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Penny Press the Internet

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Penny Press The Internet
Aram Bartholl, 2015
Installation

Follow, Nov 2015
at FACT Liverpool
Get your souvenir of the Internet! A classic, hand-cranked penny press machine produces elongated coins in four different designs, each a stereotypical icon representing the Internet. At the cost of one British pound and some elbow grease, visitors are invited to destroy a penny and create, in a small ‘performance,’ the Internet as a souvenir token. The @ sign, the globe and the wifi symbol are reminiscent of an earlier Internet era. The Internet is not a place; it has now permeated every aspect of our lives. ‘Penny press the Internet’ historicises the Internet and at the same time questions its current status.

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edition of 50, all four designs with keyring, numbered and signed, available at FACT

picture set on flickr

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December 8th, 2015 at 3:45 pm

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