Zach Blas, American, b. 1981. Contra-Internet Inversion Practice #3: Modeling Paranodal Space, 2016. 3:02 minutes. Image copyright of the artist, courtesy of Video Data Bank, www.vdb.org, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Contra-Internet Inversion Practice #3: Modeling Paranodal Space

June 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021

Media Arts Gallery

Modeling Paranodal Space is part three of Zach Blas’s Contra-Internet Inversion Practice series. Contra-Internet Inversion Practice confronts the transformation of the internet into an instrument for state oppression and accelerated capitalism. Invoking a practice of utopian plagiarism, Contra-Internet Inversion Practice experiments with queer and feminist methods to speculate on internet futures and network alternatives. Blas is an artist, filmmaker, and writer whose practice spans technical investigation, theoretical research, conceptualism, performance, and science fiction. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.