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iMAL, Center for Digital Cultures and Technology, Brussels


Internet Yami-Ichi Brussels #2

An Internet-ish flea market

The Internet Yami-Ichi, a flea market where people share and buy internet-related things, is back in Brussels

The internet used to feel like a vast, unexplored alien land. A new space of freedom, liberated from the constraints of the old world. Gradually, it conquered real life, and from an alternative, grew into a necessity. In the process, it also became increasingly streamlined, commodified, wall-gardened and heavily monitored.

So maybe it's time to find a new escape,

back into the real world! Look at flea markets: much like the old cyberspace, they are chaotic assemblages of unlikely objects, amazing collectibles and useless trash. The Internet Yami-Ichi aims to be a flea market for the post-digital age. An invitation to relive, in the physical space, the freedom and gleeful anarchy of the early internet! 

Exonemo and their online secret society IDPW organised the first Internet Yami-Ichi in Tokyo in 2012. The fifth Yami-Ichi took place in Brussels, in 2014. After travelling to over ten cities, including Moscow, Seoul and New-York, the Internet Yami-Ichi is finally returning to the capital of Europe!

For this second edition, we will take over the unoccupied ground floor of iMAL building, before it gets converted into a fully renovated exhibition space to open in late 2018!

Saturday 30 September & Sunday 1 October 2017

http://imal.org/en/yami-ichi/2 

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