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What's happening in my living room
Online project
2000
Maite Cajaraville

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As the artist herself describes it, "‘What's Happening in My Living Room?' was an experimental artistic experience. A reflection upon the anonymous artist, the artist who is an artist because she can't be anything else, because her preoccupations lead her to investigate, and from the fruit of this investigation there comes a product, which may or may not be a work of art. During the Madrid ARCO art fair in the year 2000, a group of people, among them musicians, network experts, sound technicians, performers, visitors, and organizers, were in my living room. We had six-hour sessions of music (including noise, electro, etc.) and video that we piped directly to ARCO. The initial idea was to show the power of the Internet as a means for spreading ideas -creative, regenerative, activist, and protesting ideas from a space for that which is almost peripheral."
This initiative, like many others of that period-long before Twitter (2006), Facebook (2004), or YouTube (2005)- was intended to experiment with many of the new features that the Internet brought to the table: the blurring of boundaries between the public and the private, real time and viewing on demand, on-line exhibition -and sometime exhibitionism-of the individual, and the creation of virtual communities. More than a decade later, the experiment still works, but now as a period piece about a generation at the threshold of a new millennium.
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