the digital pocket gallery
NEWS FLASH: the
digital pocket gallery is currently being featured on rhizome.org,
Online and Random
The digital pocket gallery effort
began in March 2002.
The digital pocket gallery was inspired
by the real-life Pocket
Gallery at 536 gallery
in Vancouver, Canada.
Digital Wallet Gallery in Helsinki, Finland, is a related
effort which is also accepting submissions.
Pockets contain miniature biographies
and testaments to our lives and forgotten stories. The crumpled
train ticket speaks of journeys taken, the handful of confetti
in your 'best' jacket of a wedding years before or the telephone
number on the back of a matchbook given by a someone
who's name and face is long forgotten. Files and folders are the
'digital pockets' of the internet artist. The hard-drive is an
autobiography in coded form. Dreams, ideas and waste lie hidden
in these cryptically labelled pockets that have become the maps
and landscapes of our