The work of Jenny Holzer will feature as part of this year’s MWX exhibition being held as part of the MW2014 conference in Baltimore. Recognized as one of the most influential artists of the postmodern generation, Holzer’s work initially came to prominence in the late 1970s through her series of Truisms. These text-based artworks have sustained her multi-facetted practice over the intervening years, from printed posters in public spaces to large-scale LED media installations; as well as one of the earliest net art projects, Please Change Beliefs (1995-98), presented via äda’web, the pioneering website of online art curated by Benjamin Weil and designed by Vivian Selbo.
To compliment the new iteration of Holzer’s Truisms project for MW2014, we are interested in the prospect of re-presenting Please Change Beliefs at the conference using a vintage system (CPU, OS, browser) circa 1995-98.
We are putting this community call-out to anyone who would like to assist us to realize this bit of “media archaeology”. If you have a system you can donate, please let us know!