The Eternal Internet Brotherhood is an initiative organized and curated by artist Angelo Plessas for a 10 day collaborative residency/exhibition happening annually in a different place in the world. It is an independent program of activities and events featuring artists, writers, curators and researchers invited locally or internationally.
During the Eternal Internet Brotherhood visiting artists and writers expand research and dialogue with other disciplines like technologists, theorists, researchers, sociologists, poets and health wellbeing practioners. The participants are invited to develop projects on the spot, experiment with new concepts under the theme of Internet culture and the more spiritual side of technology and communication.
The 3rd Eternal Internet Brotherhood is planned to happen in the Dead Sea in Israel/Palestine area in the first ten days of April 2014.
In 2012, we imagined a place where artists, writers and researchers would think and make works on the spot, while swimming, sleeping and chatting. These people would forget their daily operations, gather in nature to explore special signs of the physical world through data, dreams, feelings, knowledge, light and sounds. This gathering materialized under the banner of, the Eternal Internet Brotherhood and already passed from the mythological island of, Anafi in Greece, to the rainforest of the surrealist park, of Las Pozas in Mexico.
We become slaves to our clicks and likes. We become stuck on specific modes of thought and behavior. Unfocused and distracted, we swim in an uncontrollable flow of information pollution. Each stroke a meaningless lethargic interaction, a poke here, a favorite there. Through a lack of temptation to the unknown, the biggest global selling merchandize ever is our attention.
Plato spoke about the cave. The imprisoned subject in the cave, should cast her eye outside the cave and forget the shadows inside. Our screens and our cities have become our caves, its not just the internet, but all our habits and social compromises combined.
Yes corporate media junk colonized the internet. Its time we start a healing process. Lets re-occupy nature and share horizons. Lets make our own neoliberal, non-economy of sharing nothing and everything. Lets get lost!!
The upcoming 3rd edition of the Eternal Internet Brotherhood, will take place in the politically conflicted, but physically therapeutic, Dead Sea area in Israel /Palestine, the first ten days of April 2014. Under the guidance of this therapeutic, desolate conflicted natural setting we will continue expanding limits of togetherness, and we will work on a new information and emotional interface. The energy of this environment will empower our minds and bodies. In this direct IRL format, we will process ritualistic themes of communication, done with the spirit of conviviality, corporeality and connectivity. We will work freely with different expressions from arts to science to poetry to health wellbeing, endurance ultrasound survival, esoteric lazer show spectacular, silent foreverness.
The Eternal Internet Brotherhood is an independent crowd-funded project gathering spectacular.
If you give money it will be much more fun!