[resource-net] Invite: You Might Be A Dog, Opening 16 May, 19hr: LEAP, Leipziger Str. 63, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Teresa Dillon teresa.dillon at polarproduce.org
Wed May 7 13:13:58 CEST 2014

Your cordially invited to YOU MIGHT BE A DOG

Opening: Friday 16.05.2014 19.00, LEAP, Leipziger Straße 63, 10117 Berlin
Exhibition: 17.05.2014 - 06.06.2014, 12:00 - 18.00 Tuesday - Saturday

Featuring: Aino el Solh / Anita Delaney / Danja Vasiliev / Daniel Poláček
/ Dennis De Bel / Gordan Savičić / Heath Bunting / Jana Barthel / Jeremy
Bailey / Joseph DeLappe / Kim Asendorf / Lilas Tournoux / Olia Lialina /
Petra Cortright / Rollin Leonard / Teresa Dillon

A group show with sixteen emerging and internationally renowned artists
whose work humorously, poetically and critically reflects on the
construction of our contemporary online identities, self-image and the
implications of the ‘broadcasted selfie’.

Curated by Teresa Dillon in collaboration with LEAP

Supported by Embassy of Ireland, Berlin


The title of the exhibition “YOU MIGHT BE A DOG” draws on Peter Steiner’s
seminal cartoon for the New Yorker in 1993, which included two dogs
in front of a computer with the catchphrase “On the Internet, nobody knows
you’re a dog”. This idiom has now come to represent a turning point in 
Internet history reflecting on users online anonymity and portrayal.

Considering over twenty years of such representations, “YOU MIGHT BE A
DOG” brings together practitioners, who are directly and indirectly
exploring how the net inscribes and influences new narratives of the self,
including reflections on cyber death, alienation, attachment, identity,
transformation, appropriation, playfulness and sensuality. At its most
intimate this is reflected in pieces, within which the artists image is
central to the reception and creation of the work. In bringing together
sixteen emerging and internationally renowned artists “YOU MIGHT BE A DOG”
illustrates how our connected digital tools are providing new mirrors from
which to observe and witness our emerging selves, while simultaneously
provoking tender and discomforting interpretations of what it means to be
human within our cybernetic age.

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