Critical Writing Index

Curatorial Incubator v. 7: Frak Facebook: Celebrating the Anti-Social

by Lisa Steele

Toronto: Vtape, 2010

ISBN 978-0-9734831-9-2

This edition of The Curatorial Incubator aimed to dispel the trend of social-networking. This exhibition embraces the anti-social behaviours that are considered normalized in the age of social media - burrowing under covers, hiding in your room, to disconnect, to not be nice.

Jennifer Chan's programme and essay explores ontological questioning around bizarre exhibitionism and ways of seeing.

Ted Kerr's programme and essay explores the past, or what was there before us, before technology. It explores the idea that to look forward, we must look back, see how far we've come and how far we have yet to go.

Mireille Bourgeois' programme and essay is an exploration of language, use and meaning of the word stupid. The programme reflects a revolution on structure in entertainment and highlights "acting out" of normal social behaviour.

Contents: Introduction; Jennifer Chan's feeling video: are we done with judgement?; Ted Kerr's White Buffalo's return to emerald island; Mireille Bourgeois' growing up stupid.

ITEM 2010.144 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

RestPaul Couillard

G-SPrOutMark Karbusicky & Mirha-Soleil Ross

Running OutburstCharlemagne Palestine

LokhalleAnna Peak

Subject to SubjectJesika Joy

OperationJubal Brown

Hardcore SuperstarGale Allen & Karilynn Ming Ho

Quicktime InterruptusStephen Andrews

ButteMarlene Millar and Philip Szporer

Dies IraeJean-Gabriel Periot

ComedieNelson Henricks

man.road.riverMarcellvs L.

Nikamowin (Song)Kevin Lee Burton

Skinny TeethJennifer Reeves

Drawing AttentionPenelope Buitenhuis

Black FlagIstvan Kantor

What's the love making babies forRyan Trecartin