Onboarding: Thumbs that Type and Swipe
2018 | Light box | 38” x 30” | courtesy of the artists
This light box by DIS is from their exhibition Thumbs That Type and Swipe: The DIS Edutainment Network, presented at Plug In ICA earlier this year. There is a buzz about DIS that resonates in this biting image, which crosses consumer display and the political critic.
DIS is a collaborative project based in New York composed of Lauren Boyle, Solomon Chase, Marco Roso and David Toro. Founded in 2010 as a virtual magazine that engages culture, art, fashion and lifestyle, DIS has evolved into a multimedia platform consisting of offshoots such as DISimages, a fully operational stock image library, and DISown, an online retail platform. DIS’s projects question popular culture, consumerism, advertising, and technology, yet their appropriation of commercial aesthetics remains humorous and accessible. Most recently, DIS has introduced dis.art, a video-streaming channel offering original media to educate and engage viewers with radical and surreal content. In 2016, DIS curated the 9th Berlin Biennale, and exhibited Image Life, Project Native Informant, London; and Ocean of Images: New Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Their work is in major institution across North America and Europe, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY; TATE Modern, London, UK; Whitney Museum of Art, NY; Los Angele Museum of Art, MAM Paris; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
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