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2013 If The Kids Are United


A Crowded Apocalypse - If The Kids Are United investigates further the themes already presented A 'crowdsourced protest' happened live during the days of the opening of Venice Art Biennale 2013, where the protesters displayed a series of slogan's placeholders, ready to be substitute by crowdsourced contents.

Curated by: Giada Pellicari, Claire Tancons, Enkeleyd Doja - Cake Away
Video by: Matteo Sandrini
Music: AI
In Partnership with: Universita' IUAV di Venezia, Fondazione La Masa Bevilaqua, Laboratorio occupato Morion


Critical readings:


Garrett, M. (2012), Crowdsourcing a conspiracy, interview with IOCOSE, published by Abandon Normal Devices [English]

Tanni, V. (2012), L’Apocalisse? E’ partecipata, parola di IOCOSE, Artribune [Italian]

Lechner, M. (2012), Le Complot carbure au pastiche, Liberation [French] 

Sampson, T. D. (2012), Digital Milgram and the Spreading of Conspiracy Theories, Virality [English]

Ghedini, M. (2013) On The Upgrade, Wysiwyg editions [English]



Events and exhibitions:


Invisible Forces 16 June - 11 August 2012, Furtherfield Gallery, London, UK

Abandon Normal Devices 29 August - 2 September 2012, Manchester, UK

FOTOGRAFIA. Festival internazionale di Roma, 20 September - 28 October 2012, MACRO Testaccio, Roma, Italy

Augmented Place. L'arte aumenta la realtà, 23 November 2012, Galleria Cavour, Padova, Italy 

Transmediale, 2 February 2013, Transmediale Festival - Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, Germany

Far Festa, 1 juny 2013, Giardini della Biennale, Venice, Italy



A Crowded Apocalypse is commissioned by AND Festival and Furtherfield.