Enveloping all of 2011, Wonder Woman 7: New News is Old News, is probably the largest _gaia project to date. With three different exhibitions in three different cities (Newark, Brooklyn, Cyprus), two residencies in two parts of the globe (Jersey City, Cyprus), and one awesome project, it's difficult to argue otherwise. WW7: New News is Old News tackles a very contemporary topic as social media transforms into a more legitimate form of assessing and communicating news, entertainment, and other media.
More about WW7 from the _gaia website:
This year the residency program is tackling the concept of real time media and the ramifications of our evolving relationship with news. It is co-curated by Doris Cacoilo and Maya Joseph-Goteiner.
In our society, the importance of news has shifted; some would argue that it has been elasticized or else devalued. As the blogosphere replaces the daily newspaper as the purveyor and distributor of breaking news, the reporting of events is no longer filtered by the journalist/editor. Instead the voice of news is replaced by a dynamic exchange of information.
Already, online, the same article that has appeared black on white in the early print edition has been updated, corrected or even replaced on the web. Newspaper stories no longer fit the Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of news as “a report of recent events: previously unknown information.” In many respects, we have created an endless source of updated information online, a bottomless pit of patter. We cannot possibly consume all the news and commentary published online, and while few people have the time to read the entire newspaper, even fewer can keep up with the minute-to-minute updates via Twitter, blogs, online publications, and RSS feeds.
This gallery contains photos from the WW7 exhibition at Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ:
This gallery contains photos from the WW7 exhibition at the Peace Room in Nicosia, Cyprus:
This gallery contains photos from the WW7 exhibition at Gowanus Studio Space in Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY:
These are the people involved throughout WW7:
Sharon de la Cruz
Escobar – Morales
Gökçe Keçeci ?ekero?lu
See you later, INSTIGATOR.