Marc Lee: Corona TV Bot

HMKV Video of the Month

On view 1–31 January 2021

The Corona TV Bot thematises and reflects the Corona pandemic through social media posts. The latest Twitter and YouTube messages are interwoven with hashtags such as #coronavirus and #COVID-19 to create a wild TV show, online 24/7. Images, tweets and videos flicker across the screen in real time in this net art project. Time-based resources that aggregate both global professional broadcasts and entirely private content posted by individuals on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
While we, as users of social networks, are only ever reflected variants of our own opinions, the Corona TV Bot confronts us with a view beyond the boundaries of these echo chambers. All posts worldwide are picked up on the basis of hashtags. Only the criterion of topicality counts. (ML)

Marc Lee (*1969) is a Swiss artist. He is creating network-oriented interactive art projects: interactive installations, media art, internet art, performance art, video art, augmented reality (AR) art, virtual reality (VR) art and mobile art. He is experimenting with information and communication technologies and within his contemporary art practice, he reflects critically creative, cultural, social, economic and political aspects.
His works are exhibited in major museums and new media art exhibitions including: ZKM Karlsruhe, New Museum New York, Transmediale Berlin, Ars Electronica Linz, HMKV Dortmund, HeK Basel, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Read_Me Festival Moscow, CeC Dehli, MoMA Shanghai, ICC Tokyo, Nam June Paik Art Center, Media Art Biennale and MMCA Seoul.

In the series HMKV Video of the Month, HMKV presents in monthly rotation current video works by international artists - selected by Inke Arns.

Marc Lee
Corona TV Bot

Live-generated TV show, 2020, 24/7

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