Flat is an exhibition featuring new works by Anthony Antonellis and Ronny Szillo. According to him, Anthony Antonellis (*1981) lives and works in the internet. He is an Associate Professor at the Bridgewater State University Art Department. Several of his works are in the Rhizome ArtBase Collection at the New Museum in New York. Ronny Szillo (*1978) is a postgraduate student in the class of Media Arts led by Professor Joachim Blank at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. Both Antonellis and Szillo participated in Attending, a series of exhibitions showing only projections, that took place in Leipzig in 2011. This is where they met and came to discover parallels in their viewpoints and work methods.
Anthony Antonellis sends me his work Document via e-mail. It is a template for an art installation. A block ASCII PDF, over 600 color pages in length, is to be sent to a customary inkjet printer. The freshly loaded ink cartridges print page after page until they are empty. Large size extracts of the pdf hang on the wall. In response Ronny Szillo presents his work 216mm, consisting of a selection of images he produced with a mobile scanner device. They are printed on synthetic fabric and mounted on foldable stand-up displays. A laptop mounted on the wall shows a video that comments on his production process.