Widget Art Gallery

by Chiara Passa

About the show

"SITTING GONZO REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE" by Gabriele Maruotti AKA b0dy.snatchers. June 19 - August 31 2018.

SITTING GONZO REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE is a site-specific ‘gif-in-gif’ performance realized for the Widget Art Gallery context. The gif-performance, lasting for the whole duration of the Gonzo’s show, is therefore nothing more than Gonzo himself – a grotesque humanoid - sitting on the WAG floor and watching TV. The sitting Gonzo is watching a gif that depicts himself reflecting on existence through a digital identity. Actually Gonzo is engaged of severe training running over a Tapis Roulant like smartphone and scrolling down the Facebook feeds in order to break the boundaries between digital and non-digital activities, so creating a surreal post-internet reality.
Gabriele Maruotti is a student of Fine Art Academy of Rome, graduated in Multimedia art and technologies.


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About the WAG

Due to our needs that seem to be increasingly handheld, WAG was born on 2009! The Widget Art Gallery is a mini single art gallery room fitting into people's pocket (suitable for all mobile platforms). Every month, the WAG hosts a solo digital art exhibition related to its dynamic site-specific context. So the WAG works both as a sort of kunsthall showing temporary exhibitions and also as museum conserving all the past shows inside an online archive that creates a permanent collection.

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