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HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO (last edited: 2016)

Gretchen Andrew

About this exposition

HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO is an attempt to question the claims of technology-enabled change as well as to investigate what, beyond effort and access to information, limits our capacity for change. The work deals with associated questions of genetic, social, family, and class privilege. The work has been developed by using YouTube “how To” searches to investigate the link between discrete, learnable actions and notions of identity. The works take the form of recorded performance of YouTube-learned actions, each associated with learning how to do or become something unfamiliar. The resulting performative experiences have been translated into digital .gif file. The .gif with its repetitive loop is used medium to suggest and question the notion of “practice makes perfect.” The gif versions of myself endlessly attempt to do splits, walk in high heels, and prepare a body for burial even as my physical body is distracted or exhausted. My .gif selves exist in a world where time, energy, and motivation appear to be only limitations to success. The complete work comprises 70 .gif files from which themes develop, each dealing with the questions what you can and cannot learn, and by way of learning become, through time + persistence + YouTube “How to” searches.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsHow to, gif, post-human, identity
date19/06/2016
last modified13/07/2016
statusprogress
share statuspublic
affiliationArebyte Gallery
licenseAll rights reserved
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/282842/282843
external linkhowtohowtohowto.tumblr.com


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287285 How_to_forget NA All rights reserved
287282 MAKE IT HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: orgasm NA All rights reserved
287280 MAKE IT HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: cry NA All rights reserved
287278 How_to_fake_an_Orgasm NA All rights reserved
287276 FAKE IT HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: fake smiel NA All rights reserved
287274 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: pretend to cry NA All rights reserved
287272 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: look thinner NA All rights reserved
287270 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: look thinner NA All rights reserved
287265 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO be japanese NA All rights reserved
287204 HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL All rights reserved
287198 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: be sexy NA All rights reserved
287197 HOW to be sexy NA All rights reserved
287195 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: be sexy NA All rights reserved
287193 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: age NA All rights reserved
287191 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: be reborn NA All rights reserved
287189 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: die NA All rights reserved
287187 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: die NA All rights reserved
287185 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: die NA All rights reserved
287183 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: age NA All rights reserved
287181 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: age NA All rights reserved
287179 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: age NA All rights reserved
287177 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: die NA All rights reserved
287175 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: die NA All rights reserved
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287171 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: die NA All rights reserved
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287167 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: age NA All rights reserved
287165 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO: look mature NA All rights reserved
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287161 BeMature NA All rights reserved
287158 prepareforbirth NA All rights reserved
287156 birhtposition NA All rights reserved
287153 walkaround NA All rights reserved
287151 how_to_prepare_forBirth NA All rights reserved
287148 Birth_bounce NA All rights reserved
287145 Convience_a_boy NA All rights reserved
287143 REbornchant NA All rights reserved
287135 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO life cycle NA All rights reserved
287128 LifeCycle_GretchenAndrew NA All rights reserved
287123 HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO tumblr page NA All rights reserved
286757 Screen Shot 2016-07-08 at 9.33.12 AM NA All rights reserved
286752 HowToChange NA All rights reserved
286749 9-japanese NA All rights reserved
286747 How_to_forget NA All rights reserved
286341 Discrete actions NA All rights reserved
286333 Gretchen Andrew Don City Radio NA All rights reserved
286062 Olia Lialina Olia Lialina All rights reserved
286060 Olia Lialina Olia Lialina All rights reserved
286057 Olia Lialina Olia Lialina All rights reserved
286055 Versions 2012 Oliver Laric All rights reserved
286046 How to draw hands NA All rights reserved
286044 How To Paint Clouds NA All rights reserved
285069 Method_howto NA All rights reserved
285065 orgasm NA All rights reserved
285062 4598337263_311x89 NA All rights reserved
282861 Props NA All rights reserved
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