Mark Amerika - Mobile Phone Video Art Classics

6 Jul 2007 – 29 Jul 2007

E:vent Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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Mark Amerika's recent artwork has investigated the emergence of digitally constructed identities, theoretical fictions, meta-histories, and collaborative networks. In his new artwork, Mobile Phone Video Art Classics (MPVAC), the artist composts various art personas and artworks into a narrative sequence of mobile phone video images that conjure up both the spirits of the past as well as hauntological actors of the present.

Part DVD installation, part Powerpoint presentation, and part blog performance, MPVAC reedits art history using low-tech mobile phone technology and simple iMovie software. Starring Salvador Dali, Bruce Nauman, Mark Amerika, Nam June Paik, Baby Jane Holzer, Susan Sontag, Marilyn Manson, and Madonna as themselves.

Amerika returns to the UK this summer to undertake a collection of media interventions. These include a visiting artist residency at iRES, University College Falmouth, Cornwall. As part of this residency he will deliver a keynote address at the 'Disrupting Narratives' symposium at Tate Modern on July 13th. Amerika is also launching his latest book 'META/DATA' (MIT Press, 2007).

These distributed textual performances create a viral-like presence throughout the eventnetwork.

This event is organised in conjunction with the 'Disrupting Narratives' conference at Tate Modern:
Friday 13 July 2007, 10am'6.30pm
Followed by a special reception at E:ventGallery:
Saturday 14 July 7-10pm

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