Underbelly, based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, is basically a curated collection disguised as a shop. It doesn’t have a regular outlet except the webshop but it materializes in different ways depending on the occasion. This weekend, Underbelly invites you to transform it by transactions.
We will reconstruct the history of spamming, trolling and bureaucracies in Mail Art and related, non- and pre-digital networks; then, we will flip perspectives, appreciate spamming, trolling and bureaucracies as modes of production, communication, intervention and artistic practice, and develop spamming and trolling bureaucracies using only pen and paper.
The evening will touch upon alternative tools and approaches, from federated and community-owned social media platforms, and other types of infrastructures that Varia, a space in the South of Rotterdam (the Netherlands), is experimenting with.
The presentation reflects on the interaction between some dominant political views and selected artistic and cultural practice at independent art scene in Serbia in the period of two decades (1999-2019).