This the wrong place to die
The Wrong Biennale No 5
November 1, 2021 - May 1, 2022

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We’ve been living with social media dread for quite a while. In a 2018 leaked memo, a Facebook executive said, “We connect people. Period… maybe it costs someone a life by exposing someone to bullies. Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools”. If death is a corporate strategy, then rebirth through art is a necessity. This the wrong place to die is an online exhibition that memorializes such transformations — how artists screenshot, film, troll, doula, exercise, code, glitch, and ultimately wrong their way through a web 2.0 landscape that still, today, is encoded with a death drive.

Acknowledgements: curator Christopher Clary; graphics Somnath Bhatt; music shawné michaelain holloway; platform Common.Garden; artists Abeera Kamran, Anthony Malone, Dylan Gauthier, Doron Sadja, & Kendra Sullivan, Eva & Franco Mattes, Jenyu Wang, Joey Yearous-Algozin & Diana Hamilton, Mishka Henner, Nasim Aghdam, Porpentine Charity Heartscape, shawné michaelain holloway, Signe Pierce & Alli Coates, and Somnath Bhatt