16.06.2013 – 21.06.2013
In June, Archive Kabinett will collaboratively host New York based artist Tyler Coburn’s I’m that angel, a performance and book that explore the conditions of how we work on and against the computer. The performance will take place at e-shelter, Berlin’s largest data centre, on the evenings of Monday, June 17th and Tuesday, June 18th.
I’m that angel is narrated from the perspective of a ‘content farmer’, an emergent type of online journalist contracted to generate articles based on works peaking in Google Trends. Designed by Eric Nylund, the book pages are filled with found quotes, trending language, anecdotes, notes and rants.
Coburn periodically holds readings of the text at data centres worldwide, including the Google campuses in New York and Zurich and Bahnhof’s Pionen complex in Stockholm. These events give attendees access to the facilities that compose the physical form of the Internet – to occupy, in short, the sites where ‘the cloud’ is kept.
Due to very limited capacity at e-shelter, we will be offering seats on a first come first serve basis. Interested parties should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate their night of preference: June 17th or 18th. We will inform you of whether your application for tickets has been successful and will provide any necessary information.
In addition to the performances at e-shelter, we will host a reception on the evening of Sunday, June 16th at Archive Kabinett. The event is open to all. This will be an opportunity to bring together the two containers of information that are central to the project: Coburn’s book and his video footage of a brand new server floor in The Google Building, New York. On this evening, there will be a short introduction to the project, as well as an informal discussion with Coburn.