20th october – 10th november 2017
Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris
Landscape with a Ruin, exhibited at the Mona Bismarck American Center during FIAC and Paris Photo, explores the physicality of the Internet to engage with Nature and better understand the cultural shifts brought about by the increasingly frequent demands of technology. The result of a process that began as an attempt to reconnect with the early promise of the network has evolved into a personal and universal narrative about the relationship between the self and Nature, and an attempt to create Net Art that intentionally deviates from the speed at which we usually consume things online.
Evan Roth applies hacker philosophy to an art practice that captures transient moments in public space, online and in popular culture. In 2012, he was awarded a Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award.
In 2014, Roth began tracking and visiting the transitional moments where submarine fiber optic Internet cables come ashore. The work results in network located videos’: video pieces hosted online from servers located in the same countries or cities where they were recorded. The URLs are composed of the GPS coordinates from where the footage was taken and the pieces are recorded with a modified camera that shoots in the same infrared frequency that travels through fiber optic cables.
In July 2017, Evan Roth was awarded the Artangel Everywhere commission for a ground-breaking new project which will materialise throughout the world in 2018.
Sans titre – Evan Roth – 2017