[NetBehaviour] â–“â–“Filtering Failure â–“â–“â–’â–’â–’â–’ â–’â–’ â–’â–’ â–‘ â–‘ â–‘

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Thu Feb 24 14:10:08 CET 2011

The exhibition Filtering Failure opens Friday the 25th of Februari 
(20:00) at PLANETART, Volkskrantgebouw, Wibautstraat 150, Amsterdam.


In a culture that is continuously accelerating, filters have become a 
primal commodity. We use them both to open and to close ourselves to or 
from any kind of possible information. Filters are ubiquitous. However, 
we only realize their presence when we lack them or when they fail our 
expectations. On the other hand, modern digital cultures are inseparable 
from keywords like functionality, smoothness, order and progress. 
Interaction designers, programmers and interface developers all work 
together to understand and execute these mantras. But to really 
understand these keywords, they have to be defined in relation to what 
they are not. A successful product designer does not design for the 
average customer, but instead for the marginal, extreme customer; 
because when taking the margins as the rule, the middle will take care 
of itself. ! This is why studying the qualities of disfunction, 
irregularities, breaks, disorder, damage or even demolition are as 
important in the development of a new technological product as the 
researching of its perfect flows and this is also one of the reasons why 
I think it is important to study failure. The concepts of perfection and 
failure are a tradeoff of each other. If we want to understand and 
pursue perfection - we can find this in the pursuit of failure.

The exhibition Filtering Failure investigates (the connections between) 
the procedural terms ‘filtering’ and ‘failure’ and how in 
(lo-fi) digital arts these terms are being re-invented and re-used. The 
exhibition asks how Filtering and Failure co-exist; and how these 
processes influence each other.
The exhibition includes new and older works from the avant-garde of 
glitch artists. These works show the filtering of failure as a 
generative process, but also to unfold a genre that includes many the 
different envelopes of personal ways of dealing with failure.

Filering Failure is curated by Julian van Aalderen and Rosa Menkman.

Participating artists:
Paul Davis (US/UK)
Benjamin Gaulon (IR/FR)
Gijs Gieskes (NL)
Jodi (NL/BE)
Karl Klomp (NL)
no-carrier (US)
Notendo (US)
Nullsleep (US)
Jon Satrom (US)
Videogramo (ES)

Filtering failure is an initiative of PLANETART and GOGBOT in 
collaboration with Rosa Menkman and Julian van Aalderen
Powered by gem. Enschede, Blacklabel Records & Eurotrash Brewery.
Opening: 25th of Februari with live visuals by vj the c-men (Enschede): 
Julian van Aalderen, Sjors Trimbach & Edwin van Aalderen

The exhibition is open from Monday to Friday between 14:00-17:00 and 
will run from the 28th of February to the 1st of April 2011).

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