The Opening: The Opening Opening
Happenings in the art circles, akin to a video feedback loop, are alive yet predictable. For this exhibition, we approach the art world as a feedback loop of inspiration, powered by social energy. Through the networker’s eyes, the world is connected and the whole world is the same. Catherine, Jonas, and Beng sent various performers out and about to explore and record different events, each with a different identity and role within the art world. Cameras were mounted on the performers with various degrees of candidness: such as a GoPro camera mounted on the head, one on a chest, and one hidden from view, broadcasting a more abstract and futile impression of what is going on. The emphasis was placed on the social aspect in which futility is celebrated and encouraged and presented as a reaction to the serious traditions of networking to advance your artistic practice.
Catherine Ostraya, Beng Yuenyong, Jonas Raps