for Dirty New Media artists ( chicago && elsewhere ) a desktop.is a lot of things, for some a private studio && for others a performative tool ( though these are not mutually exclusive ). virtualpublic.network [VP.N] is custom software + a site specific installation which brings together artists from Chicago’s experimental new-media community ( many of which no longer physically reside in the city ) for one day in a virtual desktop chat-room to play + experiment + perform + [screen]share. the artists collaborative desktop conversation will exist simultaneously online on the artist’s networked computers as well as physically in the exhibition piped into a collection of locally sourced CRT monitors.
an artist ( jon.satrom ) in the wild, connected to the other artists && being transmitted into the installation in realtime via the VP.N application
( in randomized order )