Internet Yami-Ichi (インターネットヤミ市) Brussels #2

30 September - 1 October 2017
Internet Yami-Ichi (インターネットヤミ市) Brussels #2
An Internet-ish flea market

The Internet Yami-Ichi1, a flea market where people share and buy 💴 internet-related things, is back in Brussels

The internet used to feel like a vast, unexplored alien land👽. A new space of freedom, liberated from the constraints of the old world. Gradually, it conquered real life, and from an alternative, grew into a necessity. In the process, it also became increasingly streamlined, commodified, wall-gardened and heavily monitored.🙀

So maybe it's time to find a new escape,

back into the real world!🌳 Look at flea markets: much like the old cyberspace, they are chaotic assemblages of unlikely objects, amazing collectibles and useless trash. The Internet Yami-Ichi aims to be a flea market for the post-digital age. An invitation to relive, in the physical space, the freedom and gleeful anarchy of the early internet! 🌍 Discover and buy glitch clothing, captcha art, analogue archives of Google Search results, digital delicacies, screenshot postcards, https condoms, and more!

🎎Exonemo2 and their online secret society 👀IDPW3 organised the first Internet Yami-Ichi in Tokyo 🏯 in 2012. The fifth Yami-Ichi took place in Brussels, in 2014. After travelling to over ten cities, including Moscow, Seoul and New-York, the Internet Yami-Ichi is finally returning to the capital of Europe!

For this second edition, we will take over the unoccupied ground floor of iMAL building, before it gets converted into a fully renovated exhibition space to open in late 2018!

Practical info

Saturday 30 September 2017, 12.00 - 22.00

Sunday 1 October 2017, 12.00 - 18.00

Presentations & performances on Saturday!

iMAL Ground Floor
30 Quai des Charbonnages Koolmijnenkaai - 1080 Brussels

Free access! Drinks & food available!

  • 🗽JODI
  • 👱‍♀️Glitchaus / Jeff Donaldson
  • 💸BrowserBased
  • David Quiles Guilló
  • 🖍Garnet Hertz / Disobedient Electronics: Protest
  • 🏷Bjørn Magnhildøen / noemata
  • Sander Motmans
  • 💻Jack Ratcliffe
  • 🚗String (from Moscow)
  • 🖇Sofia Braga & Bruno Armeni / CHMOD
  • 🍇ArtEZ University of the Arts
  • 🕑Karina Zavidova
  • 🐊Guillaume Slizewicz
  • 👌Alix Le Grouyellec
  • 👁️‍🗨️Dominique Van de Vorst
  • 🙎‍♀️Robin Yerlès
  • 🌪Nicolas Dau
  • and more!
Wanna sell things?

👉👉👉 Are you an artist, a creator or a maker? Do you want a booth at the Internet Yami-Ichi? Maybe there is still some room for you! Read more info here, and get in touch with us👈👈👈

  • 1. Internet Yami-Ichi (インターネットヤミ市): literally "Internet Black Market". By mixing different Japanese writing systems the word "yami" takes on the double meaning of "sick for / addicted to". Therefore, a more accurate translation might be "Internet Obsessives Market".
  • 2. Yae Akaiwa + Kensuke Sembo
  • 3. IDPW (I.D. Password, affectionately known as "I pass") is a loose collective of approximately 10 Japanese media artists operating under the slogan "a secret society on the internet that goes back more than 100 years", who descend on various internet scenes from time to time. They are known for producing the "Internet Black Market", "Whatever Button", "Text Party" and other projects in monthly get­-togethers. Among these, their Internet Bedroom was recently featured on online by the New Museum and Rhizome.
Media Gallery

In the framework of Saison des Cultures Numériques 2017 and Brussels Design September.

With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Brussels (SCN 2017)