Still Available / Oliver Laric (Online, 2009)
In Still Available, Laric scanned the daily news and invented URLs based on the cultural, poltical and technological developments of the day. Purchased domains were then scratched off the list of ‘still available’ URLs, a scorecard for the artists’ accuracy in forecasting profitable domain squatting investments.
Building on earlier versions of the work, Laric worked with AND in 2009 to port Still Available to Twitter, recasting it in a micro-blogging format that became a real-time snapshot of contemporary life.
Oliver Laric (b. 1981, Austria), is an artist based in Berlin. He is one of the co-founders of the platform VVORK. Recent exhibitions include I love the Horizon (Le Magasin-Centre National d’art Contemporain, Grenoble), Montage: Unmonumental Online (New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York) and Becks Fusions (ICA, London).