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Saturday, April 30 • 10:00am - 6:00pm
Input Fields Forever

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In my work I often put Internet structures – such as the Web’s grammar – to new utilization while transforming them into (physical) objects.

Input Fields that ask for personal data build the entry point to basically any activity and interaction on the Internet. These “fields”, one is required to fill out, collect and submit user data to servers to be stored there forever. In “Input Field (Password) Plates – Dinner and Movies #2”, Input Fields are “freed” from this original function and transcend their usual format. They are not taking but giving back to their users, serving the audience with visual poetry and actual food.

"Input Field (Password) Plates – Dinner and Movies #2" is an installation/performance for CTW 2016's opening night – a dinner table is set with HTML Tags turned ceramic plates that serve finger-food and movie-clips.

The installation consists of a table (approximately 12-13 ft long by about 4-5 feet wide) set with a variety of (custom made) ceramic plates that represent Input Fields in an online Input Field menu – similar to the online form that artists/presenters had to fill out to participate in CTW. The plates serve either food or movie-clips (running on iPhone/iPad/Android devices) representing each Input Field’s functionality. There are pull-down menus and email address fields – each is serving a specific dish: for example, pulled pork for pull-down menus and a mix of “location-based” videos and food for the email address field. Other plates, such as the "Password" and "Confirm Password" Input Field plates, display a series of short movie clips which are constantly “scrambled” – information is encrypted into bullet points.

For the opening I am planning to serve food and movies on all available plates (=fill out the complete "Input Field Menu"), while during regular exhibition days during the week a selection of food would be on display. My plan is to invite several food creators to prepare the dishes.

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Ursula Endlicher

Since the mid 1990s the Internet has impacted Ursula Endlicher's practice: She builds frameworks for Internet Art works and performances, but lets real-time data be the lead for their choreographies. She extracts rule sets from the Web and repurposes them for installations. Her works... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Industry City Factory Floor

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