The idea of the Internet as a clean, ethereal network whose data is stored in “the cloud” is nothing more than a fallacy that hides thousands of kilometres of fibre optic cables, innumerable data centres and an increasing global energy consumption. The Internet is made up of a series of materials, constructions and interventions that are hidden from the naked eye; from bland buildings in the centres of our cities, to urban beaches where the submarine cables that connect countries and continents are buried under the sand.
Internet Tour is an initiative by Mario Santamaría which gives us a collective exploration of this physical Internet infrastructure halfway between the tourist route of the non-tourist, performance and enlightenment for laypeople. Accompanied by a guide who presents each of the points of interest on the visit, participants board a bus that takes them to visit the places through which our emails, messages, likes, comments, videos and photographs circulate.
Mario Santamaría (Burgos, 1985) works through a wide range of media, frequently using photography, video, performance, websites, and online interventions. He is part of the Trama34 space in Hospitalet of Llobregat, regularly collaborates in The Influencers festival at the CCCB in Barcelona, and he is also the Internet Yami-Ichi curator in Matadero Madrid. His work has been published in both national and international media, such as Der Spiegel, Liberation, Zum, Telegraph, El País, Quartz, The Washington Post or Art in America. He was shortlisted for the Post-Photography Prototyping Prize of the Fotomuseum Winterthur and included in Watched! Surveillance, Art and Photography of the Hasselblad Foundation. His work has been exhibited at CaixaForum (Barcelona), MACBA (Barcelona), ZKM (Karlsruhe), WKV (Stuttgart), Edith-Russ-Haus (Oldenburg), Fundació Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona), CENART (Mexico), La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Arebyte (London), Stadtmuseum (Munich), Or Gallery (Berlin) and in the Biennials of Lyon, Thessalonica and Havana, among others.
Time: 11:00 – 14:00
Departure place:Info Point. Amezti 4, Algorta
Price: 10 € · Limited places
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