Airport security control

2018- Ongoing project

Airport security control 2018 Airport security control 2019






There is no alternative

Research project
Ongoing

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“[...] it seems easier to imagine the ‘end of the world’ than a far more modest change in the mode of production, as if liberal capitalism is the ‘real’ that will somehow survive even under conditions of a global ecological catastrophe...”
(Žižek, 1994, p.1).


There is no alternative was a slogan often used by the Conservative British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The phrase was used to signify Thatcher’s claim that the market economy is the only system that works, and that debate about this is over.

Those belonging to this late capitalism are aware of the unsustainability of the system, but at the same time there is an inherent consciousness, the impossibility of combating it. Capitalism offers a seamless scenario in which all counter cultural artifacts are absorbed by it and in which everything can be valued under the criteria of economic productivity.

This research deals with problems related to electronic contamination and programmed obsolescence through the visibility and awareness of these recycling processes as well as the procedural complexity faced by an electronic device after its useful life.

The eco disaster is not presented as something natural, but as the political-economic consequence. Although the manufacturers of electronic products consider a technical life of 10 years, the average life of these devices is around 2 years. These production dynamics favor the illegal export of electronic waste to other countries such as Ghana, India and China where they are burned to obtain small pieces of precious materials.

But, how are the trajectories, processes and destinations of these obsolete goods? From this starting point the ewaste artifacts are subjected to restructuring processes through actions such as burning or encapsulating them and, in the same way, the routes of illegal marketing of ewaste are studied through tracking and espionage tools.

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Mildlife (2018)

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Mildlife is an analogous exercise that evokes the nature and its states through artifacts or actions performed by humans.
Through a compilation of several videos, the control relationships that we establish with the states of nature and matter are evidenced through the visualization of instruments that replicate or evoke natural properties. By this way, the instruments of the anthropocene imitate and mix them with the natural ones, sometimes confusing our perception.

Video showed on ExoGallery exhibition at EP7 Paris. Curated by Carlos Sánchez Bautista.



Notes on the teenternet

Research project
(2017)


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A selfie video with a Snapchat filter, an argue on Twitter, the uncertainty after the double WhatsApp check, the likes of your new Facebook post or the hashtags that you add to your Instagram photos in order to achieve greater popularity...

The banality of these daily actions and cultural thinking conditioned by the reproduction of these, is the starting point of this project.

Notes on the teenternet is an artistic research that studies the relationship between adolescence - as a social construction - and the Internet - as an artifact of cultural distortion. The concept “Teenternet” becomes, then, a perspective from which to dig into the study of behaviors normalized by the social absorption of the Internet.

This research presents pieces related to the characteristics of capitalized adolescence such as identity crisis or narcissism, but also on aspects linked to the gamification of life, procrastination and the consequences of overexposure to hypermedia narratives.

These elements of an asynchronous adolescence are formalized through the installation, the juxtaposition of neo-objectual relationships and through personal theoretical researches.



Narcissistic idiot. 2017.
PVC adhesive on mirror

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WTF is In Real Life? 2017.
One hour video

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Cyberghetto 2017.
Installation

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Slides serie 2017.
Video serie
Password: Slides

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Internet Moon Gallery

Research project
(2016- ongoing)


The Internet Moon Gallery platform emerges as a non-profit proposal to give support and place to the contemporary needs of artists who works through the Internet. Every full moon night is inaugurated a new exhibition in which artists and curators investigate and develop site-specific exhibition projects for virtual reality and 360 degree environments.

Internet Moon Gallery does not seek to export digital works into delimited physical spaces, its purpose is to facilitate the visualization of digital artworks into comfortable environments for the visitor such as the personal computer (PC) or their own mobile devices. Therefore, Internet Moon Gallery works as an exhibition space and as a research format in which each lunar period artists, curators and / or collectives work on the creation of site-specific research projects.

The contextualization of the gallery is introduced through a series of ironic-fictional audiovisuals that introduce the theoretical framework of the project and it’s operation.

