The Recommended for you group weekend event was held at whiskey bar venue Ali Baba Bar from October 1 to 4, 2015, as part of Art Licks Weekend. Featuring artists like @gaybar‘s Hannah Quinlan Anderson and Rosie Hastings, Ilja Karilampi, and Eva Papamargariti; Hannah Perry, Jala Wahid and Oskar Proctor; Josh Bitelli, Tami Tamaki and Evan Ifekoya, the exhibition created a space that curator Leo Liccini refers to as “something between an IRL video playlist and a mass-cultural group show.”
The launch party included performances by Zoë Marden and Dylan Spencer-Davidson followed by a line-up of musician on the Saturday night by artist V. Tereshkova, songwriter Vïsta, rapper Leo Luchini and Klein.
The video installation presented in Peckham was made up of 80 borrowed smartphones and also featured works by Ekim Acun, Sam Austen, Josh Bitelli, BrainyxBat, controlgroupco, djvlad, fritz51238, Jason Harvey, Adam Hines-Green, Timothy George Kelly, KOOL A.D., SubParButInHD, Berry Patten, Oskar Proctor, Julia Star, SRthemonster, X17onlineVideo, and many more.
The show combines a large range of source material from web vlogs to paparazzi footage, TV performances, music videos and artworks from people working nearby and internationally. The title alludes to YouTube’s recommendations and the hyperlink algorithm based on the economy of likes. In an attempt to make an informal art experience, the distinction between what is considered low-brow and its counterpart is removed. Varied fragments of online content are viewed in conversation with one another, creating a level playing field between the different ‘posts’ and their audience.**
Exhibition photos, top right.