Things Rarely Turn Out the Way I Intend Them To or, The Internet Will Never Catch On

Thursday, November 1st
4 pm – 5:30 pm (doors open at 3:30 pm)
At OBORO (4001 Berri, 2nd floor)

Twenty-one years after participating in the first HTMlles Festival, J. R. Carpenter returns with the performance/lecture Things Rarely Turn Out the Way I Intend Them To.

Social media has exponentially expanded the audience for web-based art and writing, but the hashtag operates largely within proprietary zones of the internet governed by neoliberal corporations. What does it mean to write into spaces we don’t own? When does success constitute a failure? Will the new ever get old?
Things Rarely Turn Out the Way I Intend Them To reflects with humour on failures and becomings engendered by women web artists and writers over the past quarter of a century or so. It prompts us to think about how far we’ve come, to figure out how far we have yet to go.

Image: courtesy of the artist


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