goodbye, Honey Ramka website

Honey Ramka, the Brooklyn gallery where I had my last couple of shows, took down its website recently.

:(

This must have been tough for all the artists who had had their work so lovingly displayed and carefully documented.
I still appreciate the shows and thanked the gallery for their support. (The physical space closed in 2018.)
The Wayback Machine has the URLs but the pic-loading is sporadic.
I kind of suspected this was coming so I saved all the pages and made my best shot at reconstructing the Pre-Post-Internet show (my last solo).

from the recursive vault

Was thinking about recycling some older posts and fixated on this one from 2006, about computer artists' "make a Pollock" utilities.

Before posting I did an online search for some dead links and realized I recycled the same post six years ago (albeit sans photos, which have now been added back in).

File under: "You know you've been on the internet a long time when..."

link rot central: IMDb reviews

IMDb hasn't been quite the same since Jeff Bezos bought it. But until recently you could link to specific comments; now you can't.
I have several posts linking to comments by Ted Goranson (tedg) that are dead links.
This post, A Tale of Two Film Critics, quotes some tedg language re: one of the Michael Bay Transformers movies. The only way to find the source now is to go to the movie page [Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)] on IMDb, sort comments by "prolific reviewer," scroll down, and pray. Now there's progress!
Goranson has made a couple of attempts to archive all his reviews on his own site. The current archive has no mentions of "Transformers" prior to 2010.

link rot central: "the weak universalism," "in defense of the poor image"

When you call yourself e-Flux you have carte blanche to change URLs whenever. It's like, flux, man.
Many links on tommoody.us to Boris Groys' essay "The Weak Universalism" recently went dead. :(
That's because e-Flux changed the URL of the article, without a "redirect."

The old link was

http://www.e-flux.com/journal/view/130

The new link is

http://www.e-flux.com/journal/15/61294/the-weak-universalism/

You may recall that e-Flux made a bid for art world power by trying to buy the .art domain -- it paid $185,000 to apply, and lost.
Given its level of cyber-competence we dodged the proverbial bullet in more ways than one!

Update: Also changed with no redirect was Hito Steyerl's essay, "In Defense of the Poor Image."

The old link was

http://www.e-flux.com/journal/view/94

The new link is

http://www.e-flux.com/journal/10/61362/in-defense-of-the-poor-image/

It's ironic, of course, that this cyber-failure occurred with respect to two essays about poor and weak art. As noted a few years back (the links don't work):

exhibition idea: the Poor Image ( http://bit.ly/5AwXpU ) vs the Weak Universal Gesture ( http://bit.ly/apxW6f ) - which is paltrier?

dumpfm-larsdk-ikeabasicsMarina.jpg

It's never too soon to be nostalgic for dump.fm, the chat-with-pics site that imploded last year, sucking years of creative work into a server farm black hole.
Searching "amazonaws" on my own site yielded a number of dump images that survived the collapse, including the one below, posted by user larsdk.
[Full sized replacement version] [Amazon-hosted original]

1329242263110-dumpfm-larsdk-ikeabasicsMarina650

Viewed now, it has a "party's over" vibe, even with those mounds of unsnorted blow. "Marina staring at museumgoers" was touted as some kind of relational aesthetics (i.e., warmed-over 1970s conceptualism) but the real relational aesthetics were Marina-staring memes jumbled in with web artifacts such as IKEA furniture, Solo Jazz cups, and magenta sex toys, all projected against a white background on Plato's virtual cave wall.