books - London edition (fs-books.org)
books is a series of exhibitions in art galleries, art museums, art institutions and art biennales around the world, featuring a selection of unique printed books with Facebook timelines by prolific artists who make facebook a part of their daily practice. The series is curated by David Quiles Guilló, Patrick Lichty and Erik Zepka.
"‘Social Books’, ‘friend day videos’, and the like define nervous lines along social and algorithmic curation as forms of corporate definition of our collective identity. What then, when someone places their life online, and allows it to be algorithmically curated into an artifact like a ‘social book’, what do we have?" - Patrick Lichty
"Digital folk aesthetics meets the participatory reality show... Your every move is charted towards self obliteration and synthetic reinvention, the performative demands of what material fragments remain... A Library of Babel for the personalised era of public simulation." - Erik Zepka
(read the full background and theory behind the project: http://fs-books.org/PDF)
Selected artists showcasing their facebook profiles are; Aaron De Lanty, Alberto Cuteri, Alex Mendoza, Alix Desaubliaux, Andreas Skourtis, Anysia Nefissi, Arthur Machado, Ben Grosser, Benji Blessing Sayed, Bibbe Hansen, Boaz Torfstein, Boris Hoppek, Brooke Kelty, Bryan Cera, Carolyn Frischling, Carrie Gates, Cecily Feitel, Claudia Hart, Clint Sleeper, Curt Cloninger aka Play Damage, Daniel Temkin, David Quiles Guilló, Defi Gagliardo, Dustin Hostetler, Débora Delmar, Ellectra Radikal, Eltons Kūns, Erik H Zepka, Esteban Ottaso, Facegruber, Frère Reinert, George Crîngașu, Giovanna Olmos, Isabelle Arvers, Jan Robert Leegte, Jeremy Bailey, Jon Cates, Joseph DeLappe, Julian Stadon, Jun Seo Hahm, Karen Eliot, Keigo Depic Hara, Klara Vincent-Novotna aka Doxa Phloxa, Lanny Quarles, Laura Eftychia, Liz Solo, Lorna Mills, Mark Klink, Martina Menegon, @Messenger Poetry, Michaël Systaime Borras, Miltos Manetas, Miyö Van Stenis, Nathan Shafer, Nora Renaud, Nıhıl Mınuş, Ole Tersløse Jensen, Patrick Lichty, Paul Hertz, Prosthetic Knowledge, Rafael Morales Cendejas, Rosa Menkman, Sadaf H Nava, Sandrine Jacquot, Sara Goodman, Scott MacLeod, Shawné Michaelain Holloway, Spencer Selby, Stefan Saalfeld, Tara Cook, Thierry Art, Tikul Tikul, Tim Guthrie, Tobaron Waxman, Vagner Whitehead, Ynfab Bruno, Zandi Dandizette.
The books Team
Patrick, Erik and David