Whilst there is an emerging body of literature addressing PowerPoint's place in contemporary knowledge production, it has so far been overlooked as an artistic medium and exhibition format, despite its sole function being grounded in visual arts.
On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Microsoft’s release of PowerPoint, the Goethe-Institut London and The Photographers’ Gallery are commissioning 15 artists, scientists and theorists to playfully consider the politics and aesthetics of “slideware”.
The commissioned PowerPoint presentations will be shown on public screens in the Goethe-Institut Library (from October 2015), The Photographers’ Gallery Media Wall (from January 2016) and will also be made available online for other artists, educators, amateur polemicists and the public to re-use and modify.
Goethe-Institut Library: Mon-Thu 1pm-7pm, Sat 1pm-5pm
Gallery Media Wall Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm