L.V.Y. - JODI
October 1, 2015
From October 1 to November 1, 2015
Universally recognized as Net Art pioneers, artist duo Jodi focus its practice on the deconstruction of technology systems: computers, softwares, videogames and the internet. Jodi‘s works subvert the logics and the languages of computer technology re-designing its relationship with the users. Working on multiple levels such as code, commands and intefaces the artists create a completely unexpetced and unusual experience of technology, giving birth to situations in which the user find himself in a context where the usual undertsanding of these systems are completely renewed and redefined.
With L.V.Y. Jodi play with the limits of Link Cabinet itself, as a peculiar online exhibition space, trying to destabilize its rules. The project underline the impossibility to avoid and prevent the use of some basic functions that are the core structure of the Internet such as links among contents and websites positioned in different location of the Web. Morever the choice to use some mistyped top domains reveal the double intent to mimic one of the most common glithc that occur while using a kyeboard, while while at the same time trying to exploit it to reach a chance audience.
With a background in Hacktivism, Net Art and Video Art, Guido Segni, aka Clemente Pestelli, (b. 1984, Italy) lives and works somewhere at the intersections between art, pop internet culture and data hallucination. Mainly focused on the daily (ab)use of Internet, his work is characterized by minimal gestures on technology which combine conceptual approaches with a traditional hacker attitude in making things odd, useless and dysfunctional. In quite recent years he moved from an identity to another producing works, actions and interventions under pseudonyms, collectives and multiple names. Co-founder of Les Liens Invisibles, he exhibited in galleries, museums (MAXXI Rome, New School of New York, KUMU Art Museum of Talinn) and art & media-art international festivals (International Venice Biennale, Piemonte SHARE Festival, Transmediale). Recently he has been granted with an honorary mention at Transmediale, Berlin (2011).