2016: ProjectsPOST INTERNET CAFEResidencyPrintRoom, Rotterdam
The Post Internet Café is a social space for the consumption and digestion of our communication systems. On the menu at PrintRoom, Rotterdam are: Mailing Lists, Contacts, D.I.Y Networks and Mail Art, handpicked from the Hypermarket and washed down with an continuous refill of filter coffee.
Cafés have always been places for information exchange, places to read the paper, send postcards home, chat to friends and find out local information. Internet cafés were an evolution of the traditional café, providing public devices to access the internet and digital communication services. Often people use them when traveling to access webmail, to stay in touch with family and friends, although in poorer communities they are the primary form of Internet access. As technology evolves the number of Internet cafés is decreasing since more and more regular cafés offer the same services. These cafés provide us with a place to recharge – and to work in a traditionally social space. Fueled by our love of coffee culture and personal wireless devices, we assemble in these spaces to communicate with our growing collection of ‘contacts’, often drinking our coffee alone.
The Post Internet Café is designed to create a space for conversation and criticism on whatever is on the Menu. The first location is in PrintRoom where the Kiosk will open its hatch from Friday 15 July. To be added to the mailing list please send a postcard or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Post Internet Cafe is a project by Eleanor Vonne Brown (X Marks the Bökship and Karin de Jong (PrintRoom)
Saturday 16 July, 2 – 5pmPostcard workshop with Eleanor Vonne Brown
Thursday 4 August, 7pmPaul Soulellis Talk, From Web to Print
Molly Richards will be joining us for a discussion on her book ’email me’, a printed collection of writing examining email as a material, medium and tool in the visual arts and experimental literature from the late eighties to present day. Composing, sending and receiving become essential components to listserv experimentation, curatorial email projects, spam poetry, collaborative writing or the dreaded break-up email. ’email me’ shines a light on materiality, interactivity, constraints, moderation, identity and some of the implicit hierarchies that prevail within this medium.