ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original idea sketch next to a finished piece. This week, Organ Armani explains his meta, Facebook-centric, short-term-nostalgia-heavy Gallery Online project — specifically “No Net Today, My Love Has Gone Away.”

i’ve been doing a lot of reading. on facebook. on my phone.

i started out my current project from screenshots on my phone.

facebook statuses are very transient. some stay with you, they sort of echo in your mind as you go about your business IRL (if you have any). but they’re mostly forgotten i think.

anyways, there’s a real sense of nostalgia for me looking through my photos folder on my phone, as i scroll past these screenshots from say, months ago, but to be honest, even from a few days ago.

“the status” is a form of representation. it’s like a linguistic selfie. by the way, my facebook friends all have a celebrity status in my mind. so i decided to start framing them.

i exhibited a collection of similar pieces as this one at Gallery Online, on Facebook. i think of the show as a sort of url social photography. but maybe it’s just gossip art.

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