Steven Moffat: “Interestingly in the original stories he doesn’t rule out the possibility. It’s not quite as clear cut as everyone says it is. Sherlock doesn’t rule out the idea of one day being married and one day being a parent.” (x)
Mark Gatiss: “She has had a love interest. She was engaged and it didn’t work out. That doesn’t rule out the possibility of happiness later on, but life is full of surprises. Some good, some bad.” (x)
“Probably Ten Thousand Likes” : AN INTERVIEW with CORY ARCANGEL & OLIA LIALINA
It’s been over a decade since Russian-based net art pioneer Olia Lialina wrote “A Vernacular Web,” the first in her series of essays that detail elements of the World Wide Web and its relationship to ordinary users. Lialina has continued to write and produce work about the slow decline of user agency on the Internet over time. As a medium for free self-expression, the web, as a platform, has become increasingly pervasive and uncannily static, as we swipe easily from friendships to followers and abandon the former.
Today, the whole gamut of human exploration online has been observed by a slew of creatives — sifting through accumulations of digital culture, finding nuggets of truth amongst discarded cellphones, virtually extinct wallpapers, glittery gifs and homepages. One of the foremost among them is self-professed Internet lurker and post-conceptual artist Cory Arcangel, whose work speaks as much to the Atari generation as it does to the Post-Internet generation.
Cory and Olia met on the evening before Y2K, and have since continued to collaborate, tweet, text and email one another cool links. They each seem to contend with obsolescence as a subject in their practices, using appropriation as a form of preservation. We caught up with them during the installation of their latest exhibition, Asymmetrical Response, to talk about the Internet and marvel at their cross-genre artworks from wallpapers, to LCD screens, to pool noodles.