Eternal Internet Brotherhood
= Angelo Plessas assembled artists, writers, and curators working with technology in an event called The Eternal Internet Brotherhood. (August 2012)
Conducted by JOANNE MCNEIL:
What was the inspiration for the Eternal Internet Brotherhood?
I was always inspired by various alternative and autonomous communities getting together to push the limits of creativity. In our days the internet is a place where new realities are taking form and I believe is not only "embodied" through our screens anymore. The Eternal Internet Brotherhood is an experiment of how these realities continue to extend after/beyond the limits of the web, a shelter from the visual provincialism of technology within which we now live. The interface we use for this spiritual and creative journey is the mystical island of Anafi in Greece, the place which ancient god Apollo "teleported" as a shelter for the Argonauts.
What ideas emerged from experience?
Internet art and culture — instead of identified within the narrow sense of its technological aspect and as a dependent and restricted medium — is a genre that can actualize a union of disciplines and organically create new concepts, whether in the form of communication, thinking or the method that we use to create a work using the internet as a starting reference. For example, Amalia Ulman's project started "performatively" on the public webcams of Santorini after being stranded for a day there. A friend of hers took some very nice screen grabs of her standing in all of these cams in front of the island's volcano." (http://rhizome.org/editorial/2012/aug/27/eternal-internet-brotherhood/)