Buenos Aires - Argentina
gusrom (at) findelmundo.com.ar
Gustavo Romano is an artist who works in a variety of media including
video, installations, multimedia, web projects.
He has solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires,
the Ruth Benzacar gallery, the ICI of Buenos Aires, the Cultural
Center of Spain, Cordoba and Montevideo.
His works has been exhibited also in the New Museum of Contemporary
Art , New York, Casa de América and Telefonica Foundation,
Madrid, MEIAC, Badajoz, MARCO, Vigo, IFA Gallery, Bonn, Suttgart,
Berlin, Massachusets College of Arts, Boston, Chopo Museum, México,
and included in the VII Havana Biennial, Interferences, Belfort,
the I Biennial of Lima, Peru, the II Mercosur Biennial, Porto Alegre,
He is one of the directors of Fin del Mundo and LIMbØ project.
|The piece is a compilation of emails received
upon placing the personal pages of a fictitious man and woman on the
Internet. The facial features of this couple were a digital composite
lifted from various fragments of identification photos. Each page
had its own email address, and a series of messages where posted to
Usenet forums dedicated to personal ads. The posts contained the web
page URL as well as its text.
The project began in September 1996, upon the opening of the exhibit
En Tránsito/ Señales presentes, (In Transit / Present
Signals) which took place in the Fundación Banco Patricios,
in Buenos Aires. The piece culminated in January 1997 for the opening
of the same exhibit in the Museo del Chopo, in México. Approximately
one hundred emails received were on exhibit in the Museo del Chopo,
as well as published on the Internet site, Fin del Mundo.