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Ryan Trecartin, The Re’search (Re’Search Wait’S), 2009-10, HD video, colour, sound, 40 min 5 sec. Courtesy the artist

You Are Here: Art After the Internet

18 Jun 2014

Listen to the panel dicussion here

Marking the launch of the publication You Are Here: Art After the Internet, this panel discussion explores both the effects and affects of the Internet on contemporary artistic practices. Responding to an era that has increasingly chosen to dub itself as 'post-internet', this presentation will trace a potted narrative exploring broad ranging issues such as sincerity and authenticity in the digital sphere. Led by Omar Kholeif, the panel will raise urgent questions about how we negotiate the formal, aesthetic and conceptual relationship of art and its effects after the ubiquitous rise of the Internet.

Panellists include Erika Balsom, Jesse Darling, Steven Cairns and Lucia Pietroiusti with an intervention by artist Jeremy Bailey.

Erika Balsom is Lecturer in Film Studies and Liberal Arts at King's College, London. Her writing has appeared in journals such as Cinema Journal, Screen, and Afterall, and her study of the moving image in art since 1990, Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art, was published by Amsterdam University Press in 2013.

Jesse Darling is an artist and occasional essayist living and working in London and wherever. S/he works in sculpture, installation, digital, “dasein by design”, and the space in which performance becomes unmediated experience, researching ways to #occupy [and resist] the contested territory of subjectivity, sociality and the physical body. S/he recently completed an MFA at Slade and has exhibited, published and performed internationally. JD is represented by Arcadia_Missa.

Steven Cairns is a writer and Associate Curator of Artists Film and Moving Image at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Lucia Pietroiusti works with contemporary art and writing. She studied critical theory at Birkbeck College, University of London and gender studies at Trinity College, Dublin, with a specific focus on trauma and mourning in literature and the visual arts. She is currently Public Programmes Curator at the Serpentine Galleries, London.

Omar Kholeif is a curator, writer, editor, and producer. He is Curator at The Whitechapel Gallery, London, Senior Visiting Curator at Cornerhouse and HOME, Manchester, as well as Senior Editor of Ibraaz. Previously, he was Curator at FACT, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool. Kholeif has also been Artistic Director at the Arab British Centre, London, and Founding Director of the UK’s Arab Film Festival. In 2012, he was a co-curator of the Liverpool Biennial. His most recent publications include, Vision, Memory and Media (Liverpool University Press, 2010), Far and Wide: Nam June Paik (Leonardo, 2013) and You Are Here: Art After the Internet (Cornerhouse and Space, 2014).

Jeremy Bailey is a Toronto-based Famous New Media Artist whose work explores custom software ina performative context. Recent projects include performances, exhibitions and commissions for Rhizome’s Seven on Seven, Transmediale, the Stedelijk Museum, FACT, Turner Contemporary, the Tate Liverpool and the New Museum in New York. Bailey is represented by Pari Nadimi Gallery in Toronto. For more visit

Due to unforeseen circumstances James Bridle will no longer be participating in the panel discussion

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