No Longer Showing.
A play for two webmasters starring Kevin Bewersdorf.
In February 1997, at the height of the first browser war, at the dawn of dot.com, Jake, Alan, and Lisa are working on their web pages.
February 18, 8pm
Bear With Me is presented as part of the exhibition Cory Arcangel and Olia Lialina: "Asymmetrical Response." The gallery will be open until 8pm on February 18th.
Kevin “Kev” Bewersdorf is an artist and performer born in Illinois, USA, 1980. He is co-founder of the internet surfing club Spirit Surfers and creator of numerous websites including Maximum Sorrow and Purekev.com, launched in a performance at the New Museum in 2009. Recent appearances include poetry readings and multimedia performances at Issue Project Room in 2014 and the MoMA PS1 VW Dome in 2013. He has appeared in the films LOL (2006), Uncle Kent (2011) and Computer Chess (2013). Kev teaches digital media at the Rhode Island School of Design and currently resides in the Catskill mountains of upstate New York.
Moscow-born, German-based artist Olia Lialina has, for the past two decades, produced many influential works of network-based art: My Boyfriend Came Back from the War (1996), Agatha Appears (1997), First Real Net Art Gallery (1998), Last Real Net Art Museum (2000), Online Newspapers (2004-2017) and Summer (2013). She is a professor at Merz Akademie in Stuttgart, founder of the Geocities research institute and an animated GIF model. Lialina writes on digital culture and web vernacular.
Cory Arcangel and Olia Lialina: "Asymmetrical Response" is made possible with support from Tumblr, Cristina Enriquez-Bocobo & Michael Kantrow, Eleanor Cayre, Eileen & Michael Cohen, Hilary & Mo Koyfman, Lisson Gallery, and Team Gallery; annual program grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Accommodations provided by Ace Hotel New York.
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