JULY FIFTH | Life in AdWords

Interstitial Theatre in collaboration with Rustique Studios presents Life in AdWords a video art project that creates a personal portrait through Internet advertisements. Through a daily exercise of emailing her diary to a gmail account, Erica Scourti is able to compile a list of suggested keywords, linking to relevant advertisements. Scourti then recipes these ads to create long lists of brands and lifestyle choices, investigating our relationship to a system of commercially-driven information gathering.

Erica Scourti lives and works in London, where she is studying MRes: Moving Image Art at Central St Martins and LUX. She is an artist/film-maker working mainly with digital media. Her videos have been screened internationally in galleries, museums and festivals, such as Museo Reine Sofia, at Kunstmuseum Bonn, Recontres Internationales, Jeu de Paume, Video Salon Art Prize, and Bureau Gallery.
 Scourti has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center and the Folkstone Artist Collective, and she will be in residence at The Guesthouse in Cork, Ireland this coming fall. Scourti blogs for LABKULTUR, a German-English art and the creative industries online publication and is represented by murmurArt.

Join Interstitial Theatre at Rustique Studios, 1701 First Ave S, Seattle WA on July 5th, 2012 for our First Thursday exhibition Life in AdWords. Opening reception is from 8pm-11pm, light refreshments will be provided, $5 suggested donation.