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Planetary Atoll: Connecting Latin American Dots – Group exhibition | 15.09-06.11.2022

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Planetary Atoll opens as part of Magical Hackerism, a project by SAVVY Contemporary in collaboration with panke.gallery, funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and part of Berlin Art Week on Wednesday, 14 September 2022, from 7pm. Afterparty at Panke Club from 10 p.m.

Image above: Molly Soda: My Dream Room, 2022 (video streaming performance), panke.gallery and online.

Live performance at the opening of the exhibition: My Dream Room by Moly Soda at 8 p.m.

My Dream Room is a live performance on Amazon’s streaming platform, Amazon Live. This platform is used exclusively to promote and sell products found on Amazon, with streamers receiving a small commission for products sold through their streams. Artist Molly Soda decorates and shops for bedroom decor by recreating a bedroom that is somewhere between her own and a fantasy of what it could be like. She fuses online shopping with aspirational lifestyle content to create a virtual bedroom that is both fully accessible, linked, saleable and inaccessible.

Planetary Atoll: Connecting Latin American Dots is an exhibition dedicated to a series of net artworks created by artists from the region over the last three decades.

Surrounded by bipolarities, we try to free ourselves from nationalist ideas, while at the same time we have to deal with specific problems. While internet-based projects promise to reach a global audience, they also draw attention to otherwise forgotten regional specificities. The internet has become a political-dictatorial ground, but it is also the place where connective tissue is formed. Rather than creating a cartography characterised by an upward and downward model, this exhibition explores the gap between the local and the global and how this in-between comes to light in certain digital artworks.

For the duration of Planetary Atoll: Connecting Latin American Dots, the project space /rosa will become a documentation point that extends the exhibition at panke.gallery. The presentation focuses on the archiving, preservation and documentation of net art in Latin America. It brings together three net art archives as well as reconstructed works by Brian Mackern, Gustavo Romano and Mariela Yeregui, accompanied by Mari Nagem’s work-in-progress installation. The Documentation Point creates a network of people, places and stories of the internet and invites visitors to browse the material and create new connections.

with Alcides Martínez Portillo, Brian Mackern, Gustavo Romano, Homeostasis Lab, Mari Nagem, Mariela Yeregui, NETescopio (MEIAC).


Documentation Dot

Opening at /rosa: Friday, 16. September 2022, 7–10 p.m.

Opening hours:
Fr: 3-7 p.m.
Sa, So: 2-7 p.m.

Exhibition dates: Thursday, 15. September – Sunday, 06. November 2022

Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 35
10178 Berlin

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