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On December 15th, the work of more than a dozen artists will light up the screens of Vancouver’s oldest Internet café in this city’s first ever Speed Show. An exhibition format first conceived by Berlin-based artist Aram Barthol, the Speed Show was designed to be as accessible as the Internet itself – all you need to create this guerrilla gallery-like setting of your own is an internet cafe, some initiative, and of course, browser-based art. This DIY curatorial approach makes sense for the exponentially emerging genre broadly categorized as Internet or net art.
Digital collage composed of glitches from various altered JPEGS, Mel Paget