bout the show
You always wonder if the newest technology is here to stay or is it just a fleeting trend. Quick Response Code, aka QR code, was originally designed for the automotive industry, but has become popular in mass media. we see it everywhere, offering quick access to websites, deals, and specials for businesses. But surely there can be other uses for it, and since we don’t know if this will stay like the dvd or fall out of fashion like the laser disk, lets use it for art.
For February 2013, Practice will present Quick Response, an exhibition utilizing QR codes to view live performances by artists from around the world. During First Friday of February artists will live stream their performances via a webcam at their chosen location, and viewers in the gallery can choose a QR code in the gallery and view the performance on their smart phone. The artist performs for an unseen audience, and the viewer is physically removed from the artwork.
Participating artists include: Elena Bajo, Takehito Etani, Zerek Kempf, Ben Kinsley, Lilly McElroy, Dan Price, and James Sham.