[Internet Moon Gallery Archive, 2018. 1:48 min]
[History of Internet Moon Gallery, 2016. 3:30 min]
[MO.Fi installation, 2016. 2:21 min]

Because the geographical location of the gallery, the exhibition calendar of the project is structured by lunar cycles. This reference to the times and natural spaces works in opposition to those artificially proposed and, at the same time, as a creative process and methodology of operation.

The finished exhibitions are accessible by any user through the online Internet Moon Gallery archive.

[CURRENT EXHIBITION]

[FULL ARCHIVE]

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You can send your project proporsal to internetmoongallery@gmail.com

How to break a screen

Research project
(2015- 2016)

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In this project the graphic codes of the Internet are studied to experiment in their physical formalization. In this way this research seek to extrapolate intrinsically digital concepts towards physical objectualities. To do so, the iconographic imaginary of the digital language is used as well as the pixel or the icon and also the processes of abstraction that accompany a web navigation such as; the waiting, the staticity, the searching or the two-dimensionality of the screen.

To delve into this study, are used theoretical influences such as the Post-Internet, the net art, and the hypermedia narrative.

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About me



Manuel Minch

We live waiting for an economic, political or natural disaster.

Thought these sentence I define my own situation, I was born in 1993 in a capitalist society. Hence, I consider myself as a product of a neoliberal society without access to any alternative or real expectations of change. This makes me rethink my personal and collective abilities. The increasing lack of resources, as well as the unsustainability of the current system in opposition to the comfort offers me to lead a life far away from dystopias. In these conditions, I think is too late to criticize the dynamics of production, so i only can wait and prepare myself for the collapse of the system.

Manuel Minch has participated in exhibition projects including ExoGallery (EP7 Paris, France, 2018) Hash, virtual goes real (ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany, 2018) Notes on the teenternet (Lamosa, Spain, 2018) Internetamine (Inder_espacio, Santander, Spain, 2017) Spamm Power Tour (Refrag, Parsons Paris, France, 2017 and Dateline, Denver, USA, 2018). He has also participated in talks, residences and workshops as Das weisse haus (Vienna, Austria, 2018) IR11 (Edinburgh, UK, 2018) Estudio_Escritorio (Injuve, Madrid, Spain, 2017) Web Residencies #2 (Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany, 2016) and Im/Possible Museum (UCLM, Spain, 2017) among others.


Solo exhibitions

2017

Teenternet. Lamosa, Cuenca. Spain [WEB]

2016

How to break a screen. Auditorio UCLM, Cuenca. Spain.

 

Selected group exhibitions

2018

_ExoGallery Curated by Carlos Sánchez Bautista. EP7, París. France. 2018. [WEBSITE]

_Open Codes ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. Germany. 2018. [WEBSITE]

2017

_Light lite coin. Curated by Coleman Mummery. Denver, Colorado. EEUU. [WEB]

_Estudio_Escritorio. Curated by Antonio Ferreira. Injuve, Madrid. Spain. [PDF]

_You and I are like that red wall, it's a good idea in theory but somehow it doesn't quite work. Curated by Jade Annaw and Emily Simpson. CBS Gallery and Studios, Liverpool. UK. [WEBSITE] [INSTALLATION VIEW]

_24/1, Teenternet codes. EINA Espai Barra de Ferro, Barcelona. Spain. [EXHIBITION VIEW]

_404-Not Found. Meetingpoint gallery #07 / April edition, Bio-built, Barcelona. Spain. [EXHIBITION VIEW]

_ϟℙ∀ℳℳ▁ℙϴШ€ℜ_TOUR. Curated by Systaime and Elctra Radikal. Refrag. Parsons Paris, Paris. France.[WEBSITE]

_Internetamine. Curated by Pablo Quintana. Inder_espacio, Santander. Spain.[PRESS]

2016

_Roaming. UCLM, Cuenca. Spain.[EXHIBITION VIEW]

2015

_Future kings of phuture. R.Heredia, Cordoba. Spain.

