WEBSITE SCULPTURE (PANKE.GALLERY)
Laser print on corrugated cardboard
Website Sculpture (panke.gallery) is a snapshot capturing the complex and rich web presence of an exhibition space with a focus on digital or net-based art and club culture –caught at the moment right before the exhibition opening. The website of panke.gallery has been used as work material for a sculpture in the physical gallery and maps the website’s structure and content to use it as the foundation for a site-specific work.
A modular system, where each module represents an individual page or link, registers the website's structure with its long list of exhibitions, events, reviews, etc. and recreates it as a growing entity made up of the history of panke.gallery. If you follow the meandering “arms” of the structure outwards from the centre, you travel back in the exhibition space’s five-year history through the titles of the events copied directly from the website. Titles relating to the context of digital art and technology include such titles as “net.art and the gallery system”, “myspam” and “a=tF2”.
Website Sculpture (panke.gallery) is an artwork with a digital counterpart dictating the structure and parameters for the sculpture. Found gallery elements have been used for the presentation in the space.