DIS-PLAY is a virtual presence and live piece of art. It brings together artists with international backgrounds to circulate ideas and unify their individual and independent approaches. Utilizing environments as a context for art DIS-PLAY connects virtual versus physical prospects beyond a physical representation and stages a merged image of different reality states. Without being bond to physical boundaries DIS-PLAY re-considers traditional techniques of exhibiting, curating, preserving and creating art. Its flexible frame-up enables the re-exploration to visualize the often hidden power structures of global networks while making it accessible through the internet, through live streams and social media, through diverse devices, overall used screens in urban scenery and miscellaneous landscapes and places around the globe. All given fragments form an occurrence claiming the real as an encounter beyond existing limitations of common boundaries and hidden facts and create space for active thought as a hybrid of life, inspiration and art practice itself.
Each virtual appearance occurs physically at different venues across cultures, countries and time zones and brings together a wide array of artists and people to engage and rethink the actual. The locations are usually announced by private message.
DIS-PLAY is a follow up of the previous projects urinvited.net (2012 - 2014) and حليب [halib.biz] (2014-2015).
urinvited.net was a Reality TV-Series and life piece of art as a platform for streaming art in the midst between url and irl and was renamed حليب [halib.biz] in 2014 when the page was extended with functional representational panels such as 'Waiting Room', 'Artist Discount' - an Airbnb artist in residence program -, 'Traditional Overlapping', 'The Gardener' or 'Watching Cyberpunk' to further question corporate business presences and how they form, shape and manipulate contemporary identity.