is a net.art group show which took place in Amsterdam in De
Balie, on the 14th of December 2001, and will happen again
in other places of the world in 2002, 2003, and forever. It's my last birthday
party before I commit suicide. Everytime the last one again . My guests
are my favourite net.artists. There is a mix of all our web pages projected
on the wall of the gallery. It lasts about an hour. Our pages meet and interfere
in unexpected ways on the screen. The mix is at times, loud and confusing,
or quiet and deadly still.
Two web surf jockeys are surfing the different sites in real time. To make the web surf faster and more interesting two webmix applications have been created specifically for the occasion by Jan-Robert Leegte and Marc Boon. These programs launch the different artworks at the right moment, mixing different pages, different sounds together, sending floating windows across the screen, fading web pages into one another.
After the party, the visitors receive a CDrom with the list of all our URLs for eternal remembrance, and regular visits on their home computers. The CRrom is made by Alex Schaub.
And although there can be a webcast, the walls of the gallery is where the artwork takes place. If you want to know what really happens at my last birthday party, you have to be present. Come to that part of the world where the party is and bring some candy or a bunch of dead roses along.