DALLAS, TEXAS, 3/10/2015 – The long-awaited Whyte Window / Black Mirror / Black Burka Art Show opens at BEEFHAUS, 833 Exposition Ave, Dallas, Texas 75226, on March 28, 2015 from 8-11 pm for one night only.
This opening culminates four years of the public’s media interaction with the illusive artists Whyte Window, Black Mirror and Black Burka in an artistic immersion of visual, digital and performance media. The show addresses the interface of technology and artistic identity with work reflecting on how artists interact with the public and how the public interacts with art.
These artists use and abuse video blogs, experimental video, live performances, Google Translate, digital collage, poetry, Tumblr, language, volunteers, a massive amount of dating websites, numerous blogs, opera, photography and every aspect of Facebook. Their work trolls the internet in numerous ways, utilizing search engine optimization, hacked video view counts and comments, even going so far as to have its own underground radio program. Outsiders looking into the Whyte Window/Black Mirror/Black Burka project struggle to discern realities such as who is who, what is true and who said what. “I don’t know who these people are, but I am glad to have known their work,” remarked artist Joachim West in a Facebook thread from 2014. Despite the mass following, Whyte Window, Black Mirror and Black Burka have remained a mystery to the vast majority of people who encounter their work.
More information on the artists can be found on Facebook: Whyte Window (https://www.facebook.com/whyte.window?fref=ts), Black Mirror (https://www.facebook.com/black.mirror.940?fref=ts), and Black Burka (https://www.facebook.com/black.burka?fref=ts). This show manifests the complex and extensive experiment in digital art as a formal art show. This project first crossed over into the gallery in 2011 in collaboration with RO2 art and an exhibiting artist, with a reading of mystical rants extracted from other artists Facebook walls and processed through the Google Translator. The current incarnation will be an immersive experience, with all works presented in the gallery space attributable to Whyte Window, Black Mirror, and Black Burka.
Facebook hashtag for the event is #windowmirrorburka. Patrons will be encouraged to follow the feed. More information on this show can be found at the event invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/393791400802672/. Contact Joachim West with questions: 214-632-0172, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEEFHAUS is located at 833 Exposition Ave, Dallas, Texas 75226 (http://artbeef.blogspot.com/)