etoy.COPRORATION, Toywar, 1999, Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
It is twenty years since the great days of the Gugelmann megaraves in Roggwil, near Langenthal. It was also in 1994 that Netscape Navigator 1.0 came on the market and what was then the new World Wide Web began to become popular. Taking this look back as its starting point, "Megarave-Metarave" deals with artistic responses to the aesthetic, social, economic and political questions thrown up by digital life and considers the historical traces of the futuristic promises of rave culture and the early web.
The exhibition is part of the cooperation project Megarave-Metarave by Kunsthaus Langenthal and WallRiss Fribourg.
Artists at Kunsthaus Langenthal: Kari Altmann, Alan Bogana, Adam Cruces, Aleksandra Domanović, Constant Dullaart, etoy.CORPORATION, Nicolas Fernandez, Daniel Keller, Olia Lialina / Dragan Espenschied, Vince Mckelvie, Lorna Mills, MSHR, Lauris Paulus, Nicolas Sassoon, Station Rose, Rudolf Steiner, Jan Vorisek, Hannah Weinberger, Giselle Zatonyl & X-Mix, Rave Flyers, THEswissTHING / Barbara Strebel
Publication With contributions by the artists Kari Altmann, Olia Lialina / Dragan Espenschied, Metahaven und MSHR and texts by Nicolas Brulhart, Melanie Bühler, Yann Chateigné, Domenico Quaranta, Sadie Plant, an interview with Mirosch Gerber and installation views from the exhibitions. Graphic design: Huber / Sterzinger. Les presses du réel, 120 pages, E/d/f.