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GIFbites is a podcast on/about/for animated GIFs. Each episode lasts no more than 15 seconds. بیت بر ثانیه / Bitrates Shiraz Art House • Iran • May 2014 As part of Bitrates - an exhibition curated by Morehshin Allahyari and Mani Nilchiani at the Dar-ol-Hokoomeh Project, Shiraz, Iran - Daniel Rourke asked 50 artists to create or curate an animated GIF with a short snippet of audio, to be looped together ad infinitum at GIFbites.com. For the opening of Bitrates a select version of this project will be displayed in the gallery, followed by a complete showcase of all the GIFs for the GIFbites exhibition, opening on June 6 in Shiraz Art House (Daralhokoomeh Project). GIFbites In an era of ubiquitous internet access and the extensive post-production of HD and 3D images, the animated GIF has an ironic status. Small in dimension and able to be squeezed through the slenderest of bandwidths, GIFs hark back to a World Wide Web designed for 640x480 pixel screens; a web of scrolling text, and not much else. Brought on – ironically – by their obsolescence the animated GIF has become a primary medium of communication on the contemporary net. The simplicity, freedom and openness of the medium allows even the most amateur web enthusiast to recuperate images plucked from TV, cinema, YouTube, CCTV footage, cartoons, videogames and elsewhere in their desire to communicate an idea or exclamation to the world. GIFbites is a mesmerising homage to brevity and the potential of poor, degraded images to speak beyond the apparent means of their bitrates. The results will hopefully navigate the web for many years to come, stimulating cut-and-paste conversations undefinable by Google’s search algorithms. بیت بر ثانیه / Bitrates • Dar-ol-Hokoomeh Project • Iran • May 2014 Featuring the work of 50 artists Morehshin Allahyari Mizaru + Kikazaru + Kyoungzaru Alma Alloro Eltons Kuns Anthony Antonellis Lawrence Lek LaTurbo Avedon Gretta Louw Jeremy Bailey Sam Meech Alison Bennett Rosa Menkman Emma Bennett A Bill Miller Benjamin Berg Lorna Mills Hannah Black Shay Moradi Andrew Blanton Nora O Murchú Nicolas Boillot Alex Myers Tim Booth Peggy Nelson Sid Branca David Panos Nick Briz Eva Papamargariti elixirix Holly Pester Jennifer Chan Antonio Roberts Theodore Darst Daniel Rourke Angelina Fernandez Alfredo Salazar-Caro Annabel Frearson Rafia Santana Carla Gannis Jon Satrom Emilie Gervais Erica Scourti Shawné Michaelain Holloway Krystal South Nathan Jones Arjun Ram Srivatsa Nick Kegeyan Linda Stupart Jimmy Kipple Sound Daniel Temkin ∞ GIFbites Loop coming soon ∞

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