Evil Media Distribution Centre at The New Institute in Rotterdam

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As you enter the Evil Media Distribution Centre you're faced with a central seating arrangement of stacked palettes. Flanking either side of the ad-hoc settee are walls festooned with clipboards, some of which have a second clipboard positioned beneath cradling a sealed baggie with objects inside. Nestled inside one is a simple bimetallic strip, beside it a x-ray sheet. Stepping back you get an impression of a gallery rendered as an accountants ledger, rows and columns of curios and electronic esoterica. In all 66 items decorate the gallery, each one accompanied with a short text describing the item's media affordances (all of which are available to read online), including written submissions from Usman Haque and Dan McQuillan, and entries from media art collectives Critical Art Ensemble, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, and the Open Systems Association. The Evil Media Distribution Centre (EDMC) is the work of YoHa (Matsuko Yokokoji and Graham Harwood), whose work we've previously admired on CAN), and is presently exhibited at 'the Ruin' exhibition in the New Institute Rotterdam.

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