Saturday 1st October 2016 – ​Post Internet Cafe: End of Session

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Post Internet Cafe: End of Session

To conclude the Post Internet Cafe at PrintRoom there will be a day of presentations, discussions and performance on Mailing Lists, D.I.Y Networks and Mail Art.

–> 4pm  (note change of time) Book Club  – ‘email me: Writings on Email in Contemporary Art and Experimental Literature’ by Molly Richards
–> 7pm Post Internet Cafe project overview with Eleanor Vonne Brown and Karin de Jong
–>7.15pm introduction to “Greetings from the invisible borderlands” by Amy Wu
–>7.30 pm ‘Invites and Mail Outs’ Fraser Muggeridge, talk
–>8.30pm The Post People Performance
Throughout the day there will be a presentation of the mail we have received during the summer and examples of interesting mail projects we have encountered on the walls of PrintRoom.
Contributions by: Riitta Oittinen, Rosalie Schweicker, Arnaud Desjardin, Mark Pawson, Wil van Iersel, Amy Wu, Jan Voss, Aymeric Mansoux & Volker Zander, among others
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More info:

Molly Richards will be joining us for a discussion on her book ’email me’, a printed collection of writing examining email as a material, medium and tool in the visual arts and experimental literature from the late eighties to present day. Composing, sending and receiving become essential components to listserv experimentation, curatorial email projects, spam poetry, collaborative writing or the dreaded break-up email. ’email me’ shines a light on materiality, interactivity, constraints, moderation, identity and some of the implicit hierarchies that prevail within this medium.

Molly Richards recently graduated from the Royal College of Art’s MA in Critical Writing in Art and Design. She has researched a number of different areas including sound art, new media art, net art, digital ephemera and meme culture. She is interested in using the written word as part of an expanded curatorial practice.

Pick up a copy from PrintRoom

A limited amount of reading copies of the book are available for free at PrintRoom. This is the 2nd print edition and has been printed in-house using the Risograph especially for The Post Internet Cafe at PrintRoom.

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Amy Wu:

Conceptually, “Greetings from the invisible borderlands” explores alternative and untraceable forms of communication, attempting to locate and manoeuvre within the ‘invisible borderlands’, the unchartered cracks between online and offline communication infrastructures. As such the work borrows and fuses mail art with net.art as an contemporary steganography tactic.

Practically, it is an exercise in repurposing a technique called the Cardan grille, an analog method of writing secret messages using a grid, for contemporary surveilled mediascapes. Using the medium of a postcard sent through the postal system, it functions as the key that unlocks a hidden message that can only be found online through Google Maps. The message is decoded, when the two pieces of information, that have circulated in separate networks (post and internet), are matched together again by the receiver to reveal the message.

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Fraser Muggeridge
London based graphic designer Fraser Muggeridge will present a selection of special mail projects and invitations that he has produced for artists, galleries and institutions.

www.pleasedonotbend.co.uk/category/Invitation/

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The Post People are a three entity print performance ensemble of two tables and one floor based typewriter. Known for combining live improvised song-writing with sculptural grunge. Rotterdam based but euro conscious, boundary collapsing and formed in the primordial soup of the new Millennium. The Postpeople may still be emerging.

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The Post Internet Café is a social space for the consumption and digestion of our communication systems. On the menu at PrintRoom, Rotterdam have been: Mailing Lists, Contacts, D.I.Y Networks and Mail Art, handpicked from the Hypermarket and washed down with an continuous refill of filter coffee.

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