Before the Internet: Networks and Art

This exhibition takes artist network projects prior to the development of the internet as its source of inspiration. While refusing to be nostalgic, Networks and Art acknowledges the role of the Western Front, Image Bank and others in the development and participation in early network, telecommunications projects, and technologies. This exhibition will include objects, ephemera, and documentation relating to early networked art, such as manifestos, correspondence art, Slowscan images, fax transmissions, music exchanges, collaborative publications, and documentation of community TV, video and radio projects. Networks and Art will also include information related to projects and exhibitions such as Pac Rim Slow Scan Project, The World in 24 Hours, La Plissure du Texte, and Planetary Network.