The 5th π event took place on the 26th of December at ΡΟΜΑΝΤΣΟ cultural centre and consisted of an exhibition titled «I thought you were the real thing” and a party with the New Yorker dj Adam X and Athens based SAWF, ANFS and 3,14. The one day exhibition took place on the first and ground floor of theΡΟΜΑΝΤΣΟ (ROMANTSO) building in Athens and included multimedia installations, video projections, interactive video projections, flashing lights and colours, all under the notion of post digital cultures.
New Yorker Techno and Industrial music legend, Adam X, has been π’s special guest. Boss label of Sonic Groove and member of the team of the Sonic Groove Record Store in New York, Adam X (or else Traversable Wormhole) has been releasing music for the past two decades at labels such as CLR, L.I.E.S., Prologue, Peacefrog, Sonic Groove and many more. Adam X also played an important part in the street art culture of New York in the 90s as a graffiti artist known as Ven. His tour for his album “Irreformable” brings him to Athens where he will be accompanied by notably the most important Greek producer in the genre, SAWF and π residents: ANFS και 3.14.
“I thought you were the real thing”
It looks liquid, its soft like jelly, pulsating like a living organism, or it might be hard like a piece of metal and its moving. It might be part of your body or it might feel like it even though its not. It controls you, you control it, it does not work and it pisses you off “would you like to open a tab or a window?” words become numbers and numbers become codes and codes become things – 1o tabs, 20 tabs, 30 tabs and you move back and forth on social networks and you fall in love with your computer and it loves you very much.
Internet melancholy and ecstasy of communication, ambiguous feelings on nomadism through technology and the embodiment of oneself in another well designed dimension. Can we get away from materiality or are we forever bound to this body? Are we trapped or do we simply perceive the imaginary as its served to us? Do we create our own world or does our world creates us? Its hard to get away from matter, even sound, the most immaterial thing, comes from matter.
Human, non-human bodies, or shapes that look like parts of bodies but they are internet gifs, or not even that; a journey through the body, bots that talk about game theory, Nicki Minaj as a feminist role model, empty chat roulettes, phallic soup and blue milk, sea paintings – kill modernism, please and lets give birth to the paradise of the truly imagined, and imaginary world. Is this thing real? Is this thing human?
Curated by: Elena Poughia
Live Set from: Yparxei provlhma Amalia
The event will be streaming live at the art online exhibition space Channel Normal, which shows time based and web based art works.