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Internet Yami-Ichi (インターネットヤミ市) Brussels #2

30 September - 1 October 2017
Internet Yami-Ichi (インターネットヤミ市) Brussels #2
An Internet-ish flea market

The Internet Yami-Ichi1, a flea market where people share and buy 💴 internet-related things, is back in Brussels

The internet used to feel like a vast, unexplored alien land👽. A new space of freedom, liberated from the constraints of the old world. Gradually, it conquered real life, and from an alternative, grew into a necessity. In the process, it also became increasingly streamlined, commodified, wall-gardened and heavily monitored.🙀

So maybe it's time to find a new escape,

back into the real world!🌳 Look at flea markets: much like the old cyberspace, they are chaotic assemblages of unlikely objects, amazing collectibles and useless trash. The Internet Yami-Ichi aims to be a flea market for the post-digital age. An invitation to relive, in the physical space, the freedom and gleeful anarchy of the early internet! 🌍 Discover and buy glitch clothing, captcha art, analogue archives of Google Search results, digital delicacies, screenshot postcards, https condoms, and more!

🎎Exonemo2 and their online secret society 👀IDPW3 organised the first Internet Yami-Ichi in Tokyo 🏯 in 2012. The fifth Yami-Ichi took place in Brussels, in 2014. After travelling to over ten cities, including Moscow, Seoul and New-York, the Internet Yami-Ichi is finally returning to the capital of Europe!

For this second edition, we will take over the unoccupied ground floor of iMAL building, before it gets converted into a fully renovated exhibition space to open in late 2018!

During the market, several presentations, readings and screenings will take place with Jeff Donaldson, Garnet Hertz, Alix Le Grouyellec, Noemata, and more!

On Saturday evening, join us for a series of performances by: Exonemo, Miron Galic, Lucas Lejeune, Florian van Zandwijk and a hard disk band.

Practical info

Saturday 30 September 2017, 12.00 - 22.00

14:30 – Jripato Corp. (BE)
15:30 – Google Translate Poetry Reading (NL)
16:30 – Jeff Donaldson - Glitchaus (US)

Performances at 19(30)
ASCII sutra-transcribing (by Exonemo), Laptop Boot Race, Hard Disk Band, Snapshirt (by Florian van Zandwijk), Miron Galic, and CALKULATOR 34 (by Lucas Lejeune).
(see details)

Sunday 1 October 2017, 12.00 - 18.00

14:30 – string (RU)
16:30 – Garnet Hertz (CA) - Design and Civil Disobedience

15:30 Screenings by Noemata:
• Short-short movies (Leap Second Festival & 60 Sec Festival)
• The Making of Leap Second Festival" (Noemata & Browserbased)
• DRIT (Ilavenil Jayapalan)

iMAL Ground Floor
30 Quai des Charbonnages Koolmijnenkaai - 1080 Brussels

Free access! Drinks & food available!

  • 🚴‍♂️Exonemo
  • 🍘Glitchaus
  • 😁BrowserBased Group
  • 💋David Quiles Guilló
  • 🏹Garnet Hertz / Disobedient Electronics
  • 🐰Noemata
  • 👎Sander Motmans
  • 🍤Jacktionman
  • String (from Moscow)
  • 🔴Sofia Braga
  • 🚚Selam X Collective
  • IDA Internet Academy
  • 🏍Karina Zavidova
  • 🈚Guillaume Slizewicz
  • JRipato Corp.
  • 🙍LarbitsSisters
  • 🐢The Noël Family
  • 🍷Lucas Lejeune
  • 😸Dominique Van de Vorst
  • 🤘Robin Yerlès
  • Nicolas Dau
  • 🏠Juliette Dana
  • 👣Gabriel René Franjou
  • 🍞Hugo van Santen
  • and more!
In the press
  • 1. Internet Yami-Ichi (インターネットヤミ市): literally "Internet Black Market". By mixing different Japanese writing systems the word "yami" takes on the double meaning of "sick for / addicted to". Therefore, a more accurate translation might be "Internet Obsessives Market".
  • 2. Yae Akaiwa + Kensuke Sembo http://www.exonemo.com
  • 3. IDPW (I.D. Password, affectionately known as "I pass") is a loose collective of approximately 10 Japanese media artists operating under the slogan "a secret society on the internet that goes back more than 100 years", who descend on various internet scenes from time to time. They are known for producing the "Internet Black Market", "Whatever Button", "Text Party" and other projects in monthly get­-togethers. Among these, their Internet Bedroom was recently featured on online by the New Museum and Rhizome.
Practical Info

Saturday: 12:00-22:00
Performances start at 19:30
Presentations at 14:30, 15:30, 16:30

Sunday: 12:00-18:00
Presentations at 14:30, 16:30
Screenings at 15:30

Free access!

Bar & asian food on site!

Location: iMAL

Media Gallery

In the framework of Saison des Cultures Numériques 2017 and Brussels Design September.

With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Brussels (SCN 2017)