CURATOR: NATHALIE BACHAND
ARTISTS: JULIEN BOILY / JULIE TREMBLE / FRÉDÉRIQUE LALIBERTÉ / PROJET EVA (ETIENNE GRENIER & SIMON LAROCHE) / DOMINIQUE SIROIS & BARON LANTEIGNE / LAUREN HURET / LUKAS TRUNIGER & NICOLA L. HEIN / ROMAIN & SIMON DE DIESBACH
Following its recent success at the Mirage Festival in Lyon, where it was seen by more than 6,500 visitors, the exhibition The Dead Web – La fin put together by the Montreal curator Nathalie Bachand is continuing its European tour at the Mapping Festival in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 23 to June 2. As part of the festival’s fifteenth edition, three works by Swiss artists have been added to the five projects by Quebec artists.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The exhibition The Dead Web – The End explores the eventuality of the World Wide Web’s death. In a context where the network could collapse even before the end of its “adultescence”— in 2023, the Web as we know it, will barely be more than 25 years old—we can try to picture the fall of the Web and the after-world that would ensue: Empty server carcasses and a sea of electronic junk? A digital oblivion on all screens? Machines imitating the Web? A handcrafted Internet? In the wake of these reflections, the curator Nathalie Bachand has gathered artistic propositions that resonate with these considerations.