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Jonas Mekas, 365 day project, video93 (2007) Install view. Photo by Giulio Favotto Otium. Courtesy galerie EXPERIMENTAL.
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Jonas Mekas, On line diary, video 110 (2015) Install view. Photo by Giulio Favotto Otium. Courtesy galerie EXPERIMENTAL.
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Jonas Mekas, The first 40, video 92 (2006) Install view. Photo by Giulio Favotto Otium. Courtesy galerie EXPERIMENTAL.
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Jonas Mekas, in an instant it all came back to me (2015) Install view. Photo by Giulio Favotto Otium. Courtesy galerie EXPERIMENTAL.
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Jonas Mekas, in an instant it all came back to me (2015) Install view. Photo by Giulio Favotto Otium. Courtesy galerie EXPERIMENTAL.
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Jonas Mekas, in an instant it all came back to me (2015) Install view. Photo by Giulio Favotto Otium. Courtesy galerie EXPERIMENTAL.
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Jonas Mekas, in an instant it all came back to me (2015) Install view. Photo by Giulio Favotto Otium. Courtesy galerie EXPERIMENTAL.
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Jonas Mekas, in an instant it all came back to me (2015) Install view. Photo by Giulio Favotto Otium. Courtesy galerie EXPERIMENTAL.
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Jonas Mekas, Phong Bui and Francesco Urbano Ragazzi (2015) Photo by Giulio Favotto Otium. Burger King, Venice.
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Jonas Mekas, Internet Saga, Opening (2015) Photo by Francois Leturcq. Burger King, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, Internet Saga, Opening (2015) Photo by Francois Leturcq. Burger King, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, Internet Saga, Opening (2015) Photo by Francois Leturcq. Burger King, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, Internet Saga, Opening (2015) Photo by Francois Leturcq. Burger King, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, Internet Saga, Opening (2015) Photo by Francois Leturcq. Burger King, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, Internet Saga, Opening (2015) Photo by Francois Leturcq. Burger King, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, Internet Saga, Opening (2015) Photo by Francois Leturcq. Burger King, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, Delphine Andre & Laurent Garde (2015) @ Burger King, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, 'SLEEPLESS NIGHT' (2015). Exhibition view. Spazio Ridotto, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, 'SLEEPLESS NIGHT' (2015). Exhibition view. Spazio Ridotto, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, SLEEPLESS NIGHT (2015) Exhibition view. Photo by Francois Leturcq. Spazio Ridotto, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, SLEEPLESS NIGHT (2015) Exhibition view. Spazio Ridotto, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, SLEEPLESS NIGHT (2015) Exhibition view. Photo by Francois Leturcq. Spazio Ridotto, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, SLEEPLESS NIGHT (2015) Exhibition view. Photo by Francois Leturcq. Spazio Ridotto, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, SLEEPLESS NIGHT (2015) Exhibition view. Photo by Francois Leturcq. Spazio Ridotto, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, SLEEPLESS NIGHT (2015) Exhibition view. Photo by Francois Leturcq. Spazio Ridotto, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, SLEEPLESS NIGHT (2015) Exhibition view. Photo by Francois Leturcq. Spazio Ridotto, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, SLEEPLESS NIGHT (2015) Exhibition view. Photo by Francois Leturcq. Spazio Ridotto, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, SLEEPLESS NIGHT (2015) Exhibition view. Photo by Francois Leturcq. Spazio Ridotto, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, SLEEPLESS NIGHT (2015) Exhibition view. Photo by Francois Leturcq. Spazio Ridotto, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, SLEEPLESS NIGHT (2015) Exhibition view. Photo by Francois Leturcq. Spazio Ridotto, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, SLEEPLESS NIGHT (2015) Exhibition view. Photo by Francois Leturcq. Spazio Ridotto, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, SLEEPLESS NIGHT (2015) Exhibition view. Photo by Francois Leturcq. Spazio Ridotto, Venice.
Jonas Mekas, SLEEPLESS NIGHT (2015) Exhibition view. Photo by Francois Leturcq. Spazio Ridotto, Venice.
Luigi Ontani (2015) Photo by Francois Leturcq. Spazio Ridotto, Venice.
Amalia Ulman presents )TITRE( for The Internet Saga @ My Art Guide Meetin Point. Event view. Photo by Francois Leturcq. Courtesy Autométrique.
Amalia Ulman presents )TITRE( for The Internet Saga @ My Art Guide Meetin Point. Video still. Photo by Francois Leturcq. Courtesy Autométrique.
Amalia Ulman presents )TITRE( for The Internet Saga @ My Art Guide Meetin Point. Event view. Photo by Francois Leturcq. Courtesy Autométrique.

Jonas Mekas, The Internet Saga (2015) exhibition photos

, 3 September 2015

Pioneering the evolution of audiovisual language both on and offline since the 60s, cinema legend Jonas Mekas presents The Internet Saga, a solo exhibition running from May 6 to November 22. It’s located at two sites, the Palazzo Foscari Contarini –a sixteenth century building that is now a Burger King restaurant –and video art space Spazio Ridotto.

Curated by curatorial duo Francesco Urbano Ragazzi in collaboration with Zuecca Projects, the project is dedicated to art on the web and launched on the May 6 and 7 in conjunction with the 56th Venice Biennale. Ragazzi chose the Burger King at the Palazzo Foscari Contarini as an exhibition space to serve “as a metaphor of [the] Internet” representative of the “relationship between eras and materials, history and trade, fake and authenticity which are elements which characterize it”.

The exhibition opened with a Skype performance by Amalia Ulman who phoned in to the Internet Saga press conference at the My Art Guide Meeting Point in Venice on May 7 (you can see an excerpt of the video that screened here). It was organised as a tribute to the influential artist and to launch Ulman’s  own )TITRE( web calendar contribution to the project. Meanwhile, Mekas will continue to broadcast a collection of over 500 videos until the exhibition’s November close; personal entries from an online journal he’s been keeping since 2006. The work is undisruptive as it plays on four screens already present in the building, “juxtaposing itself to Palazzo Foscari Contarini, by modifying it without interfering with its reality, without touching it, as it would at a virtual level”.

Mekas is also exhibiting ‘To Petrarca’ (2009), a seventy-minute sound piece comprised of recordings made in the streets of New York that merge with the sounds of Andy Warhol’s funeral. Photographic transparencies are attached, and filter light like stained glass, to thirty-two windows facing the courtyard. They are 768 reproductions of mostly unpublished frames from Mekas’ body of video work.

Spazio Ridotto functions as a cinema, presenting a selection of Mekas’ video work in the second location. The project also has two official websites to compliment the exhibition, www.internetsaga.com, updated daily, and a web calendar created by Ulman located at www.titre.name, which will be updated irregularly “by artists and intellectuals who reflect on time in the Internet era”. **

Exhibition photos, top right.

The Internet Saga is on at Venice’s Burger King from May 6 to November 22, 2015.

Header image: In an instant it all came back to me (2015). Install view. Photo by Giulio Favotto Otium. EXPERIMENTAL.