood follow the ‘how to’ instructions and submit the location and pictures.”- dead drops website. 

This is another idea of free uploading and downloading in public spaces, bringing the digital into the community and using gorilla type art methods to use technology in a different way. I like this idea, it’s edgy and has a underlying notion of point out where digital and real can blend and that they do not have to be separate.