'DVD Dead Drop': The 24/7 Art Show
In the 21st century, as the intersection of art and technology becomes ever more all-encompassing, even the means of delivering art itself is continually evolving, and Aram Bartholl's DVD Dead Drop installation at the Museum of the Moving Image aims to take it another step forward. There's an intriguing bit of mystery to the proceedings, as Bartholl's work involves the placing of a DVD burner somewhere on the outer wall of the museum. Intrepid art lovers who are fortunate enough to figure out where the discreetly placed burner is located can then insert a blank DVD and become recipients of a brand new collection of digital art right then and there. And since it's an automated process, once you locate the equipment, you can utilize it at any time of the day or night.
Every month there will be a new collection available, all curated by Bartholl, with each one featuring the work of forward-looking digital artists. Constant Dullaart, Joel Holmberg, Olia Lialina, Jonas Lund and Niko Princen are just a few of the artistic explorers whose works will be included somewhere along the way. The first installment in the series, entitled HOT, can be seen anytime from August 16-September 15. And if you turn up early enough for the August 16 opening reception at which Bartholl is appearing, you can even nab yourself a free blank DVD. You can't ask for a better deal than that.