2014

_The writters. Lamosa, Cuenca. Spain. [EXHIBITION VIEW]

 

Education / Formation

2016 - 2017

_EHEA Official Master's: Research Master in Art and Design, EINA. UAB, Barcelona. Spain.

2015 - 2016

_CAAC, University of Castilla La Mancha, Cuenca. Spain.

2015 - 2016

_The International Museum of Electrography – Innovation Centre in Art and New Technologies (MIDECIANT), University of Castilla La Mancha, Cuenca. Spain.

2011 - 2015

_Fine Arts, University of Castilla La Mancha, Cuenca. Spain.

 

Residences / Talks

2018

_Das weisse haus In collaboration with Orbital Residence. Vienna, Austria. [MORE INFORMATION]

2018

_IR11Edinburgh. Scotland.

2018

_Hash Award 2018 | Virtual goes real. Juror: Marisa Olson. ZKM Karlruhe, Germany. [MORE INFORMATION]

2017

_Taller de creación y exposición online, Emergencia. Estado de sitio. Lamosa and UCLM, Cuenca. Spain. [MORE INFORMATION]

2017

_Workshop AFK, Awake From Keyboard, Estudio_Escritorio. Injuve, Madrid. Spain. [MORE INFORMATION]

2016

_Museo Im/Posible, debates en torno a la musealización del media art. UCLM, Castilla La Mancha. Spain. [MORE INFORMATION]

2016

_Old galleries are boring, new horizons on the Internet. Internet Moon Gallery. Online presentation. Akademie Schloss Solitude, Web Residencies #2, Stuttgart, Germany. [MORE INFORMATION]

 

Curatorial projects

2018

_Skylight. [MORE INFORMATION]

2016 - Ongoing

_Internet Moon Gallery. (Online) [MORE INFORMATION]

2016

_You are in/on CAAC, CAAC, Cuenca. Spain. [MORE INFORMATION]

 

Texts / Press

Manuel Minch

_Weekly conversations...with Manuel Minch Das weisse haus. Vienna, Austria. 2018. [READ]

Ana G. Chouciño

_Internet Moon Gallery: Cuando lo virtual imita lo real. Brit-es. UK. 2018. [READ]

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_The labors of the data curator The Labours of the data curator. SCHLOSSGHOST #2. Akademie Schloss Solitude. Stuttgart, Germany. 2018. [READ]

Rosemary Lee and Manuel Minch

_Art on the Moon. A conversation with Manuel Minch. Continent.cc, Palais des Beux Arts Wien. 2018. [READ]

Jessica Iorio and Manuel Minch

_Internet Moon Gallery. The cult issue. Interview by OnegMagazine. 2018. [READ]

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_Teenternet. EINA, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona: Limited edition. 2017. [READ]

Álvaro Porras, Gloria López, Pablo Quintana, Manuel Minch

_Internetamine. Inder_espacio: Santander. ISBN: 978-84-617-8107-2. 2017. [READ]

Zeynep Yavuz

_Internet Moon Gallery: Art Moves into a Virtual Platform. Masters of Media: New Media & Digital Culture M.A, University of Amsterdam. 2016. [READ]

Judith Engel and Manuel Minch

_Born on the Internet. Interview by Akademie Schloss Solitude. 2016. [READ]

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_How to break a screen. Castilla La Mancha: Limited edition. 2016.

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_Política de protección de datos. Facebook. Castilla-La Mancha: Limited edition. 2015.[MORE INFORMATION]

 

Personal web projects

2016 - Ongoing

_Instagram @manuelminch [LINK]

2016 - Ongoing

_Instagram @internetmoongallery [LINK]

2016 - Ongoing

_Instagram @data_curator [LINK]

2016 - Ongoing

_Internet Moon Gallery [LINK]

2017

_AGRARIK BEATS. Carlos Anselmo and Manuel Minch. [LINK]

2015

_Pixel Font. Manuel Minch. [LINK]

2014

_Self-portrait. Manuel Minch. [LINK]

 

Contact

You can request my portfolio or say hello by mailing me at

contact@manuelminch.com