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Ant Farm Media Van v.08 [Time Capsule]

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© Courtesy of Arizona State University Art Museum
Ant Farm Media Van v.08 [Time Capsule]

Tenth Street and Mill Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85287-2911
August 25th, 2012 - December 1st, 2012
Opening: September 28th, 2012 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
spiak@asu.edu
PHONE:  
480-965-2787
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday: During academic semesters 11-8.; Summer hours: Wed-Sat 11-5
TAGS:  
digital, installation, video-art

DESCRIPTION

The ASU Art Museum presents the Ant Farm Media Van v.08 [Time Capsule], 2008, by Chip Lord, Curtis Schreier and Bruce Tomb.  (Lord and Schreier were partners in the legendary art and technology cooperative Ant Farm, active from 1968-1978.)
 
The Media Van is a repurposed 1972 Chevy with interior modifications including vintage Ant Farm videos, a conversation pit and a media HUQQUH. The HUQQUH will create a digital time capsule of images and music randomly donated by the public through the process of plugging in a personal digital device such as a camera, MP3 player or Smartphone.
 
The project revisits the 1970 Ant Farm Media Van and mixes it up with digital media culture, consumerism and popular culture. At the center of the Media Van v.08 is the social condition created by a small group of people sitting around shared media, and contributing to the making of a new artwork: the ASU Time Capsule Triptych. Also on view are remnants from the original Truckstop Tour, 1970, and a previous digital Time Capsule, the SFMOMA Time Capsule Triptych.