Comment: This collection of stickers is a collage from the DADA magazine cover Le cœr à barbe (Paris, France, 1922). It is part of a larger series of works in which IOCOSE move the world forward, one object at the time.
IOCOSE’s art investigates the after-failure moment of the teleological narratives of technological and cultural development, in regards to both their enthusiastic and pessimistic visions. IOCOSE believe that, in the long run, both utopian and dystopian narratives will disappoint, and much more mundane and varied realities will remain. IOCOSE’s focus is on the present moment in which the future is narrated, and on the ways in which these narratives are always already failing.
IOCOSE have been exhibiting internationally at several art institutions and festivals, including Venice Biennale (2011, 2013), Tate Modern (London, 2011), Science Gallery (Dublin, 2012) Jeu de Paume (Paris, 2011), FACT (Liverpool, 2012), MACRO (Rome, 2012), Transmediale (Berlin, 2013, 2015), Shift festival (Basel, 2010), The Influencers (Barcelona, 2010, 2013), TAJ and SKE gallery (Bangalore, 2014).
Comment: two sticker sets with altogether 65 black and white stickers.
Joan is part of the artist duo JODI. Joan & DIrk abuse the Internet for artistical practice since the mid-1990s. Their website JODI.org was the first website that explored the World Wide Web’s new codes and conventions. At its release in August 1995 the website was rejected by the WWWeb Directory because it appeared ‘broken’and malicious.(Debates on the possible damaging effects of the site continue untill today) In 1996 the site was declared Net.art/> by an email glitch that spread via the Nettime mailinglist. Since then /meta name=”viewport” content=”width=devicewidtover%##00ff00evelop/32/1 ment/3/3oofe2t.a2r3n.231gro 33wing/2MscK&leub.dis2co33n_p9783-0-=10 23 NOD3Iwqc3reate3dm2a^%&*nypr3o_3cts/th32at/f333ed/\/3313/2132fut231her/sC