Text by CLOT Magazine
Silicon Valet, the virtual parking lot for expanded internet practice, has joined forces with New Art City, a virtual exhibition platform for new media art, to present Most Dismal Swamp: Dismal Sessions 001 – 021 on September 4, 2020.
Most Dismal Swamp is an art platform, a social media account, a mixed reality biome, a curatorial MMORPG, a party, a forecasting laboratory, a miasma, a fiction, and a record label. Dismal Sessions 001 – 021 will be on real-time accessed using a web browser, with no need to register, install extra software, or enter personal information. Using built-in tools to manage artworks and room layouts, anyone can create a show and hold a virtual exhibition online.
Dismal Sessions is an ongoing series of dank mixes, fermented visions, sacred texts, trash vector collect calls, ambient occlusions, cursed ASMR, sublime leaks and bad datasets; an ecstatic content collapse. The Dismal Sessions are audio-visual artefacts by various visual artists, musicians, DJs, avatars, producers, machines, sprites, poets, homies, and more.
This virtual exhibition brings together the first 21 Dismal Sessions. It is a sprawling underground festival in which to immerse, a thick tangle of uneven and combined heresies in which to lose yourself.