What is the function of immaterial art? Who are the artists and writers who use the internet to produce and distribute information? The answer to the latter question is nearly everyone, but Nik Pence has narrowed his panel speakers down to six participants for Immaterial Dispersal at the Guild Art Gallery tonight. Mostly they are […]
Kari Altmann was gracious enough to make Art Fag City a masthead every day for the month of December, so I’m posting the summation of the work collectively titled Blackmouth Cyber Monday Sale below. I’m probably biased but I think the piece is remarkable. Truly capturing the consumer spirit of the holidays, Altmann’s fun yet […]
Tired of the same image day after day in the Art Fag City masthead? Short attention span readers consider consider your woes answered. Changing the header image each day this month, Baltimore artist Kari Altmann will count down the New Year in our masthead. Her series “Blackmouth Cyber Monday Sale”, references the artist’s recently received spam, the masthead images including an assortment of found, made, and captured media objects. Their quick turn over rate mirrors the rate of image consumption on the web, while demanding a level of performance from the artist the web frequently asks of its users.
As a means of keeping track of the artist’s work, this featured artist page will serve as an ongoing archive of all the Altmann mastheads.
Kari often explores the current state of consumption in the virtual and physical realms of her work. She has grown up alongside the internet participating in social networks and the medium of the rss feed. She still maintains a blog, myspace, flickr, blingee, and many more under the name “blackmoth“, and like many online artists views this scattered network of material as an atlas, sketchbook, exhibition, and performance of its own.
Kari Altmann is an interdisciplinary artist based in Baltimore and New York who received her BFA in Film and Video from MICA in 2008. She is the co-founder and curator of Netmares / Netdreams, the Super + + blog, and the new trouble-making collective R-U-IN?S.
Link Link [Editors Note: IMG MGMT is an artist essay series highlighting the diversity of curatorial processes within the art making practice. Today’s invited artist Kari Altmann has an upcoming show at netmaresnetdreams.net and is participating in the Deitch Parade with friends in September. She maintains the websites karialtmann.com & blackmoth.org. You can also see […]