ANIMAL HUMAN INTERFACE: Come hang out while observing social distancing

  • Francesco Imola

A space for participants to socialise and find refuge in art as best as possible while staying home.

On the evening of 28 March, I held a virtual opening, which is also my performance as part of Everything You See Is In The Past. This "online happy hour" and private view served as a temporary space for participants [to the Zoom call] to socialise and find refuge in art—as best as possible—while staying home. Those who joined the video call received a tour of the exhibition and had a chance to ask questions. After the tour, we visited other virtual museums and collections recently made live after the temporary closure of physical galleries and museums due to the Coronavirus outbreak. By re-enacting a curator’s tour on the digital space, the work criticises the bandwagon hop to virtual exhibition spaces by national museums and white cube galleries during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as the emergence of online webinars and streamed panels on the occasion of new online shows.

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