curated by eva sjuve
exhibition: may 7th - june 5th, 2004
s.t.r.u.k.t.u.r. is a critical examination of the underlying principles of structures in art, culture and communication. the Gallery acts as an interrelated space, connected like a network node with the local community and the global network. each artist creates work based on process and exchange with the general public, by using the internet, cell phones or through dialogue in the Gallery, creating hybrid authorship of the artwork. participating artists are jonah brucker-cohen with "public desktop", by using an application that is dynamically updated, the desktop image transforms into a global comment-board. theorists, critics and artists from around the globe are invited to write comments straight to the desktop in the gallery; david goldenberg, ilze black and wim salki with "dreaming about the future", the artists create a Think Tank in the gallery, visioning the future of art practice in the year 2030. the gallery will be a place for exchange and ideas in a participatory process through discussions and workshops; jim costanzo's "datamap_2004" , by using the internet to transfer data to the gallery costanzo expose how we are all part of the digital global economy and surveillance. there will be a daily update of the datamap with a comment-board; trebor scholz with "twenty-four dollar island", creates a collaborative map of Lower Manhattan by inviting citizens to contribute their stories to an online database, a way to expose the history hidden in new york city.