Presented by YEAR ZERO ONE
curated by Michael Alstad and Michelle Kasprzak
An Exhibition Of Seven On-Line Projects Created by Net.Art Stars who -> Hack -> Steal -> Borrow -> Appropriate and Plunder Found Pixels on the www.
MTAA Collective – Ten Digital Readymades – Joanna Briggs – Haikoo – 0100101110101101.ORG – Life Sharing – Negativland – Pastor Dick"s Mailbox – Trip Dixon – Cling Wrap & Gag – Harwood – Uncomfortable Proximity – Author Unknown – I LOVE MOUCHETTE!
Essay by Matthew Fuller
Opening Launch: Sensatiable Cinephonic Aural Investigation by John Oswald (PLUNDERPHONICS):
Workplace – 35 Liberty St. #103 – Toronto – 416.532.7139
Friday September 21 @ 8PM
Pixel PlunderÂ© is an exhibition of net.art which explores the idea of artistic authenticity, intellectual property and copyright on the web through satire, humour, parody, subversion, clever illusion and skilful juxtapositions. The seven projects in Pixel PlunderÂ© range from a "sanctioned" hack of the Tate Modern"s website by Harwood from the Mongrel Collective; 0100101110101101.ORG "Life Sharing"; which allows the viewer complete entry into the artists computer and system folder; Duchampian "Digital Readymades" harvested through net search engines by MTAA Collective; Joanna Briggs "Haikoo" which parallels and challenges the structure of web-based information by borrowing and mimicking the popular search engine Yahoo; Negativland’s "Pastor Dick’s Mailbox" a long time associate who has been spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ since 1981; Trip Dixons "Cling Wrap & Gag" – an organic remodelling of the interface meshed with a playable re-creation device to "I Love Mouchette"… an obsessive lovesite found on the web which features "borrowed" files from mouchette.org mixed with furtive snapshots of the famous reclusive 13 year old net art star Mouchette discovered on the streets of Toronto.
Pixel PlunderÂ© is presented through the kind support of the Canada Council for the Arts – canadacouncil.ca, InterAccess Electronic Media Art Centre – interaccess.org, and Instant Coffee – instantcoffee.org
Year Zero One is pleased to announce the launch of a new design and Flash site by David Jhave Johnston. Also check out the YEAR01 Forum – Issue 9, the latest edition of our forum which features reports from media art festivals and exhibitions from Ljubljana, Venice, Kiev, Montreal and Banff.
YEAR ZERO ONE is an on-line artist run centre which operates as a network for the dissemination of digital culture and new media through web based exhibitions, an extensive media arts directory, and the YEAR01 Forum – an electronic art journal.