FitArt provides art shows on your phone in the form of a fitness plan. The application is designed as a series of workouts, featuring exercises created by artists.
In recent months, in order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, authorities worldwide have imposed the closure of public places with increased risk of contagion, from art museums to gym facilities, asking the population to stay home. This has contributed to the rediscovery and popularization of digital fitness training formats designed to guide movement and maintain or gain physical fitness while on isolation. Against this backdrop, FitArt appropriates the design of popular fitness apps to bring artists' works to the viewer – onto the personal mobile phone.
Digital devices, network technologies and protocols, namely the Internet, YouTube or Instagram, are both object and subject of the research of the 14 artists in this show. Digital spaces where and for which they create are also the places where they meet their public – and not only since or because of the pandemic lockdown. However different in technique and approach, the works in show share curiosity and critical approach towards new technologies and platforms, exploring their artistic potential and impact on contemporary (digital) culture.
The launching 7-minutes workout and in-app show, Connected in Isolation features works by artists Jeremy Bailey, Petra Cortright, Damjanski, Constant Dullaart, exonemo, Elisa Giardina Papa, Lauren Huret, JODI, Sam Lavigne, Olia Lialina, Jillian Mayer, Evan Roth, Sebastian Schmieg and Molly Soda.
Concept & Curation: Nina Roehrs & Damjanski
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