The MINI Museum of XXI Century Arts is proud to announce Martin John Callanan is Okay (2011), Martin John Callanan‘s contribution to its collection.
Since 2007, Callanan has linked his status updates across social networking sites to display messages in unison. The updates always read “Martin John Callanan is okay”, with corresponding dates to show when they were published. The Web based project, still in progress, can be visited online at the URL http://okay.greyisgood.eu/. With its cold, simplified interface, the work links the contemporary habit, instigated by social networking sites, to keep one’s friends and followers updated about one’s status, with the conceptual practice to use art as a mean to record the flow of time, and to provide an objective documentation of one’s life.
Martin John Callanan is Okay has been adapted to the display features of the MINI Museum turning the 209 status updates collected up to now into an image slideshow displaying them sequentially in reverse chronological order. The work is currently on show in Berlin, in the exhibition space of Broken Dimanche Press, until May 5, 2011. The installation includes a single table sized sheet of roll paper, where all the updates have been printed using the obsolete technology of a pen plotter. More info on the MINI Museum website.
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